Resignation letter requesting bonus (4 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “Resignation letter asking for bonus.”

Writing a “resignation letter requesting bonus.”

An employee who resigns may be entitled to a bonus, depending on the terms of the bonus scheme. When writing a “resignation letter requesting for a bonus,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the position and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the Last Date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. Request your boss for a bonus.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Amy Davis

1234 Dragon’s Way

Tampa, FL 33601


March 6, 2021


1256 Tampa Dr.

Tampa, FL 33601

Dear Mrs. Godfrey,

It is with a heavy heart that I must immediately resign my position as Office Manager at Family Medical Practice due to a serious illness in my family.

I would love to request a bonus for my recent contributions to the company’s sales department. I exceeded my goal of 100 sales for the month by generating 302 sales. This figure is more than double the number of sales than any other of your other salespeople generated this month. To achieve this level of productivity, I logged over 50 extra unpaid hours of additional work. By exceeding the goal that the department set for me, I generated an extra $10,000 in revenue for the company, as you can see from the calculations that I’ve attached to this letter.

I’d also like to note that I’ve worked at this company for seven years. It was my first position in sales and the only one I’ve ever held. I’ve remained with the company because I enjoy the workplace culture and the mission it perpetuates. Throughout my time here, I’ve always arrived on time to schedule shifts, helped new employees understand their expected duties and accepted shifts when the company experienced staff shortages during busy periods.

I want to thank this time to thank you for all of the kindness you have shown myself and my family. I wanted you to know that I worked hard to take advantage of every opportunity you placed in front of me and I will never forget the way in which you made sure that I was always in a position to succeed. I am confident that the office will move forward just fine without me.

Thank you very much for your time and consideration.

Yours Truly,

[Handwritten signature]

Amy Davis”

Sample 2:

“Dear [name], 

I am writing to inform you of my resignation from my receptionist position with Baird Hotel. While I have enjoyed my time here, I have been offered an executive secretary position with a local firm. This upward career move will be beneficial for me and my family. My final day of work here will be April 28, 2015.

In view of my upcoming resignation, I wanted to spend some time highlighting my continued contribution to the company and my outstanding achievements from the past year. I know that you are aware that I [explain achievements that add great merit]. As I mentioned previously, I’d like to arrange a meeting to discuss a bonus payment for my performance this year. I believe my appraisal would be the ideal time to do this, so I will come prepared with documents, evidence and figures for your consideration. 

Please let me know how I can assist in making this transition as seamless as possible. I am happy to help train a replacement and intend to complete all outstanding projects before I go. Do not hesitate to reach out at 000-000-0000 should you require any additional assistance. I look forward to discussing this with you in more detail. 

Kind regards [name]”

Sample 3:

“Subject: Bonus Request

Dear Carrie,

I have been an employee of G.A.L. Corporation for 14 years. I have proudly served as the head accountant and made sure to meticulously watch the books. It has come to my attention that my salary is not sufficient for the amount of work that I am required to do.

Other positions with my work load are paying an average of $56,000 a year, while I am brining home $35,000. I know that this company cannot pay me a salary of this amount, but I am requesting a 20 percent bonus.

In my tenure with the company, I have helped through vigorous IRS audits and have always passed any reviews with flying colors. I have remained dedicated to the firm, even when there was a complete split back in [20xx] and entirely new administration took over. Dedication like this is not easy to find and therefore I feel my request is reasonable.

I look forward to speaking with you in person regarding this matter.


Tamara Green”

Sample 4:

“Dear Mr. Smith,

I am writing to request a bonus for my recent work in a project for the companies HR department. The billboards designed were done on my own time and to help resolve employee shortages.

By reviewing my personnel record, you will see that I am an hourly employee, not salary. I logged over 50 hours of extra work on this project, all of which I have not been reimbursed for.

While I don’t mind helping out a bit with projects and extra assignments, my hours have exceeded an acceptable amount of time to donate without payment.

Because of the shortages at the company, many people are working overtime and longer hours. I knew how import it was, to make sure that these signs were done, so HR can begin to promote our company at job fairs.

I know that salary employees don’t have a say, but I am hourly and I have not been compensated for all this extra time.

After working more than weeks’ worth of extra time to help the company out, I feel that I should be reimbursed. I have been with the company for a long time, 12 years to be exact.

I have never had a write-up, an occurrence or anything. I have devoted myself to this company and always made sure that the best interests of Carmichael Company was protected.

My normal salary is $1,050 a week, or $26.25 an hour. I worked an additional 10 hours over a normal workweek, and at time and a half, that would be $328.12. The materials I spent on this project were $798.29.

This includes signage, paints, paintbrushes and other misc. items. I am requesting a total of $2176.41 to cover my time and expenses. I look forward to discussing this with you soon. I can be reached by phone anytime at 755-895-5987.


Rachelle Hilton”

Frequently Asked Questions:

When you resign Do you get bonus?

Typically an employer will provide that, in order to be eligible for payment of a bonus, the employee must remain in employment on the payment date and also not be under notice of termination.

How do you write a resignation letter when you got a new job?

You can follow these tips to create an effective resignation letter:

  • Make a clear statement of resignation. 
  • Specify the last day of your employment. 
  • Provide a reason for your departure. 
  • Make a statement of gratitude. 
  • Detail your next steps. 
  • Offer to help.

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