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Penning my (Groundhog Day) resignation letter

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riceandpeas123 Mon 04-Dec-17 01:52:15

So I'm not in a position to quit yet really, but Im so worked up at the moment about my job that I felt I needed to get my anger out on paper (or iPhone notes!!) so that I could sleep. I have an interview next week and another application to go in and I'm praying that one of them comes through as I feel it's completely untenable to go back to work (currently off).

Would be so very tempting to send them what I've written. It's not offensive or anything but it spells out to them exactly where they've let me down and (I believe) discriminated against me and says they've left me with no choice - so a hint of CD.

Buuuuuuut they'll be asked for a reference won't they? So would you even go there?

(PS I'm not counting my chickens, I know I can't do it until/unless something else comes in but I feel like my brain is going to explode so I'm asking anyway!)

daisychain01 Mon 04-Dec-17 03:34:26

Make it one of those letters you write but never send, would be my advice.

You could take things through official channels if, for example you believe you've been discrimated against, on the basis of a protected characteristic, but it's a long arduous process and unless you have strong proof and your PC is something they believe you have a strong case at Tribunal eg disability, race for example) it is more trouble than it's worth. Only you know how much evidence you have.

Definitely don't burn your bridges if you feel it will scupper your chances of a reference, that's worth more.

Revenge is moving forward getting a much better happier job, hopeful on more pay, but mainly being treated well.

SueSueDonahue Mon 04-Dec-17 04:46:38

Write it, but never ever send it. Your actual resignation letter make one sentence long.

Is there any other way you can address the issues?

But please don't do it in your resignation letter.

Good luck with getting out!

WS12 Mon 04-Dec-17 04:50:34

Yes I agree with others as much as you would love to, dont actually send it. As you say they will be your reference, and at the end of the day, once all the dust is settled, and you've got over this(as I'm sure you will) if you've burned any major bridges, that's done forever, there's no going back. So don't send it, and leave on a very professional note.

SandLand Mon 04-Dec-17 04:58:07

Agree with the rest. Write the true one, and burnnut/rip it up.
Then send a brief resignation note when you've got the new job.

hevonbu Mon 04-Dec-17 05:51:12

It's probably best to pretend there are no issues as you might need references far into the future. They won't change because of receiving one angry letter from an employee who is just leaving.

riceandpeas123 Mon 04-Dec-17 08:11:04

Thanks all - it was a reasonably cathartic experience to let it all spill out and whilst part of me wants to spell it out to them I know I shouldn't send that really. They will know why I've left in general terms as there has been some correspondence already though there are a few extra bits in there that support the discrimination side. I am a protected class but not looking to drip feed or make this too specific - this has been helpful thank you x

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