Leaving your job? It’s important to provide a written letter of resignation for several reasons.

While your company may not have an office “written intent to resign” policy, it is just more professional and courteous to provide a formal letter of resignation.

A written document allows you to extend your thanks for the opportunities your employer has provided, and to put your reason for leaving on record.

Most importantly, however, it creates a paper trail that shows you’ve given notice on a certain date, which can help prevent legal hiccups if there are issues processing your final paycheck or calculating your last day of benefits.

Here is an example of a (Philosophical Differences resignation) Resignation Letter:

Alexandra Smith
Smith Jones Company
123 Waterfront Drive

January 3, 2020

Dear Alexandra,

Please accept this as official notice of my resignation.

As you are aware, over the last twelve months, we have had many differences of opinion regarding best practices and goals for the Global project.

Unfortunately, it is clear to me that you and I will not be able to resolve our differences. Therefore, I feel that resigning is the best option for me and for the team.

My last day at Smith Jones Company will be January 3, 2020. I would like to meet with you in the next week or so to discuss the transition of my duties to my successor.

Most Sincerely, 


Javier Smith
123 Mockingbird Lane
Rochester, Michigan 48307

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