Resignation letter due to bad behaviour of boss sample (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to bad behaviour of boss sample.

Abusive Boss: Resignation Letter for Leaving Hostile Work Environment

A resignation letter due to an abusive boss can talk briefly about the reason for the resignation, but it needs to be very professional, and include the following:

  • Date 
  • Name of the supervisor or HR manager.
  • Some positives of your time
  • The reason for leaving (unsatisfactory conditions)
  • Briefly describe the issues 
  • Notice Period/Last day

Resignation letter due to bad behaviour of boss sample

A resignation letter due to bad behaviour of boss sample can be one of the hardest letters to write because it can be charged with many emotions such as anger, hate or sadness.

However, we need to keep into consideration that when we are resigning, our letter needs to reflect professionalism and respect, if not for your boss, for the company. 

No one prepares you for this type of scenario and in some cases, this is the last resort after trying to fix the situation.

Probably you have felt impotent and frustrated because there was no change after addressing the situation to your HR department or even your boss itself. 

Here are some examples on resignation letters due to bad behavior of boss.

However, there are many circumstances that can make you write this type of letter, keep it professional, formal, courteous and try to summarize the reason why you are resigning.

If you do not feel comfortable explaining some facts of the situation, you can opt to not give a specific reason but put it under the “personal reasons” category.

Sample 1

“Today’s Date

Manager Name

Company Name

Company Address

Dear Mr./Ms. Manager:

It is with reluctance that I submit this letter. Although my time with (company name) has been, on the whole, satisfying and productive, for quite a while now I have become less and less satisfied with the work situation. The direction of the company, the group in which I work, and the new targets and the methods of accomplishing them have made it increasingly difficult to feel I’m contributing enough.

Therefore, it is with regret that I ask you to accept this letter of resignation from (company name) effective (last day of work).


(Sign Here)

Your Name

cc: (people to be copied on the letter – HR Manager, Director, etc.)”

Sample 2

This type of resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss sample, sets a precedent against poor management conditions and an unsatisfied employee that feels undervalued.

“Experiences over the past several months convince me that I must resign from my position as counselor, effective no later than two weeks from today. When I was initially hired at Doe Corporation, I thought that this was a company believed, as I did, that the relationship between a company and its employees should be mutually beneficial. Poor wages, infrequent raises, uncompensated overtime, routine layoffs, and an excessive workload have convinced me otherwise. Therefore, I can no longer work for a company that clearly undervalues the worth of its employees.

I want to thank you, however, for being a wonderful supervisor. I appreciate the time you took to discuss my concerns with me. I know you did everything you could to improve our working conditions, but the fact that your efforts have been persistently ignored by upper management is indicative that things are not about to change in the near future. I sincerely hope that my resignation does not adversely reflect upon you in any way.

Two weeks should provide adequate time for me to complete my assignments. According to current policy, I suspect my duties will be assimilated in the usual way. Nonetheless, I will gladly ensure that my more difficult accounts are settled before I leave.”

Sample 3

“Regretfully I inform you that I must resign from my position as a counselor, effective immediately.

Three weeks ago, my supervisor informed me that a co-worker was criticizing my work. According to my superiors, she gained access to my personal files and work bins. She then alerted my supervisor and the office manager about my supposed violations of company policy and file errors. Although I may have erred unintentionally, I think it is inexcusable to allow another employee to rummage through my area without my consent. Your unwillingness to challenge this violation of my privacy makes it impossible for me to feel secure working at Doe Corporation any longer.

Because I have enjoyed working here up to this time, my decision to resign is not taken lightly. The work is both exciting and challenging. During my tenure I have gained important skills that will be useful in years to come.

I regret that these circumstances make it necessary for me to leave abruptly. In order to allow my successor to assume my duties without undue effort, however, I am leaving detailed instructions that explain each of my responsibilities in detail.”

Sample 4

“Dear Mr. Bill,

It is with sadness that I write this letter to inform you of my decision to resign my position as Office Administrator at the Cleveland Branch of Marvel Consultants effective two weeks from today. I’ve been in my position for six years and have enjoyed the job, the people I work with, and the consultants I support. If you check my file, you’ll see that for the first five years of my employment, I received excellent performance reviews.

It is the last year that has been difficult Ð the last year with a new Branch Manager. Unfortunately, the new manager has taken the polarizing, partisan, political positions so commonly fought about in the public forum and not only invited them into the office, but has stirred up disagreements and been insulting to employees who disagree with his position.

During this difficult time, and with another national election coming up, one would think the wise path would be to eliminate politics from the office. Instead, I have felt persecuted because of my political beliefs and challenged and forced to defend them.

As I said, I have enjoyed my job at Marvel Consultants. I’ve learned many things in my time here, including what makes a hostile work environment. Just the sense of relief I feel in writing this letter confirms that my resignation is the right move. Thank you for the mostly positive experience.


Barbara Ward”

If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, loneliness or any similar mental health issue then seeking help for it may be a good option.

Mental health issues such as depression, loneliness and anxiety can affect anyone of us.

If you are under 18 then CAMHS, an NHS run program may just be the answer for your mental health struggles.

You should look to see if you meet the CAMHS referral criteria and then fill in the CAMHS referral form.

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