Giving Notice

posted 1 year ago in Career
Post # 2
7528 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

Dear Supervisor:

I would like to notify you that my last day as (whatever job) for (whatever company) will be (whatever day). 

I am grateful for the experience I gained during my tenure at (whatever company); this has been an important chapter of my career, and one which I will remember fondly. I wish you and (whatever company) continued success in the future. 

Kind regards,

your name


Post # 3
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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SisterJude :  my employment lawyer said not to bother with fluff.  I would strongly recommmend having a new position lined up!



Dear _______,

This letter serves as written notification of my resignation from ________. My last day will be ________.


Post # 4
5032 posts
Bee Keeper

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anev :  I agree with this.

Every job I’ve quit or every resignation letter I’ve received as a supervisor has basically been 2 sentences.  Maybe three if we we have someone really trying to leave in our good graces because They want to come back in the future (for example one wanted to come back once her kid was in school, another was moving temporarily to care for a parent and since there was no specified length of time it couldn’t be done as leave).  Basically “I’m resigning… My last day will be…”

You’re overcomplicating this OP.  Two sentences.  Done.  Email it or deliver the letter personally.  Walk away.  If they try to talk about it just say “Thank you but I’ve made up my mind.”  If you’re feeling generous you can add in a “Let me know if you need my assistance bringing my replacement up to speed.”

Post # 5
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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annabananabee :  agreed!! Now if I was leaving a job temporarily with intent to come back, there would be a meeting with the supervisor to explain the situation and the letter would be a formality to have on file (and it would still be short and simple). OP isn’t necessarily expecting to leave with intent to come back…. I would also give the bear minimum of notice. If your contract says a month, do a month, but in this situation if your contract says 2 weeks, I’d give 2 weeks.!

Post # 6
398 posts
Helper bee

Agree on the simple resignation letter, but there may be a reason to give a month: Where I live, the employer must respect the notice period given. If you give 1 month notice, they are required to either pay you out 1 month or allow you to complete the month of service.

Post # 8
3441 posts
Sugar bee

Just say you are reigning and your last day is X. Nothing else.

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