Resignation letter due to lack of promotion (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter due to lack of promotion.

Resignation letter due to lack of promotion

A resignation letter due to lack of promotion is written when someone feels they are not being offered the kind of upward mobility they need, their company is not recognizing their contributions, or they feel are not being appreciated even though they have been top performers for the last 6 months or more. 

For some people, resigning means being offered a better salary elsewhere or being recognized due to their expertise by another company.

Also, sometimes what this type of letter does is generating a retention offer from your boss or the HR department to keep you within the company. 

Here are some scenarios related to lack of promotion and opportunities, as well as under-recognition or appreciation towards the job duties you perform in your role. 

Sample 1 resignation letter due to lack of promotion

“This letter is to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as a technical writer, effective in two weeks.

Again, I have been passed over for promotion. Despite sterling evaluations from my superiors, the challenges and rewards I seek from my employment do not appear to be forthcoming. It is, therefore, unconscionable for me to remain with a company that neither rewards my accomplishments nor recognizes my potential.

My frustration, however, does not diminish the fact that my friendships here have been a source of pleasure and satisfaction. I wish everyone the very best.

Because all my projects are complete and my assignments are up to date, my replacement should have little difficulty taking over my responsibilities. However, if any problems should arise, you may contact me at 555-5555, and I will be happy to respond to any questions you or my replacement may have.”


Sample 2 resignation letter due to lack of promotion

“This letter is to notify you of my intent to resign from my position as Assistant Personnel Supervisor. Please make my resignation effective as soon as a replacement is hired, but no later than the end of next month.

Although I enjoy my job tremendously, I am terribly disappointed that I received only a 2 percent salary increase this year. My evaluations have been consistently outstanding, but my salary does not appropriately reflect this fact. I live from paycheck to paycheck, so I require a moderate increase in order to meet escalating living expenses.

Despite my frustration, I will always be thankful for the opportunity I have had to improve my skills and gain additional experience. Undoubtedly, my responsibilities here have helped furnish me with the expertise required for the position I recently accepted with another company at a much higher salary.

Because several of my co-workers share the same responsibilities that I do, the transition should not be difficult. If there is anything I can do before I leave, please let me know.”

Sample 3 resignation letter due to lack of promotion

“[Recipients Name]

[Address line]

[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-

Dear [Recipients Name],

I am submitting this letter as a resignation from my job as the employee relations assistant that is to be put into effect immediately.

As you may know, I love my job, and I always do the best I can to ensure delivery with the best possible results for any and all projects that involve me. I consistently work hard, and I am very much involved and active in other company matters. However, I was very disappointed to learn that once again, I have not been selected as a candidate eligible for promotion. I feel like my work for the past years have earned me the right to move up at least a step in the company hierarchy. I am very frustrated that I am still in the very same position as when I entered the business one year ago.

Although I am very much hurt and disgruntled by these events, I would like to express my gratitude for all the things I have learned during my stay in the company and all the opportunities I have been afforded.

My replacement, as I was informed, shall be arriving next week, and I will be more than happy to help with the smooth transition of things.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]

[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] – Optional –

cc: [Name of copy recipient] – Optional -”

Sample 4 resignation letter due to lack of promotion

“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.”

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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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