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Texas is a right to work state so I can be terminated anytime, I understand that. I would not be using any proprietary information or trade secrets from my current employer, I would only be using industry best practices. What may happen is that I would end up consulting with the suppliers to educate them on driving down their own internal cost on products that they design and deliver to my current employer, whether or not they would pass those savings on is up to them. For example, I have a supplier that would like my help on a product that I purchased from them in the past and may purchase from them in the future, my current employer is happy with the price but the supplier of course would like to make more margin on the product if possible. Would this be a reason for my current employer to take legal action against me? I understand they could fire me if they decided that was best but I am more concerned with them trying to prosecute me.
OK, last question, sorry to be a pain.
If I found my contacts through the course of my everday job, is there any recourse to that, other than them firing me of course.