Burnout resignation letters(5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Burnout resignation letters.”

Writing a “Burnout resignation letter.”

When writing a “Burnout resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the organization and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:


[Address, zip code]

[Phone number]



[Immediate Supervisor]

I now inform you that I am resigning from my post of [abc] at [xyz company] after having worked here for [no.] years. My departure will be immediate, making [date] my last working day at the company.

At this point, I understand that my departure from the company is untimely. At the same time, I must do this now as I have been facing specific burnout issues due to the immense workload in recent months. Since it has started negatively impacting my mental health, I have decided to resign and take a break after discussing it with the rest of my family.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused by my sudden departure from the company and will be more than happy to help during the transition. I thank [xyz company] from the bottom of my heart for letting me be a part of such a reputed and esteemed organization for these many years.

Best regards,


Sample 2:

“Dear John —

This letter is my formal resignation from my position as Product Designer at Apple. Unfortunately, I don’t feel I’m equipped to handle the workload. I have a home newborn that has taken most of my time. And I’ve decided it’s best for both Apple and myself to resign from my position and seek part-time employment.

Thank you for this opportunity, and I will sincerely cherish all the time we had together. I appreciate the education I’ve received and the mentorship, and if it were not for my focus reshifting at home, I would continue with my position.

My final date of employment will be two weeks from today, August 19th, 2019.


John Smith”

Sample 3:

“Dear sir,

I’m writing to express my worry about the impact of my present duties on your organization.

I have worked for this company for five years as a Tender Coordinator. I’ve always been committed and dedicated to XYZ Company, and I’ve loved most of my experiences and the opportunity to form positive relationships with my coworkers.

However, I’ve been grappling with how to deal with workload concerns under extreme stress in recent months, which I find troubling. I am currently responsible for all responsibilities for the Medical and Disposable divisions, and all assignments and projects were completed on schedule.

I’d like you to be aware that, in the current circumstances, the workload is increasing by the day, and I’m feeling the strain from both departments. There are more duties daily than my average capacity and time to do them all, yet I can get everything done under pressure. 

Another problem I’d like to mention is that around 7 to 8 salespeople from both departments have requested that their quotations be completed simultaneously on the same day, which is impossible and difficult for me to handle.

I have faith in the firm to take this topic seriously and investigate it as soon as possible. This scenario has harmed my self-esteem and hindered my capacity to focus at work. 

I’d want to ask for your help, and I believe you’d be able to go into my performance reports and job history and find a solution to this situation.

Thank you,

Your’s faithfully,”

Frequently Asked Questions:

Should I quit if it is causing burnout?

Before quitting your job, it would be best to ask your employer to reduce the responsibility. If your grievances are not heard, you can then resign from the job. 

What are the signs of burnout?

Some of the signs that you are suffering from work burnout are:

  • Depression or anxiety.
  • Anger, irritability, or restlessness.
  • Feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated.
  • Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much.
  • Racing thoughts or constant worry.
  • Problems with your memory or concentration.

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