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People Whose NDAs Were Nullified Spill The Tea About Their Former Employers

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Non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, are becoming a far too common practice amongst businesses and corporations.

While generally signed and distributed to ensure classified information isn't leaked, far too many companies and businesses use them to cover up shady business practices, as well as hostile work environments.

As a result, when employees sign them, they are unable to come forward about the unhealthy, unethical, or even unsafe working conditions they may have had to endure.

As doing so could possibly result in their being faced with legal issues themselves.

Thankfully, certain types of NDAs are now illegal allowing many people to come forward and share the hostile and dangerous conditions they had to endure at their former places of work.


Redditor betweenthepaws was eager to hear from people who could finally come forward with the truth after their NDAs were nullified, leading them to ask:
"Blanket NDAs are now illegal. What can you finally tell us about your former employer?"

Insider Trading And Dirty Money

"They bought back a sh*tload of shares from employees under the pretense of 'we know the extra cash is better now than later!' and then went public shortly thereafter."

"The bonus is that the CEO then admitted he was using 'some' of that money to finance his divorce."- crackpotpourri

Improper Spending

"They misused pandemic assistance funds."- Quercus408

Falsifying Records

"I worked for a school district that changed grades to boost graduation rates."- RoscoeFreidland·

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Too Little Too Late...

"They tried to get me to sign one when I retired but I just laughed at them and walked out."

"When you retire you are not under any circumstances required to sign an NDA!!!"- Tede6977

How Long Have You Got?

"I worked for the political consultant best known in DC circles for having gotten a dead fish in the mail from Rahm Emanuel."

"The consultant was a super weird boss."

"Full of shady business practices, including expensing all of his personal sh*t like family vacations to the business."

"But this is the story that tends to blow minds:"

"My former employer had me print out his emails so he could handwrite his responses, which I would type up and send back."

"No, I wasn't his assistant lol."

"He was too cheap to hire one."

"So he'd pull people off time sensitive client projects to do this crap, which turned everything into chaos."

"One of the many reasons turnover was high and the business failed."- rotatingruhnama

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Deception At It's Worst

"Our sales department deliberately used deceptively vague language when selling extremely expensive travel packages to disabled passengers."

"They routinely left caregivers stranded with no accommodation other than 'the floor' or sleeping in the same bed as their patients."

"They also routinely failed to provide accessible bathrooms for disabled passengers."

"They also lost/damaged wheelchairs and mobility aids."

"There was little to no sympathy for these passengers and their caregivers when they rightly complained."

"When I tried to raise the issue with higher ups I was labelled a trouble maker."

"I left the company back in 2019 but I know nothing has changed in regards to sales."

"The price for the cheapest trip offered was over 2k CND person for a two day trip."

"The average booking was 8k for a 5 day holiday."

"They charge much more now."

"Can you imagine paying 8 thousand dollars and not being able to shower, or your mobility aid being lost."

"Then when you complain you are told you were never promised anything only 'we will do our best' or 'that shouldn’t be a problem!'"

"F*cking disgraceful."- moodychurchill

But Did They Get It In Writing?

"A publication I worked for completely embezzled from the parent company."

"The editor in chief hired their best friend as creative director."

"Creative director contracts their husband as a 'men’s fashion editor' when the publication had no men’s fashion section and was not a fashion-related pub."

"He was paid thousands monthly on retainer and almost never came into the office, and if he did, he never did any work."

"On top of that he was paid usage fees for travel images he took and were printed."

"That family took a one week trip for a story, brought their child, and submitted a $40,000.00 expense report after for it."

"Oh, then there were the future invoices for her husband’s usage fees for his photos, while they were being paid to be there because it was for a story."

"Other editors in chief from other publications were given a $25,000.00 clothing budget every year and a daily black car driver to take them to the office."

"When I worked for another title in the building that EIC submitted a very high expense report which included his groceries."

"The company would even provide interest free down payments to EICs for homes but they stopped doing that."

"Meanwhile they ran multiple rounds of layoffs a year, consolidated staffs so they worked across multiple titles, and paid peanuts to regular employees."

"I was laid off from that company twice within 2 years and they didn’t vest my 401K match because both times I missed the cutoff by months."- The_RoyalPee

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Conflict Of Interest

"One of my old bosses reprimanded an employee after the employee called HR to file a complaint about him."

"This is because the HR employee happened to be a friend of the boss in question, and the HR employee blabbed about it to the boss."

"The boss did not get fired but he did get reassigned not long after."

"Not sure what happened to the HR employee."- NotConsistentCalc

Lack Of Common Sense

"I worked for a company that f*cked up itself by biting off more than it could chew, and then a competitor went under, which flooded the market and f*cked over the company I worked for even more."

"Most of the company has been laid off by now."

"CEO went before anyone else."

"The new CEO?"

"The same f*cking sh*tty CEO that sunk their competitor."

"Who the f*ck would see a competitor fail, have it nearly take themselves down too, and then hire the same f*cking idiot a few weeks later."- prettyqueerdad

Not What They Appear To Be

"The weather forecasting company I worked at a while back didn’t actually forecast."

"They just copy/pasted products from the National Weather Service and slapped their logo on it."- freesedevon

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It's shameful to think that some companies are able to silence their employees from exposing their corrupt practices.

Unluckily for them, the truth always has a way of coming out.