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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 12:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need help writing letter of resignation

In case you folks didn't know, I've been looking for a new job for the last 2 months. My current employer is poorly managed ot say the least. The company has been on the decline for the last few years and I expect corporate to shut to doors on that plant within the next 2 years.

I finally recieved a VERY good offer from a company in SE Iowa along the Mississippi river. Very pretty 26% better pay, lower cost of living, and a better work atmosphere.

But now i need to write a letter of resignation. IU've never written one before. This will be the highlight of the last 3 years I've worked there... so I want a good professional letter. As much as I'd like ot tear them a new asshole, I don't want to burn any bridges and go out as a true professional. Basically, I'm looking for a nice peice of fictional writing. I honestly have nothing good ot say about hte company, although I really enjoyed working wiht many individuals there.

If anyone has some examples of letters they've written, it would really help.

FYI - my position is as a Project Engineer. I'm paid salary, and do not have any direct reports.

Thanks. Any help is greatly appreciated!
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 12:17 PM
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Congrats on the new job!

Sorry, but I can't help with the letter. Never wrote one myself.
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Dear boss:

I friggen quit, you corksucker!!!! Jam it.


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Jeez, I can't believe I still had mine from when I left AT&T back in 2000. Here...

Dear (Manager Name):

Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from AT&T Corporation, effective Friday, April 28th, 2000. The associations I've made during my employment here will truly be memorable for years to come.

I hope a two-week notice is sufficient for you to find a replacement for me. If I can help to train my replacement or tie up any loose ends, please let me know.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to work here.


Sincerely,




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FUCK YOU I QUITE!



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Of course, I really liked working at the place I gave my letter. As for yours, you may want to say...Fuck you, I'm out of there.

If you want to lay into them, save it for the exit interview. Assuming they'll give you one. Because, it sounds like that place is the point that just don't give a shit.

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post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 12:31 PM
 
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MrBusa's is right on. Keep the resignation letter short, to the point, and professional. Use the exit interview (if they have their shit sufficiently together to bother giving you one) to point out their flaws.
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Yeah, that Resignation letter is a shorty. It requires little time and effort. It should not be a long letter. It only gets put in your employment file, that's it. It has no effect, other than satisfying a formality onlined by the conditions of your employment -- two weeks or four weeks notice.
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Dear Boss:

FUCK YOU I QUITE!
LMAO!

Congratulations.

Quote:
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Isn't that like having sex and not finishing though?
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Where in South E Iowa are you going too? Quad Cities?

This is gonna hurt!
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Talking congrats on the new gig!!

This letter is perfectly fine. You need to be short and to the point and offer to help during the transition. The only question I have is the boss going to tell you to clean out your desk and go home?
depending on your current position and that the company is poorly run it very well could happen. So are you prepared to leave as soon as that? You might also want to add a line about the great people there or something like that.
Good luck I hope this helps you "Quite" or Quit depending on how you like to spell it. Also you dont need to say I hope two weeks is sufficient, unless you are under contract.
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Dear (Manager Name):

Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from AT&T Corporation, effective Friday, April 28th, 2000. The associations I've made during my employment here will truly be memorable for years to come.

I hope a two-week notice is sufficient for you to find a replacement for me. If I can help to train my replacement or tie up any loose ends, please let me know.

Thank you very much for the opportunity to work here.


Sincerely,




Matthew D. Gil [/B][/QUOTE]

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post #12 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-24-2004, 01:01 PM Thread Starter
 
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I'm going to Keokuk. It's about 90 miles south of Moline, right on the Mississippi (I'm hoping to rent a house overlooking the river), it's about 120 miles north of St. Louis, 80 miles from Iowa City. Chicago is 200 miles away. Beautiful twisty roads in the hills along the river.

THere's no requirement for the amount of noitice I give. I'm an "at will" employee. Actually I'll be starting my new job on May 3rd. So they get 4 days notice. Two other people I know of have resigned in the last 2 weeks. Both gave less than 1 week notice.
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Corn Picker??????

Sounds awsome-
I hope you enjoy the quiet life!!
river roads are all good and it is very pretty any where along the mississippi so its all good!!
Best of luck!!
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You don't have to think of something good about the company. However, you can try to think of anything positive you have learned from the experience their. It never really hurts to reflect on that anyway when changing jobs. It can help you focus on things you want to improve, on things you hope to leave behind, on characteristics of your personality that you may be taking along with you to your next job, etc.

