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January 24, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 4 comments

Retirement is the point in time when an employee chooses to leave his or her employment permanently. Retirement generally coincides with the employee's.

Goodbye messages to coworkers can often be the most difficult ones to write. After all, how does one even begin to sum up the weeks, months or years that you’ve worked together, and the myriad of emotions they’ve inspired in you over all this time, or all the memories that you’ve shared?

Saying goodbye in person is hard enough, but having to write these goodbye messages in a farewell card to coworkers can be a daunting task indeed. It’s a bit easier to write goodbye messages to coworkers that you had a good relationship with, but, what if you weren’t particularly fond of the person? Or didn’t know them nearly enough to form an opinion?

None of that seems to matter when those farewell cards start to circulate in the office and you’re expected to write flattering and thoughtful goodbye messages to coworkers that you may not even have really known. Whatever your predicament, we’ve got you covered.

Here’s a list of goodbye messages to coworkers that you can use to appropriately express your sadness, mixed emotions, or even low-key indifference as a colleague retires or leaves to greener career pastures:

P.S. Stan is our fictional colleague in these goodbye messages so be sure to change this to your actual colleague’s name before writing in a farewell card. The last thing you want to do is to screw up your colleague’s name on his last day!

 

25 goodbye messages to coworker who is taking retirement

 

01“Farewell, old friend. The office won’t be the same without you, At least I know you’ll be happy somewhere planting your garden, traveling the world or whatever it is that old folks like you love to do 😊. Goodbye Stan. All the best!”

 

 

02“I envy all the free time you’ll finally have but I’m mostly just sad to see you go. Whatever you decide to do now and wherever life takes you, I wish you all the best on that journey. Goodbye and good luck with retirement.”

 

03“You made coming to work each day such a pleasure. It’s not goodbye by any means, but I’m certainly going to miss you around here. All the best with retirement. I’m right behind you!”

 

04“Retirement sure looks good on you Stan. Enjoy it! Good bye and all the best!”

 

05“We’ve started taking bets that after one week home, you’re going to be begging to come back to us 😊…at least, that’s what we all secretly hope. The office sure is going to be incomplete without you. We’re just happy you finally get to sit back and relax. Enjoy retirement old friend. You deserve it!”

 

06“The office won’t be the same without you Stan. You’ve been a breath of fresh air on even the dreariest of days. Good luck and goodbye for now. We’ll be seeing you around!”

 

07“Friend, coworker, mentor – these are all the things that you’ve been to me. As you move on to this new chapter in your life, I feel extremely blessed to have had the opportunity to work with you and learn from you. You’ve certainly made a lasting impact. Farewell for now! All the best.”

 

08“Of all the coworkers that I’ve had, you have made the most lasting impression. You approach life and work with such contagious zeal, that, being around you, it’s impossible not to feel the same. I know you’re going to go into retirement with that same spirit so, goodbye for now old friend. I wish you all the best.”

 

09“You’ve shared so many words of advice with me over the years and I’ll certainly miss being able to call upon your wisdom. Still, I’m happy to have had the honor of working with you and wish you the best in retirement. Farewell for now and good luck.”

 

10“I think HR’s data may be compromised…there’s no way a young thing like you could be retiring! But, since you’ve convinced everyone else, I guess there’s nothing else to do but say goodbye. I’m gonna miss you around here, Stan, but I wish you all the best.”
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11“In moments like these, I truly understand the meaning of the word bittersweet. It was my absolute pleasure being able to work with you, and now that you’re leaving, I feel so sad for the loss but so happy for you at the same time. Enjoy retirement Stan! You’ve certainly earned it. All the best.”

 

12“Stan, over the years, you’ve been more than just a coworker to me. You’ve also been a close friend. I know how long you’ve waited for this day and I’m so happy that you finally get to experience it. With all the free time you now have, I hope you won’t forget me because I certainly won’t forget you. Goodbye for now and all the best!”

 

13“I hate having to say goodbye to you, Stan. You’ve been so many things to me in the time that we’ve worked together. Coworker, confidante, friend. I know you’ve been looking forward to this moment, though, so I wish you good luck and hope we keep in touch.”

 

14“It’s sad to say goodbye, but I’m thankful it’s not final. I’ll be seeing you around so all the best until then.”

 

15“It breaks our heart to see you go – you made work such a breeze with your sunny outlook and warm disposition. Good luck as you sail away onto the seas of retirement. You’ve certainly earned it! Goodbye, old friend.”

 

16“Things will definitely not be the same here without you, and though we feel a sense of loss, we’re also happy as we tell you goodbye. Your retirement awaits! Go forth and enjoy!”

 

17“We know this is not a final goodbye, yet somehow, the feeling of loss is tangible. You are indeed a treasure that we feel honored to have found. Though it pains us to say goodbye, say it we must. Farewell coworker, and good luck with retirement!”
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18“While in retirement, do take up a hobby. Don’t show up to all office functions 😊. We love you Stan! Goodbye for now and enjoy all the perks retirement has to offer!”

