Does your company allow for-profit side projects?

Salesforce / Eng Azertyboy
Mar 13 15 Comments

I’ve been meaning to do something for extra income, I thought of putting some programming tutorials up on YouTube and making ad money or maybe sell a small course on udemy.

But Salesforce is apparently very strict about you doing anything outside the company. Are most places like this?

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TOP 15 Comments
  • New monomo
    Why the fuck should a company bother you doing your side projects in your free time? Can someone enlighten me?
    Mar 13 5
    • Salesforce hfgnntunv
      Because company paying you boatload of money and they want you to dedicate all your mental power to the company and relax and recharge during your free time. Also, there is concern that you might use inside knowledge for you project. Etc etc
      Mar 13
    • New monomo
      Lol ask them to fuck off. As long as you deliver it should be fine
      Mar 13
    • Salesforce hfgnntunv
      How old are you kid? One day you will (hopefully) enter big boys league and with that attitude you won’t last long
      Mar 13
    • New monomo
      Ok but somehow I don't buy the don't work on your own projects thing here.
      Mar 13
    • Salesforce hfgnntunv
      You just have be smart about it. Depending on what your side-project entails it may or may not get you in trouble.
      Mar 13
  • Amazon imaven
    Amazon is pretty good about that
    Mar 13 2
    • New vst
      You mean they allow?
      Mar 13
    • Amazon imaven
      Yeah
      Mar 13
  • Compass / Eng
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    FUPayMemore
    Just email hr about moonlighting and try to get approval in writing.
    Mar 13 0
  • New stuY15
    salesforce is not strict unless you go and start telling everyone around you that you’re building a competing product
    Mar 13 1
    • Salesforce / Eng Azertyboy
      OP
      You have personal experience with this? Care to share an example of that?
      Mar 13
  • Salesforce hfgnntunv
    Did you contact legal and asked them about it? Maybe it’s not legal but there is a department you can ping and they will say yes or no depending on what you want to do
    Mar 13 1
    • Salesforce / Eng Azertyboy
      OP
      I’m scared to do it because I’m wondering if it’s better to just not say anything and just do it. Coworker told me likelihood of them approving would be very low
      Mar 13
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    If u are just doing tutorials i dont see why they would restrict you. I wouldnt even bother to tell them. Let them discover.
    Mar 13 0

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