Hi again. You can post the agreement here if you'd like, though you should know that it may pop up in an internet search.
I can tell you, however, that if you don't want to accept the agreement, then you don't need to do anything. You don't even need to respond. You can literally ignore them and move on with your life, and take the clients with you. If you want to be polite, you can send a very short email or make a very short phone call and just say thanks but no thanks. If your goal is to get a bigger severance package, then you should simply state it like it is: I will not agree to a non-compete unless I am given more money. There is nothing underhanded about it. If you take the clients then you'll be in a better position financially than if you don't take the clients. Therefore, you should be compensated for the loss that the company is asking you to take for their own benefit. In very simple terms, they're trying to purchase your right to take the clients ... what is that right worth to you? When you figure that out, then you'll know whether you want to accept the deal or demand more. Of course, you'll also have to take into account the risk that the clients won't actually go with you.
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