Resign from a Job In Which You Do Not Feel Valued or Appreciated • Letter Templates and Guides

How to write this letter:

1Start with a direct statement of the fact that you are resigning. Include an effective date.
2Explain the reasons for your dissatisfaction in as much detail as you care to offer.
3Express gratitude.
4Discus the time for an orderly transition and transferal of your responsibilities


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.

Example Letter #1


I am sorry to inform you that I have decided to resign from my position as a computer programmer in order to seek a more rewarding position elsewhere. This resignation must become effective no later than two weeks from today's date.

I have concluded that my contributions here are unrewarded and my ideas ignored. I have much to offer and feel frustrated that I am consistently passed over for special projects. It is important to me to work for a company that encourages creativity rather than restricts it. Although your compensation has been fair, you have been unable to provide other types of incentives that I need.

Nevertheless, my time here has not been wasted. I have gained experience and have honed my skills. I have worked with a dedicated group who has earned my respect and admiration. I sincerely wish co-workers well in their future endeavors.

Because you have indicated that my work is excellent, I would appreciate a positive recommendation from you should any prospective employers inquire about my qualifications. If you feel you are unable to satisfy this request, I would sincerely value an opportunity to discuss with you any reservations you may have.

Example Letter #2


This letter is to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as a technical writer, effective in two weeks.

Again, I have been passed over for promotion. Despite sterling evaluations from my superiors, the challenges and rewards I seek from my employment do not appear to be forthcoming. It is, therefore, unconscionable for me to remain with a company that neither rewards my accomplishments nor recognizes my potential.

My frustration, however, does not diminish the fact that my friendships here have been a source of pleasure and satisfaction. I wish everyone the very best.

Because all my projects are complete and my assignments are up to date, my replacement should have little difficulty taking over my responsibilities. However, if any problems should arise, you may contact me at 555-5555, and I will be happy to respond to any questions you or my replacement may have.

Example Letter #3


This letter is to notify you of my intent to resign from my position as Assistant Personnel Supervisor. Please make my resignation effective as soon as a replacement is hired, but no later than the end of next month.

Although I enjoy my job tremendously, I am terribly disappointed that I received only a 2 percent salary increase this year. My evaluations have been consistently outstanding, but my salary does not appropriately reflect this fact. I live from paycheck to paycheck, so I require a moderate increase in order to meet escalating living expenses.

Despite my frustration, I will always be thankful for the opportunity I have had to improve my skills and gain additional experience. Undoubtedly, my responsibilities here have helped furnish me with the expertise required for the position I recently accepted with another company at a much higher salary.

Because several of my co-workers share the same responsibilities that I do, the transition should not be difficult. If there is anything I can do before I leave, please let me know.

Example Letter #4


I am resigning as apartment manager--effective in two weeks. We have talked many times about apartment repairs, city code compliance and parking shortages. You continue to make promises, I continue to stave off angry tenants and the problems remain. I enjoy interacting with the tenants, but not on these terms. I also have apartment problems of my own and so I sympathize with their complaints. Please accept my resignation along with my notice to vacate the apartment, effective at the end of this month.

Write Your Letter Step-by-Step


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

Example Sentences for Step 1

Example Phrases for Step 1

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


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

Example Sentences for Step 2

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

Example Sentences for Step 4

Example Phrases for Step 4