For most of us, a day comes when we want to resign from our job and move on. There are good ways and not-so-good ways to resign. I cringe when I hear from people who tell me that they didn't need to give notice, it was okay to quit and walk out the door, but then wonder why their previous employer wouldn't give them a good reference.
Whenever possible, and I do understand that there can be difficult circumstances when you might need to just quit, it makes sense to leave your job as diplomatically as possible.
You're not going to gain anything other than a moment's satisfaction by telling your boss he or she is jerk or telling your co-workers that you can't stand them. Burning bridges isn't going to do anything other than hinder your future job search. Rather, take the time to be sure you're making the right decision, then resign gracefully and tactfully.
If you're not sure how to say good-bye these sample resignation letters, retirement letters, farewell letters to colleagues, along with information on how to write an appropriate letter will help you to professionally (and politely) move on to the next stage of your career.
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