Sad to leave resignation letters (4 samples)

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Page last updated: 1/10/2022

This blog post will show you samples of “sad to leave resignation letters.”

How to write a “sad to leave resignation letter”

When resigning from a job, it is always a good idea to leave on a positive note. Writing a resignation letter to your boss helps foster a peaceful transition. Also, thank your employer for the position. When writing a resignation letter, this is the best format to follow:

  • Regardless of your reasons for leaving your job, communicate your decision to your employer in a positive and polite way. Avoid complaints about the company, your manager or coworkers.
  • Start your letter with an introduction; a formal salutation, address the recipient by name and, if you prefer, use a standard greeting such as “Dear\ [First name],” or “Hello [First name].”
  • The next step is to tell your employer about leaving your job and the final work date. The standard notice period is two weeks; however, your company might have specific instruction around what your last date of work should be. Keep your letter short as the essential part of the letter is the Last date of your work. 
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period. A statement of gratitude, helps foster a peaceful transition.

Example: “I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from the best and grow as a designer. I will always cherish the experiences I had working with you and the team.”

  • You can choose to list any key information the recipient should be aware of regarding your transition. The last step is to end your letter with a departing statement such as “Sincerely,” or “Thank you,” and your name.

Sample 1: “Sad to leave resignation letters”

“Dear Ms. Garcia,

I am sadly writing to let you know that I am resigning from my position as project director at Smith Communications. As you may know, my health has been declining recently, and I have missed several meetings due to hospitalization. As sad as it makes me, I feel that stepping down is in the best interest of both myself and Smith Communications. My last day of work will be August 15, 2014, so please consider this letter to be my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from Smith Communications. I hope that you can understand.

I will be putting forth all possible effort over the next two weeks to reduce any inconvenience caused by my resignation. If I can be of any help in training a replacement to take over my duties, I would be more than happy to assist. Please contact me at your convenience via phone at (555)-555-5555 or email at [email] I hope I can look forward to hearing from you.

Working at Smith Communications has been a wonderful experience that I will never forget. I am very sad to leave the great staff and environment and wish everyone the best success. Thank you very much for your kindness and cooperation.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Wellman”

Sample 2: “Sad to leave resignation letters”

“Dear John —

There are countless reasons why I feel like I could stay with this company for the rest of my life. The incredible leadership, the opportunity for advancement, the sincerity, and care that goes into every single employee. And overall, the way that each colleague treats each other. This is one of the best companies I’ve ever had the chance to work with.

The need to move across the country is one that comes from following my partner and my spouse. I’m incredibly grateful for this opportunity, and I’m attaching my formal resignation letter to this email for both yourself and the human resources department.

Let me know how I can continue to help transition my job duties and responsibilities to another colleague. I look forward to putting this place of employment on my resume and having a future employer contact you, my now previous employer, to learn about all that we’ve done together.

Sincerely,

Patrick”

Sample 3: “Sad to leave resignation letters”

“My Fellow ABC Company Employees,

I wanted to let you all know that I have accepted another opportunity and my last day with ABC Company will be tomorrow, October 3.

While I am looking forward to the next steps in my career, I will deeply miss working with each of you. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with this company and am especially grateful to have met each of you.

If you have any questions regarding my accounts, please reach out to Mandy Jenkins, who is stepping into my role until the new account manager begins Nov. 1.

Please feel free to keep in touch. You can reach me at my personal email address j.weiss85@email.com or on my cell at 555-123-0045.

Thank you again, and best of luck in all your future endeavors!

Sincerely,

Jacob Weiss”

Sample 4: “Sad to leave resignation letters”

“June 1st, 2019

Company Inc.

Sarah Doe

sarah@company.com

Senior Management

123 Business Road, New York NY 11121

Dear John —

There are countless reasons why I feel like I could stay with this company for the rest of my life. The incredible leadership, the opportunity for advancement, the sincerity, and care that goes into every single employee. And overall, the way that each colleague treats each other. This is one of the best companies I’ve ever had the chance to work with. And there’s not a single complaint that I have. For me, this was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make.

It was a big decision, but I’ve decided to relocate. And due to that, I won’t be able to provide the amount of support to the company that I’m providing today. This isn’t about getting a “better job” or about finding a better team; there simply isn’t one. This is about following my spouse and supporting my partner.

I want to thank you for everything, sincerely. This opportunity has grown me in so many ways. And if it were not for this life situation and transition, I would be staying.

I’ll be here to transition my job duties and responsibilities to another colleague or new hire.

Sincerely,

Patrick”

Frequently Asked Questions: How to write a “sad to leave resignation letter.”

How do you write a letter of resignation to a director?

“Dear Sir/Madam, I hereby tender my resignation from the office of the Director of the Company Name Private Limited with immediate effect (or resignation date) and request that a notice of my resignation letter be given to the Registrar of Companies and the Board of Directors be informed at their next Board Meeting.”

How do you say goodbye to colleagues after resignation?

“I’m touching base with a bit of news for you. I’ll be leaving my position as [job title] here at [Company], and my last day will be [date]. I wanted to reach out to let you know that I’ve so enjoyed working with you during my time here. It’s been a true pleasure getting to know you better!”

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Citations

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/starting-new-job/heartfelt-resignation-letter
https://www.greatsampleresume.com/letters/business-letters/emotional-resignation