By anniemonkat - 13/07/2015 06:22 - United States - Bucyrus
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A letter dating the last day of employment would have worked better. You don't have to speak with them, and its documented in writing.
I wrote a letter out stating my last day, explaining why I was leaving and thanking them for employing me for the last 11 months. It felt so nice to hand it to my manager that treated me like shit. He glanced at it and said "well, you can have today as your last day" although I had booked that day off, and it was payday the following day. I was more than glad, however it might've been easier if I just spoke to him.
At my last job when I gave my two weeks resignation letter, I went to do it in person. I gave my boss my letter but he gave it back to me and told me to send the letter through email.. so it really depends on the job and your boss's preference... but I do agree with you. Generally, always do it in person.
There is nothing wrong with a letter of resignation being sent via email. It is still documented and can be sent to all necessary parties at once (supervisor, GM, HR etc.) especially if it is a company that has its main office in another city. I have always brought a letter for my direct supervisor, and emailed the others. This way no way can deny that you gave notice.
OP here. Yes, a letter would have been better, but I was scheduled for a shift that I couldn't make it to, due to having two jobs and time was of the essence. If I called off of my shift, I was afraid I would be fired. Furthermore, they would not let me find someone else to cover my shift, believe me, I tried. The shifts would not have coincided if either place would give me a schedule. But they wouldn't. Work was also closed, so I couldn't go in person to explain. I gave as much notice to my manager as I possibly could by calling. I had no contact information other than the store's phone number that I found online. At the time of the phone call, I was TRYING to give my 2 weeks notice but the manager hung up before I could. Oh well.