Why might you still want to write a resignation letter? Many experts believe that writing a formal or even a basic resignation letter when you're leaving your current job helps make you seem more courteous and professional. However, the real reason to write a resignation letter is to create a paper trail documenting that you have given notice (if your employer requires two weeks notice or some other amount of notice) on a certain date, and to formally kick of the process should there be any legal hiccups (quite rare) with incorrectly processing your final paycheck and last day of benefits.
Tempting You to Stay. It's a reaction that's both good and bad: Your boss values you so much that he or she offers you a raise or promotion to stay. But it can leave you feeling conflicted: You have another great job lined up__but now that there's more money on the table, do you really want to leave your current position?