 

19“Goodbye is hard to say, especially to those so dear. We’ve known this day was coming, but nothing could prepare us for how hard it would be to let you go. Though the moment is bittersweet, we are overjoyed for you and wish you all the best as you retire. Good luck!”

 

20“People wait so many years for this moment. Now that you’re here, I can’t imagine how overjoyed you must be. You will forever be etched on our memories. Goodbye and good luck as you retire.”

 

21“I do feel bad for the unlucky son of a gun who has to replace you…those are some huge shoes to fill! I won’t say goodbye, but I do wish you good luck. Have a blast with retirement!”

 

 

22“All the best fellow coworker. As you retire, we want you to know that you have inspired and motivated so many just by being you. Good luck and goodbye for now.”

 

23“You’re retiring on paper, but, for us, you’re still a part of the gang. It’s sad to say goodbye but we wish you all the best. Keep on being phenomenal!”

 

24“Many seasons have passed as we’ve worked together. Now that you’re leaving, we can’t help but be sad for the great friend and coworker that we’ve lost and happy (a bit envious too 😊) for all the free time you’ve gained. All the best and farewell!”

 

25“You’ve finally answered retirement’s call! I know you’re equal to the challenge. Good luck my friend and farewell for now!”

 

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26“Your time with us has ended much too quickly. We hate to see you go, but know you’ll do well wherever you go. Farewell comrade. Good luck as you take on this new challenge!”

 

27“You’ve brought greatness with you into our midst. You’ve made your mark here, and the memories you’ve left behind will never be forgotten. Goodbye and all the best in this new role. We know you’ll totally dominate!”

 

28“I feel like a member of my family is being stolen. That’s how much you’ve come to mean to me. Despite this, I am so proud of you and I’m rooting for you as you move forward in the direction of your dreams. Goodbye my coworker. Goodbye my friend. I wish you all the best.”
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29“Watching you leave is hard, but know that there is always a space here for you. Good luck on your journey and goodbye until I see you again.”

 

30“You have sparked a flame in each of us with your determination and iron will. Your absence from our presence with surely bring sadness, but this is only temporary. The inspiration and the mark that you’ve left behind will last forever. Goodbye for now and good luck on your new job.”

 

31“Today is not just a day when the team loses one member, but also the day a valuable friend has spread their wings and aims to soar. Though this is goodbye for now, know that we support you in all that you do and wish you all the best.”

 

32“As you step boldly into your future, know that the mark you’ve left behind can never be erased. We know you’ll got out there and wow others just as you’ve wowed us, and, even though this is goodbye, we wish you good luck and much success. All the best!”

 

33“I feel like it was just the other day that we met and already we’re saying goodbye. It hurts to see you leave, but you’re moving on to bigger and better things, and that makes me so proud. You will always be more than just another coworker – you’re family. All the best as you move to higher heights.”

 

34“I’m told that you’re leaving. If it were up to me, I’d keep you here forever. Since some crazy person has already okayed this, I guess it’s time to say goodbye. Make me proud out there! Good luck!”

 

35“Through the tough tides you were aboard our ship, facing challenges but never losing grip. Now that the seas of life are steering you elsewhere, we bid you goodbye, good luck and good cheer.”

 

36“Losing you as a coworker will be a lot to process, but seeing you progress makes it easier to bear. Goodbye and good luck on your journey…there will always be a space for you here.”

 

37“When I heard that you were leaving, I didn’t want to believe it. The selfish me wishes you would stick around for a while longer, but, since you’re leaving to greener pastures, I’m happy for you. It was my pleasure being your coworker and though things will be different without you, I’m happy that we met. Goodbye and all the best.”

 

38“Having a coworker like you makes work so much easier. I envy the lucky office that can now call you their own. Goodbye my friend. Go out there and kick ass!”

 

39“Higher heights are waiting out there for you to reach, and though this goodbye is bittersweet, I wish you all the best both personally and professionally. I’m truly going to miss you coworker. You’ve made your mark.”

 

 

40“You, my friend, are irreplaceable (that’s not gonna stop HR from trying though 😊). You have made a mark on me that will not be forgotten anytime soon. It saddens me to have to say goodbye, but, your destiny awaits. Good luck old friend!”

 

41“I remember your first day here. Instantly you were like a magnet that drew us all to you. Now that you’re leaving, it’s like someone has drained all the energy from us. It’s hard to see a wonderful coworker like you leave, but, we know you’re advancing in the direction of your dreams so goodbye, good luck and all the best in everything that you do.”

 

42“It’s quality over quantity on our little team, and you were one of the best. It feels hard to lose you, but we know you’ll do us proud out there. Kick ass on the new job! We’re proud of you!”

 

43“I wish I could meet your new boss so that I could tell her the gem of a human being you are. If your coworkers ever slip up over there, you’ve always got a home right here. I miss you already! Goodbye and all the best as you go forth.”

