Leaving a job isn’t just a matter of telling your boss you quit. It’s a stressful action for all involved, both you and your boss. Handle it carefully just as you’d handle any other business situation. Your actions here can give you a terrible reputation or can make friends for a lifetime.
Write a simple, brief resignation letter. As always, include no judgments and include only the absolutely necessary facts.
October 31, 2009
Dear Arthur Carlson,
I will be resigning my position as System Administrator II for Cincinnati Radio Holdings. My last day will be November 14, 2009.
Don’t explain your departure. Date the letter, print it, and sign it. Present it to your boss. Congratulations, you’ve just resigned.