This is a hard letter to write but one of necessity. I am handing in my notice and would like to arrange a suitable handover.
It will come as no surprise ,that I have become increasingly unhappy within my work and need to be back in a penniless but creative environment. I have had four good years within the company and have thoroughly enjoyed my time. I believe I have made great progress and developed personally and professionally. I now wish to move on and excel in an environment where it is unacceptable to say ‘back of the net’ or ‘balls in the air’ with a straight face.
Between now and September, I believe I can transfer my role responsibilities between individuals within the department, ensuring my departure has minimal or no impact on the current projects. I feel now is a suitable time to leave a well paid job, what with rising food and fuel costs pushing inflation through the roof. Come to think of it, I might not have a roof as the impending recession leaves me unable to afford mortgage repayments. I will, almost certainly, be broke in six months time, living back with my parents and selling double glazing by a motorway roadside complex.
I can, however, recognise without a shadow of doubt that this is the right thing for me to do. I have not yet formally informed the Director and am asking your advice on the next course of action.
p.s. If anyone ever mentions data migration, mumbles bulls**t management speech and dares to ask me to reflect upon anything, I will not take responsibility for my actions. If certain management in this place develop any emotional intelligence and begin to act with even the slightest level of integrity please let me know, I would love to see that.
Unfortunately I feel I need to remove the p.s. and possibly tone down the sarcasm! But essentially that's it, I'm leaving. I am relieved, scared s**tless but happy! I have no new job, no real plans but unless I force myself into this situation I will continue to rot. And believe me, I will not smell good!