Resigning from the work place where a person has been working for a long time is usually traumatic for the person. But sometimes due to unavoidable circumstances, a person has to resign from his job. Such a letter should be very concise and the reason for resignation should be clearly mentioned.
Here is a sample resignation letter:
1845, Birch Tree Lane,
Global HiTech Research and Development Centre
3rd July, 2010
Ref: Resignation from the post of Director
It is with a heavy heart that I am hereby tendering my resignation from the post of Director. The reason is that I have to relocate to Los Angeles. You are well aware that my father passed away last month. He had a successful business there. After his death there is no one to run his business. It is now my responsibility.
Thus it is of top priority that I go and take up the reins of his business. It will not be possible to work long distance. Hence I decision to resign from the job. It is with a sad heart that I am doing so. After working for so many years with this firm, I have a special attachment with all of you. I will surely miss the easy rapport that I had with all.
I request you to kindly issue me an experience certificate and my dues.