It’s been months since I left my last job (holding company owned agency) and they still haven’t inquired about the laptop. Is this the norm?

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Dude why would you keep it. Reach out to them and return it. It’s technically theft.

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Lol, I’m not trying to steal it. I reached out to HR when I submitted my two weeks and never received a box or anything of the sort.

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I left an Omnicom agency and kept the laptop. They just never asked for it back. Reformatted it and removed any company software. It has been 1.5 years now.

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Have you checked your paycheck to make sure they didn’t take out the cost?

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This happened to me. They eventually reached out but you could also contact HR directly if you need to get rid of it

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If it was a monitor or tablet id say just keep it, but theres probably definitely some tracking software on that laptop that will screw you someday

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With all the admin locks you’re better off just returning it

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This happened to me as well, took a freelance gig last sept-nov and never heard a peep about laptop return. It’s been sitting in a box ever since!

So how long until you can just keep it

I heard if the IT dept doesn’t show up for the first fifteen minutes of the day, I can legally keep it.

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When I got laid off they covered off on laptop return right along with the severance, they sent me a prepaid box for it. Had a friend who switched jobs and his old job never followed up with him about laptop return, he ended up having to email them again to facilitate the return

I left an Omnicom owned company and they mailed me a return box within 1 week.

Left an Omnicom agency, and haven’t received the box to return equipment, yet. Seems so.

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