When leaving a job, you may want to write your coworkers, boss, or employees a farewell message. You may also want to say thank you in your message.
Since the last post on Saying Goodbye to coworkers, there have been quite a few requests on providing some sample goodbye letters to co-workers and manager. So here is a compilation of some recommended ones, and one ‘on the lighter side’ – the ‘one’ that has traveled around the world through Emails.
I want to bid farewell to you all and inform you that I am leaving my position at . Tomorrow is my last day at work.
I have enjoyed working for this company and I appreciate having had this wonderful opportunity to work with you all.
During these last two years you all have provided me support and through your encouragement and guidance I have been able to excel at the projects offered to me. With many of you, I have shared a unique camaraderie which I hope will continue in the years to come even though I shall not be here with the company. I now look forward to this new position that brings forth new challenges and adds more diverse experience to my career.
I do wish you and the company every success in all its future endeavors.
You can be in touch with me by
Email – [email protected]
Or call me at (123 456 7890)
Also, I would like to add you to my LinkedIn profile, if you would as well, please do accept the invitation. I shall be sending you requests to join my LinkedIn network soon.
With best regards,
After a year of exciting and memorable stint with [ ], I am bidding adieu next week to this company to pursue other career opportunities. As I move on, I would like to take a moment to remember and cherish our times together. It’s been great interacting and knowing each one of you. Even though I will miss you all here I am looking forward to this new challenge and to start a new phase of my career.
This is not a goodbye, only “hasta luego” or “see you later”.
Do stay in touch.
My personal contacts are:
Email ([email protected])
Contact phone number (123 456 7890).
Please do drop in a note with your personal contacts to my mail id.
Good luck and wish you all the best in your endeavors!
As I informed you in our meeting last week, my last working day at ABC is next Friday, Sept. 29th. I want to take a few minutes today to convey my thoughts in being part of your team for the last 2 years.
I have been extremely satisfied with my work at ABC, working under your guidance has been a learning and an enjoyable experience. I thank you for your support and encouragement during these two years.
However, I feel that it is time for me to move on to new opportunities. This decision was not an easy one and it took a lot of consideration. I think this decision is in the best interests towards fulfilling my career goals. I want to do my best in completing my existing responsibilities and then ensuring a smooth transition.
Also, I would like to thank you again, Amy, Andrew, and all others for the help and guidance during all these years of my employment, and would like to extend my best wishes to the entire group.
My personal contacts are:
Email ([email protected])
Contact phone number (123 456 7890).
Please feel free to contact me even later on in case you need help with the transition of my responsibilties to another employee.
As I informed you all in the last meeting, I am moving on to a new challenging position in another company next week. My last working day is Friday, January 25th.
Today I want to take the opportunity to thank you all for being a great team to work with all these years.
It has been an amazing working with you all these last three years and I will miss your enthusiasm, perseverance, and the ‘never say die’ spirit and of course the talent that you brought to our group. I thank you for all your support throughout and hope you continue to extend your cooperation to the current leadership teams and the succeeding manager. I wish you all, my fellow partners and everyone in the larger XYZ family, all the very best.
Do not hesitate to contact me at: [email protected].
With best wishes,
Chethak from India is the fearless hero who planned his escape from the cubicle in a creative style. I guess many colleagues would remember this creative example for long. Thanks to Chethak for this contribution. (Click the image below to view larger).
This is a classic one – though not recommended in any way (this email has made its way through the email chain letters all across the world).
It is always recommended to depart on good terms and not get in the name calling or accusations when writing your farewell email. But some people have an amazing knack to coat a venomous email in slick sugar which eventually brings smiles to all and becomes a classic. Enjoy… but do not copy and paste for your own farewell email!
Keep in mind the tips shared before onSaying Goodbye to Work – The Right Way
Dear Co-Workers and Managers,
As many of you probably know, today is my last day. But before I leave, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a great and distinct pleasure it has been to type “Today is my last day.”
For nearly as long as I’ve worked here, I’ve hoped that I might one day leave this company. And now that this dream has become a reality, please know that I could not have reached this goal without your unending lack of support. Words cannot express my gratitude for the words of gratitude you did not express.
I would especially like to thank all of my managers both past and present but with the exception of the wonderful Mr. ABC: in an age where miscommunication is all too common, you consistently impressed and inspired me with the sheer magnitude of your misinformation, ignorance and intolerance for true talent. It takes a strong man to admit his mistake – it takes a stronger man to attribute his mistake to me.
