Whether you have stressful issues in your personal life, an unpleasant work situation, or a sensitive medical issue, there may come a time when you wish to leave your job without broadcasting your reasons to the whole world. The most professional thing to do in this case is to send your boss a formal resignation letter due to personal reasons. This will put the official record on your file without requiring you to disclose your reasons.
Format and Content
When composing your letter, try to keep it formal yet gracious. You don’t want to burn any bridges, so even if the work environment has not always been great, keep your letter cordial and factual. The exact date of your resignation, your plans for transfer of responsibility, if applicable, and your contact information should all be a part of your resignation letter due to personal reasons format. As a professional, you should remember to appropriately sign and date the letter. You will see an example below that you can follow so you can get copies of your letter sent out to the managers as soon as possible.
If you do not plan to disclose your reasons for quitting a job, do not feel like you have nothing to say in your letter. For some good ideas, follow the example set forth in this resignation letter due to personal reasons sample from an employee who is giving her two weeks’ notice. She simply informs her employers in a concise and gracious manner that she is resigning due to personal reasons and gives the effective date as well as her regrets for the inconvenience and thanks for the positive aspects of the job.
I am sending you this letter to notify you that I will be resigning from my position as assistant at ABC Company due to personal reasons. My last day of work will be May 15, 2014, so please accept this letter as my official two weeks’ notice of resignation. I regret any inconvenience that my resignation may cause to you, the staff, or ABC Company and will do whatever I can to help facilitate a smooth transition for all parties involved.
During my final two weeks, I will be striving to either finish all of my projects or transfer them to the appropriate team member. If my assistance is needed in the selection and training of a replacement, I am willing to help in any way that I can. If further discussion is needed I can be reached via telephone at (555)-555-5555 or via email at [email] I appreciate your communication.
I am grateful for all of the valuable experience I have earned from working at ABC Company and will always look back fondly on the good times I had there. I wish you and ABC Company every success and hope our paths may cross again one day. Thank you for your understanding in this matter.
Marcia K. Peters