End of my comfort zone!

16 August 2011

Letter of Resignation

Dear XXX,

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.

Warm Regards,

Paula Stanley

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3 Responses to End of my comfort zone!

  1. Casey says:

    Good on you Paula. That really does take courage but failing to take that leap of faith is something you would have always regretted. You would always have wondered whether yoiu could have made it as a business owner or not, yet you will always know you could have continued in your comfort zone…
    Go forth and succeed!

  2. Pauline says:

    GOOD LUCK!!!!! I wish you all the best – it can be a rollercoaster ride so stick with it and you will achieve your dreams! : )

  3. Debra says:

    Hi Paula
    I’ve just followed the links from your FB page and it sounds like you’re a step ahead of me – I need to write one of these letters myself. It’s so hard to leave the comfort of a secure job (if any job is secure these days anyway), so I just wanted to say GOOD ON YOU and I doubt you’ll regret it!
    Debra Verrall