How Not To Write Your Resignation Letter !
Are you considering quitting your job? If so, have you considered rationally the alternatives?
Most people leave a job because theyre fed up with their boss, sniping work colleagues, long boring hours, a job they hate or the lack of a future or prospects. If thats you, check out the prospects for your future, before handing in your resignation.
Also, make sure you check your facts.
In December 2006, the Guardian newspaper reported the story of Steve Moseley, a car salesman who told his boss to stick his job after misreading a lottery scratchcard. Thinking that he had just won Â£1 million, Steve, 36, danced on his desk, threw his money at colleagues and sent for celebratory champagne thinking he was now a millionaire. Just 45 minutes later his celebrations were cut embarrassingly short when he phoned the National Lotterys claim hotline and was told to take another look.
Most of us have dreamed of finally being able to vent our anger and pent-up frustration at our boss, but your resignation letter is not the place to do it!
However you may feel, your resignation is not the time to express your anger or disappointment with your role or with the company.
If you need cheering up and inspiration for ways NOT to write your resignation letter, visit http://content.monster.ie/career/resign/notto/ which is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. If youve thought of something dastardly and mean to do to your boss, this guy has thought of far worse!
So, the motto is rather be safe than sorry. Write a simple, formal resignation letter and youll have no need to worry when you suddenly find that you need a reference from your former employer.
After all, all those niggles and irritations will soon be history and youll most likely have forgotten them anyway.
About the Author
This article was submitted by Jen Carter
Jen has hired and said goodbye to a number of staff and work colleagues. You can download your free sample of a good resignation letter here.