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    So I want to hand my notice in this week and I have to give 4 weeks notice, I was going to hand it in on wednesday, do I have to put the day I will be leaving? I'm not sure what day that would be 4 weeks from now, apparently it has to be 4 calendar weeks, so could it not be the friday the week before? Can I not discuss it with my manager when I would be leaving or do I have to put it on the resignation letter?
    Thanks in advance.

    You can discuss it with your manager before putting something in writing.

    Most people will say something informally before confirming in writing (in common courtesy).

    There's lots of templates on the internet. Keep it short and simple, you don't need to explain why, just state you are formally resigning as per the date of your written confirmation.

    If you were to resign on Wed and you have 4 calendar weeks notice, your last day would be Wednesday 22 October.

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    As the above has said, all you really have to do is formally state your date of resignation, nothing more, nothing less, if that requires discussing the specific date with your manager discuss it with them.
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    (Original post by daisyred)
    You can put it in the letter yourself, and ask them to check eg

    I would like my last working day to be Friday xx October, which is slightly more than the 4 weeks notice period. Please can you confirm this fits with your understanding of the notice period.

    You can adjust the language to suit your company terms and how well you know the Manager, but basically, tell them what you want and ask them to confirm its OK.

    You can leave it all out and say that you will discuss it in person, but it is normal to put it in writing.

    As someone has said above, it's more usual to tell your manager in person and then put it in writing just for formalities.
    • Thread Starter

    Ah ok thank you for all your replies
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