How much information should you give when resigning?

by Evil HR Lady on July 5, 2012

Dear Evil HR Lady,
I’ve been at my job for two years, and I make a great salary and love the company, but a year ago, my new boss joined and he is a micro manager/control freak and I know that he will never allow me to progress. Outside of that, I’ve been maintaining two apartments for the past year – one with my signficant other in NYC, and one close to my office in Philly.

I’ve decided that I would like to take the summer off to travel and then look for a job in Manhattan this fall. I realize taking time off is risky at my level – I have over 10 years of experience, but I’ve reached burnout and need to recharge. I’m planning to resign [at the] end of this week, and not sure if I should merely make it about location vs. I’m accustomed to having much more responsibility and a team underneath me, etc. that I’m not getting in my current role. I suppose, I could do a combination of the two. I should also note that I’m offering to give anywhere from 2-5 weeks of notice so my hope is to leave on good terms.

Any guidance here would be appreciated!

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Jay from Philly March 26, 2013 at 6:43 pm

If you can’t say anything nice at all, just write “Please accept this as my notice of resignation effective xx/xx/xxxx”. For the letter writer in the above post, moving to New York for love is the perfect explanation. It also provides a reason for leaving in future job interviews.


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