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Subject: UKNM: RE: Taking your baby to the boss
From: cuppa
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 22:22:48 +0100

Hi all

I wonder if anyone has first or third hand experience of something like

You work for a company serving telecom operators. And wholly in your spare
time (really!) you develop a home page that you fondly imagine might become
´"big thing" sometime - but anyway it helps you do your day job a little

It grows like topsy and becomes a resource for people who might have paid my
employers for this information. It starts getting quite a few visitors, all
from high profile companies my employers would like to do business with.
a top 20 listing on Yahoo! "3g UMTS" = key words)

I say to my boss -"... have look, what do think ?".
"Bloody good, let´s fold it in our (company) web site".
"S´cuse me. This is mine. And we can talk about how your company could take
interest in mine". :-)
A moment of silence.
Then "..lets talk about it tomorrow" - the chat never happens.
In fact the next day, my employer´s lawyers are crawling over my web site.
The weekend and today has come and gone. My boss has been silent.

Question: Should I be worried? Any advice welcomed. Interested in hearing of
anyone else that has effectively given their employers first refusal on a
dot.com idea/protoype. What happened next ?


the3Gportal.com (my web site) and not my employers (ha!)

There is no proprietary info from my employers or gathered during my day job
on the site, btw.

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