Resignation Letter Due to Bad Behaviour of Boss (5+Samples)

In this brief guide, we will look at some sample resignation letters due to the bad behavior of the boss.

Writing a resignation letter is hard enough, but writing a resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss, that is harder.

Deciding to leave your employer is hard enough anyway, but hopefully, some of these tips given below may be helpful and the resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss samples we have included may provide a starting ground.

Tips for writing a resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss

A resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss must contain the following elements:

  • The date 
  • Name and address of supervisor or manager
  • A few good highlights of your time
  • Reason for leaving 
  • A brief description of the issue(s)
  • Notice period/last day of work
  • Contact information and offer to help with the transition

Resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss: Sample 1

This sample resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss keeps the complaints private and instead writes good things because they want to maintain a positive relationship, which is a good idea considering the problematic economy and uncertain times.


[Immediate Supervisor name and address],

“Dear employer, 

Please accept this letter as notice of my formal resignation from my position at [xyz company]. My last day of employment will be [date].

I want to thank you for providing me with this opportunity three years ago. You saw my potential and provided the chance to learn from you and the team in ways that I could not envision and in ways that were unclear to me at the time. We’ve tackled many successful projects together, but my favorite was [project x]. That’s the project that showcased to me how much your mentorship expanded my [descriptive] expertise, and we had a lot of fun along the way. The time you spent teaching and challenging me has left a lasting impact on my career and development, and I’m grateful to have worked for you.

I wish you and everyone at [company] the best and look forward to staying in touch and helping in any way that I can — during and after this smooth transition. I’m reachable at [email] or [phone].


(Your name)”

Resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss: Sample 2

This resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss explains what the problem is but does not name any names, which is a good thing one might choose to do even if they want to speak up.

While this resignation letter sample goes against the conventional wisdom of many career experts, it may sometimes be necessary in serious cases when serious damage seems imminent.

While this sample of resignation letter due to bad behavior of the boss focuses on a specific scenario you can update all the language in the template but maintain the same tone or style, if that helps you.


[Address, including zip code]

[Phone number or email]


[Immediate Supervisor],

I am resigning from my position at [xyz company], effective [date].”

“One year ago, you took a chance on me, and I took a chance on the company. I appreciate that both sides took a risk on each other. While it’s tempting just to walk away, I feel obligated to explain my decision in hopes that it sparks positive change for the colleagues that I’m leaving behind.

I’m resigning because the company is using improper accounting to bolster its financial performance. In my initial memo to you dated [month, day, year], I outlined each accounting trick that is hiding losses the company is sustaining. In a subsequent meeting on [month, day, year] and attended by you, [name], and [name], we discussed each of the accounting issues in detail and decided to refer the matter to the company’s Vice President. On [month, day, year] a follow-up meeting was held and attended by the same group, the Vice President said the matter had been investigated and concluded that no changes would be made because we are an “aggressive company.” This is an outcome that I cannot accept.

The company’s business is built on trust. When its customers and employees find out about the true financial performance of the company, their trust will be destroyed and I expect the company will have to cease operations. This letter of resignation is my last effort to implore the company to correct its practices.

Thank you for the opportunity to be heard.”



Resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss: Sample 3

This sample resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss focuses on making out exactly what the problem is and obviously since this letter won’t be sent to the person that the complaint is about, it is addressed to the Human Resources team or representative, which is something you may also choose to do.



Subject: Resignation Letter


Dear HR Representative,”

“I am writing this letter to resign from my post [INSERT DESIGNATION] from the company [INSERT NAME] effective [INSERT DATE]. I had a great experience in this company and learned a lot in every regard. I want to thank the management for trusting me for being capable of this post but there are certain factors that made me leave the job immediately.

A boss in any firm or institute is the key part to uphold the environment at the workplace; constructive or destructive, both. If a boss himself is unprofessional and unethical then how could the subordinates be submissive to him?

I tolerated the same situation for a long time, but now it became impossible for me to take it anymore. My supervisor was an extremely rude person for which I complained to you many times, but you never showed any concern. He becomes abusive over trifles which is intolerable no matter what.

I tried hard to keep up working here but his unceasing misbehavior and constant mum from authorities on this issue encouraged me to take the final decision.”

“Kind regards,

Your name


Resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss: Sample 4

In this resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss, the person uses somewhat vague terms, so that they may get the points across but at the same time don’t offend anyone either.

“Today’s Date

Manager Name

Company Name

Company Address”

“Dear Mr./Ms. Manager:

It is with reluctance that I submit this letter. Although my time with (company name) has been, on the whole, satisfying and productive, for quite a while now I have become less and less satisfied with the work situation. The direction of the company, the group in which I work, and the new targets and the methods of accomplishing them have made it increasingly difficult to feel I’m contributing enough.

