April Fools Resignation Letter (+3 Samples)

This blog post is a guide to writing an April Fool’s Day resignation Letter. It also consists of three samples you can use for your reference.

Writing an April Fools Resignation Letter

Always keep in mind the following points when writing an April Fool’s Day resignation letter:

  • Ensure that your workspace allows for such pranks and jokes
  • Make it very clear towards the end of the letter that it is fake
  • Have a conversation with your manager to check if they are okay with the joke
  • Try to avoid this prank if your workplace does not encourage frivolity 

Sample 1:

“To whom it may concern

Let me start by saying that I have enjoyed my year here at (company name). I appreciate all the hard work and dedication my superiors have put into this office. My colleagues have been nothing but positive and supportive, thus making a great team to be around. 

Working at (company name) has been a genuine pleasure. As much as I would have liked to have provided a two-week notice, I have to let you know that this is an April fools joke and I sincerely apologize for the anxiety and heartbreak this may have caused. Have a nice day.


Your Name”

Sample 2:

“The first page of a two-page PDF attachment read:

 April 1, 2014


Dear [redacted]:

This letter is to inform you of my intention to leave my position as [redacted].  My last day at [redacted] will be May 2, 2014.

I have decided it is time to explore other avenues in the [redacted] industry and I have accepted a position elsewhere.  This was not an easy decision and took a lot of consideration.

Please be assured that I will do all I can to assist in the smooth transfer of my responsibilities before leaving.

I wish you and [redacted] the very best and I would like to thank you for having me as part of your team over the last three years.



 The second page read:

APRIL FOOLS’!  (Don’t kill or fire me – I just had to do this!)”

Sample 3:

“Dear (Manager name),

I would like to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Account Executive for the Smith Agency, effective today.

Thank you very much for the opportunities for professional and personal development that you have provided me during the last five years. I have enjoyed working for the agency and appreciate the support provided me during my tenure with the company.

If I can be of any help during this transition, please let me know. Oh wait, I seem to have forgotten to date this letter. Isn’t it April 1st?



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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you write a sassy resignation letter?

You should try to avoid writing a sassy resignation letter full of angry or sarcastic sentences as this may burn bridges with your workplace. Moreover, your letter will be added to your file so future employers may have access to it.

Is it unprofessional to write a prank resignation letter?

Yes, it is quite unprofessional as it may lead to colleagues not taking you seriously. You might even get into trouble for it.

Why is April Fools Day celebrated?

April Fool’s Day is an annual custom on 1 April consisting of practical jokes and hoaxes. The origins of this custom are unknown.


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