Sample resignation letter going back home (7)

In this guide, we will see Sample resignation letters when you are thinking about going back home for many different reasons.

In addition, there are some examples you can use to write your own letter if you don’t want to use any of the existing examples.

Sample resignation letter going back home

A sample resignation letter going back home could be useful if after your maternity leave you are planning to go back to your home town to live with or closer to your family, due to pregnancy, family reasons, school, relocating, found a new job or an internship back home, etc.

Moreover, you could actually be thinking of labeling it under “personal reasons” instead of letting your employer know you are “going back home”.

Just as you probably had to write a cover letter to get hired so now it is important to write a formal resignation letter to avoid burning bridges.

Make sure to check your contract to see if there is a period notice specified, but usually it is 2 weeks.

However, you may need to submit an immediate resignation because you need to attend to an urgent matter so make sure you let your employer know as soon as possible.

Step-by-step

The first step would be to state clearly your intention to leave the company. Include your job title and give an effective date.

Here is an example from writeexpress.com:

“Although I love my job here at Doe Corporation, present family circumstances force me to resign my position as Executive Secretary, effective on the last day of this month, May 31, 2019.”

Some example phrases include: 

  • after considerable thought, I have decided to
  • although I enjoy my position as
  • although I have enjoyed my work at
  • am offering notice so that
  • am offering my resignation as
  • an earlier departure would be more convenient

The second step would be to include the reason why you are leaving if you feel comfortable enough letting your employer know since it is optional.

Here is an example of how you could go about doing this:

“I am moving back to California to care for my mother. Her health is now rapidly failing, and I want to be near her. Some people have suggested that I bring her here to live with me, but since I left home I have wanted to move back to the San Francisco area and live in the old house where I grew up.”

The third step would be to thank your employer for the opportunity, here is are a few examples from writeexpress.com:

  • I want to thank you for all the help you have given me during the past few years. I felt very unsure of myself when I started here five years ago, but under your guidance and supervision, I have developed confidence and skill.
  • I appreciate the time you spent with me to make sure that I did my job properly.
  • The most enjoyable aspect of my job is the relationships I have developed here.

The fourth step could be to ask for a letter of recommendation or ask any questions you may have, offer any assistance in the transition process, and then you can close your letter with “best wishes” and sign it. 

Sample resignation letter going back home

Example from thebalancecareers.com:

“Albert Rodriguez

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345

555-555-5555

[email protected]

September 1, 2018

Blake Lee

Manager

Oak and Spruce Co.

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee:

I am writing to inform you that next month, I will be leaving Oak and Spruce Co. Unfortunately, family circumstances at this time require my full attention, and I have important issues to take care of, which leave me unable to fulfill my duties to the company.

I am very sorry to have caused any inconvenience, but please know that I will be available over the next month to assist with finding a replacement.

In addition, I will be sure that my responsibilities will be properly taken care of in the interim.

Thank you very much for understanding. I have had a positive experience working at Oak and Spruce Co. and I hope my leaving will not affect our relationship. Please let me know if you have any questions or if you think of any way I can help with the transition to a new Sales Manager.

Sincerely,

Albert Rodriguez (signature hard copy letter)

Albert Rodriguez”

Sample resignation letter going back home (personal reasons)

Example from thebalancecareers.com:

“Jennifer Lau

123 Main Street

Anytown, CA 12345

555-555-5555

[email protected]

August 1, 2018

Roger Lee

Sales Director

Atlantic Co.

123 Business Rd.

Business City, NY 54321

Dear Mr. Lee:

I am writing to inform you that I will be leaving Atlantic Co. in one month. Although I have so enjoyed working with you and working for the company, personal reasons necessitate that I vacate my position and focus on improving my situation at home.

My final day will be July 1st. Despite having to leave, I deeply appreciate the opportunities you’ve provided me with during my time as an Online Sales Manager. I am very grateful for all of your assistance along the way.

I will do whatever necessary to ensure a smooth transition after I move on. I have several team members in mind who I believe would be strong candidates for promotion to my position, or I would be happy to assist with the process of finding an external replacement. Please do not hesitate to be in touch about what I can do to help.

