Letter to Rescind Resignation (+5 Samples)

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This blog post will guide you on how to write a letter to rescind your resignation. You can also look at the sample letters here for tips.

Writing a Letter to Rescind Resignation

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When writing a letter to rescind your resignation, keep these important points in mind:

  • Address your boss and HR
  • Start with a retraction statement
  • Request to keep your job
  • Apologise for the inconvenience
  • Explain your reasoning
  • List the benefits of keeping you on
  • Discuss your plans
  • Close with thanks
  • Send it right away

Sample 1: Letter to Rescind Resignation

“Date of submission

Your name

Your title

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.

Sincerely,

Your name”

Sample 2: Letter to Rescind Resignation

“Dear [manager’s name],

I am writing to cancel my previous resignation letter, dated [date on resignation letter].

[If you’ve been convinced to stay]

Following our conversation, I’m happy to accept the new terms of employment we discussed.

[If you’ve changed your mind]

Due to a change of circumstances, I would like to remain in my position as [job name] at [company name].

Yours sincerely

[Your name]

[Your signature]”

Sample 3: Letter to Rescind Resignation

“Dear Mr. Smith,

I am sending this letter to rescind my resignation from my position as senior assistant at ABC Company, which I sent to you on May 15, 2014. My plans to move to another state have suddenly fallen through, so I would like to request that I may continue coming to work as usual. I truly hope that this causes no inconvenience to you or ABC Company and understand if this is no longer possible.

I hope that the integrity with which I worked at ABC Company will speak for itself in this situation. I would also like to remind you that I earned two employees of the month awards during my time at ABC Company and would strive to continue in excellence if I were to get my job back. If there is anything else that I can do, please let me know. I would love to hear from you via telephone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I look forward to getting in touch with you.

I have enjoyed my time working at ABC Company and truly hope that I will be able to continue on there. I look forward to seeing the rest of the team again and if not, I still wish them all every success. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Mary Anne Gleason (signature)

Mary Anne F. Gleason

Senior Assistant

ABC Company”

Sample 4: Letter to Rescind Resignation

“Dear John —

I’m writing this letter to retract my resignation. Circumstances have changed since I submitted my resignation. The reason for my resignation, if you recall, was a family health issue. Because the family member has since passed, I’d like to keep my employment intact.

I understand that these circumstances are not easy on the organization in terms of the required coordination. But I would love to be able to continue working here and waive the effective date of my last day of employment.

I’m happy to meet with you at your convenience and discuss this matter further.

Sincerely,

Sarah”

Sample 5: Letter to Rescind Resignation

“Jan. 12, 2021

James Patel

Marketing Manager

Patti O’Brien

Director of Marketing

Dear Patti,

I am writing this letter to rescind my previous statement, sent 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 honored 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.

Sincerely,

James Patel”

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FAQs (Letter to Rescind Resignation)

Can you reverse your resignation?

Generally, you cannot reverse a resignation once you hand in your letter. The only time this can be done is if the employer agrees.

What is it called when you take back your resignation?

Taking back your resignation is called rescinding, retracting, or withdrawing your resignation.

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