(Closed) Resignation Letter: CONFUSEDD

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You should assume you have to work your last 2 scheduled days unless they tell you they do not want you to. Not giving 2 weeks notice is extremely unprofessional, and would be a very bad move.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I would just address wanting to resign from your current position in two weeks.  You should not mention your scheduled days and assume working them unless they approach you.

Post # 5
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3943 posts
Honey bee

Ya, you are going to want to assume they will need you to work the full 2 weeks. Finding a replacement will most likely take longer than that and you dont want to leave on bad terms.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I have to agree with ChemistryBride:. As someone who held management-level positions for 17 years and hired a lot of people, I would advise you to write a positive, professional letter that provides your current employer with a full two-weeks’ notice prior to the effective date of your resignation. 

Post # 7
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6745 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Is there a reason why you don’t want to work those last two days and have you discussed that with your employer already and been told that you won’t need to?

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Not giving two weeks’ notice is likely to come back to bite you career-wise; most professional networks are pretty small, and you don’t want to risk that the supervisor who gets burned by you not giving proper notice might end up being the hiring manager for a job you really want, 5 years down the road. Trust me, people remember these things. Suck it up and work the two weeks. 

As for your notice, it should be worded something like this:

Dear Manager, 

Please accept my notice of resignation. My last shift at Wherever Hospital will be 10 October 2012.  Thank you, and I wish you all the best!

 

Closing with a positive comment is customary.

Post # 9
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9143 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

Be professional and polite and give the two weeks notice.  If you’re lucky they may offer to allow you to resign effective immediately but let them offer that, don’t ask.  Although most states are at will and you can quit effective immediately, it just looks unprofessional and if you want a good reference from this employer, you will need to give two weeks notice and work those days unless the employer tells you otherwise.

Post # 10
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4194 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

I know you want to quit NOW, but I agree with PP- give two weeks notice and plan on working any shifts you’re scheduled for.

“Dear NAME: Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from COMPANY. My last day of work will be DATE.  Best Regards, ME.”

A line such as: “I am grateful for the kind of associates I have had the opportunity to work with and I wish the team continued success in all its endeavors.” is always nice.

Post # 11
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4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Yes. Work your last 2 shifts, and just know you will be done with it so very soon!!! But do leave on a positive note, because you may cross paths with these people again in your professional life.

BUT:

I am going to open  up a Spin-Off thread for things you wish you could say in your resignation letter…. so you can vicariously give them a proper “send off” 🙂  Share your frustration with the rest of the Bee.

Post # 12
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4327 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Spin off is up!

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Nursing is a tight knit field. Leave on a good note. I also had a horrible job that made me cry all the time – I did the adult thing and gave a month notice! That job got me my current job, so I am so grateful I took the high road. You never know what connections you may need in the future!

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