I'm an 18 year old apprentice software developer and I'm really active in some development communities and networking with developers in general.
I've looked at some remote intern work which would be good experience for me and is part-time, but my employment contract says I can't be employed by anyone else both paid/unpaid. They seemed quite open to me possibly working with them.
I was wondering how successful I'm likely to be in requesting the ability to have this maybe changed to 'not employed by anyone with conflicting interests with the company' or something.
I'm young so my communication with authority in the workplace isn't that good (it's actually quite awkward).
How do I ask without seeming like my interests are elsewhere from the company when actually I am just young, passionate about my career and getting involved with people and companies to work on projects. I feel a term like that limits my potential but I can see why it was put there.
Edit: I spoke to my boss and mentioned things like volunteering ect. He is going to change the clause to allow me to do un-paid work as long as it doesn't conflict with the business interests. I am happy with that.