Here is my letter of resignation from my current job.
After careful consideration, I’ve concluded that my core values, professional expertise and work ethic are not aligned with the dysfunctional organizational culture at XXXXX. Today I give you my official two week notice of resignation from the firm. All accrued vacation time can be paid out. This letter will also serve as my exit interview.
During my time here, there has been nothing but inconsistencies in leadership, or outright failure. This comes from upper management, and also from the colleagues with whom I share a “Manager’s Meeting” table. In my five plus years here, I’ve been shown nothing but professional denigration and belittlement. I was hired as a Coordinator, which means exactly nothing from a practicable and applicable standpoint. It means “do as you’re told, find the answers to critical problems where no one else can and accept our ineptitude and abuse for what it is. Here is your measly paycheck.” Taking this position was a professional setback only out performed by this weak economy. I’ve not only gone unsupported in trying to succeed in my role, but I’ve been blocked, stalled and ultimately hindered in that ability by leadership and colleague alike. Whether due to performance issues, or a complete lack of expertise in those individuals own field. In the firm’s attempt to get a Facilities Manager without giving the respect, title, compensation and support associated with managing, they’ve led themselves to this point. Spending valuable time discussing the merits of email responses that are simple replies to requests, goes to show that ego is more important at XXXX than results and expertise. This is only compounded by making the expert accountable to people who have absolutely no understanding of the projects, tasks and administration. Their only role in the endeavor is to “learn” and middleman information back to the supposed leadership.
On a related note, there is an overt sexism within the XXXX Office that is concerning. It is not a man’s job to perform manual labor, contrary to the atmosphere that is fostered within the “leadership”. Having “the guys” or XXXX to perform tasks that can and should be performed by any able-body within the organization on a needed basis, is downright appalling. Such reservation of tasks is yet another denigration to not only me as a professional , but to my sensibilities as a human.
In closing, I’d like to wish the firm luck in replacing my position with someone who matches or exceeds my level of expertise. Unfortunately, I think it’s quite unlikely that will occur without actually granting that individual the recognition, support, compensation and leadership they deserve.
Ice Cold MF'er.