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Less than ideal circumstances resignation letter

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



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

[sign here]

Tom McDonald

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