I would assume that it would prevent you from taking even temp assignments. The written agreement itself will always prevail and since I don't have that to read, I can't give an opinion with 100% certainty. However, non-compete generally means what it says within a certain territory and under certain parameters. You risk an expensive lawsuit and possible award of damages against you if you try to do an end run by accepting even temporary work. It would be hard to imagine a scenario that would...