Resignation letter help!

  1. Hello everyone,

    I hope you can help me. I work flexi pool at a local hospitial. I have
    been diagnosed with dysautomia, which effects your whole nervous system. I have been asked to turn my resignation in or I will be terminated for health reasons.

    I do not know how to write the letter so it will not hurt me in the furture.
    My manager stated that at the end of the letter I could even put something
    like hopefully this will just be temporary and I will be open for employment
    with your facility in the future.

    Example: I am resigning in One Day Surgery due to health reasons.
    Then I go blank. Do I go into why I can't work on my feet 8+ hours a day
    without breaks, sometimes lunch, and not to mention the stress. My doctor
    has advised me to not be on my feet all day. I stay dehydrated so I have to drink water all day long 64oz +, and eat due to low sodium. If I don't my BP drops, and I start having other problems. Please help me write this letter so it will not hurt my future, but explain why I am having to leave.

    I am not trying to get out of working. I hope that there will be a job out there somewhere where I can get my strength back.

    Thank you,


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  3. by   Nurse Ratched
    (Disclaimer: this is a straightforward anwer to your question and is assuming you don't have a legal case for being terminated d/t a disability.)

    Dear XXXX,

    I am resigning effective x date due to health reasons. I hope to return in the future should my condition allow me to again perform the essential job functions. I enjoyed my time here and have appreciated the many professional growth opportunities (even if you haven't and there were none .)

    Thank you,

  4. by   Jolie
    It is never necessary (and rarely advisable) to state a reason for a resignation.

    I would recommend something like this, "I submit my resignation from my position as staff nurse in ICU, effective June 1, 2006. I thank you for the opportunity to serve in this position, and would welcome the opportunity to return to XYZ Hospital in the future."

    Best to you!
  5. by   Nurse Ratched
    FWIW: I like Jolie's better.
  6. by   suzy253
    I need to give them too much info. Good luck to you.
  7. by   peachycasper
    Thank you, Nurse Ratched,
    That was staight and to the point. I think it will be perfect, well maybe not the last line. But I appreciate it anyway.

  8. by   peachycasper
    Thank you, Jolie,

    This helps so much. I feel brain dead from trying to decide how to write just a few words. You have made something very simple that was taking me all day to master.

    Thank you again,

  9. by   peachycasper
    [quote=suzy253]I need to give them too much info. Good luck to you.

    Thanks for your info suzy253, your right too much info is not good.

  10. by   chellejoy
    please help me! Due to financial reason i need to resign. How can i say it in my resume? thanks a lot.