Published Feb 28, 2009
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UM Review RN, ASN, RN
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Angie O'Plasty, RN
I would go with the formal letter of resingation. The letter is for the company you work for, not your manager. I have in the passed given a formal letter of resingation and then later mailed a thank you card to my manager addressed to him. In the letter I thanked him for all he had done for me while working for him and told him how much I had learned while I was there. Not only do you remain professional for the company you now have opened a personal door to your manager to network with later. Side note if possible always get a letter of recommendation whenever you leave a company it's always good to have years later when looking for a new job. The people you worked with now may not be there when a new employer is checking for references.
Daytonite, BSN, RN
I was a manager and supervisor for some time. I also had and left many jobs. I know this is emotional for you, but let me put some rationality on this for you. One, maybe two, people are going to read this letter and then it goes in a file that may be kept for 5-10 years before the file is destroyed. I'm not being mean or unfeeling, but they don't care. The letter is a formality that merely proves that you met the facility's requirement that you gave your 2 week notice and followed facility policy. The less you put on paper, the better. Personnel changes. In 5 years, this manager may be gone and/or another job may open up at this place and you may want to go back to work there. Don't give them a reason not to hire you back. Keep a resignation letter simple, show that you followed facility policy when resigning and make sure it is dated. Some facilities want a reason you are quitting in the letter of resignation:
Keep a copy for your files. If you want to hash out your disappointment over not getting transferred to the day shift at the time you give your manager the letter, then do it then--verbally. But don't put a squabble between you and the manager on paper for everyone else to read about. If anyone does look at it, it makes you look like a problem employee. If she really wants you, she'll find a way to keep you on as an employee.
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