Advanced search

Not going back to work after leave; should I just send resignation letter or sent mgr email as well...

(8 Posts)
MimieD Tue 29-Sep-09 11:49:54

So after much debate with DH, friends and myself I've decided to resign from my job and become a stay at home mum for a while (flex wrk request rejected sad...). I'm currently still on maternity leave and taking annual leave after for 4 weeks. Supposed to go back in Nov. I was just going to send a resignation letter at beginning of October but am in two minds whether I should also send an email to my manager to advise him I'm resigning and letter is on its way...or should I just let him be surprised by the letter??

Eyeballls Tue 29-Sep-09 11:52:24

Depends on your relationship with him. I get on well with my boss so would forewarn her but if you've had issues then just send the letter.

Niecie Tue 29-Sep-09 11:57:09

I would send the resignation letter to the manager. Let him pass it on to HR.

Can't see how it will be any more of a surprise to have a resignation letter than to have an email.

Plus your manager will know all about your request for flexible working so it won't be that much of a surprise.

thehairybabysmum Tue 29-Sep-09 11:57:33

You may have to repay some mat leave money if you had an enhanced package, checkyour contract etc.

Personally i would discuss with my boss first.

flowerybeanbag Tue 29-Sep-09 11:59:59

What's the difference between an email saying you are resigning and a resignation letter - either will be an equal surprise.

I would be disappointed if a member of my team resigning felt they didn't want to speak to me - I think unless you've had issues you should give your manager a ring, let him know your plans and say a letter is in the post.

MimieD Tue 29-Sep-09 13:05:53

Thanks for your replies. Don't want to call as he is the one I feel really let down by...he was in full support of flexi time plans before baby arrived and has really let me down at the meeting I had after I handed in the request. I think I will just send a letter.
Thankfully I do not need to pay any mat. pay back, I already checked this with HR

MimieD Tue 29-Sep-09 13:06:49

And you're difference between an email and letter...not sure what I was thinking there blush

CuntWhacker Tue 29-Sep-09 13:14:37

That sucks about flexi time being rejected

In your situation, I would keep it formal, but write something along the lines of "in light of my request for flexible working being rejected, I am unfortunately unable to return to work"

Then he'll know he let you down.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now