I have access to amazing engineering designs and calculation spreadsheets for every imaginable civil engineering project. Is it okay to take copies for use at my new job, to facilitate future project work?
Very often new hires come in with go-by documents and notebooks from their previous employers. One of my colleagues updated the specifications for a Utility using the documents from his previous job. I used to think that was wrong to do. But it is so commonplace, I wonder is it okay?
It certainly would save time. I guess that's why so many engineers do this. In fact one of my previous supervisors said take a USB drive and take whatever you want.