Blog: New Fiat Panda
Dave Leggett | 26 August 2003
The newspaper's latest edition also includes plenty of coverage of Martin Leach's transfer from Ford to Fiat Auto and the thorny issue of a non-compete agreement in his contract. Does he carry in his head lots of info about Ford's small car strategy that could be helpful to Fiat? Possibly, but it seems a bit mean to strictly enforce a six-month non-compete contract. Every situation is different, but I always think that companies look a little petty when enforcing things like that. Far better to have an amicable split in which the leaver has a sense of how far he can reasonably go and how quickly, without causing massive problems for his previous employer (with whom most people want to stay on good terms). But there are limits beyond which decent people should not go. Anyone remember a certain chap by the name of Ignacio Lopez?
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