Whether we love your existing job or positively despise it, writing a resignation letter for when we leave is one of the hardest things to do.
We may not have had a great time working with an organization but there is always this affinity that we feel towards it when we leave.
After all, there may have been at least one instance when we felt like we belonged.
Regardless of how happy or unhappy you were in a job, your resignation letter needs to be written on a positive note.
And that is because you don’t want to leave negativity behind. Wouldn’t you want to be remembered fondly by the staff that you once worked with?
Resignation letters need to be short and to the point. While some niceties do need to go into them, you have to make sure that you do not deviate from the point.
The point is that you want to leave and you want the process to start and finish quickly.
Give your reason for leaving, ask for your dues (if any) and say how nice it was to work with the employer. Done!
The following is a resignation letter sample written by an employee who is resigning due to a health problem:
Resignation Letter Due to Health Problem Sample 1
698 Maple Street
Chandler, AZ 60121
April 13, 2021
Mr. Brian Perry
Stars Pop Inc.
172 Ivanhoe Street
Chandler, AZ 63172
Dear Mr. Perry:
I am writing to resign from my position as sales officer for Stars Pop Inc. effective 2 weeks from now. Please note that April 26 will be my last working day.
During the past three months, I had been feeling quite unwell and unable to cope with the demands of a sales job. Upon consulting with my doctor, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that is the underlying cause of my extreme fatigue and mental fog. My doctor insists that I take a few months off from work to recuperate.
Realizing that leaving immediately will hurt the company, I am providing the customary 2-weeks’ notice and will do my best to finalize my work and train my replacement during this time. I would appreciate it if you would expedite my leaving documents and payment of dues during this time.
Working at Stars Pop Inc. has taught me much regarding sales work, an experience that will remain with me forever. And I have you to thank for giving me this opportunity. I wish you and your sales team all the best in your future endeavors.
Resignation Letter Due to Health Issues (Sample 2)
April 13, 2021
Mr. Terrence Chan
Manager Human Resources
67 Palm Lane
Plum, PA 77823
Dear Mr. Chan:
It is with a heavy heart that I am resigning from my position as a Human Resource Officer for Interactions Inc. As per the terms of my contract, I am providing you with a 1-month notice of my intention to leave. May 12 will be my last working day.
As you know, I have been taking a lot of time off from work, and it has started to reflect on my performance. After a series of hospitalizations and tests, I have been diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis), which is a degenerative autoimmune disease.
While my doctor told me that I can work part-time, I am not sure I am up to the challenges that are put to me in my role at Interactions Inc. Besides, the rigmarole of treatments and further tests will not leave me able to work on a 9 to 5 schedule.
Not to mention, I have learned much during the time I have worked at Interactions Inc. I am grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to be part of this organization.
Please let me know if you need me to train someone to replace me and take over my tasks. I wish you and my coworkers all the best in your future endeavors.
Human Resource Officer