Illness, moving to another city or country, marriage or a hiatus – no matter what reasons you have to leave a job, you will need to write a resignation letter to inform your employer. Resignation letters have no standard formats like other business letters do. They can be written in any way an employee wants to. You might want to keep the tone professional though.
Many people believe that it is alright to write a generic resignation letter, simply stating that they are leaving their job. But that is not enough. An employer who has paid you a salary and given you a chance to work deserves a little more than this. When you write a resignation letter, make sure that you provide a valid reason for leaving and a notice period. Typically, the notice period should be in sync with the terms laid out in your employment agreement. If it is an emergency, you might be given leeway and let go earlier.
Address your letter to either your direct supervisor or a human resource manager, depending on the typical hierarchy of the organization that you are working for. Provide information about your intention to leave, the notice period and put in some niceties. And your work is done! It is quite simple. Let us make it even more so by providing you with a sample resignation letter written by a school teacher who wants to resign because she is getting married!
41 7th Street, Apt 55
Upper Arlington, OH 20201
December 4, 2015
Ms. Ruth Flores
The Blair School
321 Pine Road
Upper Arlington, OH 25898
Dear Ms. Flores:
Having been part of The Blair School since its inception in 2006, it is very difficult for me to hand in my resignation as English Teacher. Unfortunately, at this point in time, I do not have another option. As per the terms in my teachers’ employment agreement, I am serving a 1 month notice of my intention to leave. January 4, 2016 will be my last working day.
I will be getting married on 15 January 2016 and will be moving to Batavia soon after. it was already decided between me and my fiance that as soon as we get married, we will move to Batavia where he resides. Since it will be difficult for me to travel all the way to Upper Arlington on a daily basis, I have no choice but to leave my job.
Thank you for making my teaching career all the more meaningful by providing me with an opportunity to work at The Blair School. I will miss my colleagues and students immensely, as they have been a part of my life for 9 years. Please let me know if there is anything that I can do to make this transition easier.
The Blair School
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