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Being asked to submit letter of resignation

 
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nichtta



Joined: 25 Apr 2015
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Location: Istanbul, Turkey

PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Being asked to submit letter of resignation Reply with quote

Hi everybody,

I won't be returning to my current place of employment because we didn't agree on the terms of the contract.

Is it normal to be asked to write my employer a letter of resignation even though I'm technically not resigning but rather not returning for another year/renewing my contract?

What are the legal ramifications of doing so rather than doing nothing about it?
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Nebbich



Joined: 21 Jul 2004
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Location: Turkey

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most important, how long have you been there? This could affect severance terms.

What kind of institution? If a university, go and find someone in the Law Faculty to ask...

NOT normal to ask for this letter...the mere fact that they ask for it means that they are trying to avoid some sort of legal obligation.

Good luck!
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Otterman Ollie



Joined: 23 Feb 2004
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Location: South Western Turkey

PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep good point, if you have worked for a year or more and intend to work in another school a letter of res from you means you were not dismissed!
Makes a difference apparently!
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd write the letter of resignation stating clearly (but objectively) the actual reason/s I'm not returning.
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nichtta



Joined: 25 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nebbich wrote:
Most important, how long have you been there? This could affect severance terms.


I've been there for a year.

Nebbich wrote:
What kind of institution? If a university, go and find someone in the Law Faculty to ask...


It's a primary school.

Nebbich wrote:
NOT normal to ask for this letter...the mere fact that they ask for it means that they are trying to avoid some sort of legal obligation.


I know. That's why it seems kind of fishy.

Otterman Ollie wrote:
Yep good point, if you have worked for a year or more and intend to work in another school a letter of res from you means you were not dismissed!
Makes a difference apparently!


But how would other schools know that I wrote one or not?

Here's the exact quote of what I was sent:

Quote:
I need your resignation letter in order to continue for some formal regulations.


Here's what I'm thinking... I can write the letter but only hand it in to them after they deposit my last paycheck in my bank account.
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Nebbich



Joined: 21 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't. The contract ends, that's it. They want the letter to bypass something...return ticket? Or, some other commitment they need to meet.
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Wicked_Witch



Joined: 30 Jul 2010
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Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At my school the actual legal contract goes Jan to Dec, even though they hire the teachers from Sept to June. The uni asks for a letter of resignation because on paper the contract isn't finished.
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nichtta



Joined: 25 Apr 2015
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wicked_Witch wrote:
At my school the actual legal contract goes Jan to Dec, even though they hire the teachers from Sept to June. The uni asks for a letter of resignation because on paper the contract isn't finished.


I'm guessing your university didn't give you a work visa from September to December, i.e., they made you work illegally without benefits, right?
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Wicked_Witch



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Work visa goes Sept to Sept. I donno why the contract is different.
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