I've been writing Technical Documentation for a few years at my current employment. I am currently resigning from my position and am curious: is it considered acceptable for me to take a copy of what I've written and signed with my name?
The documents are not IT System source code, designs or materials that can generate products. They are relatively generic documentation that most engineering companies can generate given time. There is no intention to share the documents to other parties. Other parties do not benefit from having a copy of the documents either.
I want these items as a starting reference structure to ensure categories of consideration in writing future documents of similar basis (I have horrible memory).
I am aware of legal and ethical concerns hence this question is raised. My initial research on Google points me in both directions. I have considered taking only the table of content structure to reduce this potential risk.
Update: Thank you all for your advice. The many informed avenues and considerations are what I am looking to know. Please consider this thread closed.