What do we say in our resignation letters to our bosses

Submitted: Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:45
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The time is almost here for us to leave work for good and hit the road fulltime for about 5yrs or so.

But we dont want to burn any bridges in case the wheels fall off and we have to come grovelling back, so we are looking for interesting ideas for our resignation letters and being that this forum is full of such clever souls we invite you to share your ideas please.
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Reply By: robertbruce - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:59

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 18:59
Take this job and SHELVE it??? ... would that work....lol....
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:10

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:10
LOL!! ..... See Ya in 5!!











YEARS!!!





Cheers Axle.





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Reply By: Louie the fly (SA) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:07

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:07
How about this.

Dear "boss"

I would like to tender my resignation effective as of xx/xx/xx. The reason for this is that I am retiring.

I have enjoyed the xx years that I have worked for "company" and I feel the need to move forward to another phase of my life. I will take with me many friendships and experiences that will stay with me for many years to come.

I look forward to discussing my departure from your company with you in the next few days.

Yours sincerely

Joe Bloggs

Make sure they conduct an exit interview as this is valuable for you and them.

Good luck, lucky sods.

Louie
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Reply By: Member - Anthony G (NSW) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:46

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:46
I QUIT

TONY
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Reply By: Time - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:50

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 19:50
Have a look here for a host of examples.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:12

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:12
Hi Kim and Doug

Tell you boss your plans personally first - the sooner the better; even if exact time frame is uncertain. Ask him/her to give you a nice reference. When all is amicable, write a formal letter of resignation, giving last date you plan to work (ensuring that sufficient notice time has been given), and saying how much you have enjoyed working for xyz company.

I have always chosen to leave when going travelling rather than beg for extended leave, as they needed to give someone else my job. I say i will be back in xx months (in my case it has been months not years), so they know that should the replacement staff not work out, i may be able to come back. From my last job, i gave months of verbal warning, and the required time as per award for the letter.

I bet you just can't wait.

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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:47

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:47
I agree Motherhen with this "Tell you boss your plans personally first"
Be upfront about your plans. If you have a great working relationship with your employer this shouldn't be a problem. In fact they would probably be jealous of your decision.




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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:46

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:46
Email him a link to this thread
















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Reply By: Ozhumvee - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:52

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:52
Having just done it, I rang him and told him and then popped into his office the next time I was there (I'm on the road mostly) and sat down face to face and explained what I was doing, he thanked me for my time with the company and I did the same back and that was it.
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Reply By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:59

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 20:59
Kim,

Make them feel sorry for you and supportive of your cause to leave. Get them to the point where they are saying " Well when you get back, your job will be here for you"

Tell them that someone close, has developed an illness and has been given a 12 month period before they loose the ability to walk etc etc etc.

You can't really afford it, but to make their last year a good one, you are going to satisfy their lifelong dream - take them out on the road to see Australia.

And remember, sincerity is everything. A tear during the telling wouldn't go astray . You'll be a hero, in fact I think this has bought a tear to my eye already.

Cheers,

Willie.

PS. Don't say it's the bloody dog.
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Reply By: Member - DAZA (QLD) - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 21:37

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 21:37
Hi Kim & Doug

Thank your Boss for the opportunity of being in his employ,tell him what your plans are, go and have the trip, in five years you will find another job, or better still back your selves and work for your self, nothing like being your own boss, take a chance in life you won't regret it.

Cheers
Daza
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Reply By: Kim and Damn Dog - Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 23:25

Friday, Mar 20, 2009 at 23:25
Gidday Kim

This is a defining moment in your life (I’m almost there). I think after 40 odd years of working you have the right to express yourself. Meaningful statements such as:

1. You dirty rotten son of a bitch....
2. Come back to work? In your dreams fatso...
3. Here's a picture of my bare arse in Kununarra...

LOL

Regards

Kim
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Follow Up By: ross - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 00:39

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 00:39
I told one boss to shove off as he was hanging onto the roof and standing on the sidesteps of my FJ73,demanding I come back and talk.
He jumped off at the 1st bend,I was hoping I could reach the freeway with hm still there : )
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Follow Up By: Member - Heather G (NSW) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:23

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 07:23
Hi Kim,

Wish I had thought of those when I resigned from my High School teachng job a few years back!!! (Well, to be honest I did but I probably would have faced after school detention,playground clean-up or worse if I had!!!).

LOL

Would have loved to see the expression on the Principals face!

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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 00:43

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 00:43
Life is short,

Work is hard,

I'd have stayed,

If you weren't a retard.

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Reply By: MARIC - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:28

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 10:28
Nah, just tell em u got "Anal Glucoma" and u can't see your butt comming to work anymore (I jest) ;o))
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Reply By: PradOz - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:41

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 12:41
just fill in a leave (with/without pay - whatever you see as appropriate) form for the next 5 years. job will still be there then :))
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Reply By: get outmore - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 23:58

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 23:58
had a bit of experience here

In accordance with my contract i herby give XXX weeks of my termination of emplyment with my last day being XX/XX/XXXX

yours sincerely XXXXXXX



that is all
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Reply By: Road Runner - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 00:43

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 00:43
Walk into his/her office, pull up a comfortable chair, put your feet on the desk, point in his/her direction and say "you're fired!". Bosses do it all the time and it works no sweat!
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Reply By: Lotzi - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:09

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:09
Kim and Doug

All the best on your journey.

Lotzi
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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:11

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:11
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Reply By: Member - Matt & Caz H (QLD) - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 15:02

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 15:02
Hi Guy's

How exciting for you!!!!! I am sure the wheel's wont fall off... we have only been on the road for 4mths and are doing it with 2 young kids, we have had HEAPS of issues, it has been a very frustrating time however we would never think of giving it all as a bad joke (well we did discuss it VERY briefly).

Now everything is running smoothly!!!!! We are loving it.

With regards to resignation letters, I agree with others - sit down with your respective bosses and explain your plans - just be honest.

Good luck, perhaps we will catch up on the road sometime.

Cheers
Caroline
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