Resignation letter due to stressful work environment (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a Resignation letter due to stressful work environment.

Resignation letter due to stressful work environment

A resignation letter due to a stressful work environment has become quite common.

We all have stressful jobs and situations where we feel it starts to deteriorate our health.

Stress is considered one of the major factors why an employee decides to resign. 

This type of resignation letter is written under certain circumstances and it can be quite a sensitive topic among employers.

If you are writing this kind of letter, it is recommended to be short and to the point, honest and pointing out that you do not have any issues with the company but with the stress derived from your job duties, the workload or the number of hours. 

Companies in most cases will try to find a solution where the environment is safe and enjoyable for the employee but some others will accept your letter without even asking or proceeding to attend the issue you are experiencing causing the stressful work environment. 

Therefore, for the first type of companies, probably you will get solutions such as taking a leave of absence, moving to a different role, cutting your work hours or even suggest seeing a professional for additional help. 

Sample 1

“As we have discussed before, I’m having a difficult time handling the stress levels of this job. It’s starting to impact my health, and as such, I must tender my resignation.

As you know, this is an extremely high-stress environment. Despite my very best efforts, I am not able to continue with this degree of elevated anxiety any longer. As such, I’m giving you my two weeks notice.

After much careful thought, I have decided to resign my position. The stress of the work is having a negative impact on me and my family, and I now feel compelled to step back and reevaluate my long-term professional objectives.

Be prepared for a boss to try and keep you around – you’ll have to decide in advance if there are any incentives that will entice you to change your mind and stay. Regardless of your decision, take proactive steps to help you better manage your stress in the future. Your primary care physician is a good place to start.”

Sample 2

“This resignation letter example is written from the perspective of someone who has had a positive experience, wants to maintain a positive relationship and is thankful for the opportunity:


[Immediate Supervisor],

Please accept this letter as notice of my formal resignation from my position at [xyz company]. My last day of employment will be [date].

I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity three years ago. You saw my potential and provided the chance to learn from you and the team in ways that I could not envision and in ways that were unclear to me at the time. We’ve tackled many successful projects together, but my favorite was [project x]. That’s the project that showcased to me how much your mentorship expanded my [descriptive] expertise, and we had a lot of fun along the way. The time you spent teaching and challenging me has left a lasting impact on my career and development, and I’m grateful to have worked for you.

I wish you and everyone at [company] the best and look forward to staying in touch and helping in any way that I can — during and after this smooth transition. I’m reachable at [email] or [phone].



Sample 3

“Dear Ms. Sutherland,

I am writing this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my position as project director at ABC Company. The hours are too long and the deadlines are too short. I thought I would be able to handle these demands, but after working there for some time the stress has simply become too much and my health is beginning to show the signs. My last day of work will be July 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from ABC Company.

I would like to offer my apologies for any inconvenience this may cause to anyone at ABC Company. If I can be of any assistance in selecting a replacement to take over my duties, I would be happy to oblige. Please contact me via phone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] I look forward to discussing this with you further.

Although the work itself causes too much stress for me to handle, I will in fact regret leaving the great coworkers I have been privileged to work alongside. I wish them all every success and hope that our paths may cross again some day. I will continue to hold ABC Company in high regard but look forward to my future elsewhere. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Joseph Browning

Joseph A. Browning

Project Director

ABC Company”

Sample 4

“Greta Garland

65 Hamilton Lane

Tupelo, MS 54774

(000) 434-9874

g.garland @ email . com

March 10, 2019

Mr. Raymond Fox

Marketing Director

PIP Inc.

7 Post Avenue

Tupelo, MS 66321

Dear Mr. Fox:

I am writing this letter to inform you of my decision to resign from my position as Marketing Manager at PIP Inc. As per my contract terms, I am providing a 30 days’ notice of my intent to leave. April 10 will be my last working day.

Over the past few months, I have been extremely depressed due to a lot of reasons. Some personal and some work-related. This amalgamation has wreaked havoc on my mental and emotional health. In fact, it is threatening to affect my work. Given these points, I believe that it is in the best interest of both me and the company that I resign so that no harm is done on either side.

I am truly grateful to you for providing me with a chance to work at PIP Inc. and training me well to do the job. I hope that you can find a replacement for me soon so that I can provide assistance in training him or her before I leave.



Greta Garland”

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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