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Can I work just what I'm paid for while leaving?

Work your contractually obligated two hours and leave. You aren’t a slave.
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How to tell a superior I won't be able to complete a task because I am going to quit in a month

How to tell a superior I won't be able to complete a task because I am going to quit in a month? You don't. You don't inform anyone until you are prepared to give your notice. Once you have done ...
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Someone forged my resignation letter

You need to talk to a lawyer, ASAP. It is absolutely unacceptable that a company would accept a forged resignation. It's understandable for them to have believed it initially, but once you came in to ...
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What to put in "reason" when asking for days off for job interview at another place?

This is precisely the reason you should never give any more details than absolutely necessary when asking for time off. Just say "personal time" for every request you make, and then you don't need to ...
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How do I convince my employer to take my mention of resignation seriously?

Have you ever read "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"? Quit crying wolf. Stop worrying about what happens after your exit -- that's not your problem. Get focused on the exit.
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I quit, and boss offered me 3 month "grace period" where I could still come back

It seems to me that your boss believes the reasons you are leaving are entirely about you: your loss, your grief, your health. Your boss hopes that in a few months, these reasons will change leaving ...
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As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote?

As a junior is it unethical to leave after 1 year for remote? Threatening to leave will not get you anything other than possibly being let go from your company before you have a replacement job. If ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

You should definitely contact the company you had your internship with, remind them that you still have their laptop and ask how to return it. It is company equipment so the ownership is theirs and ...
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What benefits are there in signing a non-compete after resigning, with no formal contract of employment?

No. You gain nothing by signing and potentially limit your employment options by agreeing to the non-compete. By rights, if they were acting legitimately they would have had you sign one as part of ...
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How to handle manager when handing in my notice after lying about not looking for a new job

How do I handle this? Professionally and while doing your utmost to remain calm and dispassionate. How do I stop her from exploding? You can't. She probably will based on the past interactions ...
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Should I return my bonus after resigning?

No, you should not. A bonus is for past work. You've done that work, and you've earned the bonus. And think of it this way, would you have felt guilty if you left six months after getting a bonus? ...
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Leaving a job that I just took based on false promise of a raise. What do I tell future interviewers?

It's only been 2 weeks... I'd argue that you don't have to mention this job at all. When asked why you're job searching you can explain why you left your previous position. If for any reason you can'...
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On notice period - coworker I need to train is giving me the silent treatment

Create the documentation you would otherwise make for this sysadmin and leave it at that. If this coworker is deliberately sabotaging the knowledge transfer then let him (and the company who employed ...
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Does my company own my phone number?

Does my company own my phone number? No, they don't. Nor do you need a lawyer and nor should this cost you a penny (assuming that you were a W2 employee). If they withhold your final pay, you just ...
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Is it ethical to attend a company-organised event after my last day?

The ethical thing to do is ask your company if it's OK to use the code to attend even though you will have finished up there by that time. And then abide by their answer on the matter.
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Mass resignation (including boss), boss's boss asks for handover of work, boss asks not to. What to do?

You have not been paid for services provided. You are under no obligation to continue to provide services with no expectation of payment. You can still do as you wish, but if I'm not getting paid, I'm ...
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How do I tell my boss that I'm quitting soon, especially given that a colleague just left this week

Your employment is not dependent on others' employment (or resignation). Period. If you chose to leave, you are free to, provided you fulfill the requirements as mentioned in the contract regarding ...
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During notice period, my manager wants me to document everything and bring juniors to my level

This is exactly what a notice period is for -- to transfer as much of your knowledge about the work as possible to other people so the company doesn't lose it. They aren't "taking from you" anything ...
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Should I tell my coworkers I was asked to leave?

Ask yourself one simple question: How will this benefit my career? I'll answer it for you. It won't. Keep your mouth shut. Anything you say will make it back to your boss and you don't know how ...
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Company 'expecting' me to take a month unpaid leave after resignation

Frankly, what they say is their problem and not yours. And it's their problem in the real world. Your boss is just being stupid. In the EU, if notice is given up to day X then the company has to pay ...
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Was I subtly told to resign?

Did she basically tell me to look for another company? If this is your main and only question, I will just answer that instead of telling you what you should do. It is impossible to tell with ...
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Do I have to tell my colleagues that I'm leaving?

Do you have to? No. Should you? Yes. Why? Because it's not about you. When you work with people, they do get used to you and they get emotionally attached. Giving people a chance to say goodbye ...
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Soon-to-be-ex-employer trying to force me to disclose name of new employer

Do not sign anything more from your current employer for any reason. You’re doing well there. Block them all on LinkedIn and social media. Do not share any further information about your future plans, ...
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Leaving job close to major deadlines

A business would not hesitate to terminate you if it was important for the business success. You should not hesitate to terminate the business if it's important for your success. The company is not ...
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How can you say you don't trust your current employer's counteroffer?

There's really no need for you to go into much detail about your decision. They made you a counteroffer, and no guarantee for the promotion you're looking for is a part of the offer, and you're ...
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Should I tell management that I intend to leave due to bad software development practices?

You actually ARE in a position to change this. You lead by example. You can start using version control locally for your changes. You can simply 'commit' everyone else change at the same time. You ...
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Fired from job - left my Gmail, Stack Exchange, LinkedIn, and other personally owned accounts logged in. How do I proceed?

Go online and change all the passwords now for your personal accounts. Obviously the OP no longer has access to the work machine, so this means either using a machine at home or even going to an ...
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Company 'expecting' me to take a month unpaid leave after resignation

I'd go in with something valuable you can do over that month so it's not you playing minesweeper at your desk. If you've been there long enough you should know some things that need to get done but ...
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I'm leaving a toxic work environment, my boss won't stop pressuring me to stay. How should I handle this?

It's hard to deal with constant manipulation. Two weeks of this nonsense will surely be a challenge. It may be tempting to sabotage, lash out, not show up for work, or otherwise try to avoid the ...
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