I want to share with you some difficult news about my future plans. Later today, I will announce that I have resigned from Microsoft and will be taking a position in a different filed. It is not without a heavy heart that I contemplate leaving the incredible work and extraordinary people that I have been privileged to encounter during my four years at Microsoft.
Together, we have accomplished what some might have thought could not be done. In a few short years, we have defined a clear and stable strategic framework for Microsoft’s business in the Greater China region. We have nearly doubled sales and have broken through the $1 billion mark in revenue in GCR. In China itself, we have tripled our sales in the last three years. Including those of covered OEMs, and we are posed to hit $ 1 billion in FY08. we have reduced the UPC rate by more than 20%. We have added hundreds of new people and expanded our operations to more than 15 locations across the region. We have strengthened our customer and partner relationships and transformed the way people view Microsoft, not just locally but all around the globe as well.
Most importantly, we’ve been able to use our technology to help improve the lives and livelihood of millions of people throughout the Greater China region. I have learned from each of you along the way and you have made my experience at Microsoft one that I will never forget.
While change always comes with its share of unknowns, there is one thing that I have absolutely no question about, and that is this organization’s ability to continue the great work that we’ve begun. We have a well-thought our transltion plan in place and some of the finest leadership in the team and in our strategy with the Big Rocks plan in place. I have no doubt that in the very near future, Microsoft Greater China region will no longer be talking about breaking through the $1 billion but about the $5 billion mark. J
At 4 PM today, we will have an all-hands meeting in the Millennium Building to discuss my plans and the transition in more detail. In the meantime, I’d like to express my deep thanks to every one of you in the Microsoft Greater China region for your hard work and for your contribution to our continued success.
1、State you are resigning your specific position/title and the effective date.
As we have discussed, I am offering my resignation as systems analyst, level 1. I want to make the resignation effective date as convenient for you as possible, but no later than March 1.
Please consider this letter as my resignation from my position as office manager, effective March 1.
I will be leaving my position as general counsel on August 31.
After six long months of contemplation on my future advancement in HHH, I have decided to resign my geologist position, effective sometime in October–at your convenience. The decision has been quite difficult for me because I truly have enjoyed the relationships I’ve built here.
I offer my resignation as training coordinator with HHH. My last day will be March 1, unless you have a replacement who can assume the responsibilities sooner.
2、State your reason for leaving.
You may be as vague or as specific as you wish. Bear in mind, however, your reason should be one that puts you in a favorable light with future employers who may verify your employment record.
This new position will offer me the opportunity to travel overseas, an adventure I’ve looked forward to for sometime now.
I have been concerned about the limited opportunities for advancement. As you know, I’ve always been one to thrive on change and growth.
I have decided to seek a job that will allow me more freedom to use my problem-solving skills on non-routine matters.
As you know, my training is in the financial area, and I’ve had limited opportunities here to make contributions of that kind.
My experience with previous employers has been administrative work, and that is the kind of job to which I’d like to return.
As we have discussed, because of changes in my personal financial responsibilities, I have had to seek a position that offered a higher salary–although I understand your budgetary constraints.