In my case, I was/am a sales rep, not a high level mgr. I was recently terminated “without cause” by my employer and even though I was offered a great position with another company I cannot accept the postion as my previous employer has told me they would seek an injunction against me and file suit for ‘damages’ should I accept the postion with the new employer. So I’m stuck for the one year duration of my no compete, which I signed 14 years ago because I needed the job at the time. Why should I be forced to sit and not work in my chosen profession, which is something that I loved doing, because they say I can’t work in my field? It’s a totally unfair situation. Even my former customers have stated that they wold prefer to go with me, should I accept the new position saying that they ‘can buy the same products from many companies but chose to buy from (XYZ) because of (me), not the company”.