Tutorial for “Resign from a Job In Which You Do Not Feel Valued or Appreciated”

Tips

Presumably, you have already discussed these matters with the person who will receive this letter, so the letter is a final documentation and statement of action, identifying specific cases. Consequently, you will have to decide how much you want to highlight in your letter.

Steps

1. Start with a direct statement of the fact that you are resigning. Include an effective date.

Sentences

  • I am submitting my resignation, effective immediately.
  • This letter is to notify you that I am resigning my position as division manager in order to seek a more rewarding position elsewhere.
  • I wish to resign from my position as supervisor, effective at your convenience, no later than May 15th.
  • Please accept this letter as my required two-week notice of intention to resign. I will be quitting my position as an electrical engineer on May 23rd.
  • This letter is to give notice that I will be quitting my position as Assistant Sales Manager and leaving the company by the end of this month.
  • I appreciate the time you gave me this morning to discuss my work. This letter will make official my intention to resign from my position as credit manager.

Phrases

  • after considerable thought and soul searching
  • after considerable thought, I have decided to
  • after much inner debate
  • although I enjoy my job here
  • although I have enjoyed my work as
  • am offering my resignation as
  • am afraid that I must withdraw
  • an earlier departure would be more convenient
  • as soon as you find a replacement
  • as early as possible
  • as of this date, I am formally resigning as
  • circumstances require that I resign my position as
  • decided to resign my position as
  • effective at your convenience, but no later than
  • effective two weeks from today
  • effective on the last day of this month
  • feel that the change will be beneficial to all parties
  • feel that it is the right decision for me
  • final date of employment will be
  • have no choice but to resign
  • hereby submit my resignation as
  • hereby resign from my position as
  • leave the company by the end of this month
  • made this decision after months of deliberation
  • must leave no later than
  • must tender my resignation
  • my required two-week notice
  • offer my resignation as
  • please consider this my resignation
  • please accept this letter as official notification of my intent to resign
  • please accept my regrets
  • please accept my resignation as
  • recent events require me to
  • sorry to inform you
  • sorry to inform you that I must resign my position as
  • sorry that I must leave
  • suggest an effective date of
  • to inform you that I plan to
  • to inform you that
  • to notify you that
  • until a replacement is appointed
  • when a replacement is found
  • will be leaving my position as
  • will leave the company
  • wish this resignation to take effect
  • wish to resign my position
  • with great regret I submit my resignation from
  • with a great deal of sadness that I submit
  • with great regret I submit my resignation
  • would like to leave as soon as possible

2. Explain the reasons for your dissatisfaction in as much detail as you care to offer.

Sentences

  • I recently decided that I need to reevaluate the direction of my career, and have come to the conclusion that Doe Corporation is not offering me the kind of upward mobility that I need.
  • I have no desire to work in a company where my contributions are not adequately recognized or appreciated.
  • I have been passed over for promotion twice now, despite the fact that I have a superior sales record. Therefore, two weeks ago, when I received an offer from a company that is genuinely interested in my expertise and in me as an individual, I accepted the offer.
  • I feel it is time to move on and try something different.
  • I am now to the point that I think I know and understand this business better than most people, and am prepared to test my theories by starting my own company.
  • I know you are paying me all you can, and I appreciate that, but with a growing family and increasing financial responsibilities, I have to bring home a larger paycheck. Another company is offering me exactly the kind of opportunities I have been seeking.

Phrases

  • appreciate an opportunity to speak with you
  • cannot accept your reasoning
  • contributions are not adequately recognized or appreciated
  • desire opportunities for upward mobility
  • discuss my role in the company
  • does not appeal to me
  • employee evaluations have always been very high
  • feel strongly about
  • first priority at this time is
  • future potential of the position
  • had limited opportunities to make contributions
  • has reached a point that
  • have met with you several times
  • have made a substantial contribution to the company
  • have not been willing to provide this opportunity
  • have come to the realization that
  • have met with a great deal of frustration
  • if the circumstances were encouraging
  • if the circumstances were right
  • is not intended to reflect adversely upon
  • limited opportunities for advancement
  • makes it impossible to continue
  • need to reevaluate the direction of my career
  • need to make some tough decisions about the direction of my career
  • not offering me the kinds of challenges and rewards that
  • possibilities for future advancement
  • prepared to test my theories
  • seek a more rewarding position elsewhere
  • starting my own company
  • understand this business better than most people
  • want you to know exactly how I feel
  • was deeply disappointed that
  • was under the impression that I would be promoted within
  • with mixed emotions
  • would like to clear the air
  • would be an understatement to say

3. Express gratitude.

Sentences

  • I want to thank you for all the help you have given me during the past few years. I felt very unsure of myself when I started here five years ago, but under your guidance and supervision I have developed skill and confidence.
  • I appreciate the time you spent training me so that I could perform my job properly, and also your patience with my mistakes. You even supported me when the home office wanted to let me go.
  • Among the many enjoyable aspects of my job are the friendly relationships I have developed here. ? I count you and the other people in the office among my closest friends.
  • The knowledge and experience I have gained in the last few years are invaluable.
  • You have helped make my years here successful and productive.

Phrases

  • accept my thanks for the opportunity you gave me to
  • always remember your consideration
  • am grateful for the opportunity to work with
  • best wishes to you always
  • best wishes for the future success of
  • best wishes to all of you for
  • experience working with you has been invaluable
  • experience gained during my association with
  • express my sincere appreciation to
  • had the opportunity to work with such a dedicated group of people
  • the guidance you gave me
  • the opportunity to earn my degree at night school through
  • will always remember the personal attention
  • will always be grateful for your efforts on my behalf

4. Discus the time for an orderly transition and transferal of your responsibilities

Sentences

  • I will be glad to help acclimate and train my replacement, but my secretary, Carol, could certainly help in that area.
  • I will be happy to stay for a reasonable amount of time to train my replacement and make sure that the transition goes smoothly, but I would like to leave as soon as possible.
  • My books and records are in order, and I have prepared progress reports detailing the status of my projects. I will be happy to respond to any questions you or my replacement may have about my work.
  • I don't want to leave my projects in a state of disarray. Therefore, if you'd like, I will either finish the projects before my end-of-the-month departure or prepare status reports with sufficient detail for my successor to take over with a minimum of lost time and confusion.
  • I will be happy to assist you in finding a suitable replacement.
  • My staff is quite capable of carrying on until a replacement is appointed. I would even suggest promoting my assistant, Jane Doe, to be the new department head.

Phrases

  • be happy to assist with training my replacement in
  • before taking my leave
  • finish the projects before my departure
  • glad to help train my replacement
  • happy to assist you in finding a suitable replacement
  • happy to respond to any questions
  • make sure that the transition goes smoothly
  • books and records are in proper order
  • orient the new person
  • prepare status reports with sufficient detail for my successor
  • willing to stay for a reasonable amount of time to train my replacement
  • would suggest promoting my assistant to

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