If you have been caught off guard by a conflict with someone in your workplace that has become so unpleasant your quality of work and personal life are affected, you may be thinking of resigning from your job. If this sounds like your situation, consider writing a formal letter of resignation due to conflict and sending it in to your employers to notify them of what is going on. Here is a quick guide to writing your letter in the most professional way possible under the circumstances.
Format and Content
Although you may be upset by the situation, you should still strive to write your letter as formally and factually as possible. Use your letterhead and proper grammar. A businesslike letter of resignation due to conflict format includes about three paragraphs, wherein you briefly summarize the situation, provide the effective date of resignation, add in any other important details and thank your employers for the job. You will especially want to keep a copy of the letter for your records due to the conflict, and make sure that both your boss and the HR department get copes as well.
Under these circumstances, you probably haven’t put too much thought into how you will write your letter. Looking at a letter of resignation due to conflict sample can give you an idea of how to state your intentions professionally. This example letter shows how one project manager remains professional in her writing even though she is in a tough spot. She remembers to include her contact details and signs and dates the letter in the appropriate section.
I am just writing this letter to let you know that I am resigning from my position as project manager at Smith Communications. As you may know, I have recently experienced an increase in conflict with some coworkers after being promoted to project manager. These conflicts have escalated to a point nearing harassment, which have caused me to believe that the best course of action is for me to resign. My last day of work will be May 8, 2014. I hope you understand.
I apologize for any inconvenience my resignation may cause to Smith Communications and am willing to discuss selecting a replacement or transferring responsibilities appropriately. If you need to get in touch with me regarding these matters, please call me at (555)-555-5555 or email me at [email] and I will return messages as quickly as I can.
I appreciate all of the cooperation and patience I have received from the managers as well as all of the great experience I earned during my time at Smith Communications. I regret to leave but know this is the best decision for all parties involved. I wish the company continued success and thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Kristen L. James