... particularly in a hungry market.
I was recently put in the position where I was asked to sign something
saying that I was not allowed to go to work for a "competitor" for 6
months after leaving the company.
Lucky for me being in California this is totally non-binding.
+ BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONS CODE SECTION 16600-16607
16600. Except as provided in this chapter, every contract by which
anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or
business of any kind is to that extent void.