Need some retirement card ideas for your co-worker? We've found several retirement sayings that will fit their personality. Being a Boomer, my friends are.
Some people just know how to bring out the best in others. You are this type of coworker! Thank you for everything you did. Good bye and good luck!
Now as you retire, we are missing our great colleague at work. Wishing you a stress-free life full of success and happiness!
A successful team is a group of many hands but of one mind. We were glad to work with a boss like you and wish you a happy retirement!
Your life's work has made a difference! Knowing that have a relaxing retirement.
Wishing a very special person a fulfilling retirement. May your new journey be filled with joy!
You made this a great place to work! We will miss your smiling face, and hope that you'll visit us when you have time. Farewell partner!
Thanks for making our work life much easier and funny. Now you can unwind your mind and spend some time with your family and best friends. May you get the best of everything in life.
You was the best co-worker anyone could ever wish for! I'm sure you will meet new challenges with your usual optimism. You will certainly be missed here.
As your career comes to an end, please know that your influence carries on. Countless lives have been impacted through the knowledge you have imparted. Hoping your retirement is everything you ever dreamed it could be.
You have done a super job at the company. Thanks for everything. Hope you'll enjoy every minute of your retirement. You will be missed, but never forgotten.
Retirement ads 5 days to your weekend! Enjoy it!
Thank you for all of your dedication. Now you can relax and enjoy the scenery around you!
You have worked so hard for this day to come and have done such a wonderful job. May you have a relaxing retirement, knowing that your life's work has made a difference!
Best wishes for a fun-filled but relaxing retirement. I'll think of you often. But now forget all meetings and worries - it's your day!
Make your retirement message original: They will get a hundred messages like, " Best wishes on your retirement." Give your words a little more.
Emperor Akihito has had to wait until the age of 85 and the passing of a special law to step down from his job, but for the rest of us, formal retirement typically comes in our 60s.
退職 (taishoku) is the common term used to refer to retirement, while the act of retiring gets suru treatment: 退職する (taishoku suru). The verb can also be used when you want to quit a job in general, though, so to be more specific just add 定年 (teinen, age of retirement) to make it clear that someone’s career is coming to a close: 田中さんが定年退職するので、送別会を開きましょう (Tanaka-san ga teinen taishoku suru no de, sōbetsukai o hirakimashō, Ms. Tanaka is retiring so let’s throw her a farewell party).
The kanji 退 has the meaning of retreating or withdrawing, and you’ll also see it in media coverage of the Emperor’s 退位 (taii, abdication) this week. Us common folk, however, have more chances to use it via the word 退社 (taisha). You’ll see it on Japanese 履歴書 (rirekisho, resumes) tacked on the end of a company’s name. However, in daily conversation the verb 退社する (taisha suru) can be used to mean both “quit a job” or to simply “leave the office” at the end of the work day.
It can be a little hard to pinpoint the exact age for 定年になる (teinen ni naru, hitting retirement) in Japan. Based on a survey in 2016, some 95 percent of Japanese firms follow a 定年制 (teinensei, a set age for retirement) and nearly 81 percent have designated that age as 60. However, ちょっと困ったことになる (chotto komatta koto ni naru, this becomes a bit of a problem) because 年金 (nenkin, pension) doesn’t kick in until the age of 65.
A workaround is provided through the 再雇用制度 (saikoyō seido, re-employment system) followed by many companies. Upon retiring at 60, employees are then hired back but typically at a lower position and for less money and shorter hours than previously.
Japanese companies will often throw a 送別会 when someone retires, a perfect opportunity to practice your Japanese. You can wish the retiree well with a polite (and pretty standard), “ご定年、おめでとうございます” (“Go-teinen, omedetō gozaimasu,” “Congratulations on your retirement”). Useful phrases for both the retiree and the coworkers seeing them off include: “長い間、お世話になりました” (“Nagai aida, o-sewa ni narimashita,” “Thank you for all your support [for such a long time]”) and a more general “今までありがとうございました” (“Ima made arigatō gozaimashita,” “Thanks for everything up till now”). It doesn’t hurt to add “どうぞ、お体に気をつけてください” (“Dōzo, o-karada ni ki o tsukete kudasai,” “Please take care of yourself”) for good measure.
