THE BEST RESIGNATION LETTER TO A BOSS – SAMPLES

The best resignation letter to a boss samples. How to write the best “resignation letter to a boss” samples, ideas and templates including a resignation letter to a great boss, poor boss or a bully boss template.

Curated by Mau, a Career Development advisor and marketer at eDigital.

THE BEST RESIGNATION LETTER TO A BOSS – SAMPLES

Are you stressed or cannot sleep properly thinking about how to say goodbye to the bigwig at your organisation?

You are not alone!

Thousands of marketers in fashion, food and alcohol, sports, art, travel and other growing industries are not sure how to write the best resignation letter to their bosses.

Especially if you have a boss who expects you to stay forever.

But we all know one certain thing:

The only constant in life is change”.

I did not invent that beautiful quote.

The pre-socratic philosopher: Heraclitus got his fame for it.

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THE BEST RESIGNATION LETTER TO A GREAT BOSS SAMPLE

Our best virtual assistants have discovered that people about to leave a job find it hard to write a great “goodbye” letter/email to their boss.

The task of officially letting your boss know you are finally leaving can be as scary as some of the best Netflix horror movies.

Writing a professional resignation letter to your boss is one of the most rewarding experiences and you can make it memorable to leave a great impression.

Before you jump to see some of the best “resignation letters to a boss” samples and templates, let me tell you a story.

Once I wanted to quit my marketing job to do comedy and travel but how will I travel and do comedy if I quit my job and money does not come in?

Can you see the issue I had?

I did not care, I was so ready for a new adventure that I carefully wrote a great resignation letter and then I travelled around 18 countries within a year.

The sad news: During that year of adventure travelling, I realised that full-time gigs in comedy and travel were not going to work out for me.

The good news: My previous boss wanted me back and offered me a better role with a salary increase.

I am sure the well-crafted and powerful resignation letter was appreciated and remembered.

Surely, that well-scripted resignation letter was part of what made my boss decide to offer me better conditions this time around.

THE BEST RESIGNATION LETTER TO A WONDERFUL BOSS SAMPLE

Hi [Name],

Since today is my final day here at [Company], I wanted to thank you and confirm how much I’ve enjoyed working with you.

I’ve learned so much from your guidance and experience over the past [length of time] and my time spent as a [job title] on this team has been such a valuable part of my career progression.

I wanted to thank you for all the practical advice offered to me that surely will be so useful for my next role.

My personal email is [email address]

My LinkedIn profile – in case you would like to connect – is [LinkedIn Profile URL]

Wishing the best to you and the [department] team!

All the best,

[Your Name]

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WHY PEOPLE ARE SAYING GOODBYE TO THEIR BOSSES

The workplace is meant to bring people together. But instead – in some cases – has become a source of division. ⁠For some, the workplace is an opportunity to re-establish boundaries between home and job and to see colleagues. For others, it means nothing but pointless travelling and heightened health risks. ⁠ But the bigwigs love to show off their seniority! and some employees are sick of that. Authoritarian or micro-management styles are making employees write “goodbye” emails to their bosses. 

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THE BEST RESIGNATION EMAIL TO A FANTASTIC BOSS TEMPLATE

Dear [BOSS NAME]

It has been an honour to be the [ROLE NAME] at [COMPANY NAME].

I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me to understand and feel the greatness of [COMPANY NAME]. You have supported me with every challenge of this role and have understood the critical and most challenging aspects when I was performing this role. Your passion, commitment and effort were so infectious and inspiring I will take them with me for my next role. 

I would not have achieved better results in this role without your support.

You have always treated me with great respect since the day you welcomed me to this company and I have fully appreciated it. The greatness of [COMPANY NAME] is in you and the team you manage.

Until the very last minute, your team have been treated me with great honour and honesty. And of course, I send my sincere gratitude to you and your team, for all your trust.

It has been a [TIME] full of emotions, of great moments, but not a single day has gone by without me stopping to think about how lucky I have been to work for this [COMPANY] with you and your professional and personal qualities.

You have always honoured the role you performed. 

Lastly, my personal email is [email address] and my LinkedIn profile – in case you would like to connect – is [LinkedIn Profile URL]

My best wishes always.

[YOUR NAME]

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THE BEST RESIGNATION MESSAGE TO A TOP BOSS EXAMPLE TEMPLATE

Hi [BOSS NAME]

This is one of the most difficult career decisions I have had to take. It’s been an amazing five-year journey, but after due consultation and extensive discussion with my family, I have decided it’s time for me to retire from XYZ.

It has been an eventful and memorable opportunity to serve XYZ with pride and passion and to contribute my quota to the development of our goals, the memories will stay with me for a long time and I’m immensely grateful.

It is now time to concentrate on ZZZ and give WWW the chance to learn and grow. I would love to thank you for supporting me and for your professionalism and team spirit.

