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If a firm sent you free tech for WFH (monitors, docking station, keyboard, and mouse), are you obligated to return it once you leave? Obviously will return the laptop, but was wondering if it’s normal/expected to keep everything else. Insights appreciated! (Relatedly: laterals, do your new firms send you stuff or give you a stipend for your home office? Assuming at least partial remote for now)

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Absolutely must return or they will probably take it out of your final paycheck. On the second question - i am fully remote for a new firm. I asked for monitors and my firm sent some really old ones (no HDMI inputs) - going to buy my own rather than ask again.

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Thank you for the suggestion! I don’t have a car either and my monitors are huge, so this was a concern for me as well.

I kept everything. The firm said I could .

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Doesn’t hurt to ask their policy but I’ve somehow had 3 jobs since the pandemic started and had to return all equipment and recreate the home office set up every time. 🤦🏽‍♀️

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Sorry to hear and thank you for the advice!

It depends on the firm, eavh has their own policy and some just throw money at you to self-equip

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