(Closed) In person or email?

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1561 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Well it is always a good idea to have a written letter when you resign, however I would give this to her in person, not email.

Post # 4
46594 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would wait if you hope to list this employer on a resume or ask for a reference. Otherwise you will come across as an immature girl, quitting in  a huff with no notice to the employer.

Do you plan to give notice?

Post # 5
347 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would write it, but put it in a formal letter and hand it to her.

Post # 6
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

You don’t want to burn any bridges, so a very carefully worded letter is a good way to resign. Don’t say “you’re rude/I’m not respected”- thank them for the opportunity when you give them your two weeks.

“Dear NAME: Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from COMPANY, effective DATE. 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.”

Keep it simple. When someone asks your boss for a referral, she can say you left on good terms.


Post # 7
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s always better to resign in person. You don’t want to burn any bridges you don’t have to, and if you have to use your former boss as a references when you apply to jobs later you want her to give you a good one. Some towns or job markets may be smaller than you think and you don’t want to risk her badmouthing you to anyone either.

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