Sample Resignation Letter for a Part-Time Job (+ Free Template) [2020]

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Resigning from a part-time job is similar to resigning from a full-time position. A manager, supervisor, or boss will replace job duties and responsibilities with another colleague or coworker (or potentially a new hire). And relieve the part-time worker of their duties after two weeks of a transition period.

Providing “proper notice” to the employer is important. This is usually a notice period of two weeks where the employee and employer can transfer all responsibilities. As well as ensure that incomplete projects or objectives have been moved forward for the company.

When resigning from a part-time position, it’s important to first speak with the manager and agree upon a few details. The first would be the end of the employment date or “final day.” The second would be the objectives the two colleagues would like to accomplish during the notice period. Once those have been agreed upon, the resigning employee should write a resignation letter or formal letter of resignation for the human resource department and current employer.

How to Quit a Part-Time Job

Here’s how to resign or “quit” from a part-time job:

  • Speak to the manager. Set a time early in the week during a time of day when the manager can address a management issue. This will ensure that the manager isn’t feeling overwhelmed trying to accomplish their work while addressing the resignation.
  • Inform the manager of the resignation. State the reason for the resignation (a new job, relocation, a full-time position, or a personal reason). This acts as a formal notification (or formal notice) of the resignation.
  • Agree upon the final day of employment. Agree upon the notice period and when the final day of employment will be.
  • Agree upon the goals for the notice period. Set goals for the notice period.
  • Write the resignation letter. Include the job title, final day of employment, and some details regarding the assistance being provided in the transition. Helping with the transition process will ensure that the resigning employee leaves the current job on “good terms.” Making the manager more willing to be a positive reference for future employment or write a recommendation letter.
  • Submit the letter to the manager and the human resources department.

If an employment contract is held for the part-time position, it may be necessary to refer to the details in the agreement regarding the resignation process. This may be a longer period of time required to transition out of the current position (longer than a “2-week notice”).

If unsure of how to handle the resignation process, it’s always best to refer to the employee handbook provided during training. There’s a “right way” and “wrong way” to resign. A short notice of resignation puts the employer in a difficult position. It’s always advised to offer a long transition period if possible.

On the final day of employment, the manager should offer to perform an exit interview. This provides the resigning employee with an opportunity to solicit feedback about the position.

Part-Time Job Resignation Letter Sample

Below is a sample resignation letter for a part-time position.

John Smith
[email protected]
888-888-8888
123 Road, St., New York NY 11121

June 1st, 2019

Company Inc.
Sarah Doe
[email protected]
Senior Management
123 Business Road, New York NY 11121

Dear Mrs. Doe —

This letter is to follow up on the conversation on March 1st, 2019, regarding my formal resignation. I’ve enjoyed working here and learning more about the technology industry. My reason for resigning is simply a new job opportunity where a full-time employment opportunity was presented.

We agreed upon a two week notice period, with the end employment date being March 14th, 2019.

I sincerely appreciate this opportunity and look forward to driving home results in the next two weeks that the team and company can be proud of.

Sincerely,
John

Part-Time Job Resignation Letter Template

Below is a formal resignation letter template for a part-time position.

[Your Name]
[Your Email]
[Your Phone Number]
[Your Address]

[Current Date]

[Company Name]
[Manager's Name]
[Manager's Email]
[Manager's Job Title]
[Manager's Address]

Dear [Manager’s Name] —

This letter is to follow up on the conversation on [Meeting Date] regarding my formal resignation. I’ve enjoyed working here and learning more about the [Company’s Industry]. My reason for resigning is simply a new job opportunity where a full-time employment opportunity was presented.

We agreed upon a two week notice period, with the end employment date being [End Employment Date].

I sincerely appreciate this opportunity and look forward to driving home results in the next two weeks that the team and company can be proud of.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

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