In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to conflict with boss.
Resignation letter due to conflict with boss
A resignation letter due to conflict with your boss can make you feel afraid or scared and even unpleasant since being involved in a conflict with your boss in your workplace is not ideal.
However, trying to solve the conflict would be the best thing to do, if after talking things out the conflicts are still growing then you can consider leaving.
Still, giving official notice of your resignation is the way to go, since it speaks about your professionalism.
Even though you may feel upset about the current situation your resignation letter should stay formal and professional.
Although you can explain the reason why you are resigning, it should be kept brief.
Here are some examples of how you could start writing your resignation letter due to a conflict with your boss.
Sample 1 resignation letter due to conflict with boss
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Dear Recipient Name:
Please accept this as official notice of my resignation. As you know, over the last six months, we have had many differences of opinion regarding the processes, work assignments, and goals for the Main Street project. Our conflict has affected my ability to manage my team and has left me and many of my direct reports feeling uncertain about the future of the project. It is clear to me that you and I will not be able to resolve our differences. Therefore, I feel that resigning is the best option for me and for the team.
My last day at Company Name will be Date. I would be happy to meet with you at your convenience to discuss the transition of my duties to my successor.
Sample 2 resignation letter due to conflict with boss
“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 resignation letter due to conflict with boss
“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 resignation letter due to conflict with boss
“Please accept this letter as official notification of my intent to resign from my position as a counselor, effective two weeks from today.
Ever since Doe Corporation hired a new manager, I have been in turmoil. The relationship between employee and manager should be one of mutual respect and support. Instead, our current manager uses bullying and verbal abuse as a management style. Unfortunately, these tactics directly oppose my personal business philosophy, which advocates a more sensitive approach. Not only is it unconscionable for me to work in such a hostile environment, it is also physically and mentally debilitating to work under such stressful circumstances.
Resigning for these reasons is extremely disconcerting but, given the circumstances, I don’t feel I have much choice. Senior management does not seem troubled by John’s inappropriate behavior toward his employees and I, therefore, doubt that changes are imminent. These present difficulties do not negate the fact that I have derived much enjoyment in years past from my employment here. Also, the training I received here is superior to that of other companies. These considerations make this decision especially difficult. I sincerely hope to find another position as rewarding as this one has been.
Two weeks should be ample time for me to orient a replacement as well as to fulfill my obligations. If I can do anything else to facilitate an orderly transfer of duties, please let me know as soon as possible.”
Sample 5 resignation letter due to conflict with boss
“Jane E. Smith
New Parkland, CA 91010
Dear Ms. Smith,
This letter is to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Sales Lead at ABC Industries. As you are aware, there has been conflict between myself and my immediate supervisor, and this difficulty has yet to be resolved. Because of the continuing distress the continued conflict has caused me and the effect it has had on my work, I have elected to resign from my position effective one week from today, Friday, September 26, 2014. Please accept this correspondence as my formal one week’s resignation notice.
While I regret the circumstances under which I am leaving, I will work in the next week to ensure that my duties are completed and that no unfinished projects remain. I am willing to assist in making my departure as smooth as possible by helping to train my replacement if need be. Should you have any questions, you may reach me at (555) 555-5555 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will get back to you promptly.
I appreciate your cooperation and assistance in this matter, and I wish the staff at ABC Industries much future success. Thank you for your time and understanding during this conflict.
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Other sample resignation letters
Below are some of the other resignation letters we curated.
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.