Resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction (5 Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction.

Resignation Letter due to Unsatisfactory Work Circumstances

When writing a resignation letter due to unsatisfactory work circumstances, you need to include the following things: 

  • The date
  • Name of the manager or employer
  • Some good things about your time 
  • Reason for leaving in polite language 
  • Brief description of the problems
  • Notice period/last date 


Resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction

A resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction can be written when an employee does not find satisfaction in the workplace, their duties or colleagues.

This can be due to an individual factor, communication problems, issues with teamwork, lack of growth opportunities, being undervalued, poor management, salary conditions, among others.

As an employee, you have the right to let your employer know, so they can implement the necessary changes.

However, if after manifesting your dissatisfaction there is no change then considering resigning would be the best option.

It is recommended to keep the letter brief, state your reason appropriately, respectful and courteous. 

Here are some samples of resignation letters due to job dissatisfaction that you can adapt to your personal circumstances. 

Sample 1 resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction

“Let this letter serve you as my resignation from my post as [designation] in the company. I suffered a lot during the period I was serving in this company due to extreme dissatisfaction & discomfort. I was facing serious stress continuously in one form or the other. Since the time I have been promoted to work as the manager, I am unable to perform my duties well. I am extremely busy all the time in dealing multiple tasks together. I requested you several times to provide me with additional staff from the training department but every time you ignored my demands.

I am now exhausted with all this & want to leave the job immediately. It has badly affected my personal life as well since I am left with no time to spend with my family.

I hereby tender my resignation from the company. Thank you for giving me the chance to work with your firm.

Sincerely,

Your name”

Sample 2 resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction

“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).

Sincerely,

(Sign Here)

Your Name

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

Sample 3 resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction

“William Lee

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345

555-555-5555

[email protected]

September 1, 2018

Tyler Lau

Director, Human Resources

CLL Records

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr Lau,

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from CLL Records. Over the last few months, I have realized that I am just not a good fit for my position here. My final day of work will be September 30, 2018.

I feel that the company culture is not as I had expected, and the environment has been a difficult adjustment for me. I am so sorry for the inconvenience, and I thank you for your understanding. You have been very patient with me in this transitional time, but unfortunately I no longer think either of us are benefiting from my presence at CLL.

I am happy to help in any way necessary to alleviate this rocky time. Please let me know if you need anything; I am more than willing to assist with the transition. I wish you all the best and lots of success for CLL Records.

Sincerely,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

William Lee”

Sample 4 resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction

“I am sorry to inform you that I have decided to resign from my position as a computer programmer in order to seek a more rewarding position elsewhere. This resignation must become effective no later than two weeks from today’s date.

I have concluded that my contributions here are unrewarded and my ideas ignored. I have much to offer and feel frustrated that I am consistently passed over for special projects. It is important to me to work for a company that encourages creativity rather than restricts it. Although your compensation has been fair, you have been unable to provide other types of incentives that I need.

Nevertheless, my time here has not been wasted. I have gained experience and have honed my skills. I have worked with a dedicated group who has earned my respect and admiration. I sincerely wish co-workers well in their future endeavors.

Because you have indicated that my work is excellent, I would appreciate a positive recommendation from you should any prospective employers inquire about my qualifications. If you feel you are unable to satisfy this request, I would sincerely value an opportunity to discuss with you any reservations you may have.”

Sample 5 resignation letter due to job dissatisfaction

“Dear Ms. Jacob,

I am writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from my position as manager’s assistant at ABC Company. I regret to inform you that unfortunately I am resigning due to unsatisfactory work circumstances. My last day of work will be October 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from work. I would like to apologize in advance for any inconveniences that my resignation may cause to you, the rest of the staff, or ABC Company.

During my time at ABC Company, I have been repeatedly subjected to demands of extra hours of work, sometimes unpaid, sometimes overnight. Being an assistant, I felt that if I refused my job could be in jeopardy, so I strove to oblige at all times. This has led to a decline in my overall health. It is my hope that this letter may bring attention to this issue so that future employees may not go through the same demands. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email]

I am appreciative of the great experience I have earned while working at ABC Company and will miss the rest of the team members. I wish you and ABC Company every success and hope that conditions there can be improved for all parties. I hope you understand and appreciate your efforts.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Richards

Andrew J. Richards

Assistant

ABC Company”

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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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