I had a hard time coming up with an accurate title.
I had worked for a company where I went to different public locations to promote, advertise and sell certain products. I felt the company was unfair on a few occasions. They seemed to find ways to get employees to work for free, for example sending training details in emails that we were supposed to be red off the clock. I no longer work for them and am not interested in working for them again. Shortly after I stopped working for the company, they sent out an email saying the entire program was coming to an end and effectively everyone was laid off. In the mass-delivered email it said all company assets must be returned and to send a confirmation with an itemized list of all assets. Of course it's fair the company get its assets back. I don't think it's fair I spend unpaid time doing it. They didn't even include details on how to return the assets but I wont be using any of my own money for shipping (reimbursements have been an issue with them in the past).
I still have a company credit card which I would like to get rid of. I was thinking of asking them if I can cut it up myself and send them a picture. A lot of the assets they shipped to me without even asking me. I think all of them have already been returned but I don't fully recall. Many assets listed in the email seem very trivial, like "bag", "notepad" and I haven't kept close track of these and not sure if I ever had them. I mean what if I used up the notepad and junked it?
There is a term in the contract stating that if I don't return the kit I would be charged $40. However I never received a single "kit" and received assets at various times. Also the contract for the credit card is different as says nothing at all about its return. I have already been paid in full. I hate to think like this but considering neither of us know what I have, should I just ignore their emails? What's the best way to approach this? Should I ask them if they have a list of assets they believe I have? Some of the assets were clearly intended to be consumable/disposable.
Management and the point of contacts frequently changed. The person asking for the assets back is the new manager since I left the company.
(in this question a manager from the company I had worked for eventually came to my home and used her vehicle to pickup the company assets. She was rude, she told me to hurry up and wouldn't even help carry anything. I don't want anyone from the company coming to my home again but maybe I can just leave the assets outside if I find any)