I work for a small company and I'm looking to quit. I never received a copy of my contract, because I neglected to make my own copy, and I was never provided one.
Since it's a small company, there's no HR, no confidentiality, and asking for it will be a red flag that I'm thinking about leaving.
Does anyone have a good excuse to request a copy of one's employment contract that would not arouse suspicion?
P.S. This is not a duplicate of this question due to my not having an HR department nor any hope of confidentiality, "Just ask" or "You don't even have to provide an explanation." is not a valid answer, I need a good excuse. If it helps, I'm particularly interested in any non-compete clause it might contain.