Over the past seven years, you have taught me more than I could ever ask for and, in most cases, ever did ask for. I have been fortunate enough to work with some absolutely interchangeable supervisors on a wide variety of seemingly identical projects – an invaluable lesson in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium.
And to most of my peers: even though we barely acknowledged each other within these office walls, I hope that in the future, should we pass on the street, you will regard me the same way as I regard you: sans eye contact.
But to those few souls with whom I’ve actually interacted, here are my personalized notes of farewell:
To [ ], I will not miss hearing you cry over absolutely nothing while laying blame on me and my coworkers. Your racial comments about [ ] were truly offensive and I hope that one day you might gain the strength to apologize to him.
To [ ] whom is long gone, I hope you find a manager that treats you as poorly as you have treated us. I worked harder for you then any manager in my career and I regret every ounce of it. Watching you take credit for my work was truly demoralizing.
To [ ], you should learn how to keep your mouth shut sweet heart. Bad mouthing the innocent is a negative thing, especially when you’re talking about someone who knows your disgusting secrets.
To [ ], well, I wish you had more of a back bone. You threw me to the wolves with that witch B and I learned all too much from it. I still can’t believe that after following your instructions, I ended up getting written up, wow. Thanks for the experience buddy, lesson learned.
[ ], I’m happy that you were let go in the same manner that you have handed down to my dedicated coworkers. Hearing you on the phone last year brag about how great bonuses were going to be for you fellas in upper management because all of the lay offs made me nearly vomit. I never expected to see management benefit financially from the suffering of scores of people but then again, with this company’s rooted history in the slave trade it only makes sense.
To all of the executives of this company, [ ] and such. Despite working through countless managers that practiced unethical behavior, racism, sexism, jealousy and cronyism, I have benefited tremendously by working here and I truly thank you for that. There was once a time where hard work was rewarded and acknowledged, it’s a pity that all of our positive output now falls on deaf ears and passes blind eyes. My advice for you is to place yourself closer to the pulse of this company and enjoy the effort and dedication of us “faceless little people” more. There are many great people that are being over worked and mistreated but yet are still loyal not to those who abuse them but to the greater mission of providing excellent customer support. Find them and embrace them as they will help battle the cancerous plague that is ravishing the moral of this company.
So, in parting, if I could pass on any word of advice to the lower salary recipient (“because it’s good for the company”) in India or Tampa who will soon be filling my position, it would be to cherish this experience because a job opportunity like this comes along only once in a lifetime.
Meaning: if I had to work here again in this lifetime, I would sooner kill myself.
To those who I have held a great relationship with, I will miss being your co-worker and will cherish our history together.
Please don’t bother responding as at this very moment I am most likely in my car doing 85 with the windows down.
Your demands were high and your patience short, but I take great solace knowing that my work was, as stated on my annual review, “meets expectation.” That is the type of praise that sends a man home happy after a 10 hour day, smiling his way through half a bottle of meets-expectation-scotch with a meets-expectation-cigar. Thanks [ ]!
And then, there are some:
A video that went viral, Shifrin quits her job from a Taiwanese company that produces news videos with a video showing the reasons for her quitting: (oh well, decide for yourself if at all this is worth it, would you?)
Here are some other tips that might help you in planning on the next steps on your job search.
CC yourself on the goodbye letter (on your personal Email ID so I want to bid farewell to you all and inform you that I am leaving my position at . . with some absolutely interchangeable supervisors on a wide variety of.
The workplace is as important as how your boss makes it to be. Also, it is as enjoyable or horrible as your boss’ work attitude. Inasmuch as there are several reasons to bear grudges against bosses who lord themselves over their subordinates, there are more than enough reasons for subordinates to show deep gratitude to their bosses who have made a decision to be humane to all and sundry.
This kind of bosses are hard to come by as their hard hearted counterparts are flooded in nearly all organizations. Below are sample thank you messages that embody appreciation, directed to your employer or supervisor.
1: If I didn’t experience your leadership style myself, I would have counted you like the rest. You are both firm and considerate in your dealings with those you lead. I am grateful to have you as my boss.
2: The first day I reported under you was the beginning of a sense of direction toward my job’s purpose. You critiqued my findings without putting me down, and made suggestions that will help me do better next time. Thank you for showing me the light.
3: Your efforts in me paved way for my excellence. You took it upon yourself to tutor me, guiding me to differentiate my left from my right. Without you, I wouldn’t have come this far in my career. Thank you, boss.