 

44“Those poor fools who’ve hired you don’t know what they’ve gotten themselves into. Don’t worry though – there’ll always be a space reserved here for when they find out just how crazy you are 😊! All the best and goodbye for now.”

 

45“Is it selfish for me to want you to stay? Even if it is, I don’t care. You made my days here so much brighter and I envy all those new people who’ll now have you to themselves. I miss you. You’re more than just a coworker…you’re a dear friend. Goodbye and all the best.”

 

46“Your departure will forever alter the atmosphere here. We take heart, though, knowing that amid this painful goodbye, you are one step closer to the future you have envisioned for yourself. Take good care and all the best on your journey.”

 

47“Good coworkers are hard to come by, so watching you go isn’t easy. I know wherever you go, you’ll add spark and flair. Godspeed and good bye.”

 

48“Coworker to coworker, please check if there are any vacancies at your new job…working here is going to be unbearable without you 😊.”

 

49“Telling you goodbye is like sending my kids off to college…so bittersweet. I’m glad you’ve finally landed the job you want, but a selfish part of me just wants to keep you here with me. After all, you’re more than just a coworker – you’re family. All the best!”

 

50“You put the ‘co’ in coworker. I can’t imagine having to walk by your empty desk each day, or to see it filled by some cheap imitation of you. It was a pleasure learning from you and collaborating with you. Congrats on the new job, goodbye for now and all the best!”

 

Concluding thoughts on goodbye messages to coworkers

Goodbye messages to coworkers in a farewell card do not need to be long. As long as you speak from the heart, anything you write in your goodbye messages will be well received.
 

difficult to find the right words to say goodbye to an employee leaving your company. Wish your soon-to-be former coworker the best as he or she heads into.

21 messages, quotes and poems to write in a leaving card for a colleague

wishing an employee who is leaving

“Congratulations on your new job, we wish you all the best,” You will likely have to utter these words more than once, and this can also be tough to say to an employee who is leaving your organization.  It’s never easy watching someone go, especially long-time employees that have commanded much respect and admiration during the course of their time at your company. Employees resign and move on for many different reasons. Specific long-time employees may be heading for retirement. Or perhaps their husband, wife, or partner has accepted a position in a different city and they must go with them. Some employees are faced with resigning to deal with the illness of a loved one, whether a sick parent or sick partner. Certain employee resignations are due to their own illnesses. While other employee resignations come because they are unhappy with the current state of their career. And then there are employees who simply know it is just time to move onto the next stage of their life – whatever that may be. In any case, you need to be prepared for the proper ways to handle employee resignations and the etiquette behind extending them goodbye wishes, wherever they are headed.

Congratulations on your new job

One of the most common reasons an employee will leave is to take a higher career path. And if you have a good relationship with them, no matter how much you are disappointed that they are leaving, a “congratulations on your new job” is in order. While you may wonder what you could have done to keep them there, don’t, the time has passed, don’t try to renegotiate if they have already accepted the new position because in their mind they have already moved on. What you can do is show them how much they were appreciated.

After you and your employee have documented their resignation with a signed and dated resignation letter, agree upon how you will announce it to the rest of the team. A companywide email or words of congrats at your next office meeting are two good ways to let the rest of the team know. See if the employee who is leaving wants to include personal contact information in an email so others can keep in touch. You may also want to decide if the name of the new company they will be joining will be included. If this is an employee you trust and value you will likely be delighted to have them wrap up loose ends, upon providing their two weeks’ notice. Maybe you will not require the full two weeks, but this time allows them to organize their work into a concise package for their replacement. The time allows you to either locate a proper replacement and train that replacement or for the employee to help train someone internally, it additionally gives you the opportunity to plan a proper ‘congratulations on your new job’ party. First off, pick out the perfect congratulations card and have the entire office sign it. You can customize your congratulations card with personalized text and even include photographs of you and your employees. You can choose to include your own verse in the congratulations card or pick from congratulations card verses that are expertly crafted. Here are some suggestions:

  1. Congratulations on your new job. Wishing you all the best.
  2. Congratulations on a job well done.
  3. Warmest congratulations to you, and best wishes for the future.
  4. You deserve nothing but the best.
  5. We will remember you with warm thoughts and memories. Best wishes to you in the future!
  6. We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors.
  7. Your years of service to this organization are much appreciated. Congratulations on your new job, they are lucky to have you.
  8. Your career takes you down many different paths. We are all thankful that for a time that path was ours. Congratulations on your new job.
  9. To your new and exciting career path – congratulations!
  10. Any company would be lucky to have you. We sure were. To your new position – may it bring you all the prosperity and happiness that you deserve.

A ‘congratulations on your new job’ party can be organized at the office or an outside venue. You can send another companywide email to notify the guests or create personalized congratulations party invitations. While an event outside the office can sometimes be nice, a catered lunch during the workday and a few kind words can also be a good way for you and your employees to bid farewell. You may even want to give a gift like a personalized plaque, a bottle of wine, an engraved pen, a gift basket filled with candy, snacks, or coffee products, or even something a bit more personal if you are in-tune with what they like.

