I will be giving my 3 week notice next week from my position on a pedi unit where I have been for over 3 years. The problem is our manager. She has been very nasty to several nurses who have left and I don't need the stress of her wrath for the next 3 weeks. :angryfire Any suggestions on what to say in my letter of resignation? I am moving out of the area to be closer to family and the opportunities are better where I am moving. I already have a job paying more :hatparty: and the hospital is much nicer and modern.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Dec 20, '04
by llg, BSN, MSN, PhD
I think you should make your resignation letter very complimentary towards her and her unit. Emphasize that you are leaving the area for family reasons (no mention of a better job or more money) and that you really appreciate the great experience you had while working there. You might also hint that that, should you ever return to the area, you hope to be able to once again work for her. You might also say that you will recommend to anyone you encounter that may be moving there to work for her. That way, she may hesistate to treat you badly in the hopes that you may return one day and/or recommend her unit to prospective employees. Give her every reason to treat you nicely -- and don't use it as an opportunity to raise issues or complaints about the unit. Too many people make that mistake as they leave a place.
Last edit by llg on Dec 20, '04