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Are you kidding me? If my employer fires me tomorrow if I do not want to sign the new agreement then I will owe him nothing, BUT if I sign this new contract I could be hurting myself, if he fires me on Friday? I thought of apealing to his sense of fairness, but he was clear that he wants me to sign this new contract. I asked about changing it to only apply if I quit and not apply if he laid me off, but he would not consider it. I thought contracts should be mutually agreed upon terms, beneficial to both parties. This contract seems to only protect the employer and not the employee. I DO NOT accept you answer above as it appears to me you put no effort to research any alternatives that might be open to me.
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Thank you! Your response was helpful and you actually makes some valuable points, particularly the mileage issue since I have never gone over 50 miles for a job. But, you did not address the change in the new employment contract where my employer says that I will have to repay all training fees for certification upon exit of employment. After I acheived certification I have been required to continue training credits to maintain certification. Repayment of training costs was never in my original employment contract. Is it reaasonable for this to be added to a new employement contract. I am afraid that my boss will fire me for not agreeing to sign this new agreement or if I do sign the new agreement that he could turn around and then fire me. I am uncomfortable with either possibillity. Thank you for your assistance so far.
I was not trying to be rude or enraged, I simply felt scammed with the first response. It seemed like something a psychologist might say rather than a lawyer reaction. I look forward to hearing about the training fees and I do not have a problem with your advice so far.
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