Congratulations on your retirement

Another common reason a long-time employee will leave your organization is retirement. You can follow a very similar format for those leaving for this reason. A retirement card, a companywide announcement, and a retirement party with corresponding retirement invitations are all classy ways to celebrate an employee’s departure. Retirement gifts are also nice, along with an included message of appreciation. Here are some retirement card messages you can try:

  1. Your years of dedication have improved our company in so many ways. You will be greatly missed. Enjoy this exciting new chapter in your life. Congratulations on your retirement!
  2. We wish you all the best for your retirement.
  3. You have brought many great years to this company. Enjoy your retirement.
  4. To the golden years! Congrats on your retirement.
  5. Take the time now to enjoy some of life’s most special gifts. (You can even list some of these ‘special gifts’ like their wife or husband, children, and grandchildren, their hobbies, dreams, and aspirations.)

Even the ‘congratulations on your new job’ verses from above can be interchanged with retirement card verbiage.

Congratulations on your new baby

A new baby may be another reason an employee is resigning. For a jovial time like this, you can follow many of the same practices above; using baby congratulations cards, a companywide announcement, and even hosting an office baby shower. You can send out invitations, bring gifts for the upcoming child, have the in or out-of-office event catered, and enjoy the celebration with friendly coworkers. If you are including a card, here are some suggested verses:

  1. Congrats on the new baby!
  2. Bringing new life into the world is an exciting and miraculous event – congrats!
  3. Congrats to you and your family + 1! Sorry to see you go.
  4. How exciting – a baby! We are so happy for you. Enjoy this wonderful gift. We will miss you.
  5. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family. God bless and good luck.

Sympathetic Farewells

If someone is facing hard times with a family situation or is in some way affected by a long-term illness, this will require a bit more finesse. A sympathy card or ‘get well’ card (depending on the situation) may be appropriate. Your employee may want to keep this situation private, so consult with them before telling other coworkers and see how they would like to handle it. A party will likely not be appropriate in this situation, but a low-key luncheon may be okay. If you are providing a sympathy card or ‘get well’ card here are some suggested verses:

  1. In this tough time, we understand why you must go, but know that we are here for you.
  2. We wish you brighter days ahead. You will always be in our thoughts.
  3. We appreciate your time with us and are sorry for your recent troubles. Let us know if you need anything.
  4. As you head away from here, know that the sun shines upon the horizon.
  5. We value all that you have done for our company. Let us know if there is anything we can do. If you decide to return, know that there is always an open spot waiting for you.

Farewell, congratulations, & good luck

It’s always tough to watch a good employee leave, but there comes a time where everyone must move on. Listed above are the best ways to handle an employee resignation and the most common reasons for their departure. Bid them farewell properly, wish them congratulations or good luck if the situation calls for it, show your appreciation, and then look towards the future.

