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Old 09-07-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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What are one's thoughts on emailing your resignation letter to your manager? It is difficult to get a meeting with my manager if requested the same day. A lot of times she will push it off a few days.

I should hear about my job offer tomorrow and if I am accepted I will have to give two weeks notice. I thought if I can not meet with her before the end of the day when I request a meeting I would just email her my resignation (I am sure that will get her to meet with me! HAHA).
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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I would find an email to be tacky. If nothing else, type up a letter of resignation, put it in an envelope, and slide it under their door.
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:23 PM
 
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I would find an email to be tacky. If nothing else, type up a letter of resignation, put it in an envelope, and slide it under their door.
I agree with this if she had an office or worked on my floor. Unfortunately, she has a cubicle on a different floor with restricted access so I can go weeks without seeing her. In the email I would scan my original letter and state why I am emailing it instead of handing it in person. To clarify the email wasn't going to be my official resignation letter. I plan to type it up and attach it to the email. I was going to use email as the delivery method since I dont see her on a regular basis.

We actually have a group meeting tomorrow so I was hoping to have an answer before but it doesn't look like that will happen. When I give my notice I will try and stress that I need to see her that day and only use email as a last resort but knowing her that may be my only option. Ugh!I want to be professionally and definitely not come off as tacky
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Old 09-07-2016, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Emailing a resignation letter is fine. There is nothing magical about putting it on paper.
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Old 09-07-2016, 10:06 PM
 
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Email is fine, especially if it is your standard/typical form of communication with your boss. Keep it professional with a date about two weeks in the future that you will work through and a "please be assured that I will do all I can to assist in the smooth transfer of my responsibilities before leaving" type of comment.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Planet Telex
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Email is fine, its a lot better than not telling them at all.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Great Falls, VA
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Why not notify her via a phone call? Then it doesn't matter if you email the resignation letter.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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It's 2016. Email is fine if it's hard to get a face to face with your manager.
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