Best wishes! Retirement is equaled to freedom. I hope you enjoy doing the things that you don't have time for before. Congratulations! Happy.
Retirement is an important moment in anyone’s life.
After decades of working hard and building a career, they can now take a deep breath and admire what has been achieved.
It’s also a season of deep reflection and ample time for the retiree, allowing him/her to do the things they love doing and have always wanted to.
However, retirement is also a very uncertain period for most people, as a study by GoBankingRates showed that more than half of Americans have no more than $10000 saved for retirement. What’s more? 1 in 3 Americans have no savings at all.
How scary is that?
This makes it such a sensitive chapter of anyone’s life and knowing the right things to say when wishing a coworker happy retirement can further motivate them.
Most often, a retirement is received with mixed feelings and it can be hard to find the right choice of words to use when wishing your colleague a happy retirement.
You can wish your colleague a happy retirement in some ways such as throwing a retirement party for them, buying them gifts or sending them a retirement card.
The most common way most you can use to wish your coworker a happy retirement is by giving them a retirement card.
A retirement card is very easy to write but choosing the right words can be a bit dicey.
Most often one can get confused about what to write in the card because there are numerous things you want to write all at once.
There is a tendency to start writing a card with a specific intention but the end result reads different from what you intended to pass across.
Say for example, your colleague is retiring and he was the best coworker you had, you may intend to write about his awesome qualities and how you enjoyed working with him.
But you could get confused while writing and then end up talking about how he has a great dress sense and a good sense of humor.
To avoid such confusion it is important to separate the different possible contents of a retirement card into categories.
Once you pick a category, your message to the person will revolve around it. For the purpose of this article, below are some of the categories you can pick from.
Under this category, your message will focus on the fun memories you share with a coworker.
Talk about your favorite memory of them and to add humor to it, make mention of an inside joke that two of you share.
Talking about your favorite memories of the person in the retirement card takes him down memory lane and makes him think of how the time he spent in the organization was worth it.
It also endears them to you and warms up their heart knowing that you treasure them well enough to store a memory of them in your heart.
This is a sign to them that you won’t forget them in a hurry and their years of laboring won’t be easily forgotten. It gives them an assurance that they are irreplaceable.
For people that are scared of retirement because of the uncertainty of the future that lies ahead, sharing the fun memories they created will help to ease the tension they feel.
The beautiful thing about writing a retirement note that revolves around favorite memories is that whenever the person picks up the note, be it after a few days, months or years, their heart gets warm and they will definitely smile.
When writing a note on memories, make sure it is a memory that is pleasant to the receiver of the note.
Don’t write about embarrassing moments or awkward moments that left the person feeling bad.
The aim of writing a note is to make your colleague feel loved and valued, you don’t want to ruin that by bringing memories that leave a bitter taste in their mouth.
If the memory is so funny, ensure that the receiver of the note also thinks it is funny.
If there are people that were a part of the memory that are already dead or fell out with the receiver of the note, try not to talk about such memories so that you don’t end up sending the wrong signal and trigger a wrong emotion in the receiver.
You can only write about such memories if your coworker considers it to be extremely funny or is indifferent about the negative part of it.
Below are samples of what you can write on, when focusing on the memories you created with your fellow employee, during the time you spent working with him/her.
“Hey, do you remember when we got so bored at work and needed some humor and we took out the lavatory sign on the door of the boss’s office and that old lady went in?
I’ll definitely miss having my partner in crime around.”
“Remember when you pulled a prank on me and said the boss needed to see me urgently and I ran into his office without knocking.
The clueless look he had on his face when he saw me was the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Thank you for giving me a lot to laugh about, I’ll miss those moments.”
“I know you won’t forget the day we had a last minute preparation for a presentation and we goofed. You introduced yourself as me and I introduced myself as you. So glad everyone in the room laughed along.”
“I won’t forget our first fishing trip together. You caught the biggest fish, twenty years down the line; I still haven’t beaten your record.”
“Remember the first time we went camping with our families together in the woods and we pulled a prank on the children. I haven’t laughed as much as I did on that day.”
“I remember when you taught me how to enter my data into the company’s database easily. That singular lesson improved my efficiency at work thank you for that day and many more.”