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  1. Wishing you much joy & happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life.
  2. Congratulations! May you bloom with success every day!
  3. I’ve really enjoyed working with you. Good luck at your new job.
  4. I’ll miss you and think of you. Thank you for the good times and sweet memories that we shared together.
  5. Thanks for being not just a great colleague, but a better friend. All the best buddy!
  6. Your resignation may have left a small empty cubicle in the office but your departure has left a large empty space in my heart. Congratulations for finding a new job, we will miss you.
  7. It didn’t take long for me to see you as my friend, rather than my colleague. I’m lucky to have worked with you, and I’ll miss you. Let’s keep in touch.
  8. Don’t mistake it’s an end..Your farewell marks new beginning in life. Here’s wishing success, happiness and opportunities..!!
  9. May God help you in all your endeavors, and always bring success to your doorstep.
  10. I’m seriously going to miss you here. Best of luck in your new endeavor. See you soon!
  11. Good Bye and Good Luck for your bright future. We will miss you!
  12. With your resignation your employment in this company may finish. But the sweet memories of working with you will never diminish..Farewell
  13. We wish you lots of success on your way. Sadly, we will not go this way together.
  14. This is such an exciting opportunity for you, but we still can’t believe you’re leaving. Please keep in touch!
  15. While you might no longer work here, let’s keep working on our friendship. I’d love to stay in contact with you.
  16. Wishing you the best in this next phase of your career. Congratulations, and best of luck!
  17. I hope that your new place is full of fun and happiness. Take care, and wishing you all the best.
  18. Dear colleague, now that you’re leaving..I’ll have to look for a new partner in crime 😉 Good Luck.
  19. The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained. See you soon.
  20. You may no longer be my coworker, but you’ll continue to be my friend. Good luck at your new job!
  21. Life is about cherishing the past, facing the present, and moving ahead towards new milestones. Best Wishes for your future.
  22. We dropped by to say we will you miss lots! All the best to you..!!
  23. It’s an honour for our organization. To have someone like you. With your hard work you have taken us to the top.
  24. Having you as a partner at work was one of the best professional experiences in my career. Farewell.
  25. Having the privilege of working with you has been the highlight of my time here. Best of luck in your new position!
  26. Working in this office without you will be so boring. We’ll miss having a wonderful colleague like you. Good luck in your future endeavors!
  27. I’ve learned a lot working with you these past years. I know you’ll be successful in your new position. Thank you and farewell, friend!
  28. The only reason I am saying goodbye is so that I can get a chance to say hello again.
  29. Monthly targets and performance appraisals will come and go, but the memories of working with a colleague like you will stay in my forever. Farewell.
  30. Have a wonderful life ahead. Hope you find the right direction that leads towards your dreams.
  31. Sorry, for all the times I may have unknowingly hurt your feelings and caused you pain. Goodbye my friend, until we meet again.
  32. While it pains me to bid you farewell as you start a new phase of your career, I sincerely wish you continued success in all your future endeavors.
  33. Don’t stop when you are tired. Stop when you are done! Keep moving forward!
  34. May your future go as bright as the afternoon sun..Give in your best shot and keep your spirits high..Let the world see and recognize you number one..With success and fame may you soar high. Good Luck!
  35. Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting..Miss you!!
  36. Just a note to say..As you move into a new venture..May luck and success always be with you!
  37. Goodbye! Keep in touch! I’ll miss the great times we had hanging out together!
  38. Not a single effort of yours will go in vain. You will be rewarded for your pain. Your hard work will bring you a lot of gain. Wish you all the best for your future!
  39. I FEEL very LUCKY to know someone who is so HARD for me to say GOODBYE.
  40. It won’t be easy not having a friend like you close by..Go, take your wings my friend, and fly. May all your dreams come true. Good Luck & Best Wishes!
  41. I hope the next place that you work will rival the joy that you’ve had working here.
  42. You’ve been an inspiration to all of us, and we’ve enjoyed working with you. We wish you success wherever you go. Farewell.
  43. Wish you a smooth sailing ahead and a path full of joy. May all your dreams come true!
  44. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. All the best.
  45. It’s time to say Farewell! Good luck and best wishes for your future ventures! We will miss you…
  46. Saying goodbye to a friend like you is like saying goodbye to my own soul – it is just not possible.
  47. Throw yourself into some work you believe in with all you heart, live for it, die for it, and you will find happiness that you had thought could never be yours.
  48. It has been an enriching experience to work with someone like you. You will remain my best colleague ever.
  49. Because we are in the office I may not let tears out of my eyes. But I want you to know that my heart will silently weep and cry. Farewell & Goodbye.
  50. I know that you are going to get an awesome salary in your new job but there is no guarantee that you will get awesome colleagues like us too. Do you still want to go? Farewell.
  51. You’ve been a friend, colleague, and mentor whom I have treasured so much. However, you’re bound for bigger and better things. Goodbye, mate!
  52. Life and destiny can steal my best friend away from me but nothing can take away the precious memories. Goodbye my friend.
  53. Your resignation is a cruel reminder that all good things in life must come to an end. You may have stopped being a colleague, but you’ll always remain my friend. Farewell.
  54. Farewell to the colleague to made lunch breaks awesome and added life to dull team meetings.
  55. Instead of saying farewell to you, I wish I could say fare-bad so that you come back and continue working with us. But I won’t..because I always wish the best for you. Farewell 🙂
  56. As you take your new road, I wish you all the very best. May you live the life of your dreams each moment.
  57. Dreams and aspirations will be fulfilled everywhere you go. Wish you farewell!
  58. The secret to a happy workspace is having awesome colleagues like you..I’ll be missing you a lot. Best of Luck!!
  59. Life is a race, leave behind your worries. Think positive always and you will finally reach success. Good luck!
  60. It was a great pleasure working with you my dear, We really appreciate your help you have rendered us, We will be missing you so much, All the very best!
  61. May your path to your destination be easy. Cheer up and don’t let this farewell take you down.
  62. It had been a learning experience working with you. The team will never be the same without you. We miss you!
  63. You have been a friend through thick and thin, in joys and sorrows you have been by my side. I shall be so lonely once you leave..farewell dearest friend.
  64. As it is your last day with us, we’d like to thank you for being a great colleague. May you shine always.
  65. We are definitely worried about how the performance of our team will decrease when a colleague like you leaves. But what’s more important, is that your absence will make all our hearts grieve. Goodbye.
  66. One of the most difficult words to say is ‘goodbye’. Stay in touch..!!
  67. May you enjoy your life and achieve greater heights in your career. We wish you best of luck.
  68. May God bless you and help you achieve your dreams. Do not forget us. We will always be there for you whenever you need us.
  69. I want to hunt down the head hunter who hunted you and tell him that he has scored his best hunt ever. Farewell.
  70. NEVER in my life have I EVER thought that I would want to work with a colleague FOREVER – until I started working with YOU. Farewell, I will miss you.
  71. We are proud to have an employee like you as part of our team. Heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for your continued success.
  72. Go ahead, enjoy your new job. We are friends forever!!
  73. Thanks a lot for all your support and encouragement. You are the best colleague I have ever met. Bye and keep in touch!
  74. Chance made us colleagues but the fun and laughter we share made us friends.
  75. Rise up and be the best you can be, because your world is waiting for you.
  76. The boss may be sad because of losing a hardworking and efficient employee, but we are sad because your heart-warming smile we will no longer see. Goodbye and farewell.
  77. We wish you boundless success wherever you go! Do keep in touch.
  78. I will miss you in each pantry break, coffee chat, after hours gossips, and simple hand waves. This good bye wish sends you on a successful path. Take care my friend.
  79. We met at hello. We’re about to be apart with Goodbye. But don’t worry, this is not the end, As in my heart, you will always be there. I’m gonna miss you.
  80. A wave, a tear, a farewell, forever it will be a special moment. You will be missed..!!
  81. You’ll be always remembered with love and warmth. Wishing you all the best for the future!
  82. I am saying goodbye not just to a colleague, but also to a friend and my greatest source of inspiration. Farewell.
  83. Today our team is going to lose its sense of humor and its heart beat. Farewell to the colleague who made every day seem like a treat.
  84. Hope this farewell gives us another opportunity to meet in the future.
  85. The cold meeting room walls will now feel colder without the warmth of a helpful and considerate colleague like you. Farewell.
  86. Our teamwork hasn’t been the same since you left the office. We’re really missing your valuable contributions.
  87. You know that you are the best, leave aside the rest. All the very best!
  88. A lot of people wait for opportunities to come and knock on their door. Only few people like you step out to look for them. No wonder, you are a winner.
  89. I will miss my colleague and best friend, but the sweet memories we shared together will stay in my heart forever. You are the best staff I have ever worked with. Goodbye!
  90. As we bid farewell here’s wishing that memories of yesterdays stay with you, forever.
  91. May this goodbye only be momentary. Hope to meet you again. May the coming days make you a better person personally and professionally.
  92. We wish this farewell is temporary and takes you a step closer to a new beginning.
  93. On the outside, I may be smiling while I wish you farewell. But on the inside, I am desperately praying that you will quit your new job and come back to work with us again. Farewell.
  94. Wishing you all the success for your upcoming future. Good bye and good luck.
  95. If our team were a car, you would be the fuel that accelerates it to its limits. We will miss you!
  96. I never knew that saying just one word could make me feel so blue, until I said GOODBYE to a special friend like you.
  97. If you dare to say goodbye life will always give you a new hello.
  98. You were the best colleague that I have ever worked with. I wish you all the best for your future. Farewell!
  99. You decided to move to greener pastures, but your departure will leave our grounds barren and dry. Farewell.
  100. It was a pleasure working with you. All the very best.

