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If I quit and my firm asks me to turn in my laptop immediately (not currently on client) but they still pay out my two weeks (I know they will), can I start my new job early? Within those two weeks?

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Yes. They usually only due this if you're going to a competitor. Your employment terminates the day of the exit interview and return of company property, they pay you as a courtesy because you gave them 2 weeks notice. Had the same thing happen to me. Gave notice Friday. Monday they begged me to stay and offered to match salary, I told them I wanted promotion, they said bye, Monday afternoon I had an exit interview and was gone. Told me new firm and they were willing to bump up my start date by a week.

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But what if you’re going to a direct client?

Yeah you can

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Probably. Really depends on your existing employment agreement

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Yes, you can get paid to play golf or pursue another hobby while you spend a couple wks recharging your batteries. That’s the answer to the question I’d be asking.

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