Sample resignation letter Germany (6)

Sample resignation letter Germany

In this guide, we will see “Sample resignation letters in Germany” and some useful templates.

Sample resignation letter Germany

A sample resignation letter when working in Germany is very useful when you don’t really know what or how to write in your letter.

In Germany having a conversation with your boss or sending an email, resignation may not be valid or considered as an official resignation, so the best way to quit would be writing 

In addition, unless there are special contractual notice periods specified in your contract, the minimum statutory notice period the employee must give their employer is four weeks taking effect either on the 15th day or the end of the calendar month.

If you are unsure, before writing your letter talk to your boss or your HR department on how to proceed.

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  1. Sample resignation letter Germany (Family situation)

Example created with Documatica-forms.com:

“(Date)

John Doe

ABC

123 street

Dear Mr. Doe,

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Sales

representative.

As required by my employment contract, I am offering you 2 weeks’ notice, and as such

my last day of work will be May 17, 2020. I hope this will allow you sufficient time to

find a replacement. If you would like, I am more than willing to provide training and

orientation to the newcomer.

For the past while, I have been dealing with an ongoing family situation which has

been time-consuming and stressful. Although I have successfully balanced work and

family throughout my past work for ABC, I have made the decision to focus my energy

full time on my family at this time.

I assure you that I will complete any outstanding projects and business affairs before

my departure and that I will do the best I can to facilitate a smooth transition.

It has been a great learning experience working as part of your team and I wish you

and ABC nothing but success in the future.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Jones”

Here you can create your own letter and personalize it.

  1. Sample resignation letter Germany (stress at work)

Example created with Documatica-forms.com:

“Date

John Doe

ABC

123 street

Dear Mr. Doe,

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Sales

Representative.

As required by my employment contract, I am offering you 2 weeks’ notice, and as such

my last day of work will be (date you are resigning). I hope this will allow you sufficient time to

find a replacement. If you would like, I am more than willing to provide training and

orientation to the newcomer.

I have appreciated the opportunity to work for ABC and I value the experience and

skills I have gained here. However, I find I am no longer able to meet the increasing

pressure and expectations associated with my position.

I assure you that I will complete any outstanding projects and business affairs before

my departure, and that I will do the best I can to facilitate a smooth transition.

It has been a great learning experience working as part of your team and I wish you

and ABC nothing but success in the future.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Jones”

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  1. Sample resignation letter Germany (personality conflict with a colleague)

Example with Documatica-forms.com:

“Date

John Doe

ABC

123 street

Dear Mr. Doe,

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Sales

Representative.

As required by my employment contract, I am offering you 2 weeks’ notice, and as such

my last day of work will be May 17, 2020. I hope this will allow you sufficient time to

find a replacement. If you would like, I am more than willing to provide training and

orientation to the newcomer.

I have appreciated the opportunity to work for ABC and I value the experience and

skills I have gained here. However, I find that interactions with some of my colleagues

are causing me stress and are preventing me from completing my job duties to the

best of my abilities.

I assure you that I will complete any outstanding projects and business affairs before

my departure and that I will do the best I can to facilitate a smooth transition.

It has been a great learning experience working as part of your team and I wish you

and ABC nothing but success in the future.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Jones”

  1. Sample resignation letter Germany (1-week notice/unpaid wages)

Example from Documatica-forms.com:

“Date

John Doe

ABC

123 street

Dear Mr. Doe,

Please accept this letter as formal notice of my resignation from the position of Sales

Representative.

I understand that my notice period is 1 week, but I would like to leave my position

earlier. Therefore, I would like to request that you waive this notice period and relieve

me of my duties on or before _______________. I hope this will allow you sufficient

time to find a replacement. If you would like, I am more than willing to provide training

and orientation to the newcomer.

I have appreciated the opportunity to work for ABC and I value the experience and

skills I have gained here. However, due to the issue of my past unpaid wages, I can

no longer afford to continue my duties here.

I assure you that I will complete any outstanding projects and business affairs before

my departure and that I will do the best I can to facilitate a smooth transition.

It has been a great learning experience working as part of your team and I wish you

and ABC nothing but success in the future.

Sincerely,

Rebecca Jones”

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  1. Sample resignation letter Germany (standard template)

Example from roberthalf.com:

“(Current date)

Manager’s name

Company Name

Address

Dear (manager’s name),

Please accept this letter as formal notification of my resignation from (company name). My last day with the company will be (date).

Before I leave, I will ensure that all my projects are completed as far as possible, and I am happy to assist in any way to ensure a smooth handover to my replacement.

I would like to thank you for the opportunity to work at (company) for (years of service). During this time I have thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere within the team and will miss our interactions.

While I am excited by the new opportunities that I will be pursuing, I will always remember my time at (company name) with affection. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need further information after I leave, and I would be delighted if you stay in touch.

Kind regards,

(Your signature)

(Your printed name and contact information)”

  1. Sample resignation letter Germany (standard template)

Example fromformalletter.com:

“9/06/2013

Dear Ms. Smitten,

Referring to our previous conversation about my position at German Limited, I have decided to inform you that I resign as your Account Manager. It was not an easy decision to make, but I believe that is the right option for me and my future career plans in Brazil. This resignation is effective on Jun 22nd.

 Working for the Company broadened my views and perspective and I have really enjoyed every day working for German Limited. Thank you very much for the experience that you have given to me, especially for the work on the company’s project of expansion in Brazil, it really meant a lot for my future work as an Account Manager in that country.

I returned my parking ticket and ID to the doorman. Also, I left my new address to the logistic service in case you need to return something of my office materials. Please let me know if I should do anything else regarding my resignation.

If you have a problem finding a replacement for my job placement, I will be available at my Munich apartment until the end of June.

Sincerely,

Ricardo Marques,

[Signature]”

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Other sample resignation letters

Below are some of the other resignation letters we curated.

If you are looking for a job, you should also ideally start your job research on job websites such as Indeed.

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References 

Documatica-forms.com: “German Resignation Letter”

Half, R. (2018, Nov.) How to Write a Resignation Letter. Retrieved from roberthalf.com.

Formalletter.net: “Formal Letter Of Resignation Example Nr. 2”

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Daniela Paez

Daniela Paez is a Clinical Psychologist with an MSc. In Clinical Neuropsychology from Bangor University. She has vast experience in working with children with disabilities, adolescents and their families, in extreme conditions of poverty and vulnerability. Additionally, she owns a private practice where she provides neuropsychological evaluation for children and adults, and treatment for mood disorders, anxiety, couple therapy, among other conditions.