(Closed) How do you resign from a job?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 4
27 posts
  • Wedding: July 2013

@tinylittlebird: sorry that things are working out with this job. Congrats on the new job!


 I have had to resign from jobs for similar and not so similar reasons.  I would highly encourage you to give two weeks notice as a courtsey to the company if you can  ( i have only NOT done that once and only did that cuz she stopped using me way before I turned in teh letter)


So here is an example of one of my RESIGNATION LETTERS πŸ™‚ 


TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN ( if you know the name of the hiring manager you can put it here) 


Please accept this letter as a notification of my resignation from my job as ABC at XYZ company.


(Only write this next part if you sencerely believe what I wrote) πŸ™‚ 


I have enjoyed my timei with your company and have learned alot in my X (amount of time) working here.

That being said, I have accepted an opportunity to work a full time job with another company.  

My last day of work will be …(whatever date it is…In My Humble Opinion hopefully within the two weeks notice period)

Thank you.


YOU πŸ™‚ 


Hope this helps! 

I will be watching this thread of updates!

TTFN πŸ™‚ 

Kelly D <>< πŸ™‚ 

Post # 5
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Don’t feel bad about leaving with such short notice. You are a part-timer and got a full-time job. That’s totally understandable. 

Here’s an example of what you could write:

To whom it may concern, (or just write your manager’s name if it goes to her)

While I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working at XYZ and am appreciative of the opportunities given to me, I have decided to take a new position that better aligns with my needs and career goals. As a result, please consider this my resignation. My last day here will be X.




You can always include something about the new job being full-time if you feel the need, or you can also just tell that to your manager. It doesn’t need to be long. 

Good luck, and congrats!

Post # 7
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My previous career included managing, and so I hope I can help you a bit with your questions.

1. You are under no obligation to tell your boss where you are going, but in your position, I think I definitely would. Because you are leaving in order to gain full time hours, pay, and benefits, people will be very understanding. You are making a smart career move and your boss should understand that.

2. Do what you feel is right based on the commission. I would certainly bring it up to your boss. Is there a way for you to transfer the commission to other coworkers if you do make a sale?

3. Turn in your notice as soon as you hear from the other job, not based on when the regional is coming. This will be something your direct manager will be dealing with anyway. If at all possible, I might not spring it on your boss the same day the regional comes (if she really is intense), but honestly, if that’s how it ends up working, don’t feel bad about it! 

Your boss should understand why you are leaving, and hopefully she’ll be supportive.

Good luck!

Post # 8
574 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I left a terrible, part-time job after a month because I got a really great full time offer.  I simply said that I was offered a position that better matched my career goals.  They don’t need to know too much more than that!

Post # 10
169 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

I don’t know if it’s the same in the states as Australia but here we don’t have to tell them why we are leaving. If she asks you can always just say what you did here, that you need a fulltime job and one that isn’t so physical.

As for the commisions I would just do whatever you normally do, I used to have a similar attitude to you in regards to feeling bad. But then after a few jobs realised everyone is replaceable and noone really cares that much. I’d just sell the dresses like you normally do and leave it to them to work out what happens with commisions. Maybe since you are leaving you could just divide up the orders with the other girls there?

Post # 16
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you haven’t turned it in yet, one thing that always lessens the blow (and helps with the reference if you ever need one) is to add a personal touch to the letter.  Make a comment about something specific you learned from her that will be valuable in your future endeavors or enjoyed about working there that doesn’t sound canned so they know that you actually took thought into your letter and that you found them to be of value.

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