Once again, thank you so much for the opportunity to be a part of Atlantic Co. I do hope that we can stay in touch as business colleagues, and I look forward to working with you again in the future should the opportunity present itself. Many thanks for your understanding.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Lau (signature hard copy letter)

Jennifer Lau (typed name)”

Sample resignation letter going back home

Example from thebalancecareers.com:

“Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State Zip Code

Your Phone Number

Your Email

Date

Name

Title

Organization

Address

City, State Zip Code

Dear Mr./Ms. Last Name:

I regret to inform you that I will be leaving Bolt Inc. in two weeks. Due to unforeseen personal problems, I am no longer able to fulfill the responsibilities of my role, and I feel it is in the best interests of the company that I vacate the position.

I do hope that my leaving will not cause you or Bolt Inc. any inconvenience. Please do not hesitate to be in touch if you think there is any way I can assist with finding a replacement, or if there is anything I can do to make the transition smoother.

Thank you so much for understanding. Despite the personal troubles I am dealing with, I enjoyed working with you, and I appreciate my time at the company. I hope we will be able to stay in touch and I look forward to seeing how Bolt Inc. grows in the future.

Best,

Your Signature (hard copy letter)

Your Typed Name”

Sample resignation letter going back home

Example from greatsampleresume.com:

“Dear Ms. Baker,

I am sending this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my position as assistant manager at Smith Communications. With the many family priorities in my life, I have decided to step back from work in order to best care for my loved ones. My last day at work will be May 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation from Smith Communications. I hope you can understand.

I regret any inconvenience that my resignation may cause and am willing to do all in my power to help make this a smooth transition for everyone. If I can be of any assistance in training a replacement or transferring responsibility elsewhere, please do not hesitate to let me know. My phone number is (555)-555-5555 and my email address is [email] I look forward to hearing from you.

Although I will miss everyone at Smith Communications, I have put a lot of thought into this decision and have come to the conclusion that it will be best for all parties involved. I am grateful for all the valuable experience I have earned and hope that perhaps I may be able to come back some day. I appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter.

Yours sincerely,

Angelica Nelson

Angelica P. Nelson

Project Manager

Smith Communications”

Sample resignation letter going back home

Example from writeexpress.com:

“I regretfully submitted my resignation from my position as personnel director, effective two weeks from today. Although I love my job, my first priority is my family, and I have decided to stay home with my newborn child. When I first learned that I was pregnant, the resignation was the last thing on my mind. But, now that she is born, I find I lack the courage to leave her in the care of a stranger.

Your confidence in my abilities and genuine concern for my professional growth make this decision especially difficult. I will be forever grateful for the invaluable expertise I acquired while under your guidance. Also, the friendships I have developed here have helped make my years with the company successful and productive. My co-workers have been among the finest people I have ever known.

I highly regard your offer to reinstate me to my former position once I decide to reenter the job market; indeed, I can think of no company for which I would rather work.”

Sample resignation letter going back home

Example from writeexpress.com:

“I regret to inform you that I am resigning as an editor on January 15, 2019. These past eight months have been incredibly difficult as Jane and I have decided to end our marriage. I will have custody of the children and I cannot juggle the demands of this job and of my children full-time. I also need to be there for them to help them copewith the emotional difficulties they face.

Thank you for the terrific experience of being an editor for this paper. It’s been educational, enraging, entertaining, etc. Perhaps my mastery of alliteration will help me in finding a part-time position. More likely, a strong recommendation from Doe would be of more help. Would you mind writing me a letter of recommendation? Should any part-time editorial or writing positions become available, I would greatly appreciate bing considered for the job. Again, thank you for everything.”

Other sample resignation letters

Below are some of the other resignation letters we curated.

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References 

Greatsampleresume.com: “Resignation Letter Due to Family Reasons”

Writeexpress.com: “Resign For Family or Personal Reasons • Example Letters and Guide”

Doyle, A. (2020, Jan.) Resignation Letter for Family Reasons. Retrieved from thebalancecareers.com.

Doyle, A. (2019, Apr.) Resignation Letters for Personal Reasons. Retrieved from thebalancecareers.com.

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