The one thing I’m good at is quitting. I can write a simple resignation letter in 2 minutes without ever thinking about it again.
The first step to wring your letter of resignation is actually having the balls to do it. Many of us feel stuck in a job we hate and will continue to live in misery. You really don’t have to. Get out your computer and start writing. Fortunately, my husband is a pretty stable person and the breadwinner and insurance carrier, so this makes it a lot easier for me to just throw in a 2 weeks notice whenever I feel like it. It’s not like I suck at my jobs it’s that the jobs aren’t worth my time and sanity for little pay.
Here’s a sample of what I really want to write most of the time.
Dear (HR, boss, whoever the letter needs to be addressed to)
Thank you so much for the opportunity to work at (place of employment). I thoroughly enjoyed working here but unfortunately I will no longer be able to continue my employment. My last day will be (2 weeks for now). Thanks again for everything.
See, less than two minutes.
You could add a little more detail if you want but it really isn’t necessary. You don’t want to add too much because then they might ask questions.
As a courtesy, I usually tell my boss in advance then send the email but you don’t have to do that. You can just throw a wrench in their day in the middle of a Wednesday without notice if you prefer.
I actually just counted all the jobs I’ve ever quit and it’s actually 27 not 37. Sorry to disappoint.
One day I’ll find something I love but as for now I guess I’ll stick to staying home with my four kids.