Best Resignation Letter Due to Job Dissatisfaction Sample (Unhappiness at Work)

When employees feel unhappy at work or have general job dissatisfaction, they might decide to resign from their job duties and job responsibilities. Before employees decide to resign (or “quit”) from their job duties due to job dissatisfaction, they should try to resolve the issue. Speaking with a manager or supervisor about the workplace issue should be the priority.

If the manager doesn’t seem open to resolving the workplace issue, it might be best to move onto a new job opportunity. To do this, the employee should speak with the manager about the desire to resign and provide “verbal notice” of the resignation.

In this meeting, the employee and supervisor should come to terms with a notice period. The notice period is the amount of time the employee is willing to provide the company with the transition of job duties. If the employee is truly unhappy with the workplace, they may decide to provide “no notice.” Meaning, the employee’s last day of unemployment will either be at the moment of submitting the resignation letter (the written notice) or the following business day.

If possible, choose to provide two weeks’ notice. And provide ample time for the employer to transfer job duties to a new hire or another colleague.

Resignation Letter Sample Due to Job Dissatisfaction

Below is a resignation letter informing an employer of the desire to resign due to job dissatisfaction.

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

June 1st, 2019

Apple, Inc.
Junior Johnson
[email protected]
Senior Management
123 Business Road, New York NY 11121

Dear Junior —

This letter acts as my formal resignation. My last day of employment will be August 9th, 2019. I’m resigning from my job duties as Product Designer at Apple, Inc.

I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to join them on this journey. And I’m sincerely grateful for allowing me to grow here. Unfortunately, I have learned that my passions don’t align with my work. And I feel that’s not serving my team well.

I’ve decided it is best to move onto a new opportunity. I hope we can stay in touch professionally and be a resource for one another in the future.

John Smith

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