16 August 2011
Letter of Resignation
It is with regret and sadness that I need to inform you that I am resigning from XXX. Due to a personal business endeavour and the everyday responsibilities and demands of being a single mother I feel that I am no longer able to offer you the full commitment, motivation and flexibility that is required for my position. Please be aware that this has been a very difficult decision for me to make but for the sake of self preservation it has been a necessary one.
I am thoroughly grateful for the time that I have spent at XXX and the opportunities that have been offered to me along the way. XXX offers a wonderful professional yet relaxed workplace and it has been extremely tough to decide to give up such a great position that is essentially ideal for me as a mum, but I feel that a decision between my business and this position had to be made. I have arrived at a point where I am giving neither 100% and am running myself ragged. I cannot continue to do both and have no time left for myself & for my daughter.
Essentially I could have gone either way with this decision but have chosen to see how far I can grow my business. I have worked tirelessly this past year growing it & I couldn’t bear to give it up easily. It has been a comfort working at XXX but it has come a time that I need to take a risk and they do say “life begins at the end of your comfort zone”.
I thank you profusely for employing me for the past few years I have appreciated every day. I will take away so much that I have learnt which includes answering a phone on reception (thanks Lyn) and how to touch type (thanks Glen).
Please take this as my official two (2) week notice with a finishing date of 26 August 2011. I am happy to complete my full two weeks unless you prefer I finish earlier.