my resignation letter

I've been thinking a lot about our talk on Friday. I appreciate your being candid and I hope you appreciate the same from me.

This weekend brought some bad news about a family member of mine being sick and possibly needing some serious care and attention from me and other family. In addition, I've been thinking hard about working for a company going through a lot of changes and serious overhauls over the next few months. While I think you are doing a great job and I hope the company prospers, truly, I don't think I can be a part of it. I need more stability and more certainty about what I am going to be doing over the next several months, in addition to the coming years. It pains me like hell, but you can consider this my resignation. I think I'm going to settle down, write some poetry, try to clean up my own act, and then see where I go from there.

If you'd like me to give two weeks notice I will be happy to work mailq for the next two weeks, but I think that's not your style. Let me know if this is something you'd prefer. I have no animosity towards Speakeasy, but as the company has grown it has been a worse and worse fit, and the meeting with you confirmed my suspicions that things were not okay from your side of it either. I'm not denying I've been a hassle to work with, I just ultimately thought I was trying to do things that were good for mail support and, resultingly, good for the company. I though I was working with the good graces of Ben and Deb and this may not have been true either and for that I am sorry.

So, I can't apologize enough, but while you have to look out for what's best for the company, I have to look out for what's best for me, and working in a smaller, less expansion-oriented workplace [or none at all] is what I have to do.

I'll leave my keys and whatnot with Nicolette and my desk is cleaned out. I've told John to mail my last paycheck home and I don't think I have anymore outstanding things that belong to Speakeasy. I'd like to keep my jessamyn account since I had it before I began working here, if that's okay. You can trust me to not mess with anything else I might or might not have access to.


resignation accepted

I did receive your letter, thank you. I accept your resignation and do not require your two week notice. I commend you for recognizing that your personal and professional paths were not in-line.

Thank you for your important contribution to Speakeasy, we will remember. Best of luck to you in all your pursuits.