Basically, the whole idea is to bring back memories. You don’t necessarily have to tell the entire story; just a short summary of the event will make the memories flood right back.
This category focuses on the ways your coworker influenced you.
Talk about the impact they made on your life and in the organization.
Focus on the positive marks they made in your life.
When wishing someone a happy retirement it isn’t the right time to remind them of how they hurt you or did wrong things to you.
No one is without fault and it is most likely that in the course of time you spent working together, your colleague must have stepped on your toes once or twice.
Look beyond their shortcomings and identify the positive influence or impact they made in your life.
The impact or influence could be a word of encouragement that was given when you were at a very low point, it could be support (financial or emotional) that they gave you when you desperately needed it.
It could also be the helping hand they lent you when you needed help or can also be the inspiration you derived from observing their work ethics and approach to work.
Maybe having them around brought out the best in you or pushed you to identify hidden potentials that you never knew you had.
Think of all the times they were there for you and the influence they had on you. Pick out your favorite from any of those moments and write about it in the retirement note.
Let them know that despite the fact that the time has come for them to go, the legacy they left behind won’t be easily forgotten.
For example, Mr. John is your coworker that’s retiring. When you were newly employed, Mr. John went out of his way to show you how things are done.
In the office and coached you, making sure you had no difficulty settling in and as a result of the help he gave you, you became very productive at work and constantly got commended by your boss.
In the retirement note you are sending to Mr. John, remind him of all that and you could say something like:
“You were an excellent coach and my go-to person in the office, I promise to keep on your legacy by investing the same time and energy you invested in me in the new staff that come to the office just like you did.”
If he was always excited and got his work done in a very cheerful way, you could write something like this on the note
“I used to think work was so boring until I saw how happy and enthusiastic you were about getting your job done, observing you happy and boisterous disposition to work made me discover the fun in the work.
Thank you for showing me that i can work and have fun at the same time.
Below are further examples of what to write in a retirement note when talking about the impact and the influence of a coworker in your life.
“Thanks for always listening to me and giving me constructive advice and criticism. Your constructive criticism pushed me to learn more and to be the better person that I am now. I’ll definitely miss having you around. “
“You have been my source of inspiration since I got into this company, you are one colleague I aspire to be like, your life is full of so much inspiration and I’m glad to have been inspired by you. Happy retirement my muse.”
“You are an irreplaceable part of the staff; I wonder how we will get work done here efficiently now that you are leaving us. Get ready to receive loads of calls from Terry and me to ask you how to do this and that. We will definitely miss you.”
“You are such an important part of this company and it’s weird to imagine the company without you. Every corner of this company has a touch of your amazing influence. We miss you already.”
“You are such an incredible person, I’m pretty sure heaven no longer makes your kind, the vacuum your retirement is leaving in this office is one that no one can easily fill. I miss you so much already.”
“The brain box of our team is finally leaving us and we are feeling all kinds of emotions right now. Every “Eureka” moment we had was as a result of your genius ideas. We wish you won’t go but we feel it is time you give that smart brain of yours a little rest. Enjoy your retirement team-mate, we love you.”
“You taught me not to ever bow my head in defeat no matter the circumstances. May your strength and courage pave the way for you as you enter a new phase of life.”
“I was able to grow in this competitive work environment because of your encouragement and guidance. Thank you for being a strong shoulder to lean on. May the days ahead be bright and beautiful for you. Lots of love.”
When writing about the impact of the person on your life be it directly or indirectly, make sure you do not over exaggerate.
Stay as simple and as truthful as possible. No matter how simple the impact may look it is better to keep it simple but truthful than colorful and untrue.
If you choose to talk about the character and qualities of the person, it’s advisable that you dwell on the qualities that were relevant and useful in the workplace.
Don’t talk about the character or qualities that are of no relevance in the workplace since you are giving him the retirement card as a colleague and not as a friend.
For example, if he is good at playing soccer and you work in the health sector, don’t start talking about how he is so good on the soccer field and how he inspires you to be a player, no that’s off point.
Instead, talk about how he is good with patients and how he makes them feel relaxed or any other work-related quality he has that makes him an asset in the workplace.
