I recently gave my two weeks notice to my current employer. The company would be considered a large corporation. They thought enough of me to provide a counter offer which I just politely, and professionally declined. So I take it that my work is valued. I was advised to ask for a letter of recommendation by a friend and I did so. However, my current boss advised that it is his impression that it is company policy not to provide a letter of recommendation. He is supposed to check with HR and get back to me.
I was wondering what the general consensus is on asking for and expecting a letter of recommendation.