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    I left my company just over a week ago.
    I served my months notice and spent the last fortnight finalising tasks and asking if there was anything they needed me to do - I even offered to stay longer and they said they didn't need me.

    In the last two days of employment, there was a sudden rush from my former boss to complete projects and hand over documents (most which I'd already done). On Friday, i said my goodbyes and left.

    Last night, out of curiosity more than anything I checked my old work account to see if it was still active and if i had any emails from HR. Most was spam, but one was an email from my former boss setting me a job to do which is something i specialised in, in my department. He sent it 4 days after me leaving (including the weekend) and I don't exactly know what to do about it.

    I'm unsure wherever for a brief second he's forgot I'm no longer employed there, or wherever he actually thinks I'm still going to pick up tasks after leaving? There was no mention of "I know you're no longer with this but can you do this..." just a simple "can you do this."

    Do i just ignore the email as he's probably assumed now I'm not actively checking my old work account, due to not working there anymore - or do I reply and ask if this is actually a job he wants done? And realistically, should I be getting set work after my contract has finished!?
    I'm so confused!
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    Ignore it.

    No, you shouldn't be asked to do any work once you've left.

    It is likely the email was sent to various people. Even if it wasn't it's not your concern.
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    (Original post by ByronicHero)
    Ignore it.

    No, you shouldn't be asked to do any work once you've left.

    It is likely the email was sent to various people. Even if it wasn't it's not your concern.
    I checked the CC and it was also addressed to just me.
    So i should just ignore it?? My work email account should be getting closed in the next few days
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    I checked the CC and it was also addressed to just me.
    So i should just ignore it?? My work email account should be getting closed in the next few days
    Yep, ignore it. Not your fault they're incompetent.

    If you're really bothered, put an out of office on your account.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I left my company just over a week ago.
    I served my months notice and spent the last fortnight finalising tasks and asking if there was anything they needed me to do - I even offered to stay longer and they said they didn't need me.

    In the last two days of employment, there was a sudden rush from my former boss to complete projects and hand over documents (most which I'd already done). On Friday, i said my goodbyes and left.

    Last night, out of curiosity more than anything I checked my old work account to see if it was still active and if i had any emails from HR. Most was spam, but one was an email from my former boss setting me a job to do which is something i specialised in, in my department. He sent it 4 days after me leaving (including the weekend) and I don't exactly know what to do about it.

    I'm unsure wherever for a brief second he's forgot I'm no longer employed there, or wherever he actually thinks I'm still going to pick up tasks after leaving? There was no mention of "I know you're no longer with this but can you do this..." just a simple "can you do this."

    Do i just ignore the email as he's probably assumed now I'm not actively checking my old work account, due to not working there anymore - or do I reply and ask if this is actually a job he wants done? And realistically, should I be getting set work after my contract has finished!?
    I'm so confused!
    You no longer work there, so you are not required to do any work for them. It was probably just an honest mistake, but either way you shouldnt be asked to do any work for a company you no longer work for.
    Id ignore it- let him assume that you are no longer checking your account due to not working there any more.
    I doubt anything will get said, but if it does, just explain that you no longer work there and have not checked your old work account since leaving.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I checked the CC and it was also addressed to just me.
    So i should just ignore it?? My work email account should be getting closed in the next few days
    You can send something to lots of people without any individual person knowing.

    And yes, you absolutely ignore it.
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    No pay, no work - you've now left, so the email isn't relevant to you.
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    Definitely ignore it, and don't log into your work email again. Since you're no longer an employee, technically it's data that is not meant to be accessible to you any more.
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    Why do you even care? You don't work there.
 
 
 
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