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So how does one resign these days?

(15 Posts)
winkywinkola Thu 11-May-17 17:50:25

Do you send a letter as an email attachment?

Call a meeting, tell them and pass over your official letter then?

I'm part time, fundraiser, no great shakes.

scurryfunge Thu 11-May-17 17:52:08

My organisation has a generic resignation form - you can give reasons etc, if you want to.

drinkingtea Thu 11-May-17 17:52:28

A very short, clear, factual letter on paper to your boss, copied to HR if it exists.

FadedRed Thu 11-May-17 17:53:19

Proper letter, on paper, addressed to your line manager.
No need to give a reason unless you want to.

topcat2014 Thu 11-May-17 17:58:38

Dear Manager,

I wish to tender my resignation from your company.

My last day will be Friday 10th June,

Yours sincerely


typed on paper and handed over.

winkywinkola Thu 11-May-17 18:18:07

Well they're very friendly and I think they would be hurt by that. Plus we all work closely in an open plan office. I just leave the letter on their desks? I have two line managers.

Karmin Thu 11-May-17 18:56:51

Ask for a meeting then and state it factually with written confirmation for their records

insancerre Thu 11-May-17 19:01:41

Do not resign by email
Its cowardly
Do it face to face and hand them a letter confirming it

winkywinkola Thu 11-May-17 19:10:01

Yes. It is cowardly. I will do it on Monday. Face to face.

I know it's the right thing to do when I just feel immense relief.

Only been there 7 months.

maggiethemagpie Thu 11-May-17 20:26:44

I work in HR and we would accept any written resignation, that includes email and, at a push, text ... but a verbal resignation is not accepted. If someone resigns 'in the heat of the moment' and changes their mind the next day we would usually view the resignation as invalid even if it's been in writing.

As for how you can resign - any of the above. As for how you should resign from a 'manners' point of view, that depends on the relationship you have with your employer and whether or not you care but I'd have thought asking to have a quiet word, telling them you are resigning and giving a letter would be the best way. You don't have to give an explanation but many people do.

BollardDodger Fri 12-May-17 19:00:37

Well they're very friendly and I think they would be hurt by that.
Don't be emotional about it. If they were going to sack you they wouldn't be emotional.

JamesDelaneysHat Fri 12-May-17 19:03:00

Winky I think I read some of your other threads about this. What are you off to find?

JamesDelaneysHat Fri 12-May-17 19:03:23

Find =do! Stupid autocorrect

crazyhead Fri 12-May-17 20:00:17

I just did it. Explained my decision face to face first, followed by an email with attachment thanking org for experience in role

winkywinkola Tue 16-May-17 12:32:38

I typed out the letter. Had a meeting. Explained that I was resigning and handed over the letter.

One month's notice. My line managers are upset because they say they need me but I guess they can recruit someone else.

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