A resignation letter is an important document – one that employers consider quite seriously when they prepare an employee’s leaving document and calculate their dues. And if you want both these to go smoothly, you have to make sure that your resignation letter is written in a way that is a little more than mere satisfactory. And it is especially important to do this if you are resigning without providing a notice period.
While providing a notice is considered the only way to resign, there may be incidences where you cannot provide notice. There could be many reasons for this, including:
• Relocation that requires you to move immediately
• Another job offer from a company that wants you to join instantly
• Illness due to which you cannot continue to work any longer
• An altercation within the organization that you are working for
And many more. Since it is considered unethical to not provide a notice, you have to be very careful how you write a resignation letter if you cannot provide one. It is tricky, yes, but it isn’t like it cannot be done. The trick to writing a good resignation letter in spite of the situation, is to provide the exact reason why you are leaving and what you can do to minimize the adverse effects of your leaving without notice.
What follows here is a sample resignation letter written without a notice period:
541 Pine Street
Wasilla, AK 38474
paul @ email . com
June 30, 2015
Ms. Evelyn David
7738 Breeze Road
Wasilla, AK 38474
Dear Ms. David:
You have been witness to the countless times I have been out of commission since January this year, due to my ill health. I understand that this cannot go on indefinitely and I have decided to resign as a Project Officer from Morningstar.
A recent trip to my physician confirmed that I have pancreatic adenocarcinoma, which is a debilitating disease of the pancreas. Since I am unable to function most days, I am afraid that I cannot provide you with a 30 day notice period of my intent to resign. From tomorrow (July 1, 2015), I will not be coming in to work.
I understand that I have placed you in a strange position since I won’t be able to train my replacement through regular means. However, I am available if you need any information regarding the two projects that I am presently working on and I will do my best to streamline things for my replacement.
Please accept my apologies for these unfortunate circumstances. I will be in touch with you regarding the details of my dues and handing over duties.