Resigning

#1
Can anyone point me at a reference with the correct format for a letter of resignation, please?

Thanks in advance.
 
#2
Depends on how you want to leave I suppose...

Would a change of unit help with retaining you?

msr
 
#4
RG,

No need to PVR from the TA, just put all your kit in a bin bag and launch it over the TAC fence. If you really want to prove a point, curl one off on the PSAOs/OCs/NRPS (delete as appropriate) desk and stick your MOD90 into it.

msr
 
#5
msr said:
RG,

No need to PVR from the TA, just put all your kit in a bin bag and launch it over the TAC fence. If you really want to prove a point, curl one off on the PSAOs/OCs/NRPS (delete as appropriate) desk and stick your MOD90 into it.

msr
I'm not sure they would understand. Is that a resignation request, or an expression of modernist bio-military art?

FF.
 
#6
FF,

Methinks you think too much...

The day my PSAO comes up to me and expresses a 'post-modernist' thought, I will eat my beret.

msr
 
#7
MSR,

But..but..that's not a biscuit ! :wink:

"No need to PVR from the TA" (Quote) Sorry, I didn't see the TA Forum tag only the thread name and I thought I'd offer how I got around it in '96.

RG
 
#9
polar said:
msr, stop drinking!!!

But ur change unit should be repeated .... SHOT 25
I should stop drinking?

msr
 
#10
Range_Gopher said:
MSR,

But..but..that's not a biscuit ! :wink:

"No need to PVR from the TA" (Quote) Sorry, I didn't see the TA Forum tag only the thread name and I thought I'd offer how I got around it in '96.

RG
RG,

The TA is a broad church ;) Do you fancy joining up again?

msr
 
#11
Bloomin Hell ! Do you work in my local Careers Office !

No, I can't.... I'm too busy in Sennelager helping out the local units.

But, never say never, thanks for the offer, I'm sure the RMP would love to have me back.....Not! I've heard the next intake is Nov 07, do you think they'll take bitter and twisted 42yr olds back on? RMP TA seems too hard for me, I couldn't keep up with all the Civvy Bill War Stories !

RG
 
#13
Oh yes! We take up to 43 now!!!

msr
 
#14
Ha Ha, well tough, I've quit once cos they really annoyed me and anyhow I'm having more fun helping now than arresting. I find I get less injuries that way and to bag it all no more availables. I'm sure all of my ex - colleagues will remember those!

But give you your due, you'd probably badger a hamster to death!

You keep on 'modding' and I'll stay away from 'plodding'.

RG
 
#15
Don't give in to them! I never understood the Regulars' inability to understand a letter if they didn't recognize the format. Many's the time only iron self discipline and a respect for my elders has prevented me from saying, 'But why didn't you just read what I'd written??'.

On the other hand, if you're dealing with people you respect, then this format worked for me:

Your address top right.
Address of the CO at RHQ below this, on LHS.
Date (day, month, year) below this, on RHS.
Sir

In caps, underlined, on LHS, RESIGNATION OF COMMISSION (or whatever position you hold)

1. I have the honour to inform you that, due to...(your own reasons), I wish to resign (your current rank or posting)(with effect from).

2. I should like to thank (whoever has helped you) in my service with (the unit).

(on RHS) I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant

(signature)

Name
Rank.

But that was 10 years ago, and the format may have changed slightly.
 
#17
angular said:
Don't give in to them! I never understood the Regulars' inability to understand a letter if they didn't recognize the format. Many's the time only iron self discipline and a respect for my elders has prevented me from saying, 'But why didn't you just read what I'd written??'.

On the other hand, if you're dealing with people you respect, then this format worked for me:

Your address top right.
Address of the CO at RHQ below this, on LHS.
Date (day, month, year) below this, on RHS.
Sir

In caps, underlined, on LHS, RESIGNATION OF COMMISSION (or whatever position you hold)

1. I have the honour to inform you that, due to...(your own reasons), I wish to resign (your current rank or posting)(with effect from).

2. I should like to thank (whoever has helped you) in my service with (the unit).

(on RHS) I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant

(signature)

Name
Rank.

But that was 10 years ago, and the format may have changed slightly.
It has, but JSP101 is always at hand:

http://defac.ac.uk/edw/eDW/JSP101_DWG_Version_1_0.pdf

(Pile of rubbish that it is, the Sandhurst Blues are much easier to understand)
 
#18
usmarox said:
Can anyone point me at a reference with the correct format for a letter of resignation, please?

Thanks in advance.
...aside from the banter of suspect packages on PSAO's desks (as inviting as that is) and semi retired MPs swanning about in Germany, perhaps you could enlighten us as to who, why and where (as much as you can/wish) and then we might be able to offer advice/direction.

It's invaluable to understand why you are leaving - are you young/old, OR/Commissioned, mobilisation weary/wary, fed up/overworked, how long have you been in and what's the primary reason for going - family/work?

etc
 
#19
Sorry guys - was being a drippy cnut after a rough day at work. Possibly I may have been a little hasty ;)

Have made some calls to other units...will see what transpires.
 
#20
Hi All,

USMAROX wrote;
Sorry guys - was being a drippy cnut after a rough day at work.
This wouldn't be a:

"We see you're in the TA, resign from it at once, or it'll be the worse for your career"-type-chat with your Boss, would it?

If so, I'm sympathetic.

Been there.

Didn't do that.

Best Regards,

b_flat
 
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