Resignation letter due to night shift (Samples)

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

Resignation letter due to night shift

A resignation letter due to night shift is written in many cases when this type of schedule creates conflicts with other activities you are developing during the day or if you were studying and finished your studies but now would like to change the schedule for a day shift or even cut down the hours. 

In addition, before submitting your resignation due to the night shift schedule you could try talking to your manager or boss to try to get a different schedule (when available) to avoid resigning but you could feel in some cases that resigning is the only option available. 

Here are some examples of how you could write your resignation letter due to night shift schedule conflicts or any other problems you may be having with this schedule.

Even more so, you could avoid saying it is related to having the night shift and present it as personal reasons.

Sample 1

“Mariana Rodriguez

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345


September 1, 2018

Annette Lee Director, Human Resources 

Mama Mia’s Ristorante 

123 Business Rd. 

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Ms. Lee,

Please accept this letter as my formal resignation from my waitress job at Mamma Mia’s Ristorante. I am resigning from my position due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict. As you know, I have worked at Mamma Mia’s evenings, and some weekends, in addition to working nine to five as a front desk receptionist at the Sarah Coleman Spa and Wellness Center.

My hours at the office have changed and it has become extremely difficult for me to get from one job to the other without being late. As you know, I have two children under the age of five and I also have to pick my children up from school. Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to maintain this demanding lifestyle, so I am forced to leave my job at the restaurant.

My last day will be July 15, 20XX.

I want you to know that I very much enjoyed my experience at Mamma Mia’s and I thank you for giving me the opportunity. I will miss my coworkers and superiors, who have become like family to me. You have a beautiful establishment and I will always look back fondly on the past two years I spent in your employ.

I sincerely apologize for any inconvenience my resignation may cause you and the rest of the staff. If you need any help finding a replacement, please let me know. I may be able to refer someone to you. Or, if you need me to pick up different shifts until my last day because you want to test my replacement, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for your understanding in this matter. I wish you continued success and I hope we can stay in touch.


Mariana Rodriguez”

Sample 2 (email)

“Subject Line: Notice of Resignation from [Your Name]

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

It is after much thought and soul-searching that I have decided that I must submit this resignation to you. Working part-time at Yvonne’s Boutique Fashions has been both a pleasure and a wonderful opportunity for me to learn the ropes of retail sales.

However, as you know, I have also been performing a management internship at T-mart as part of my college program. The program director has just changed our assigned shifts, which conflict with those I typically work at Yvonne’s. In the hope that this internship will translate into a full-time management role after graduation, I feel like it’s in my best interest to leave Yvonne’s in order to focus upon my internship.

My last day of work will be two weeks from now, on Month, Day, 20XX.

Thank you, so very much, for employing me three years ago and teaching me how to provide wonderful customer service to our clientele. The lessons I’ve learned about sales, personal communications, and merchandising have been invaluable. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help make your search for my replacement go smoothly; I am more than happy to train them in my current responsibilities before I leave.


Your Name

Your email address

Your phone number”

Sample 3

“To Stacy A. Ferguson

Manager, HR

New Parkland Medical Associates

New Parkland, CA 91010


Dear Ms. Ferguson,

I am writing to inform you that I will be resigning from my position as Office Assistant with the New Parkland Medical Association due to schedule conflict. As you are aware, I have been pursuing my Associate’s degree to become a Medical Assistant and am nearing the end of my studies. Unfortunately, the courses I need to complete my program are during my scheduled work hours and cannot be rearranged. Thus, my last day of employment will need to be September 26, 2014. Please consider this my official two weeks’ notice.

I am sorry for any inconvenience my resignation may cause. I am more than willing to assist in making the transition of my departure as smooth as possible. I can be reached at (555)555-5555 or should you have any questions.

I have enjoyed my time here at New Parkland Medical Associates and have learned so much that will help me in my future career. I hope that I can remain in touch with the wonderful staff here, and I wish everyone much success. Thank you for your attention.


Melanie Taylor

Office Assistant

New Parkland Medical Associates”

Sample 4

In some cases, what you can do is just write the letter without mentioning the reason “because I am working in the night shift” and change it for any other personal reason.

“Mr Brown

Managing Director

Company Services Pty Ltd

1 Company Street

Sydney NSW 2000

18th September 2019

Dear [Manager’s Name],

It is with regret that I am writing to you to offer my resignation from my position as [Job Title] at [Company Name] Pty Ltd, with my last day of employment being 16th October 2019 in accordance with the notice period in my contract of employment.

I am relocating to Melbourne with my family, and in the absence of an internal transfer, I will be seeking employment in a similar role when we arrive. It would be greatly appreciated if you would provide me with a written reference to assist me with my transition.

Please also note that I am prepared to assist with recruiting for and training my replacement prior to my leaving, and will ensure that all my work is completed and/or in a position to be handed over to ensure a smooth transition period.

I would like to take this time to thank you for the opportunity to work for Company Services and wish you and the company all the best.

Should you require anything further, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely,

John Smith

2 Home Road

Sydney NSW 2000”

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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