Giving 2 weeks notice – could use advice

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
842 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@LadyBear:  keep the letter short and to the point.  thank your current company for the wonderful opportunity, and be honest–you got your dream offer and you can’t pass it up.  wish your present company the best and assure them that you are happy to help in whatever way will make the transition easier.


it’s nervewracking, but it happens.  people resign and they shouldn’t take it personally.  good luck and congrats!

Post # 4
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@LadyBear:  Congrats on the job!! Google some templates for resignation letters, and you can tweak it to say how much you appreciated the opportunity the current company gave you, if you have a plan for transitioning responsibilities, etc. I always took a physical letter in with me when I went to give the news to my supervisor, and I think it was appreciated.

Post # 5
11607 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

First of all, congratulations!  What a great new opportunity!

Keep your letter short and sweet.  Thank them for the opportunity and express how much you’ve enjoyed your time, even though it was brief, at their company.  Note that you aren’t leaving for any reason other than a new opportunity that you just couldn’t pass up. 

Post # 6
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just go talk to your immediate supervisor and give them a heads up that you’re about to go up to HR and put in your 2 weeks’.  Or go to HR first thing in the morning with your letter, then go talk to your supervisor and let them know that you just put in your two weeks’ notice.  As long as they hear it from you (assuming you have a good relationship and aren’t trying to burn that bridge), you’ll be fine.  Just let him/her know that you really appreciated the opportunity but you know they’ll understand that this is your dream job and you have to take it.

Post # 7
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Congrats!  I would talk to your hiring manager in person or over the phone before sending a letter.  Be honest, professional, and polite and you’ll do fine.  You’re not the first person to quit!

Post # 10
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@LadyBear:  Your letter is great. Good luck!  I would definitely speak with your supervisor before handing in your letter. It’s nice to give them a heads up.

Post # 11
4402 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wouldn’t say “I regret to inform you…”– it rings false. If you really regretted it, you wouldn’t be doing it, right? So I would just say, “I’m writing to submit my resignation,” or something simple like that. Otherwise I like your letter. Good luck and congrats. 

Post # 13
811 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

How did it go?  I was going to say to go in first thing and do it…..I have quit many times and my best advice is to go in, sit down and say “I’d like to let you know that I am resigning”…..and go from there. 

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