Can you retract your resignation letter? (with samples)
This article will look at whether it is possible to retract a resignation letter, and samples of how to write a “retract my resignation letter.”
Can you retract your resignation letter?
Yes, you can rescind your resignation. However, it can be a tricky situation. In favourable circumstances, an employer may simply just dismiss your resignation and allow you to continue your employment as if you never filed your notice. Also, your employer can refuse your retracted resignation, so prepare yourself for that scenario if you can.
Some of the reasons may be that you had left the job to take care of a sick relative, but they have fully recovered. Another reason maybe you were going abroad and your Visa was cancelled.
When writing a “retract my resignation letter,” this is the best format to follow.
- The first step is to inform your employer to disregard your resignation. Apologize for any inconvenience caused.
- The next step is to tell your boss why you decided to continue working for the company. Ensure you have a good reason why you want to keep your job. It is up to your employer to decide whether they want to keep you in the company or let you go.
- Before drafting the letter, have a one-on-one meeting with your boss as it will be easier to explain the situation to them. It would be best to send the letter to your manager and human resource to keep a record of your retraction.
Sample 1: “Retract my resignation letter”
Sub: Apology Letter for Resignation
I am writing to you because I would like to formally apologize to you for my resignation letter. Last month (date) I submitted my resignation letter because I wanted to leave the job. However, after a month off work, I have come to realize that I don’t want to leave work because I forgot how much I enjoy the work. (show actual problem and situation). I forgot the reason why I was doing this and I lost my passion and my drive to continue. Over the last month, I have had a lot of time to myself and I have been doing some activities that have reminded me of why I was doing this in the first place and I feel that I have that drive and my passion back again.
If it is possible I would like to take that away and forget about it. I would like to continue to work here with all of my friends and workmates. I hope that you will give me a second chance and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Contact no and signature…”
Sample 2: “Retract my resignation letter”
Sub: Apology for Resignation Letter
I’m writing this letter to you so that I can apologize, that I resigned from the post of (Job designation) last (Date). I know the (Job position) is so much important and without any reason, I gave you the resignation. (show actual problem and situation). I want to continue my job, please accept my apology and give me my post back. I’ll be so much thankful to you.
Hoping for a positive response.
Contact no and signature…”
Sample 3: “Retract my resignation letter”
“Date of submission
Your supervisor’s name
Your supervisor’s title
Dear [supervisor’s name],
I am writing this letter to rescind my previous statement, sent on [date of submitting resignation letter], wherein I resigned my position as [job title]. I no longer want to resign and would like to request that I be allowed to keep working in my current role.
I understand the inconvenience that resignation can cause and believe that my commitment to the company can overcome this challenge. I originally decided to resign because [reason for resignation]. However, my life circumstances have changed and I am now able to continue working in this role because [reason for wanting to stay].
If you keep me on your team, I will continue to bring success to our team by [example of past achievement]. My current expertise in this role and industry connections can offer immense value. Despite my previous uncertainty, I can assure you that I plan to continue growing at [company]. Due to the change in my situation, I am now able to fully recommit to my role for the long term.
Thank you for considering my request to be reinstated as [position]. I appreciate the consideration and will fully support my team for as long as I am allowed.
Sample 4: “Retract my resignation letter”
“Jan. 12, 2021
Director of Marketing
I am writing this letter to rescind my previous statement, sent on Jan. 7, 2021, wherein I resigned from my position as marketing manager. I no longer want to resign and would like to request that I be allowed to keep working in my current role.
I apologize for the confusion and hope to be able to compensate for any inconvenience. I originally decided to resign to relocate with my wife for her job. However, her employer opened a local branch and I am now able to continue working in this role since we will be staying in the city.
If you keep me on your team, I will continue to bring success to our team by upholding my consistent 10% sales growth rate. Now that my family is certain we will be putting down roots in this city, I would be honoured to stay at Allied Marketing.
Thank you for considering my request to be reinstated as Marketing Manager. I appreciate the consideration and will fully support my team for as long as I am allowed.
Frequently Asked Questions: Can you retract your resignation letter?
When should you offer your resignation notice?
The minimum resignation notice time for most companies is one week. However, it is considered short notice; the best time to give your employer a resignation letter is two months before your last day of work.
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