Resigning from a job with a reason.
There are many reasons that you may wish to resign from your job, however some reasons are more difficult to put into words than others. Below I have written a straight to the point resignation letter that you can personalise with some of the typical examples added in bold types. I would hope that some of these statements may be sufficient to voice your complaint, however feel free to add your own if they donít. And donít forget to delete the ones that donít apply!
Any Employee Number
Dear (Insert name)
It is with regret that with this letter I tender my resignation from your employment, and therefore am relinquishing position of (INSERT JOB TITLE). I am aware I must serve a notice period, however, given the circumstances should you wish to forfeit this period of worked notice I would be willing to exchange the period for paid absence.
The reason for tendering my resignation is:
UNFORTUNATLEY THE HOURS ARE TOO LONG/SHORT/NOT ENOUGH HOURS. (DETAIL WHICH AND EXPLAIN AFTER CAREFUL THOUGHT THAT MOVING ON IS THE BEST SOLUTION TO THIS SITUATION)
I CAN NO LONGER COMMIT TO THE TRAVEL REQUIRED. (EXPLAIN THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN IT MUCH THOUGHT AND INVESTIGATION HOWEVER YOU CANT TRAVEL SO FAR ANYMORE, PERHAPS YOU HAVE NO CAR ANYMORE)
I NEED TO RELOCATE. (EXPLAIN THAT YOU ARE MOVING AREAS WITH YOUR FAMILY AND THEREFORE MUST RELINQUISH YOUR PLACE)
I HAVE A GREIVANCE AGAINST MY EMPLOYER/MANAGER/COLLEAGUE. (KEEP THE EXPLAINATION BRIEF AND CIVIL. ADVISE THAT YOU CAN NO LONGER WORK WHILST THIS GRIEVANCE IS ONGOING AND THEREFORE LEAVING IS YOUR BEST OPTION)
THERE IS NOW A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. (EXPLAIN THE CONFLICT SO THAT YOUR EMPLOYER UNDERSTANDS)
I WANT A CAREER CHANGE. (EXPLAIN THAT YOU WISH TO CHANGE YOUR CAREER AND THEREFORE MUST LEAVE YOUR EMPLOYMENT)
BETTER REMUNERATION. (GENTLY EXPLAIN THAT BECAUSE THE COST OF LIVING IS RISING YOU HAVE FOUND IT NECESSARY TO MOVE TO A BETTER PAID POSITION)
I would like to say that it has been a pleasure to work within your company, however now is the time to move on from the company. I will complete my time with you with the same diligence and responsibility as when I started, and would be happy to assist in the training of my replacement.
I hope that you take this resignation with the good will in which it is issued. I hope we may once again work together in the future.