So I start my new position on Monday coming up but things got a little heated and tense today with a call I had with the recruiter. Basically, the sign on bonus agreement states I must not terminate my employment willfully or be fired for “cause” within the first 12 months of employment or I will need to make repayment back in full. All that is standard or whatever, but the part of contention came within the payback period if that does occur. They are putting in the document that it is to be paid in full within 30 days or they can essentially sue me.
Is this a common length of payback period? Kind of seems just like more BS. Wouldn’t a period of several months be more reasonable?Already starting to loathe this job before I even start.