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If each email takes 30 seconds to write, even if you send 100 emails a day, it's still just an hour of your time—but five minutes is the maximum. Most people can write a letter in less than 20 minutes and talk on the phone for about 40 minutes before getting bored/tired/lazy.
The average person sends around 250 letters a year, which at one email per minute, would take about 5 hours 50 minutes to write them all down. That's more than two days of full-time work! Most letters are shorter than this so actually writing them takes less time.
Only 4% of adults in the UK spend more than six hours a week texting or emailing. This means that only those working flat out for 52 weeks a year could expect to spend more than three hours a day doing so.
Looking at other time wasters, we find that most people spend between one and four hours a day surfing the web, seven hours listening to music, and 15 hours watching television.
So, writing effective emails isn't impossible but it does require some effort. You should strive to make your emails short and to the point to avoid wasting your readers' times as well as your own.
Refer to the material above to learn the processes involved in drafting a 30-day notice. Step 3: Submit your resignation letter. There is no perfect time to compose your letter; but, there is an impeccably timed opportunity to deliver it. If you decide to quit without giving any warning, then you must send a quit letter as soon as possible.
In addition to notifying your employer of your intention to leave, a quit letter also lets them know what date you expect to be leaving and how long you plan on staying after that. A quit letter can be written in person, by phone, or via email. It is best to write your quit letter immediately after deciding to leave your job, so that you do not have time delay issues with respect to legal requirements. If you choose to write your quit letter by email, then you should tell your employer which email address they should use if they have any questions about your departure.
Your quit letter should include the following information:
The date on which you intend to leave your job (it is advisable to give at least two weeks' notice).
Any special instructions for clearing out your office (employers may require you to clean out your desk or otherwise dispose of any confidential documents before you leave).