4: While people complain bitterly about their employers’ inconsiderate attitude toward their welfare, I have nothing but good news about my own boss. It is an understatement to call you kind because you are much more than a kind soul. Thank you; may God bless you.
5: In spite of our differences and individuality in temperament, you have shown me that you are a rare species of supervisor. I want to thank you, sir, for accommodating me regardless of my circumstantial naivety.
6: You bring life to the concept of human relationship. Of all the team leaders I have worked with, you stand out as the only one who genuinely cares about our welfare without wanting to fulfil all righteousness. Thank you for being different.
7: I want to take out this time to thank you specially for being my dream boss. I may not be able to control nature to keep having you as my superior, but I earnestly hope that I will always have your type all my working days.
8: If you were a tree, you would be the Iroko, the king of the tropical rain forest who other trees find their shelter in. I am truly amazed by your skilfulness in managing people. Thank you for all you do to make work fun to do.
9: Whenever you are absent from work, the vacuum you create is difficult to be filled by any other. I don’t want to say that I envy your capability because I really do. Thank you for being the right challenge I need to make my world better.
10: In a world filled with obnoxious and aggressive leaders, you bring a form of freshness to leadership. You are gentle, straightforward and convincing without exerting much pressure on workers’ willpowers. I am thankful to be numbered amongst your subordinates.
11: Each time I try to come to terms with the measure of blessing I have for working under you, I am left mesmerised the more. It is truly a great privilege to call you my mentor because you model strength and positivity of the mind.
12: Thank you boss, for being a part of my daily living. I always look forward to waking up each day and making my way to the office because of you. I wish to work with you for a very long time.
13: You are an embodiment of compassion and selflessness. You revere your workers as though they are the most important factor to the success of your organization. I can never doubt the outcome of your leadership style because you worked for it. Thank you.
14: It is under you that I realized that workers actually have dignity in practical terms. I have never seen nor heard you insult or belittle anyone no matter their offences. Thanks for living a life of honor and integrity.
15: I am proud of you, madam, and wish to say thank you for being a wonderful boss to me. You have helped me gain a foothold of my job responsibilities; I am excelling because you taught me aright.
16: If I am asked to count men and women of influence over me, I would mention you without thinking twice. You have proven to me that one doesn’t need to be persuasive to make an impact. I am grateful for having you as my employer.
17: You have respect for every worker, regardless of his status. You do all you can to meet our needs to keep us motivated to do work. I am grateful to you, and happy to be associated with your company.
18: There is no boring moment in your leadership talks with us. Your sense of humor is out of this world, yet, you make fine points that affect our work attitude. I have to thank you for my refined character.
19: Nobody told me you are a good person to work with; your disposition speaks for you. I want to thank you for not being the usual kind of boss that makes the heart ache.
20: It is not a wonder that you earned a promotion within months of working as my supervisor. Nobody encounters you and remains in the dark. Thank you for your worthy contributions to the success of this company.
21: With heartfelt gratitude, I wish to thank you for adding to my salary without waiting for me to bring it to your notice. It goes a long way to show that you are a thoughtful employer.
22: I was beyond surprised when I received the mail bearing the news of my monthly salary increment starting from this month. I want to thank you, sir, for your consistency in appreciating your workers’ efforts.
23: Little did I know that you recommended me for a wage increment. I don’t know how to thank you appropriately for never withholding goodness from me when I deserve it. Remain blessed!
24: I am happy to receive a bonus for my effort in the last job you supervised. You are kind, and I pray that God will increase your getting.
25: Thank you for keeping to your promise to increase my salary after working some months with your company. I am truly grateful.
26: I had made a mental note to write you for a 10% salary increase. Unknown to me, you had finalized on plans to increase my salary by 15% with effect from this month. Thank you for everything you do to make me enjoy working with you.
27: True to your words, I received a message denoting that I had been marked for a salary increment. Thank you for giving me reasons to stay committed to the prosperity of your business.
28: Accept my heartfelt thanks to you for ensuring that I got the extra on my salary which I deserved after the completion of the project. I am grateful.
29: To whom much is given, much is expected. I want to show my gratefulness to you for increasing my wage before the time I am due for an increase. I promise you my unwavering loyalty to the success of your business.
30: Thank you for acting out kindness in the face of distress. It is known that now isn’t the best season to increase salary yet, you kept your word and did it for me. I am still in shock.
31: Left for me, I would want to continue working with your company because you are a great leader to take orders from. I have to leave for family reasons. May God increase you, and repay you for the seed of humaneness you planted in me.
