The first thing that you need to do before you pick up bag and baggage and move to another job, is to write a resignation letter. You cannot just not show up to work one day! Imagine the bad impression that you would leave on your employer and coworkers if you did! Writing a resignation letter to provide a notice and information of your intent to leave a fat food crew position, is imperative to ensure that the people with whom you have worked and those who have supervised your work, remember you as a professional individual.
But one does not only write a resignation letter for appearance purposes. A resignation letter also serves another purpose and that is to give your employer a chance to hire a replacement for you – and get you to train him or her. The usual 30 day notice is sufficient for most employers to hire a new person and train them in your place. You being around during those 30 days will help immensely as you will be able to show the new person how the work is done first-hand, without your supervisor having to take out time from a busy schedule to do the needful.
To help you decide what you can put in your own resignation letter, here is a sample for you to go through:
44 Windsor Street
Melbourne, FL 54774
Jessica @ email . com
September 14, 2016
Ms. Iona Henderson
The Food Truck
66 Pineapple Avenue
Melbourne, FL 32699
Dear Ms. Henderson:
Working as a crew member at The Food Truck for over 3 years has been such an insightful and positive learning experience, that the decision to leave is a painful one. However, at this point in time, I do not have a choice but to hand in my resignation. Please note that September 27 will be my last working day.
During one of our conversations earlier this month, I mentioned that my family was in the process of deciding to move to New York, as my husband feels that there will be better opportunities for him there. He has made arrangements to be commissioned with a trucking company in Brooklyn and has to join them within 45 days. I am afraid that I have no choice but to take this move in my stride and support him with this new venture.
In this one month, I would be happy to help you hire and train someone to take up my place in food preparation and counter handling. I would appreciate it if you would issue a reference letter to me before my last day at work, and also arrange for my dues to be paid to me, as I will need to leave soon after my last day here. I am humbled by all the love and mentorship I received from The Food Truck, and will cherish these memories and experiences forever.