Want to leave your job on a positive note? Consider sending a sincere farewell email to your coworkers. Here's a sample email to get you.
Sample 1: Sales to Customer
Today is my last day at xxx Company. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your kind supports and guidance during the past few months. Here I gained valuable experience and wonderful memory. And it is great pleasure to work with you all. Please keep in touch.
Please contact Mr. My Replacement through email: [email protected] / Tel: 123456678 if you have any enquire about xxx products and services.
In future, I can be reached:
MSN / E-mail: [email protected]
Mobile no.: 1234 5678
Wish you every success and happiness.
Chan Tai Man
Sample 1.1: Sales to Customer
Dear Friends and Partners,
Please be informed that today is my last working day in .
You are welcome to call me for a chat or drink. My personal email address is , and my mobile phone number is still kept at
Wish you all the best and success!
Keep in touch.
Sample 2: Boss to subordinates
小妹走了。你們的堅毅及耐力，只可用'無話可說'及'無言感激'來答謝。希望你們緊守崗位，與(My direct subordinate) and (My replacement) 共同進退。XYZ Company 需要你們的支持。Good-bye and 一切順利。
Sample 3: Boss to a leaving subordinates
Thank you very much for all the contributions you made to ABC. A reliable system is too important to smooth operation. We all know how much hard work and dedication you have. We will miss you very much.
Hope you are successful in all your endeavours in (new place).
Do come back to Hong Kong to visit us as often as you can.
Sample 4.1: To peers
No matter how unwilling I am, the time to temporarily leave this first-rate team has finally come. You are incredible! You have given me the sense of belonging to a team, a real team with cohesiveness and cooperation not only in your own section, but across the entire organization. The work nature is amazing as well, you have to face urgent, difficult and challenging tasks in the area of operation, knowledge management, system development, crisis management … … which go beyond imagination. There is set-back, but definitely no frustration. In return, there is reward in terms of unlimited knowledge, experience, excitement and satisfaction gained. You have given me a sweet and marvelous memory in the years to come, and I am obliged to express the most gratefulness to you. Thank Yoooouuuu!!!!
Please allow me to particularly say “thank you very much” again to Mr. Boss A, Boss B, Boss C and Boss D for your continuous and selfless teaching, advice, guidance and patience. Your kind guidance is the most valuable, rare and commendable (I looked up the word 難能可貴 in online dictionary), which has allowed me so much learning opportunities. Very very grateful indeed!!!
Furthermore, LOB Manager A, LOB Manager B, and LOB Manager C The Brother have always been so kind and sincere, such great friends to have in a working place. My “ex-Hot Room neighbors”, X and Y, are extremely nice and helpful as well. I must also thank Peer P, Peer Q, Peer R, Peer S, Peer T and Peer U for being such dedicated, and at the same time funny and nice teammates (Hot Room did become less excited after most of you left). People usually says that IT guys are not very communicative, come and take a look at our IT friendly handsome IT A, IT B and IT C, you would tell how wrong that opinion is. How could I forget the help and support from the nice ladies including Admin A, Admin B and the Peer C, and the very gentle and nice LOB Manager D.
I definitely would like to contribute more to XXX Co., and am looking forward to do just that in future. Having to leave such an excellent working environment really makes me sad, and I will miss you all very much!! All in all, it has been so much fun to work with you, such great luck to get a posting here. I wish you all 工作順利and身體健康. Unlike LOB Manager D who will have the privilege to contact XXX in his next posting, I will be working for internal clients only. However, we surely will see each other again soon, take care and good bye!!
Wish You All The Best,
Sample 4.2: To peers
In a blink of eyes, I have been XYZ for more than x years. I remember my first working day was the Event A……so many staff in the office, they were so “devoted” in playing games, so “proactive” in having the lunch, so “energetic” that I have never come across in other departments.……Then x years passed by and it is my last day here. Many exciting scenes come to my mind, like Event B, Event C and Event D….
Working in XYZ is always challenging, and new initiatives always come that I will never get bored. Indeed I have learnt a lot of things here! It’s like a “木人巷”.
But what makes my days in XYS so enjoyable and memorable is my great and nice colleagues. Thanks to Boss A, you are so kind and patient to always provide me guidance and opportunities. I am also lucky to have two capable hands, Subordinate A and Subordinate B, and two capable legs, Subordinate C and Subordinate D, as well as all other committed teammates, they have given me a lot of support, laughter and wonderful times. I will not forget the event e, event f and touching moments which my colleagues have given me today. Thanks so much!
Of course, I will also not forget other wonderful colleagues in the centre……A, B, C who is always so “warm” to me, D, E, F ……..
Will miss you all very much!!
As it is a bit “冷清” today, will arrange “散水餅” to you all next week when I return from India.
Let’s keep in touch! (will definitely stay in touch with some of you in my new posting, don’t think me troublesome as I will not start the telephone conversation by saying please do ....) My personal e-mail address is [email protected]
My heartfelt thanks again to you all! Goodbye! All the best to you all and the company!
