Is it necessary to officially inform employer before two weeks of leaving?

Well, if you work in the United States or Canada, the answer depends on the terms and conditions of your employment contract.

You do not need to give 2 weeks’ notice of resignation in any form, if you’re not working under a contract that demands the same. Or else, you work in a state or province that holds the employment-at-will Policy. (Practically, all states or provinces do to a large extent), you might just leave the door if you desire. That’s for the reason that employment-at-will principally means, under universal law and in the absence of an official contract, your service is presumed to be voluntary and indistinct for both employees and employers.

Examples of Resignation Letter on 2 Weeks’ Notice

In the following examples of 2 week notice letter, you will note that employees do not state much more than leaving. So, in your resignation letter, you should emphasize positive things and mention how the corporation has benefited you. Also, mention your last date of work. Offer any kind of assistance during the changeover and afterwards. Don’t be pessimistic. There’s no point – you’re going to departure and you want to go away on good terms.

Resignation Letter 2 Weeks’ Notice – Sample 1


November 27, 2014

Emery Harrison
Manager Human Resources
Nashoba Valley Marketing Services
66 Cedar Street
Lindsborg, KS 82900


Dear Mr. Harrison:

This is extremely difficult to say, but considering my personal circumstances, I am unable to continue working as a secretary at Nashoba Valley Marketing Services.

The decision to leave was not easy as I have worked here for a long time and consider my office as a second home. On the other hand, I should move to Bogue at the end of this month to look after my ailing mother.

I take this opportunity to thank you for your endless support. Per my employment contract, I would like to give a two week notice of my resignation. My last working day will be December 29, 2013. During this two week period, I will hand over my work to the employee whom you intend should take up my position. If there are any notes that you would like me to prepare or an exit procedure that I need to be aware of, please let me know.

Thank you once again for your ongoing help and guidance.




Amelia Cornwall
Nashoba Valley Marketing Services
66 Cedar Street
Lindsborg, KS 82900
(000) 999.9999


Two Weeks’ Notice Resignation Letter Sample 2

November 29, 2014

Ms. Helen Murdoch
Manager HR
Harrington Inc.
221 Lake Lane
Overland Park, KS 5621


Dear Ms. Murdoch:

Please consider this letter as a two week notice of my resignation from the position of an Administrative Assistant. It took a lot of self convincing and will-power to make this decision as I have been very comfortable in my role here.

I am very proud to have been a part of Harrington Inc. since its inception. I would like to thank you for the time, patience and perseverance which you have shown in training me in different niches during these years. Needless to say, the decision to leave was an extremely difficult but necessary one.

My last working day will be December 29, 2013. This will give me enough time to hand over my work to my replacement. I will be available for a week after my last day at Harrington Inc. if you need me to assist you with the transition.

Thank you being a wonderful supervisor and for teaching me all that I know.




Hannibal Lector
Administrative Assistant
Harrington Inc.

  Sample 3 – Short and straightforward

December 15, 2013

Mr. John Doe,
Managing Director
XYZ Company


Dear Mr. Doe:

Please accept this letter as my formal notice of resignation from XYZ Company, effective December 14, 2013. The learning I have made during my work here will actually be unforgettable for years to come.

I anticipate a two-week notice is enough for you to find a substitute for me. If I can assist to prepare my substitute or fasten any loose ends, please let me know.

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to work with XYZ Company.



[Sign here]
John Doe

Sample 4 – Brief and Concise

Dear Mr. Doe:

I am writing this letter is to officially tender my resignation from XYZ Company. My final day will be December 14, 2014.

It has been a great contentment to work for XYZ Company.

If needed, Please let me know how I can assist to make a soft transition during my left over time.


Sincere regards,

Mary Smith


Sample 5 – In a Polite manner

Dear Mr. Smith:

Thank you for giving me the amazing chance to work at XYZ Company. I have learned a great deal during my time here. I am really grateful for your leadership and guidance for the duration of my employment.

On the other hand, the time has come for me to go ahead. This letter is to officially announce my resignation from XYZ Company. My last day will be December 13, 2013 [two weeks from today]. On my part, this was not a simple choice to make. The past four years in this organization have been very worthwhile. I’ve liked working for you and managing a flourishing team devoted to a quality manufactured product delivered on time.

Please let me know what I can do to make my last time here as a creative experience.


Best regards,

Andrew Michael