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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.

Writing a pleasant goodbye note may encourage others to remember you fondly. Saying goodbye is #8 on the list of 15 things to do before leaving a job. 

At the office, the farewell message is usually sent via email when sending the same message to a group of people such as a team or others that you had contact with. When saying goodbye to one person, such as your boss, mentor, or close coworker, you may want to write a handwritten note instead of sending an email. Handwritten notes may feel more personal, and the person is likely to keep it longer than an email.

You don't have to thank or say goodbye to everyone on the list below with a farewell message. Wanting to thank someone on that list, may be what brought you to this post. So I listed others that you may want to write a message to that you may not have considered otherwise.

Who you may want to send a farewell note to

  • Your team (could use a group email)
  • Your co-workers that were not on your team (could use a group email)
  • Your boss (individual note is best unless you don't have anything special to say to the boss. And then you can include your boss in the group email)
  • Your employees (individual if you have specific things to say to one person, use group for your entire team)
  • Anyone else you had contact with that you feel like saying goodbye to or thanking before your last day

If you know of someone else that is leaving, you may want to send them a message. If they send you a farewell email, you could reply and write them a farewell message

What to include in your farewell thank you message

Below are some suggestions for what types of things to include in your farewell note. They are followed by sections of examples notes written to a boss, employee, and coworkers.

