Email resignation?

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    I am about to resign effective immediately, however, I am in a completely different state and was considering emailing it to my manager. Normally I would not do that but family situations and circumstances are not allowing me to give it in person, also why it's immediately.

    Another option is have someone print it out and give it to the manager.
    I understand either way is obviously not ideal, but I am across the country.

    What shall I do?
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    Hmmm...you could email the resignation and explain that you are sending a formal copy in the mail as well...or perhaps pay to overnight the resignation letter. Good luck!
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    I think e-mailing is okay. I would copy HR and also call HR and your manager. I think it's also nice to give them a signed hard copy via mail (or in-person). In your case as you are far away --mail sounds like a good idea.
    Good luck!
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    I think e-mail is fine. You could even print it out, sign it, and fax it.
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    Definitely call and speak to the manager and HR, with the explanation that you are submiting a letter of resignation effective immediately. Ask if they prefer a faxed copy until the "permanent" copy arrives, or if an email is okay. I wish you well with the family issues and hang in there.
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    Do you think that your NM would consider a LOA for you instead of your having to resign completely?
    BluegrassRN, merlee, and systoly like this.
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    I'd call and talk to your manager and explain things: it may help to mitigate some of the damage done by resigning without notice. I would also get hard copies of the letter to them ASAP, even if it means ponying up for extra postage.

    Best of luck.
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    I would call to resign and then send an email. Every position I ever resigned from asked my for an email so that they had it in writing (after I resigned in person...but I lived in the same state). Granted it was a different industry, but I think the the same practice would suffice.
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    Thanks all for the input.

    I actually emailed to a friend and she is going to place a copy of it at work in the managers office.
    I will email it as well on Monday.
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    Call first, explain, then ask NM what she needs.. email, fax, mailed copy.. I would think most companies would like a fax as your signature would be on it.
    I had to do this once and you should know many companies will consider you not eligible for rehire.. so if NM is nice try to get her to give you a reference in writing..that way even if not eligible for rehire, you will still have a reference of your work there. Later on in life it may matter to you. Right now your family comes first but one day you may need this info. Also if you do not think you are going back...talk to any co-workers and get a letter from anyone willing to put in writing. People forget..life happens and then you could be left out in the cold.

    If you are eligible for FMLA.. fight for it..even if you know it will not last as long as you think you need right now....again things can change..
    Best of luck with your family situation.
    P_RN and janhetherington like this.


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