Email Resignation Letter with Immediate Effect

Updated April 8, 2019

A resignation is the last impression an employee leaves on his employer, so it has to be a good one.

Since employees do not always resign for a pleasant reason, leaving a good impression may not be the easiest thing to do.


However, we must strive to do this if we want to obtain a reference letter from our employer and stay in his good books for a future liaison.

Resigning through an email is considered as the most convenient and reliable approach. Emails are easy to send especially if you want to resign from your position with immediate effect.

A resignation email will detail your reason for leaving and how you intend to hand over your work since you may not be coming in to work the next day.

A bad exit strategy will have a negative impact on your employer – something that you do not really want to do. So you need to be cautious when writing a resignation email.

Make sure that your reason is valid enough to warrant an immediate resignation; once you begin writing, choose your words carefully.

See also: Immediate Resignation Due to Illness

The sample email resignation letter below can be of some help to you in composing your own:


Email Resignation Letter with Immediate Effect


Subject: Resignation with Immediate Effect


Dear Ms. Hamilton:

Please consider this email as my formal resignation from the position of Sales Manager for Global Foundries, effective immediately. I understand that an immediate resignation will require me to forgo one month’s salary and I am alright with this arrangement. I have accepted a new position with Wells Fargo in Ohio, and I need to move immediately to start their latest project.

I have obtained a vast knowledge and expertise over the years I spent at Global Foundries. I am genuinely grateful to you for giving me the chance to learn and grow as a sales professional. I attribute all my accomplishments to the opportunities that I have provided with. As a mentor, you developed me exceptionally, and I will always be grateful for that.

I understand that this immediate resignation might pose problems for Global Foundries which is why I am offering to hand over the work to whomever you choose to take my place through the telephone or emails. For the next two weeks, I deem it as my duty to make sure that your work is not affected. Please let me know if this arrangement is feasible for you.

I would like to thank you once again for providing me with immense support over the years. I wish you and Global Foundries staff all the best for the future.




Ian Loner

Sales Manager
Tel: (000) 666-6666

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