  • Your last day date, in case anyone wants to say good-bye to you in person (if you work at the same location) or reply to your message.
  • Where and what your next job is. People always wonder! But that's entirely up to you. Don't share about your next job if you are not comfortable doing so.
  • If sending an email, the subject line could be:
    • Farewell and best wishes
    • My last day is [Date]
    • Goodbye and contact info
    • Thank you
  • Message content which could include:
    • I look forward to our paths crossing again in the future.
    • I enjoyed working with you.
    • Please stay in touch.
    • It's been an honor working with you.
    • Compliments of the team or to an individual
    • There are more examples in the notes below
  • The thank you message
    • Usually, I recommend being specific when thanking someone. However, that is nearly impossible to do in a group email. So, your farewell note might feel generic, which is okay in this situation.
    • Thank you for all of your help and support
    • Thank you for being great to work with
    • I am grateful to have worked with such a wonderful group of people
    • I appreciate the time you spent mentoring me and helping me to grow my skills
  • Contact information, if you want to stay in contact with people! Maybe you don't. Only provide contact information if you are genuinely okay with someone contacting you in the future. If you don't want a bunch of Facebook friend invites from acquaintances, don't include your Facebook info.

      • Social media accounts like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
      • Email address
      • Phone number
      • A link to your website/blog if you have one.

Farewell Message Format

Your note can look like the example that follows. For more information on the layout of a thank-you note, see these 5 easy steps.

Dear [Person's Name],

Your Message (this is the middle section).

Second paragraph (optional).

Third paragraph (optional).

Closing (such as kind regards, thanks again, etc.),

Your Name

Note: words in [brackets] in the examples below, should be replaced appropriately for your note.

The format of the farewell examples messages will be the same, so only the middle section of the note is included in the examples below when the note has only 1 paragraph. You can add additional paragraphs to any of the samples if you desire. You can also combine wording from different examples into your note.

Examples to be sent via group email to multiple people

Note: This section of examples is for when you are sending one email to multiple people. Since its being sent to a group, you will not be thanking anyone for anything specific. Some of the examples will feel generic and simple. These emails are more casual and could be for a boss sending an email to employees or coworkers to coworkers.

Farewell Email to Group Email #1 - with contact information provided 

I've enjoyed working with all of you. My last day is [Day of Week], [Date]. If you'd like to stay in touch here are my contact details:

List only the contact details you want to provide.

Facebook Link

Phone number

personal email address

etc.

Also, feel free to send me your contact details.

Best Regards,

[Your Name]

Farewell Email to Group Email #2 - with contact information provided 

I'll be starting a new opportunity next week. My last day here is [Day of Week], [Date].

If you'd like to stay in touch, my email address is [your email address].

Best Regards,

[Your Name]

Farewell Email to Group Email #3 - no contact information provided

Thank you all for being so great to work with it! It's been an honor working with such a dedicated and successful group.

If you haven't heard yet, I've accepted a position at [Company Name]. My last day here is [Day of Week], [Date].

Please feel free to stop by my [desk/cube/office] this week.

Sincerely

[Your Name]

Farewell Email to Group Email #4 - to only those on your current team

Dear Team,

You've been the best team I've ever worked with. Working to together on projects has been a delight. I will miss working with you. However, I'm am excited about my new opportunity with [Company Name].

My Facebook page is [link to your Facebook page], and my email address is [your email address].

Kind regards,

[Your Name]

Farewell Email to Group Email #5 - to only those on your current team

Dear Team,

We've accomplished a lot together as a team. It's been an honor working with each of you. I have enjoyed the camaraderie and consider each of you a friend.

I am excited to move on to a new challenge at [Company Name]. If you want to know more about it, please let me know.

Also, please respond if you'd like to stay in touch, and then we can share personal contact information.

Kind regards,

[Your Name]

Farewell Email to Group Email #6 - to only those on your current team

Dear Team,

As [Boss's name] announced in the meeting yesterday, my last day is on [date]. I am leaving with a tinge of sadness as I've come to enjoy a friendship with each of you.

You've inspired me to keep learning as much as I can. Now, to keep growing, I feel that moving to a larger company will lead to more opportunities.

Thank you for being a fantastic team!

Let's stay in touch.

Kind regards,

[Your Name]

Farewell Email to Group Email #7 - to only those on your current team

Dear Team,

You've been a fantastic team for the past two years. I am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with each of you. My last day is on [date]. I am hoping we can squeeze in a team lunch before then.

Also, thank you for listening to all of my cat stories! I am very excited that my next position is at the Humane Society where I can spend plenty of time helping cats.

[Note: In your note, replace the sentence above with whatever you talked about a lot with your coworkers and where your next position is and why you are excited about it]

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

Below are examples of personal notes written to 1 person only. 

This could be done in a handwritten note or an email or even an instant message if your company uses Skype or Slack (or another messaging program).

Boss to an employee - Example #1 

Hello [Person's Name]

I have enjoyed having you on my team during the past few years. I am thankful for all of your contributions to our team. Your work on [project name] was outstanding and provided a great deal of value to the company.

Also, I appreciate your honesty whenever I asked for feedback on my performance. Not everyone was willing to share things with me.

As I start my new opportunity, know that I will miss working with you. Perhaps our paths will cross again in the future. Until then, please keep in touch! My personal emails is [your email address] and my phone number is ###-###-####.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

More Boss to an employee that is leaving examples (middle section only) 

2. Thank you for being a dependable employee. You will be missed. You were terrific and supportive with training new hires. It's going to be hard to replace you.

