We have a problem, and I was wondering if anyone else on here had faced something similar. My DH works for Dell, and is really unhappy, but is afraid to find something else because of their non compete clause. He'd like to go work for another software company in town but when inquired about a position he was told that he had to be away from Dell for 6 months before they would hire him. He was also told this from another company in town as well. Has this ever happend to anyone else? I know Texas is a right to work state, so I find it hard to believe that one company could have this much pull in the workforce. He can't stay at Dell much longer, so I'm just wondering what are his options. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.