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Feb 12, 2009 10:38 pm

In the event that I resign from my wirehouse and go to another protocal organization, what should my resignattion letter say?  I have been advised to keep it very short and sweet.

Feb 12, 2009 10:47 pm

The new firm might want to instruct you as to what the letter should say.

  I think mine said (years ago) I was resigning effective immediately, let them know I accepted a position elsewhere, listed the firm that I was going to.....and wished my manager well.     Good Luck.............  
Feb 12, 2009 10:54 pm

Dont say anthing except:

  I resign effective immediatly and this is where I am going.
Feb 12, 2009 11:01 pm

Just Google “Richard Nixon style resignation”.  On a second page, list your new contact information with address and phone number.

Feb 12, 2009 11:12 pm

If you are going to a protocol firm, there is a standard protocol resignation letter.  I would strongly suggest that you use that.

Feb 12, 2009 11:18 pm

here is something similar to what i remember writing:

  effective immediately i am resigning from xyz company to pursue other interests.   thanks for all of the opportunities that you gave me during my tenure.   it has been a pleasure to work with all of you, and i wish all of you the best.      sign and time stamp
Feb 12, 2009 11:27 pm

This is a stupid question, and I realize that, but why is it necessary to list your new contact info and the firm you are going to?  Is it any of their business?  Or is it just courteous to tell them how to get in touch with you if in fact they want to seek you out and mail you a fecalgram?

Feb 13, 2009 12:41 am

You want them to know, and they need to know when they release your license anyway.  Often you will also have cordial coworkers if you weren’t a prick that will advise people inquiring about you as to where you have gone. 

Feb 13, 2009 7:29 am

Just a heads up.  This may be obvious advise, but you would be amazed.  Don’t email it, it needs your signature, (faxes are okay) and you need the effective date. Short and sweet, is right.  The less info the better.  Effective immediately I wish to resign from xyz.  Let more than one member of management and HR know, to make sure it gets processed immediately. 

Feb 13, 2009 9:15 am

Ours stated that we were leaving and that the only information we were taking was consistant with the Protocol.  We also gave the name and contact info for our attorneys.

Feb 13, 2009 5:10 pm

i have a pdf of "Protocol for Broker Recruiting".  Anyone know how to cut-n-paste PDF here?  It has all the rules...

Feb 13, 2009 7:31 pm

When I left my wirehouse a few years ago, my new firm wrote the letter.  I just signed it and gave it to the branch manager on the way out the door.