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You can be honest and still not burn any bridges. So many people I know leave a company for some specific reasons, but then don't have the courage to tell the employer why on the way out. Tell them exactly why you're leaving, it's your one chance to say your peace, you'll feel better when you do and you'll regret it if you don't.
Be respectful and professional, but they should respect you for stating your reasons for leaving honestly.
I may verbalize that if someone asked, but I wouldn't put it in a letter. Just short and sweet, that your resigning for reasons of your own, and your last day will be ...
Normally a resignation letter is not required for leaving a convenience store job. You just don't show up one day.
Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. - Frank Leahy.-- If you're going to be stupid, be smart about it. - Mike Milbury
f that. are you an HR nerd?
Here is a stock resignation letter, gratis from an HR professional.
"Dear So and So,
The purpose of this message is to formally notify you that my last day of employment with (company name) is (input last day).
Thats it man. Seriously. All they need to know in writing is the last day you intend to work. They may want to know more about why, but don't get into that in writing. Also don't get into writing your employer a letter of rec in your resignation letter about "how good they've been to you" or "its been a great 8 years", etc. You never know what will come up in the future and you don't want to put any of that in writing.
Your company is going to be ecstatic to see you leave. The next guy is going to get hired for 20% less because of the economic glut of workers.
The indoctrinated will no longer be able to deny it, only defend it.
This. If you feel the need to thank people or say good bye then do that in an email to everyone on your last day. A "you have been great, and I hope we remain best friends forever" type of thing, its a nice touch so you don't burn any bridges. You can also do this by shaking people's hands and whatnot, but a blast email makes sure you hit everyone. But the resignation letter should just be the facts and very simple.
Welcome to dumpsville. Population: You.
Excellent. Just tape the note to your cleaned-out desk and leave. Actually sign the note "Stinkweed" too. You'd be a legend amongst your former co-workers.
What is job?
Question authority. Power to the people
I'm in Jersey so the worker pool is full of fist pumping guidos. It's hard to do any job with just one hand free.
You could always go The American Beauty Route
You'd think with the various reality shows featuring people from Jersey they'd see them and say, oh my god we look like retards, and change things up.
It sounds like you aren't on the radio, so instead do this in the company cafeteria or other room where co-workers and management may all be able to hear:
The infamous on-air radio clip that started it all. Arnetta the Moodsetta, from a radio station in Alabama.
"I QUIT THIS BITCH!"
You probably don't owe the company an explanation, but you should tell your boss that you appreciate opportunities and experiences that helped you move to greener pastures.
My last job it was in my employment agreement to give 30 days and they had to give me 90 days. Two weeks notice is fine to get things wrapped up but those final two weeks I just wanted to get the hell out.
A former assistant of mine didn't like me (which I understand, because I demand minimum competence), and one Monday morning I came in the office and she'd put a yellow post-it note on my phone that said "I resign."
Ironically, that was the lone administrative act she did not screw up.
Print "weeee are never ever ever getting baaack together", crumple it up, and throw it at your boss.
(thanks to the serious responses saying you should keep it short & sweet though )
Ala Bobby Knight.
I thought it was the norm. 3 of 4 family members all were off the job and off campus within 2 hours. The last time I resigned, they let me BS a little bit with fellow employees, but my internet access and phone were shut off ASAP (someone tried to call me to see if the rumor of me leaving was true).
When my brother resigned, his boss (per protocol apparently) called security and they waited in the boss' office for them to arrive with boxes for my brother to put his personal stuff in, and they never left his side until he was to his car, where they removed his parking sticker. They basically made him do the perp walk.
Anyone who is going to resign might want to time it so that they can have a great 2 weeks of MSU road trips, or a ski/golf trip.
Yes. I gave two weeks' notice at my last job around 10:00. At 11:00, an MD with whom I didn't work came to my desk and said, sorry, but I had one hour to pack up and say my good-byes. Confidentiality and security reasons, you know. At noon, security arrived with two file boxes, watched me pack to make sure I wasn't taking sensitive docs, and 30 minutes later I was out forever.
Pretty surreal turn of events. I went out and had a big lunch and got hammered.
This. The fact that you're leaving is the message.
you're forgetting one other key item
c'mon big guy. You can say it.
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