It doesn't have to be an essay, just a couple of sentences. All a resignation letter is for is courtesy.

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Thanks guys... all done. I basically copied the text from a page that Ernie posted. Good enough, 2 sentences, straight to the point.
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I'm going to Keokuk.
And you're excited about that? My dad lives there and I've been there lots lately.. it sucks there, although you're right about there being nicer places to ride. Btw, I hope you're not getting a job at Roquette.
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THere's no requirement for the amount of noitice I give. I'm an "at will" employee. Actually I'll be starting my new job on May 3rd. So they get 4 days notice. Two other people I know of have resigned in the last 2 weeks. Both gave less than 1 week notice. [/B]
Thats what I say, fuck them. My last job called me on a Saturday morning to tell me not to come in on Monday. Same with 2 jobs before that. NO NOTICE, I get called into the office, get laid off, no warning or time, just bam, that instant your out of a job. They can kick you out just like that and here you have to be nice and give them 2 weeks??? Fuck that and fuck them.
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Btw, I hope you're not getting a job at Roquette.
Really why's that???? I know 2 engineers that used to work there, they didn't have anything ill to say about that place. I liked the director of engineering.

Keep in mind, I'm not inot clubs, bars and most of the city shit like you are. The best place I've lived was in Lititz, PA (20 miles North of Lancaster) Beautiful hills, nice little town.

Besides, I don't think any place can be worse than where I work now.... and it can't be that much worse than the Kankakee area.

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Dear boss,

I hereby resign, with much regret. I will miss those scooping necklines on your wife's dresses that she would wear at the company Christmas parties...especially the way she'd bend over to pick up my napkins just for me when I'd drop them at her feet.

Boy can she suck a mean cock.

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daaaaang.

ok, now share some of the resignation letters you've seen at your work. you must have seen some doozies
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Congrats on the jon Mike....!

No need for a letter...

Be a man and just tell your boss you are leaving because you did not see a bright future for yourself at that firm and needed to move on.

You may be putting them in a bad spot with 4 days notice. Not sure how important you are to the daily ops, but generally leaving with such short notice is not always a positive sign with the new employer.
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Dear Dr. Assole Who Pretends His Wealth is His Own When It's Really His Wife's,

It comes with great joy that I announce my resignation, effective November 15, 2003. Please do not plan a celebratory going away party for me, as I have already been drinking heavily since the day I met you.

I have thoroughy hated my time here at Hoity-Toity Company X, and I hope you all choke on your egos sometime in the near future. In case that doesn't happen I have tainted many of the condiments in the staff refrigerator in hopes that you get violently ill and crap your desk chair.

I am leaving to pursue an alternate career path, as you and you alone have completely marred my image of this field. Just the word "marketing" makes my blood run cold and produces graphic images of your slain head atop my shiny new #2 pencil. You make a shitty eraser, by the way, because of all that spray-on hair you use.

Please let my co-workers be aware that working with them was no picnic either. If there ever was a group of people perfectly suited to serve you during your regin of terror, you have found them. Please tell the secretary that if I had to compliment another one of her ugly purses, I was going to escape out the nearest window.

If there's anything that I can do in the meantime to make this transition better, please let me know, as I would hate to inadvertently do any favors for you. Your office supplies have always been sub-par, so don't go all postal on me checking my bags as I leave. I don't want your crap.

If you would like help training my replacement, then you've got one hell of a nerve, you prick. I say let any person stupid enough to work for you endure the same hell I have for the past three years. I leave here still learning the ropes, as you, sir, suffer from a severe mental complex called "Changing-Your-Fuc*ing-Mind-Every-5-Goddamn-Seconds."

I wish you a lifetime of unhappiness, and watch out-- I have trained a flock of doves to shit on your pansy-ass XK8 wherever you go.

Sincerely,
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That's awesome! I worked for that company at my internship. I was the blond in the first cube! Sorry I never had lunch with ya.
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Interject some humor into it if you are friendly with the boss..........

After much consideration i would like to say You're FIRED as my employer!


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Congrats on the job...that area is pretty nice but what sucks is that if you want to do anything you gotta drive somewhere because keokuk does not have anything..

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Re: Need help writing letter of resignation

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I finally recieved a VERY good offer from a company in SE Iowa along the Mississippi river.
Cool, this means you can still make the IL-IA-MN-WI rides, but you'll be meeting us in Dubuque, IA at the Arby's

Congrats


Can't help you with the letter, I've been laid off each and every time, never had the opportunity to quit
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Congrats mike!
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