How To Write A Letter To Employer For Voluntary Redundancy?


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Writing a letter to an employer and asking for voluntary redundancy must be done carefully and professionally. After all, there is always a chance that the request will be denied, and that you will continue working for the company. Therefore, what you choose to reveal in your letter should be thought out beforehand and reconsidered before you send or hand-carry the letter to your supervisor.

  • Writing tips

In general, these letters are sent because a corporation is interested in changing the makeup of their company; usually, the powers that be want a change from the old guard, and they encourage older employees to move on by offering a series of financial incentives and benefits.

When you write your letter, you'll need to let your boss know that you are interested in voluntary redundancy; however, you don't need to reveal every detail about your life and your future plans.

Just set up a formal business letter in Word (this popular software application has a business letter template) and begin the letter by telling your boss that you'd like to be considered for voluntary redundancy, since you feel you qualify for the feature based on your work record, age, etc. That's really all you need to say.

  • Don't get too personal

If you're looking for voluntary redundancy because your job sucks, don't reveal this little tidbit of information. If you're looking for this service so you can move on to another career you're more interested in, you may want to keep this private, too. In general, this letter should be short and to the point - three or four paragraphs explaining your work experience, track record, and other facts that qualify you for voluntary redundancy is all that is needed. Then, print off the letter, and sign it.

Keep your personal desires out of things, and don't give your boss any private information he or she could use against you later on. Be professional, and remember that this letter is just a formality to get you in the running for voluntary redundancy.

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