Sample resignation letter due to lack of hours (Samples)

In this brief blog post, we will provide examples of sample resignation letter due to lack of hours.

Sample resignation letter due to lack of hours

The sample resignation letter due to lack of hours can be used when an employee feels they haven’t been scheduled to work or have been scheduled to work fewer hours than usual.

However, before considering resigning try talking to your boss and asking directly why this is happening since it could be related to a matter of attitude, job performance, among others.

However, be prepared for the feedback since it could be a matter of attitude, performance or any other related reason.

If after hearing the feedback you still consider it is not fair or enough then the following sample resignation letters due to lack of hours can be very useful.

Additionally, you can consider handing your resignation letter a couple of weeks before your last day of work and leaving the job on good terms so you can get a recommendation letter. 

Sample 1

“Dear Mr./Ms. Bossname

This notice serves as my resignation letter as (position) from (company), effective (date).

As we have previously discussed, I have not been scheduled for enough hours over the past (amount of time) in order to meet my living expenses. Since this has occurred consistently without indication of improvement, I must seek employment elsewhere.

Thank you for your understanding concerning this situation. I will be happy to train my replacement in order to facilitate a smooth transition.”

Sample 2

“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 3

“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 4

“Dear Ms. Jacob,

I am writing this letter to inform you of my resignation from my position as manager’s assistant at ABC Company. I regret to inform you that unfortunately I am resigning due to unsatisfactory work circumstances. My last day of work will be October 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from work. I would like to apologize in advance for any inconveniences that my resignation may cause to you, the rest of the staff, or ABC Company.

During my time at ABC Company, I have been repeatedly subjected to demands of extra hours of work, sometimes unpaid, sometimes overnight. Being an assistant, I felt that if I refused my job could be in jeopardy, so I strove to oblige at all times. This has led to a decline in my overall health. It is my hope that this letter may bring attention to this issue so that future employees may not go through the same demands. If you would like to discuss this with me further, please contact me at (555)-555-5555 or [email]

I am appreciative of the great experience I have earned while working at ABC Company and will miss the rest of the team members. I wish you and ABC Company every success and hope that conditions there can be improved for all parties. I hope you understand and appreciate your efforts.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Richards

Andrew J. Richards


ABC Company”

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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