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I need to quit my job via email... help please

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tiacxx

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#1
Hi..

I've decided that I can no longer return to work and I really need to quit due to it making my anxiety 10x worse and making me ill. I'm currently on sick leave until 20th February however I would just like to quit now and find another job. The problem is I can not step foot back in there, even the thought of it makes my stomach turn. I know that the most respectful/decent thing to do is to go in and speak to them and provide them with a written copy but I just can't I feel like crying just thinking about it as I'm so embarrassed and ashamed.

I'm going to have to email my boss explaining my situation and that I will not be returning to work, I just don't know where to start when it comes to writing it.

Please can anybody help me put something together or what to write?
 
burt tomato

burt tomato

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#2
It's fine. quit by email. Send it to your boss, and copy in HR.

If you want to be professional, write in a word document and attach it to the email.

Dear sir:

Please see letter as attached,

regards,
tiacxx
 
Hopefuloldie

Hopefuloldie

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#3
Hi..

I've decided that I can no longer return to work and I really need to quit due to it making my anxiety 10x worse and making me ill. I'm currently on sick leave until 20th February however I would just like to quit now and find another job. The problem is I can not step foot back in there, even the thought of it makes my stomach turn. I know that the most respectful/decent thing to do is to go in and speak to them and provide them with a written copy but I just can't I feel like crying just thinking about it as I'm so embarrassed and ashamed.

I'm going to have to email my boss explaining my situation and that I will not be returning to work, I just don't know where to start when it comes to writing it.

Please can anybody help me put something together or what to write?
Dear xxx

As you know, I have been signed off work due to my (anxiety? Depression?) until the 20th February. Having had time to reflect on my situation, I feel that it would be best for me to resign with immediate effect rather than attempt to return to work.

I am very sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you, but I wished to give you as much notice of my intention not to return as soon as possible.

I appreciate the time that I have spent working with you, and I hope that you will be happy to provide a basic reference for me when I am ready to seek alternative employment.

I would be grateful if you could send my final payslip and P45 to my home address (along with any other personal belongings at the office?).

Yours sincerely

I don't think you need any additional information beyond this. Pay-wise, remember that you may be owed any outstanding annual leave.

Wishing you the best of luck xx