Sample 4.3: to peers
Today is my last day in ABC, a work place and a family where I spent over six years. Here we worked together as a team, experienced all the challenges and overcome them. I really enjoy working with you guys. You are all fantastic.
I am leaving Hong Kong for X next month. Wish ABC every success in the years to come. I can be contacted on
Email / Facebook : [email protected]
All the best.
This is a bittersweet announcement to let you know I will be
my role as
Over my_______-year tenure, the organization has grown ; moved from to ; expanded ; developed ; and developed such as X and Y.
candidates, and I’m pleased to announce they selected our
My last day as
Thanks for all you do,
A goodbye letter is most often used to say goodbye to co-workers when one is leaving a job. (print Goodbye Letter to co-workers on corporate letterhead).
A goodbye letter can tell you a lot about an employee.
When Marissa Mayer left Yahoo in June, the infamous micro-manager sent her staff a 1,000 word, 24 bullet point diatribe.
Sean Spicer commemorated his six months as Donald Trump’s press secretary with a glaring typo; a fitting endnote, some would say, for a guy who twice Tweeted out what appeared to be his password.
For most of us, a farewell email as you’re approaching your last day is the easiest way to let your company know you don’t curse the day you were hired. Plus, you can provide your contact information, which is important for future networking opportunities.
Despite their importance, a farewell message is generally not worth stressing over — but since you’re probably going to anyway, we asked some career experts how to go out on a high note.
For starters, it’s important to be selective about who you’re sending your note to.
And who you send it to depends on your job title.
If you’re an executive, firing off an all-staff missive is par for the course.
For the rank and file employees, sending a mass email looping in all the people whose names you never cared to learn can make you seem a bit big for your britches.
Whittle your “To:” field down to coworkers you actually work with — the people who could give you a solid character reference, if it came to that. If your tenure was short, that list should be as well.
“If you’ve been there for less than three years, I wouldn’t even contemplate sending an email to the whole company,” says Tom Gimbel, a careers expert and CEO of the staffing firm LaSalle Network. “I’ve had situations where someone who was with us for three months sent an email about how they made some of their best friends here. It comes across looking kind of goofy.”
Tone-wise, you’ll want to be pretty chill about the whole thing. And you definitely want to leave a positive impression.
Reddit’s chock-full of admirable attempts at sticking it to the man via goodbye email. But even if the job was a nightmare, using email to “mic drop,” or say anything negative for that matter, is a resoundingly bad idea.
“Your digital footprint is permanent,” says Katie Smith, EVP of the compliance software company Convercent. “Be wary of using it as an opportunity to broadcast complaints or regrets. You don’t know what your former colleagues will do with your words once you’re gone.”
So what does belong in a goodbye email?
Before we get into the subject and the body of the message, so should mention that it is completely fine to send this message from your personal email address. This leaves the dialogue open for responses long after you’ve packed up your things.
Now, onto the actual email.
The key thing here is: be honest and positive. If you can’t honestly say anything positive, then your email should be extremely short.
To start, the subject line of your goodbye message should be clear. Something along the lines of “Thank You and Farewell” is short and sweet, yet still gets the message across.
To open the message, express your gratitude and briefly explain why you are leaving and if you’re taking on a new position. Also, include the date of your final day, so there are no loose ends.
It’s good to rattle off a few accomplishments you’re proud of — reminding people of the projects you helped bring to life will help keep your contributions top of mind for your growing career network. This isn’t a cover letter, though, so try not to sound like you’re selling yourself.
To make your final goodbye a little more personal, consider including a funny moment that you’ll cherish, or mention the best parts of working there that you’ll never forget.
Don’t go overboard on accomplishments or personal stories. In most cases, experts agree, the shorter the note, the better.
Close out your farewell letter with a sincere “Thank You” to your co-workers for the opportunities, support, and companionship they gave you.
Wrap it up by throwing in your personal contact information, including your email address, phone number, and social media profiles (if appropriate).
Be honest about what you loved about your time there, and leave it at that,” says Rachel Bitte, Jobvite’s Chief People Office.
The most important thing is to close out on a positive note. If you do that, you’ll be leaving the workplace on the right foot.
So you don’t have to start from scratch, here is a sample email you can use as a template. In this email, we are assuming you are close with your coworkers. If you are not close with your coworkers, remember the #1 rule: be honest!
Subject Line: Thank you and Farewell
As you probably already know, I am leaving [company name], my last day will be [date]. I want to use this email to thank everyone for everything you have done for me while in this position.
I have accepted a job offer at [new company] as the [new positition title]. While I am very excited for this new opportunity, I will look back at my time with [company name] with fond memories.
I am proud of the things we accomplished as a time, including [list some accomplishments].
But outside of what we achieved, I will never forget [funny moments or inside jobs – remember, keep your audience in mind and don’t offend anyone].
