February 1st, 2008

12 year itch

It is after careful thought and not without some sadness that I offer my resignation from xxxxxx and tend my 2 weeks notice. My decision to leave has been a very difficult one to make but changes in the company have coincided with some changes in my own personal objectives for life and career. New opportunities have arisen that I believe it is in my best interests to pursue therefore it is time for me to take my leave.

Since embarking on a program of redefining my position vis a vis xxxx makes no sense at this time, I have informed xxxx of my decision to leave the company .

I have a history of involvement with both xxxxx and xxx dating back to 1986 and 1990 respectfully. Many people here are not only valued coworkers but good friends so opting to leave has been particularly poignant and bittersweet. No one could possibly ask for a better group of people for which to work with and for than the team in the bakery. No longer working with them is the source of my greatest regret in leaving.

In order that my departure may cause the least disruption possible, I am offering to continue to help out in the bakery as xxxxx may need me and as I may be able accommodate her. I realize also that xxx may have already booked wedding cakes and I see no reason why we can't find a way for me to fulfill these orders for them if they so desire it.