Therefore, it is with regret that I ask you to accept this letter of resignation from (company name) effective (last day of work).”


(Sign Here)

Your Name

cc: (people to be copied on the letter – HR Manager, Director, etc.)”

Resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss: Sample 5

This sample resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss is also a great way to approach the problem, as it mentions what the problems were and why the person is resigning.

As with the other letters that are written due to the bad behavior of the boss, this is also addressed to the representative of the Human resources.





HR Name

HR Manager


“Subject: Resignation Letter for Misconduct and Misbehavior”

“Dear (salutation),

I would like to submit my resignation letter from the post of (Position) with Goldsmith Health Products Ltd.

Please be informed that the reason for resigning from my job is the misconduct of Mr. Robin Johnson. His behavior at work towards work is very rude. He has mentioned to me many times that the company doesn’t need employees like me and I am free to leave the organization. Not only this, he created circumstances for me because of which I am compelled to resign from my job.

I request you to please accept my resignation letter and consider my notice period of one month from today. Kindly clear all my dues.”

“Thanking you

Yours sincerely,


Resignation letter due to bad behavior of boss: Sample 6

This resignation letter due to the bad behavior of the boss is likely a very atypical and personalized one and is only being included to provide a sense of how detailed a letter that comes from a place of displeasure can be.

While this may not be a template you may use, this can still act as motivation if you are toying with the idea of getting out of a job that causes you too much stress because your boss is not a nice person, and hopefully you may move to a better one.

“Dear (HR Representative)

After careful thought and consideration, I have concluded that my core values are not aligned with the dysfunctional organizational culture at [redacted]. It is time to move on to maintain my health, sanity, and overall happiness.”

“This letter is to officially inform you that I resign from my position as Senior Recruiter, effective immediately.  This letter also serves as my exit interview.”

“During my fourth and final interview for the position, [redacted], VP of HR, asked me what I needed to be successful. I replied, “clear direction and strong leadership.”

“I received neither.

Originally, I believed the biggest challenge at [redacted] would stem from a lack of systems. However, I quickly realized that inflated egos, office politics, and administrative incompetence would prove to be bigger obstacles. These dynamics are not conducive to innovation and productivity.”

“Due to ambiguous policies and procedures and the inconsistent application and enforcement of both, I was deprived of fair and equitable treatment. I did not receive fair pay for the work I was held accountable for, even after three requests for a reevaluation of the job title and description against what was actually required out of the position. Additionally, I have been reprimanded for fabricated, unsubstantiated claims regarding my performance and behavior. I hardly think that a statement from one person constitutes a fair and thorough investigation.”

“Fortunately for me, I know my worth and I am very well aware of the value I bring to a team. I refuse to settle for any form of disrespect or maltreatment, particularly from individuals whose only credibility resides in their job title as opposed to demonstrated excellence and leadership.”

“I’m positive my experience isn’t an isolated one. The turnover rates and lack of employee engagement and satisfaction are further evidence of [redacted]’s inability to attract, develop, and retain talent.”

“I had a goal to brand [redacted] as an employer of choice in our community. Unfortunately, it became abundantly clear to me that I would be out of integrity to attempt to attract employees to such a toxic and dysfunctional workplace. I refuse to convince professionals to work for a 50-year-old company that operates like a start-up “mom-n-pop shop” rampant with nepotism and cronyism.”

“I could share more for the purposes of an “exit interview” but I have little faith that information gathered would be compiled to formulate a retention strategy.”

“I am returning my company credit card (Details) with this letter.”




In this brief guide, we looked at some sample resignation letters due to bad behavior of the boss. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or comments you may have.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Resignation Letter due to bad behavior of boss samples

How do I resign because of a bad manager?

To resing because of a bad manager, you need to still write a proper resignation letter and tell your supervisor, which would be better in person.

You need to remember that even if you resign because of a bad manager, your resignation letter and employee files and might be used as a reference at other jobs, so you ended to be professional.

How do you write an unhappy resignation letter?

To write an unhappy resignation letter, you might include these elements:

Name of your supervisor or manager.
Some good time highlights of your time with the company.
Your reason for leaving
A brief description of the issue(s)
Notice period/last day of work

How do I write a letter of resignation if I hate my boss?

To write a letter of resignation if you hate your boss, you can still express your sadness that you are leaving.

Your first sentence in a resignation letter even if you hate your boss must be about regret and sadness because no matter what the reason, you are still leaving a job you probably didn’t want to leave.

Other Sample resignation & Leave letters you may like

Below is a list of other sample resignation letters we have curated.

Remember, your health comes first and if you are feeling exhausted or work is simply stressing you out then taking a break doesn’t make you weak but strong.

If you’re facing this, it may be a good idea to seek the help of a therapist or other mental health professional. You can find a therapist at BetterHelp who can help you learn how to cope and address it.


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