There can be hundreds of reasons why you would want to resign from a position. Unfortunately, one cannot always be honest about one’s reason to leave a company. For instance, if you want to resign because you are always at daggers’ end with your boss, it may come across as if you are someone who cannot get along well with people, if this is the reason you give. On the other hand, simply saying that you feel it is your time to move on, will save the day for you.
And then there are reasons that no one can deny – if for instance you are unwell and cannot work, you can be honest about it and resign as you wish. Your resignation letter is not just a communication tool – it has a huge impact on employers who will suffer when losing a valued employee. Make the blow a little less lethal than it will be if you simply up and leave. If required, provide a hint that you are looking for your leaving documents and dues to be processed quickly. Do not think of your resignation letter as the last communication with your company – maybe in the future, you would like to come back and rejoin them! Leave that door open.
Here is a resignation letter sample that you can emulate if you want to leave work because of an injury:
652 West Ave
Princeton, NJ 02100
s.morgan @ email . com
February 8, 2017
Mr. Morris Tate
283 Teal Street
Princeton, NJ 17363
Dear Mr. Tate:
The decision to resign from my position as Marketing Manager for Reeds Inc. is perhaps the most difficult one that I have made. Unfortunately, I have no choice but to ask you to release me from my position here.
As you are aware, I was in a terrible accident last month owing to which I have lost the function of my legs, due to a spinal cord injury. Upon my doctor’s initial investigation, I was given the all-clear and was expected to regain the function of my legs – a detailed check-up yesterday says that I have to undergo an advanced physical therapy program before I can walk. This information has come as a shock to me, but I am afraid that there isn’t much that I can do about it.
In accordance with my contract with Reeds Inc., I am willing to forego my salary for last month, since I cannot provide a 30 days’ notice of my intent to leave. I will be available over the telephone in case any information is required regarding the work that I leave behind. I would appreciate it if you would process my leaving documents as soon as possible.
I appreciate your support during this extremely trying time.