Temporary resignation letters (5 samples)

This blog post will show you samples of “temporary resignation letters.”

Writing a “temporary resignation letter”

When writing a “temporary resignation letter,” these are some of the things that you need to keep in mind.

  • Since temporary jobs often have a predetermined expiration date, it’s important to understand the terms of your employment. However, because the job isn’t permanent, it’s likely there’s more flexibility if you need to resign earlier than the agreed-upon date.
  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving the job 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. 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.
  • 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: “Temporary resignation letters”


[Your name]

[Phone number]

[Email address]

Dear [employer’s name],

I’m writing this letter as a notice of my formal resignation from my temporary role as [job title] at [company name]. While my contract states that I would work until [original date of departure], I plan to leave earlier than this stated date. My final day at [company name] is [new date of departure].

I’m submitting my resignation because [reason for resignation]. I appreciate your understanding. I’m grateful for all that I learned in my time at [company name]. Please let me know if there’s anything I can do during this transition.

All the best,

[Your name]”

Sample 2: “Temporary resignation letters”

“December 20, 2021

Whitney Smith

(973) 293-4849


Dear Mrs. Johnson,

As we spoke about earlier this week, this letter is my formal notice of resignation from my position as the temporary receptionist at Associated Market Strategies Inc. My employment was scheduled to end on February 27, 2022, but my new date of departure is January 30, 2022.

I have decided to return to school to earn an advanced degree, which is why I’m resigning in advance. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.

I greatly appreciate all that I’ve learned during my time at Associated Market Strategies Inc. Thank you for contributing to my professional development. If there is anything you need to me to do in the process of transition, please let me know. I’m willing to assist however I can.


Whitney Smith”

Sample 3: “Temporary resignation letters”

“Dear Ms. Garcia,

I am just writing to confirm my temporary resignation from my position as assistant manager at Smith Communications. As you may know, I am taking this leave in order to care for my ill grandmother, who does not have much time left according to her doctors. I will be spending this time keeping her comfortable until she passes. Once all of the arrangements have been completed, I will be able to return to work. My resignation comes into effect on December 15, 2014, so this letter is my two weeks’ notice of temporary resignation.

Since I still have a little time left at the office before I leave, I will put forth all efforts to either finish current projects or reassign them appropriately, in hopes that I can resume work with minimal inconvenience when I return. I hope that you will contact me at your convenience at (555)-555-5555 or [email] if you need to speak to me about any of these matters.

I know that taking this time away to care for my grandmother is in the best interest of all parties involved, though I regret causing any stress to the company. I look forward to making it up upon my return and wish Smith Communications continued success. Thank you for your patience and cooperation with me at this time.

Yours sincerely,

Carrie Hamilton

Carrie M. Hamilton

Assistant Manager

Smith Communications”

Sample 4: “Temporary resignation letters”

“Brady Kline


City, State, Zip Code

Sean Flahrety

Manager, Company Name

City, State, Zip Code

Dear Mr. Flahrety,

Please allow this letter to serve as official notice of my temporary resignation as chief dispatcher of Orion Corporation. As you and I have recently discussed, I have had several significant family issues arise in Ireland that I need to go attend to. I will be resigning as of September 15, 2014 and able to return to work on February 1, 2015.

During the next two weeks, I will make certain that all of my job duties are spread out among my staff. I am confident that Brian Holder can act as temporary supervisor in my absence. Brian is well aware of all of my job duties and is more than capable of keeping things running smoothly while I am gone. Brian also has my contact information in case he has any needs.

I do appreciate the option of temporary resignation to solve this problem. I definitely will do my best to keep Brian up to speed and also to make sure that I return to the company as soon as possible. You can reach me at 000-000-0000 or email me at email@email.com if you have any questions.

Sincerely Yours,

Gary T. O’Brien”

Sample 5: “Temporary resignation letters”

“Mr. A. Employee

1, My House

Any Street

This Town

PO57 3DE

1st January 2017

Mrs. A. Manager

The Company

Employment Street

That Town

PO57 3DE

Dear Sir/Madam, or by name (if you know it) or To Whom it May Concern,

I would like to resign from my role as Temporary (Job title).

In accordance with my terms and conditions I am giving you (how much notice and therefore my final day will be (name that date once you have worked out your notice).

I have enjoyed my time with (Name Company) and feel that being here on a temporary basis has taught me a lot and built upon my experience for which I am very grateful. I have now found a more permanent role to which I have accepted and to where I feel my career now lies.

I would like to thank you for the experience and opportunities you have given me during the (how long you have been there) and to wish you all the best for the company’s future.

Please forward my final pay slip and P45 to my address (as above or detail here where you would like it sending to). I understand that my final pay will include any holiday pay that I have not taken and any monies owing from this final months work.

Best Wishes.

Yours faithfully/sincerely”

Frequently Asked Questions: Writing a “temporary resignation letter”

How do I send immediate resignation?

“Dear [Mr./Ms./Mrs. Surname], I am writing to give my formal notice for immediate resignation from [company name] as of the [date of departure]. I sincerely apologize for not being able to provide notice, but due to [reason for leaving], I must resign immediately.”

How do I write a 1 day resignation letter?

“Dear [Mr./Mrs./Ms. Surname], I am writing to inform you that I am resigning immediately from [name of the company] as of [date of last day at the job]. Due to [reason for leaving], it is necessary for me to resign at once.”

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