Resignation letter unhappy with management (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of a resignation letter unhappy with management.

Resignation letter unhappy with management

A resignation letter unhappy with management can be written when the conditions at your company are not the best, especially related to management.

Hence, you may be considering a new job offer or looking for a new opportunity. 

The examples we will present include some details on why an employee finds current conditions unsatisfactory.

While it is your right to elaborate on the poor management problems that are causing dissatisfaction, it is not recommended to turn your letter into a complaint.

Your resignation letter unhappy with management should include elements such as the date you are writing the letter, the name of your manager/supervisor or recipient, few highlights about your time in the company, the reason for leaving, a brief description and the last day you will work for them. 

Sample 1

“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).


(Sign Here)

Your Name

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

Sample 2

“This letter serves as my resignation from the post [INSERT DESIGNATION] effective tomorrow. I am highly thankful to you for providing me with the best opportunities to work with your company. This place mended me both professionally and personally for what I will always stay loyal to the company and its confidential information.

I am quitting the job due to favoritism that I experienced while working here. I always tried to do my best whether it was a project or matter of maintaining conduct at the workplace.

But I am extremely grave for the recent injustice practiced by the management. After being appreciated several times for my hard work and professional attitude, I was completely ignored when it came to promotion. Everybody in the office was expecting it to be bestowed upon me but the discrimination ruled. Consequently, I must bid goodbye to the company.

Once again thank you for giving me the chance to work with a team of high professionals as yours.”

Sample 3

“This resignation letter example is written from the perspective of someone who has had a negative experience and wants to speak up. This option challenges the conventional wisdom of many career experts. However, nothing changes without some workplace courage. If you are okay with the potential for negative consequences, go ahead and stand for what you believe.

(Note: the basic resignation letter below focuses on a specific scenario that may not be relevant to you. When modifying this for use, you should update all the language in the template while keeping the tone and style similar to what’s below.)


[Address, including zip code]

[Phone number or email]


[Immediate Supervisor],

I am resigning from my position at [xyz company], effective [date].

One year ago, you took a chance on me, and I took a chance on the company. I appreciate that both sides took a risk on each other. While it’s tempting just to walk away, I feel obligated to explain my decision in hopes that it sparks positive change for the colleagues that I’m leaving behind.

I’m resigning because the company is using improper accounting to bolster its financial performance. In my initial memo to you dated [month, day, year], I outlined each accounting trick that is hiding losses the company is sustaining. In a subsequent meeting on [month, day, year] and attended by you, [name], and [name], we discussed each of the accounting issues in detail and decided to refer the matter to the company’s Vice President. On [month, day, year] a follow-up meeting was held and attended by the same group, the Vice President said the matter had been investigated and concluded that no changes would be made because we are an “aggressive company.” This is an outcome that I cannot accept.

The company’s business is built on trust. When its customers and employees find out about the true financial performance of the company, their trust will be destroyed and I expect the company will have to cease operations. This letter of resignation is my last effort to implore the company to correct its practices.

Thank you for the opportunity to be heard.



Sample 4

“If you are writing your letter strictly as a formality, you don’t need to say much more aside from the fact that you’re leaving, when your last day will be, and any other information your human resources department or manager asks you to include.


[Address, including zip code]

[Phone number or email]


[Immediate Supervisor],

Please accept this letter as a notice of my resignation. My last day of work will be [date]. I will make an effort to tie up any loose ends and inform you of outstanding projects before then.



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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