Without you, I wouldn’t have achieved so much with this company.

[YOUR NAME]

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THE BEST RESIGNATION MESSAGE TO A TERRIBLE/HORRIBLE BOSS EXAMPLE TEMPLATE

With a horrible/terrible boss, you do not want to put more wood into the fire. The best is to be brief and concise in your resignation letter.

Hi [BOSS NAME]

This is to confirm my resignation from the XYZ position with [company name] to take effect on [date] which will be my last day at work. 

I am thankful for the opportunity to have supported your team and find attached the transition plan discussed.

Regards

[YOUR NAME]

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THE BEST RESIGNATION LETTER SAMPLE FOR A BULLY MANAGER

Hi [Name],

Since today is my last day at [COMPANY NAME] I would like to confirm how difficult was working with you.

I have consistently “gone the extra mile” to try to make a success of the role, as I believe in the product and services we offer. I have regularly worked well more than the hours for which I was paid which can be confirmed on the daily reports. 

I faced an unusually steep learning curve, largely without training or support, and have always been willing to accept your justified criticism while spending far too much of my time “firefighting” because of your errors or your constantly changing your mind. These frustrations were communicated to you many times as per meeting reports.

Nonetheless, you have disregarded my efforts and initial goodwill and have subjected me to a barrage of unjustifiable abuse. Your behaviour towards [Insert Name] and I on [Date] was particularly extreme, unprofessional and out of control, as you were shouting at us irrationally and relentlessly and left me shaking and feeling physically sick. I should have walked out at that point but I had enough regard for my responsibilities during that day.  However, I had the chance to reflect over the weekend and I am not prepared to accept any repeat of this.

You regularly try to humiliate me and other team members in front of customers and/or suppliers. You gossip about me and the other staff members, trying to play us off against each other. You have called me “stupid”, “slow”, “inefficient”. 

I have witnessed you subjecting my co-workers, [Insert Name] and [Insert Name], to the same treatment and I am aware that you have previously faced legal issues on similar grounds.

I can no longer accept your conduct which amounts to workplace bullying and is unacceptable. It makes it impossible for me to properly carry out my duties and is a breach, on your part, of the implied terms of the employment contract. 

Please take this, therefore, as my resignation with immediate effect. You are not entitled, in law, to insist on the contractual notice period in these circumstances and I am unwilling to work out my notice in such a toxic environment as it is affecting my health.

Regards,

[Your Full Name]

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THE BEST RESIGNATION LETTER TO A BOSS DUE TO BULLYING FROM A COLLEAGUE – SAMPLE TEMPLATE

Dear [Insert Name],

Please accept this letter as formal notification that I am resigning from my position as a [Your Position] at [Company Name].

Unfortunately, I do not feel that I can continue to work with [COLLEAGUE’S NAME]. As confirmed and notified in several meetings and email correspondence, I have found [her/his] behaviour too difficult to cope with.

I cannot see how anyone can learn and progress in this sick work environment. I would contend that [her/his] unreasonable behaviour I’ve experienced here constitutes a breach of the terms of my employment and therefore I am not obliged to serve any period of notice.

I would be grateful if you could arrange for the salary that I am owed up until today to be paid as soon as possible.

Regards,

[Your Name]

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THE BEST GOODBYE LETTER TO A NARCISSIST BOSS

Hello Faux Super Star!

Many times I stood by and watched you raise yourself by putting others down.

I saw you manipulate and control conversations, so you came out as a saviour.

Others had warned me, and others waited for me to see the light, but still, it took me a while to step outside of the situation and begin to get a glimpse into who you really are.

Once I realised what I had refused to acknowledge before, well, all hell broke loose.

Your need for admiration and your sense of entitlement worked well with my empathetic side. Looking back now, I can see all those conversations where I stroked your ego only helped strengthen your control.

I began to question your decisions and to challenge your “ideas.” I started to stand up to you when you put people down. When you wrongly blamed an individual for something and tried your damndest to convince the rest of the group you were right, I spoke up and told them otherwise.

It wasn’t long after those encounters that your narcissism became bullying.

I was never sure what type of person I was going to greet the next day and I was always ready to get your emails blaming me I had failed once again.

But still, I helped you and I was patient with you as much as I could.

Your ego did not stress me but saddened me.

The silent treatment when I challenged you, the lack of professional response to my emails and the belittling of my intelligence (when you finally had no choice but to talk to me) were all sufficient reasons to leave. 

It makes me sad that you still can’t let go and do not sincerely accept my departure and need to continue finding ways of showcasing your own importance.

Thanks for nothing. 

CONCLUSION

Apart from offering formal evidence of your departure from your existing job, a well-written resignation letter can help you detail the effective date of your resignation, the number of weeks’ notice you are required to give, the intended date of your last day at work and – more importantly – leave a memorable impression of your professionalism. 

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