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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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Current employer is not accepting my resignation and won't provide relieving letter

Just make sure that you have officially communicated the notice. Take a copy of email and save it your personal email or so. Tell the manager that you fully intend to leave and your last day is (date)....
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

You should promptly contact the company to ask for ways to return the laptop as soon as possible. You should have returned that laptop on your last day of work. Please pick up the phone now (today), ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

Since the other answers thoroughly answer the "can I just keep it?" question, I'll address this part instead: Do you think it would be crazy to just email IT and ask if I could buy the ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

The laptop may have controlling software that they can use to block it. I know of a case where a company executive kept the iPad they had been issued with. Refused to return it over the course of ...
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How should I leave post-covid

How should I proceed to resign without burning the bridge if possible? You resign, and work your notice period in as professional manner as possible. That shouldn't result in any bad feeling from ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

It's their laptop. If you do anything to actively conceal that you have their laptop, that could turn it into theft or fraud. For example, if they ask you to return the laptop and you lie that you ...
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My contract is about to expire so I'm leaving work chats. Can I leave a message when leaving, hinting I'm available for another work?

Don't hint. These are contacts who know you and should be inclined to think well of your expertise. Contact them separately outside the company if you feel it will be useful and let them know you're ...
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Refusal to pay my month in hand due to missing contract

Your payslips should state what period they cover, as well as the pay date. If you're always being paid in the current month, then there's no evidence you're being paid in arrears.
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

If there are different terms for "during the probation period" and "from 13 weeks to 4 years", and you are apparently in a situation where you are both in your probation period and ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

TL;DR One way or another, the laptop must be returned into the company's possession so that they can securely wipe it. It sounds like your family is sabotaging your professionalism. From a ...
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When leaving a fully remote job, do I communicate my departure with people beyond my manager?

tl;dr - let the manager break the news of your departure; after that, connect 1:1 with anyone you like Do I post a message on the general company-wide slack channel? My 2 cents: skip the general ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

It is pretty much possible that the company would give off the computer or sell it off for a small price. A lot of companies have a policy to give only brand new stuff to their employees. If this is ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

You probably won't be sued - but they could report the laptop as stolen (the computer will be listed as an asset, there should be a record somewhere that it was issued to you and there will not be a ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

Am I still in my probation period technically? I have an officially headed letter or does that now not matter as I am past the 13 weeks? The reality of the situation doesn't really matter. The ...
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Going on leave during notice period

If you want to quit on good terms, you need to work with your employer to find a solution that works well for them, or at least be willing to be seen to make some accommodations. There is no way you ...
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How should I leave post-covid

You're looking at this the wrong way. You say you don't want to burn bridges, but what value do those bridges have for you? You say that working from the office is a deal-breaker for you, to the ...
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My contract is about to expire so I'm leaving work chats. Can I leave a message when leaving, hinting I'm available for another work?

Agree with post from Kilisi. Anyone who knows you and has any interest in working with you again, they're capable of finding you on LinkedIn or through mutual contacts. If you were to say nothing ...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

As far as I see it, the company you work at pays for services that they can not yet utilize. There can be plenty of reasons as to why this could happen. At the end of the day though, you are currently ...
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When leaving a fully remote job, do I communicate my departure with people beyond my manager?

I would reach out to the people that you have had day to day contact with. It is polite and also they may be future colleagues.
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

Forgetting to return your Laptop is not a crime, because as most crimes the crime in question (theft) requires intent. But keeping it can definitely considered as crime, depending on jurisdiction. ...
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How much notice should I give when my contract is ambiguous about what's required?

In my experience, you usually receive a letter from the company if you have "passed" your probation period - so it would be reasonable to assume that you are still 'on' probation. I've had ...
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Can I buy my company internship laptop? Will they hunt me down if I keep it?

Check your contract Most likely your contract explicitly instructs you to return any company equipment upon termination. There'll also be a bunch of language around not using the equipment for non-...
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Going on leave during notice period

What's my best strategy to get the leaves, and quit in a good terms? You already have the leave. As for quitting on good terms, this is unrealistic so just do whatever you need to do. Don't expect ...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

Nobody can answer this for you, so you'll need to evaluate what you want and whether that can be achieved at your current company. Perhaps YOU can develop a plan to get from where they are to where ...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

This is a HUGE red flag. 2 months, as you said in the comments, isn't a huge deal, but if it continues for much longer it's a huge problem. You mentioned in the comments that it's not likely to ...
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Should one quit their new job if they have not yet been given any assignment?

You should have plenty of work to do: Learn, learn, learn, learn. Learn about your company's business so you know what software is needed. Learn about the IT equipment that they have. Learn more about ...
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Can I be Sued By Former Employer?

You're not responsible for customers' actions. If you quit, and the customers cancel their contract, that's your boss' responsibility, not yours. He can't sue you for anything because the issue is ...
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Current employer is not accepting my resignation and won't provide relieving letter

Pay slips, EPF statements, Bank statements, and Form 16 for this Financial Year would all come in handy when the other company is willing is employ you without the relieving letter. Do not assume that ...
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How should I leave post-covid

What your government says doesn't really matter. The choices are: You stay and work in the office, you stay and work from home, or you resign (and hopefully find a place where you can work from home). ...
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