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what to put in letter of resignation?

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rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 20:44:55

am handing in my notice tomorrow but i have absolutely no idea what to write.

have just been working in a shop, only need to give 1weeks notice, so it doesnt need to be anything special smile the only starting line i can think of is 'it is with regret that i give one weeks notice that i wish to terminate my employment'.....

but i really dont want to put that- i have NO regrets, they have been pretty horrendous to work for, and i dont need a reference from them.

i just want to be very brief, say that im leaving, want to take letter in tomorrow so that can finish on wednesday next week.

anybody any good at writing these things? any suggestions please on what to put???

ElfOnTheTopShelf Mon 12-Oct-09 20:46:35

Erm...

Please take this as my one week notice to terminate my employment with Company.

Regards, rosiejoy

Short and sweet?

TheWheelsOnTheBusHaveFallenOff Mon 12-Oct-09 20:48:16

tomorrow's date

Dear xx

I hereby resign with immediate effect. My last day at work will therefore be dd/mm/yy.

Yours

rosiejoy

rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 20:49:22

excellent! thankyou, and such quick responses too!!

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Mon 12-Oct-09 20:54:35

dear shop
eff you, I'm off.
hugs, rosie

hmm. Praps NOT grin

TigerBitesAgain Mon 12-Oct-09 20:55:27

Any rules about how you need to give notice? (I bet there aren't). If you can just hand in a letter to your boss and you want the employment to end next Wed, then do it this Wed. I would just say:

Dear xxxx

I am giving notice of termination of my employment with xxxx in accordance with my contract of employment <<I assume you do have a contract??>>. I understand that my last day at work will therefore be Wednesday 21 October.

regards,

Rosiejoy

Three points - actually, if you want to give a week's notice to end next Wed, you should give the notice on Thursday, but most people think of a week including the day in question so you'd probably be better giving the notice on Wed and saying when your last day will be.

I assume you've got no plans to bring any claims against them. If you did then you might want to phrase the letter differently.

Do they owe you any holiday. If so, remind them about it.

hth

rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 21:04:31

i dont think they owe me any holiday... i am contracted to do 32hrs per week and i think my holiday was paid at 25hrs per week- is that really right??

i have temporarily reduced my hours to 3days a week, and i dont have childcare on a thursday, so i was hoping to do mon, tues, wed next week and get it all out the way so i had rest of week to prepare for new job.

i havent been shifts for next week yet(and VERY much doubt the rota had been done) but childminder needs to know hours for next week and i promised i would find out tomorrow.

is there any reason NOT to give a longer notice period (ie.week and a day!)

i do have a contract but only just, i had to pester and pester for it, got a copy last month when i was making arrangements for new job smile

rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 21:05:44

sorry, havent been given shifts for next week

aWitchForLifeNotJustHalloween Mon 12-Oct-09 21:06:54

slightly more seriously than my last post blush
Take a look at these samples

rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 21:10:13

thanks!
although i much prefer your first post, i spose that i need to remember that i do actually have to work with these people for another week!

TigerBitesAgain Mon 12-Oct-09 21:11:53

Holiday should be based on your hours, so that doesn't sound right tbh.

Yes, you can give a week and a day and so could do it tomorrow saying that your last day will be next Wednesday. Just don't say that you're giving "a week's notice" - just "notice of termination, my last day will be xxx".

rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 21:30:01

the holiday thing has confused me. i remember reading a thread on here which explained why you got paid for less hours on holiday than when you work, so i just kind of accepted it. have not received payslip yet (paid a few weeks ago) so i will ask for that tomorrow so i can check it out.

i was running the shop one day and printed something from the back office computer which stated i was paid for 54hrs (over 2weeks) although officially i shouldnt have been looking at that information, dismissable offence so couldnt actually bring the matter up with them.

phew, so glad to be leaving!!

TigerBitesAgain Mon 12-Oct-09 21:33:38

Holiday pay is odd if you work shifts and different hours each week, but I should get them to check if you're owed anything - then check that out -(unless you've taken more holiday than you think you're due!).

rosiejoy Mon 12-Oct-09 21:48:18

yes am worried that might be a possibility! i started there in the middle of june, have taken 2weeks hols...

hmm, will only have been there 4mnths and get 4weeks per year, so probably will keep quiet about that one!

TigerBitesAgain Mon 12-Oct-09 21:49:42

Yep, in that case, maybe don't ask.

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