How to Quit Your Job Over Text Message
Quitting your job can be a daunting sentence to think of, let alone do. The thought of telling your boss face to face can be overwhelming, so it’s likely that the idea of quitting over text message might have crossed your mind. When it comes down to it though, quitting via text message isn’t the best option, but if you decide to go for it, here are some examples of how to do it:
Step 1: Be Respectful
It’s important to remain professional and respectful even if you know that you’re not coming back. You should start by addressing the recipient respectfully, that way it comes across as a polite resignation message.
Step 2: Explain the Reason
Explain why you’re leaving in the message, even if it’s not the main reason. It’s important to be clear and avoid making any derogatory statements; it’s more respectful and it looks better on your resume too.
Step 3: Give Notice
Let them know when your last day will be. Depending on the company, you might need to provide more than two weeks’ notice, so make sure to check this in advance.
Step 4: Express Your Appreciation
Remember to thank your employer for the opportunity and experience you gained from the job. This will help to soften the blow and show them that you appreciate the time you spent working for them.
Step 5: Provide Details
You should also provide your supervisor with additional details such as your contact information, a forwarding address, and any other relevant information. This will help make the transition process easier for them.
Here are some example scripts to get you started:
- Dear [supervisor], I am writing to inform you that I have decided to resign from my position at [company]. My last day of work will be [date]. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work for [company] and learn from all the amazing people here. I have loved every minute of it. If you need additional information from me, please do not hesitate to contact me. Take care.
- I am writing to inform you that I have decided to resign from my position at [company], effective [date]. I wanted to thank you for your support and guidance throughout my time here. I greatly appreciated the opportunity and all that I have learned. Please let me know if there is any additional information I can provide you. Thank you again.
- Dear [supervisor], I am writing to inform you of my resignation from my position at [company]. My last day will be [date]. I wanted to thank you for the opportunity that I had working at [company] and for all the support and guidance you provided. I have learned so much through my experience here and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity. I wish the company great success. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you require any additional information. Thank you.
While resigning your job over text message might seem like the easiest way to go about quitting your job, it’s important to remember to be respectful and professional in all communication. Following these steps and using the scripts as an example will help you to write a polite and considerate resignation message.