I am sincerely thankful for providing me with this opportunity and for strengenthing my skills and knowledge in this field. It has been great working with each and every one of you.
Although this is goodbye for now, I don’t want us to become strangers. Please feel free to reach out to me at [contact details]. I am always open for grabbing a cup of coffee.
After you’ve handed in your resignation letter, cleared out your drawers, got rid of sensitive documents and debriefed your replacement, the only thing left to do is send a farewell email. And while it’s something that shouldn’t be stressful, many people freeze up and don’t know what to write.
To make sure that you leave a lasting impression (for all the right reasons), we’ve devised a step-by-step guide to ensure that you cover the bases (without overdoing it).
So, even if your feelings towards your soon-to-be ex-colleagues aren’t pleasant, here’s how to write the perfect goodbye email – and walk out the door on the right foot!
As with any workplace email, you want to make sure that it’s perfectly structured –and error-free, unless you want to suffer the same public embarrassment that former US press secretary Sean Spicer did back in 2017 when he sent out a goodbye letter with a typo!
Generally speaking, your email should contain the following elements.
Whether you’re moving on to your dream position and can’t wait to see the back of your current job, or if you’re in a bittersweet mood as you’ve had a great time where you are, it important not to overshare your emotions. You don’t want to be remembered as the person who broke down in tears on their last day, do you?
Your farewell message should have a friendly tone; it’s important to be remembered in high spirits. Remember that your digital footprint is forever, so you don’t want anything that you’ve said in a trivial email to haunt you for a lifetime.
Following a farewell email, it’s only natural that a few coworkers will pass by your desk to bid you goodbye and wish you luck in your future endeavours. Therefore, it’s important to wrap up any outstanding tasks before you’re ready to shut everything down and send your goodbye email.
Your leaving message is a good opportunity to reflect on positive memories or inspirational people that you’ve worked with during your time at the company. For example, you can send a special shout-out to your team leader for all their assistance or explain how excited you were for your success on XYZ project and how you couldn’t have made it without the rest of your team.
Even if your job was a nightmare and you can’t wait to walk out the door, it’s important to refrain from a mic drop email! It’s better to say nothing at all than to say something that can come back to haunt you.
And if you strongly feel like you have nothing to say, you can wish them goodbye and good luck with the future success of the business.
If you’ve made valuable friendships with your workmates, you’ll most likely want to stay in touch with them, which is why it’s important to include your contact information in your email. You can also mention that you’re open to questions when you leave – although people generally won’t contact you for work, it’s nice for them to know that they can if they really need to.
Your email doesn’t need to be as long as Marissa Mayer’s letter when she left Yahoo! in 2017 (which was 1,090 words long, to be exact). The shorter, the better! People don’t want to read an essay (they may even switch off halfway through and think that you’re a complete bore) – not the ideal image that you want to portray before you’re gone for good!
If you have a list of loyal clients that you’ve been working with, it’s only respectful to contact them and let them know that you are moving on. In this instance, don’t get into any details of why you are moving (you don’t want to put them off the business); instead, thank them for their faithfulness and point them into the direction of your replacement.
LinkedIn is a great way to keep in touch with your colleagues and to keep abreast of their development. It’s also an easy way to keep in contact without having to exchange numbers, and it will grow your professional network. Before leaving the company, you should also ask your line manager to leave a recommendation for you, which could benefit you when looking for future opportunities.
Feel free to use the following samples as the basis of your own goodbye email. That said, be sure not to rely on templates too much as they can remove that personal touch you so want to capture.
After [insert number] months/years working here, my time has come to an end as I’ve decided to move on/move countries and take the next step in my career/life.
It’s been amazing working with you all, and I’ll never forget the great memories that I’ve made with you (the sports day being one of the top highlights). I truly have learnt so much from [insert name] and have appreciated every moment spent at [insert company name].
I’d really like to keep in touch with you all, so please feel free to contact me on [insert contact details].
Wishing you all the best!
PS: Feel free to help yourselves to the homemade cookies in the kitchen!
Dear [Client Name],
I hope you’re keeping well.
I’m getting in touch to let you know that I’ll be leaving my current position at [insert company name], and my last working day will be [insert date].
My colleague [insert name] will be taking over and is fully aware of the projects that we have been working on, so you are in safe hands!
It’s been such a pleasure working with you, and I wish you all the best for the future.
If there is anything you want to tie up before my departure, please do not hesitate to contact me.
No matter whether you’ve had good or bad times in your job, it’s important to walk out the door with your head held high knowing that you’ve done the right thing.
And remember: you don’t need to expose all your emotions within your farewell email. Instead, a short and sweet goodbye will work!
Have you ever struggled with writing a farewell email? Feel free to share your story in the comments section below!
This article is an updated version of an earlier article originally published on 28 July 2015.
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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.
“Friends and colleagues,. After two very educational years, the time has come for me to leave Goldman Sachs. Beginning in August, I will be moving on to my.