3. I wish you all the best at your new position. Thank you for everything you did while on my team. Your work on [project name] was top notch. You'll be remembered as one of the good ones!

4. I am sad to see you go! But I am happy for you at the same time. The new position may be precisely what you are looking for. Thank you for always being willing to help out with whatever was needed without complaining.

5. You've been an incredible support to the team and me. Thank you for all of your process improvements. Your legacy will live on here with all the macros and other tools you developed to make everyone's jobs easier. I wish you all the success in your next position.

6. Thank you for your hard work and dedication while you were on my team. [Client name] expressed many times how much they liked having you on their project. They are going to miss you too! Here is my personal email address if you'd like to stay in touch: [your email address].

7. You will be missed! I do hope your new job provides you with what you were looking for as a next career step. Thank you for being awesome.

Employee to boss- Example #1 

Hello [Boss's Name],

Thank you for being the best boss I've had so far in my career. You're a wonderful listener, and I felt valued as a team member.

The team events over the years have helped with team bonding. Some people will say they are a waste of time, but they were not to me.

If you want to stay in my personal email is [your email address].

All the best,

[Your Name]

Employee to boss- Example #2

[Boss’s name],

Thank you for all the advice you have given me. I appreciate the recommendation you gave to [new company name] on my behalf. I believe it helped me to get the job. I am looking forward to trying out [new career field].

Please stay in touch.

Thanks again,

[Your Name]

Employee to boss- Example #3

[Boss’s name],

Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me while I worked on your team. You helped me to learn that there are often many ways, not just A or B, to solve problems. I will remember that advice.

I want to stay in touch. What is your personal email address? Mine is [your email address].

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

More Employee to boss examples (middle section only)

4. You’ve been a great manager. I will miss working with you and the team. Perhaps our paths will cross again in the future.

5. It’s been an honor working with you. I will treasure all of the advice you passed on about [job topic]. Whoever you hire to replace me, will be fortunate to learn from you.

6. You were my favorite team lead ever! I will miss chatting with you. Thank you for giving me opportunities to learn and improve my skills in [topic/program]. It's because of you that I was able to accept the manager position at [new company name]. I appreciate all your support in my personal development.

7. Thank you for being a wonderful boss. Your integrity made your team great to be on. I felt inspired to give my best every day. If you want to stay in touch, my email is [your email address]

To the coworker that is leaving the job from a coworker 

Note: it can be easy to say Good Luck. There are 100+ ways to say good luck here.

These messages can be sent as a reply to a farewell message. Or if you didn’t receive a farewell note, you can still send the person that is leaving an email, if you desire.

1. I have enjoyed working with you! Good luck at your new position.

2. Thank you for all you taught me about [subject they taught you about]. My knowledge and skills improved because of the time you spent mentoring me. I wish you all the best!

3. Wow! I am excited for you. We had some fun times working together. Good luck at the new job.

4. You'll do great at your new position! Thank you for being a great friend while we worked together.

5. Thank you for everything that you taught me! I enjoyed working with you and wish you all the best in at your new position.

6. I am excited for you and your new position. I hope it works out well for you. Thank you for being an excellent teammate while we worked together.

7. I am going to miss working with you! I appreciate all you taught me about [topic]. You were a great mentor!

From the coworker that is leaving job to one coworker (not a group)

1. You were one of my favorite people to work it. I'm so glad we were assigned to the same team. Thank you for being so fun to work with it. I liked discussing programming problems with you and coming up with solutions.

2. Sitting next to you for the past few years has been delightful. I will miss hearing your stories and working on projects with you. You are very good at the position. If you ever decide you want to join me at [company name of new position], I will gladly recommend you. Of course, I better make sure I like working their first! I'll let you know in a few weeks how thing are going.

3. Thank you for all of your support while we worked together. I appreciate all the time you spent mentoring me when I was new. I feel like I learned more from you than anyone else. Your knowledge about [topic] surpasses most others. I'd love to stay in touch. Here is my contact information [and then provide your contact information].

4. I'm so glad we made a connection that day in the cafeteria when you saw my cat shirt. I love talking about cats with you. You may have heard already, but my last day is [Date]. I accepted a new position at [company name]. Would you like to meet for in a few weeks? I should be settled in by then.

5. I will miss working with you! My last day is on Friday. Thank you for all of your help and support during the past year. I hope our friendship will continue once I start the new position. My contact information is: [list your contact info]. Thank you!

6. Thank you for being a reliable source of information about [topic]. As you may know, you became my trusted source during the past year. I appreciate that you were always up to date with the latest information. I am going to miss your expertise. I hope we can stay in touch as friends! My email address is [your email address].

7. I loved working with you. Please know that I will miss you and look forward to meeting for lunch soon. Thank you for being a great friend and coworker!

I hope the examples above helped you to write your farewell message!

Have you ever received a memorable farewell message? Did it include a thank you? What did it say?

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