Once you’ve left the rat race to start your 第二の人生 (dai-ni no jinsei, post-retirement stage of life) many things will change, including the amount of income you have coming in. Everyone in Japan between the ages of 20 and 59 must be registered for the 国民年金(kokumin nenkin, national pension system), while 厚生年金（kōsei nenkin, the employees’ pension insurance system) is additional coverage for those employed by a company or school, whereby both employee and employer make contributions. If you were employed by a company or school, you might also be lucky enough to get 退職金 (taishokukin, a retirement bonus) when you leave.
Those who are retired and receiving the pension become 年金生活者 (nenkin seikatsu-sha, pensioners) but the term is a bit technical and there are a slew of other ways to refer to the elderly in Japan. One such word is お年寄り (o-toshiyori), which comes complete with an honorific at the start of it. The term 老人 (rōjin) has the nuance of “aged,” and is used in the term 老人ホーム（rōjin hōmu, home for the elderly).
English is the source for a lot of positive-sounding words such as シニア (shinia, senior) and シルバー (shirubā, silver) and these are often seen in ads and catch copy aimed at the older generations.
And on the topic of English loanwords, I was surprised the first time I read about senior citizens attending デイケア (deikea, day care). They’re not attending a center for toddlers, which is more often referred to in Japanese as a 保育園 (hoikuen, nursery school). A Japanese デイケア is a program for the elderly that includes rehabilitation services. With the 高齢化社会 (kōreika shakai, aging society) well under way in Japan, デイケア might be a word you’ll be seeing more often.
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Retirement is the point in time when an employee chooses to leave his or her employment permanently. Retirement generally coincides with the employee's eligibility to collect retirement resources such as Social Security, a company pension, or distributions from a 401(k) or another retirement plan.
Eligibility for public and private retirement resources varies from country to country as does the retirement age.
An employee may choose retirement for reasons other than the wish to stop working. Employees may suffer ill health or debilitating physical problems that require retirement. Family problems and responsibilities may require retirement.
An employer may require employees to take early retirement in order to cut costs and preserve the business. Whatever the reason, retirement from employment marks the start of the next chapter of an employee's life.
Employees choose diverse methods of retirement. They may leave employment completely or start a second career or part-time work. They may semi-retire or pursue phased retirement during which they gradually decrease the number of hours worked. Some employees retire and then return to work for their same employer in a part-time, temporary, or consulting role.
Fortunately for retiring employees, many options exist to meet their financial, emotional, and social needs in retirement. With sufficient financial resources, the employee may decide to pursue interests other than work and career in retirement.
When a coworker retires, coworkers generally sign the retirement card, participate in the scheduled festivities, and send personal greetings and gifts to honor the retirement occasion. Traditionally, when the momentous occasion of an employee retirement occurs, it is marked as a life passage into the next chapter for the employee.
The employer and the employee's colleagues use the retirement event as one last opportunity to express care and appreciation for a valued coworker. As a consequence, employers and coworkers, who know not what the future brings, want to wish the retiring employee a happy retirement. This is greatly appreciated by the employee who has decided to retire.
But, the employer and coworkers are often more hesitant about how to deliver their retirement wishes effectively and successfully. They frequently use standard gifts that will remind the employee of their workplace in the coming years. Engraved watches, plaques, and desk clocks are examples of a reminder retirement gift.
Here are sample retirement wishes that you can customize for your own use when you have the opportunity to wish a treasured colleague all of the best in retirement. These retirement words wish the coworker the very best thoughts for the future.
Read through these sample retirement words and wishes to find sentiments that echo your own feelings about a coworker.
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