32: It is saddening that you are leaving us on a transfer to another branch. I wish that I will be transferred equally to still retain you as my supervisor. Thanks for your dedication and service to the improvement of all that worked with you.
33: The news of your voluntary retirement shook me as much as it did to others who have had the opportunity to work with you. It is my utmost desire that I meet your kind all my career days. Thanks for your positive impact on us.
34: I have always known you to be goal-driven, endearing, and principled. It is with mixed feelings that I bid you farewell to your new workplace. Thank you for bringing light to an otherwise non-performing department.
35: As I leave for another company, I want to thank you for giving me a chance to prove my abilities in yours because you believed in me. You are a good boss.
Whether you're leaving your job or writing a goodbye letter to a colleague who is moving on to something else, you’ll find a variety of sample letters and email messages here to help you craft a professional and sincere goodbye. Use these goodbye letter examples for a variety of circumstances, such as accepting a new job, retiring, or simply resigning from your current job. These letters work well if your co-worker is the one moving on as well.
You can use this sample as a model to write a personal goodbye letter. Download the template (compatible with Google Docs and Word Online), or read the text version below.
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It’s always good form to wish colleagues all the best when they move on to new opportunities. It’s an exciting time for them, and it’s good to keep colleagues in your network.
Those warm wishes are a good way to keep you in someone’s mind and will give you a boost to maintain a positive business relationship or re-establish your work relationship if you cross paths again.
Here are some example messages to send to colleagues leaving for a new job:
If your colleague or co-worker is moving but staying within the company, kind words of encouragement are always appreciated:
College graduates need props, too, and these examples will help you find just the right words to congratulate them and give them encouragement for embarking on their post-college careers.
For the employee heading off to retirement, what you write in your goodbye letter depends on how close your working relationship was, and how long it lasted. You might send a brief, formal congratulations email to a business associate you see only a few times a year. But a long-time colleague deserves a more thoughtful sendoff.
These examples have you covered for either situation:
If your colleague or co-worker has been let go, don’t ignore the person out of embarrassment or awkwardness. It’s a rough time for them, and they’ll probably appreciate the fact that you care enough to check on them.
At the very least, write a simple letter acknowledging the job loss and offering your sympathy. If you want to do more, consider that your colleague might appreciate help in finding another position. By offering whatever help you can provide—such as writing a reference or offering to include that colleague at your next networking event—you give your letter a positive and helpful spin.
You might want to shout out those words, but burning bridges behind you is never a good idea, no matter how upset you are. Or maybe you really do love your job, but you can’t pass up a new opportunity. Either way, craft a diplomatic and professional letter, emphasizing the positive experiences you’ve gained from the job and tactfully informing your employer or clients that you are moving on.
These examples will help you inform your employer of your intended retirement. This will likely be a more formal letter that includes several key details. In fact, your boss or HR department might want to guide you in providing the information in writing they need to start winding down your position and preparing for any retirement benefits to kick in.
There are many ways to say good-bye to those you work with, and you’ll find them in these examples. When you tell your boss you plan to retire or quit, ask if you can make the announcement to your co-workers yourself. Or if they already know, they are sure to appreciate a thoughtful good-bye from you.
5 Maple Ave
Seaside, Rhode Island 02804
August 2, 2018
Senior Graphic Designer
30 Main Street, Ste. 3
Seaside, Rhode Island 02804
I wanted to drop you a line personally to let you know that I’ll be leaving LMK at the end of the month. I’m sorry to go, but as you know, I’ll be starting school in September and I want to give my studies my undivided attention.
I’ve learned so much during my time here, and you’ve been a big part of that. I want to thank you for your mentorship and guidance when I was an intern and your support during my search for the right graduate program.
Please keep in touch. My email address is email@example.com and my phone number is 555-555-5555. Let’s get coffee sometime during the coming semester and you can tell me all the news about the best team in the business.
Thanks, and best regards,
Brittany Miller (signature for hard copy)
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While it's not always necessary to write thank you notes when leaving a position, there are several situations in which it's appropriate to say farewell in a thank you note to your coworkers or managers. Show gratitude for the experience you gained during your employment by using one (or more) of these sample farewell notes for inspiration.
Consider writing a farewell note to your supervisor to express appreciation for the opportunity to work with him or her before leaving to pursue other interests. You may even want to write a similar note to those at higher levels of management in your organization. Doing so ensures you leave on a positive note with a final impression of professionalism.Related Articles
I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be a member of the Acme Company team for the past five years. You have been an outstanding supervisor, and I really appreciate the fact that you were willing to serve as a mentor to me during this stage in my career. I realize that your guidance has a lot to do with my success, and I can't thank you enough for all you have done to help me in my career. Best wishes for continued success.
