Resignation letter – what to say?
I’m resigning from my job and have to write a letter to say so. Can’t stand the place and so far have got:
‘Dear Sir, I am writing to terminate my contract of employment with you from this date.’
It’s only a one liner and feel I should be writing something else like thanks etc but can’t think of anything that would be true.
Any ideas? What have people written before?
ThanksPosted 9 years agoziggyMember
Last night in bed, your wife told me you’d found out about our affair and were going to fire me today. You’ve not been getting much satisfaction recently, so I won’t spoil the trend. This is my letter of resignation.
Don’t worry about a reference, I’ll tell you now, she’s bloody marvellous.
😆Posted 9 years agowillardMember
Ah, you say “don’t burn bridges”, but one of the things I truly regret was not writing a truthful resignation at my last job. Not so much burning and bombing, napalming and then salting the earth around the bridge.
I ended up taking my dad’s advice and just saying something along the lines of “Dear Sir, I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my role as a… “. I think I signed it with “Yours,” as opposed to anything else.
What I should have said was “Sod you and your badly paid job. I’ve found another place with a boss that is not a complete bullying w4nker and where I can expect a reasonable appreciation of the skills that, so far, your company has ignored or obstructed.”Posted 9 years agoatlazMember
I’d agree with keeping it short and businesslike. Your satisfaction at a harsh leaving letter is going to be short lived and you never know when you might need a reference or a job at the same workplace.
I’ve had friends who left in a storm of righteous justice; “setting it straight” and “keeping it real” only to find themselves heading back to the same company a few years later after mergers etc.
Exit interview is the place for constructive dialogue, pub is the place for destructive dialogue.Posted 9 years ago
I think you’ve probably got what you need now! I looked at the ‘i-resign’ site too before I did mine. Keep it short, say that your leaving, state notice period etc, and say thanks for experience etc.
As much as you want to fill it with expletives and truths – and believe me I really did – keep hold of the high ground, stay professional and above board. Your pleasure will be in leaving the f**kwits to their own shit and walking away to something better. I just look back and smile now!!Posted 9 years ago
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