When an employee decides to leave his or her job, the typical course of action is to write a letter to the company to serve as two weeks’ notice. Whether troubles with the workplace, acceptance of another, time-sensitive job offer, medical needs or any other reason, there may sometimes be circumstances which demand you to leave your job immediately, without advance notice. In these cases, a letter should still be written as a courtesy, but it should be a no notice resignation letter.
Format and Content
Although circumstances demand your immediate exit, this will still be a professional business letter so type it up accordingly. A no notice resignation letter format should begin with a greeting and an apologetic yet brief summary of your intentions, any necessary details regarding unfinished work or transfer of responsibilities, a means of contact where you may be reached, and any other important information that may be relevant to the situation. Close with another sincere apology for the inconvenience that will be caused to your boss and the HR department, who should each receive their own copies of the letter.
Since you are in such a pinch, check out this no notice resignation letter sample from an employee to his employers. He lets them know that he will not be coming back to work and to let them know that he has already made arrangements for somebody to bring him his belongings and take over an unfinished project. He remembers to provide his contact details and send a copy to both his immediate supervisor and the head of the company’s human resources department.
123 Bluebird Lane
Columbus, OH 43266
Francine M. Burle
123 Red Rock Road
Columbus, OH 43266
June 1, 2014
Dear Ms. Burle,
I am writing this letter to inform you that, unfortunately, I will no longer be returning to work, effective immediately. I would like to extend my sincere apology for the lack of advance notice. I have recently received a job offer which I believe would help me to get closer to my ultimate career goals, and it is a time-sensitive offer which I must accept immediately. As my new job will be located in the state of Virginia, I must get my moving plans together as soon as possible. I sincerely regret any inconvenience that this may cause to the Smith Communications team.
I have already notified the rest of the team of the situation. Mr. Jameson will be bringing me my belongings from my desk as well as taking over the responsibility for my current project. I trust that he will do an excellent job on the project. I will miss the team and the Smith Communications environment but look forward to what the next stage of my career may bring.
Please let me know if any clarification is needed in this matter. I can be contacted by phone at (555)555-5555 or email at [email] Thank you for your consideration in this matter.
Joseph G. Lawson