As I leave to pursue my new career venture, I want to take the time to thank you for your guidance and support during my employment. Working under your capable supervision and direction has been a memorable experience, and I have learned a great deal from you. The skills and abilities you helped me develop will empower me to reach my professional goals more quickly in the future. I wish you the very best in all your endeavors.
When accepting an internal promotion or transfer, you won't be leaving the company but you will be leaving your day-to-day team. It's a good idea to take the time to write a special farewell message to members of the team you are leaving as you transition to your new role.
As I move into a new level of responsibility with our company, I'll always remember the help and support of my colleagues in the marketing department. I've enjoyed being a part of this group, and I'll miss our team spirit and enthusiasm that made each project seem easy to achieve. Thanks for being such terrific team members and coworkers over the years. Best wishes to one and all!
As I prepare to move into the assistant manager position at our Dallas location, I wanted to take the time to let you know how much I have enjoyed working with you on the Houston sales team these past few years. It has been terrific to have such wonderful team members to work with every day, and I greatly appreciate each of you. It has been a privilege.
Depending on the reason you are leaving your job, your coworkers may throw a going-away party and/or provide you with a farewell gift. It's certainly a good idea to express your appreciation to the people you worked with side by side for so long when you're leaving, especially when they go out of the way to let you know how much you'll be missed.
Thanks so much for organizing a going away party for me at Corner Pub last week. I have certainly enjoyed sharing many lunches and after-work happy hours there with the team during my time with the company, so it was the perfect location to choose for a send-off party! I was really surprised to find everyone gathered there when I walked in to meet you on Thursday. It means so much to me to have such great coworkers and to experience such a warm send-off. Even though I won't be in the office every day, I look forward to keeping in touch with you!
Thank you so much for the generous going away gift. The X widget you gave me will be very helpful as I start my next adventure, and it means so much to have such thoughtful coworkers. I have so appreciated being part of the ABC department at XYZ company for the past X years. The fabulous people with whom I have had the opportunity to work are a big part of why that is. I will miss you all. Please stay in touch.
Even if your coworkers don't throw a party or send a gift, it's still a good idea to send a note of thanks when leaving the team or organization. You can send a general note to the overall group or write individual messages to people with whom you worked particularly closely.
Being part of the finance department team has given me many pleasant memories to cherish as I move into a new season of my life. I'll probably never forget how welcome everyone made me feel on my very first day here. Best wishes to you all! I hope we can say au revoir rather than goodbye and stay in touch as we pursue our personal goals.
Thanks so much for being such a terrific coworker and friend over the years. I have greatly appreciated your professionalism and support as we worked side-by-side on the numerous projects we have worked on over the years. You and I have been through a lot of adventures during the time we've spent together on the event planning team. I will miss seeing you daily, but do plan to keep in touch even though I am leaving the firm. Best wishes for continued success! Let's set a date for lunch early next month.
If you are fortunate enough to be retiring from work, take a few minutes to write a farewell message letting your soon-to-be former coworkers know that you have appreciated working with them and to wish them well.
As I prepare to transition from my role with Mystery Manufacturing into retirement, I have come to realize just how fortunate I have been to be part of such a wonderful organization and team for the past 15 years. It has been a privilege to work with each of you, and to represent a company that places such a strong emphasis on providing quality services that meet the needs of customers. Please accept my heartfelt expression of gratitude for the wonderful experience and memories. Best wishes for continued success.
While I'm excited about finally having the time to do all those things I've dreamed about for years, my thoughts are tinged with sadness as well. During my employment here, my coworkers and managers have taught me so much about dedication, loyalty, teamwork and enthusiasm. I have enjoyed being a part of such a cohesive team and wish each of you all the success you so richly deserve.
Of course, it's not always the case that you have a lot of positive things to say when leaving a position. If you're looking for a polite way to say goodbye and thank you but feel the tone of the other sample messages here might be a bit more upbeat than what is appropriate for your situation, consider one of these options:
Use these tips to help you prepare your goodbye messages quickly and easily:
The way you conduct yourself when you leave an organization leaves a lasting impression on coworkers and management alike. Keep in mind that you may encounter your former coworkers again, possibly in another job, a client-vendor relationship, a professional organization, socially, or otherwise. You're also likely to need a professional reference or letter of recommendation at some point in the future. Thanking the right people by writing appropriate farewell notes can help make sure you're remembered fondly and positively.
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