Less than ideal circumstances resignation letter

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If you are leaving your job under less than ideal circumstances and would like to provide a reason for your resignation without burning too many bridges, use this sample resignation letter as a template for your formal notification.

Tom McDonald

4 Halston St 

Sandy Point VIC 2507 

Tel: 0477 000 000
E: t.mcdonald@email.com



Michael Chadwick

Director, Emergency Unit
Royal Princess Hospital 

Wedgewood VIC 2509


Dear Mr Chadwick

Please accept this letter as notice of my resignation. As per my employment contract, I am giving two weeks’ notice and will be leaving on 23 November 2014.

While I have for the most part been satisfied with my time at the Royal Princess Hospital, I feel that the situation has become somewhat untenable and it is now time to move on. However, I leave feeling satisfied with the standards of my work and behaviour, and would like to thank you for the learning and opportunities that I enjoyed during my time here.

I have ensured that all my projects will be complete by 23 November and will endeavour to make the handover as smooth as possible. If there is anything else I can do, please let me know.

I wish you and the team all the best.


Kind regards

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Tom McDonald

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