Most often than not, people are remembered for their character and qualities. Even if the person wasn’t so close to you, you can still see the qualities he has from afar.
You don’t need to be cordial with a person before you can write about their attribute and qualities in the workplace.
Talk about the beautiful trait they have and how it has positively influenced their career, their colleagues and the organization or company.
Qualities or characteristics you can talk about here can be their dedication to work, punctuality, diligence, honesty, jovial nature, and great customer relation skill etc.
While mentioning the qualities, you can also talk about how the qualities improved the work environment or influenced you positively.
Below are some example notes you could write if you are focusing on the qualities of your retiring colleague.
“You have a heart of gold you see the good in others even when they are unaware of it and you bring out the best of everyone around you. I wish you the best in life.”
“Your excellent problem-solving skill made us wiggle out of many problematic situations at work. Thank you for making sure that I never got into trouble I’ll miss having you around.”
“Thank you for brightening our days at work with your melodious laughter and your warm jokes. You were our therapy for anxiety. May the days ahead be very bright and melodious like your contagious laughter.”
“Thanks for filling the office with your positive energy and being optimistic even when the rest of us were pessimistic. Your energy was what kept us going when we were at our wit’s end. We love you and will miss your positive vibes.”
“Our early bird is finally migrating. I didn’t know it was possible to be consistent at one thing for more than thirty years without failing. For the past thirty years; there was never a day you came in late. Wow. I learnt how to be punctual because of your punctuality. Happy retirement Mr. Punctual.”
“Your special charm was all we needed when we were faced with a grumpy and hard to please client, your customer care skill is second to none in the entire universe. We already miss you, happy retirement.”
The aim of writing about the qualities or characteristics of your coworker is to make him realize that you appreciate his character and that he was an asset to the organization.
Whenever he sees your card, he will definitely have a smile on his face because he is convinced that he didn’t spend those years working for nothing.
Knowing that he is remembered for good will make him feel he spent his years well.
You can choose to do something a little bit different from the regular talk about memories and qualities and write about the freedom that comes with retirement.
As stated earlier, some people feel tense when the time for retirement comes because they can’t seem to think of how they will cope with a new phase after years of doing the same thing every day.
For some, it may appear weird that they now have to stay at home on Monday when everyone else is hurrying off to work or perhaps they have no meaningful pension plan or retirement savings as studies have shown 15% of Americans have no financial plan for retirement.
You can help them ease that tension by talking about the fun of being retired.
While writing a note in this category ensures that you sound funny, don’t be too serious.
Your aim is to get your colleague to look at retirement from the bright side and not to dampen his mood by talking of how he is so going to die of boredom at home or how he will have a hard time adjusting to the new life.
That’s insensitive and inappropriate, you wouldn’t want someone to write that in a card and give you when you are retiring.
Rather talk about the exciting life that awaits him and how he can make every single day count by having fun.
Make him realize that he has paid his dues and it is now time to sit back and enjoy the dividends of his years of labor.
Below are examples of what you can write in the card you will present to your coworker.
“Congratulations on your promotion to the level of retirement, you now have unlimited access to all the fun you deserve.”
“Based on your promotion to the level of a retiree, your new responsibilities are the maximum investment in relaxation and happiness returns. Happy retirement buddy.”
“Congratulations on becoming your own boss, you now get to decide when you want to leave the house and how many hours your lunch break should be. Enjoy your freedom.”
Hurray, you have been upgraded from salary level to pension level, a level where you automatically reap the fruit of your years of labor. Enjoy your new level. Happy retirement.”
I wish I were you right now, no more long boring stressful hours at work and jumping out of bed when the alarm rings. Enjoy your freedom.”
“You can now put the same level of effort you put into work, into enjoying yourself, your new annual goal is to have so much fun until it feels illegal. Congratulations on a well-deserved retirement”
The examples above are just samples to guide you; you can talk about other stressful things that they will no longer have to face and how retirement is a luxury you long for one day.
Make them feel so good about finally going to rest after years of hard-work.
This is almost similar to the previous category of retirement freedom that we talked about but it is a bit different.
In the former category, all you get to talk about is how lucky he is to be finally free from the stress of work and how he now has the freedom to do whatever he wants to do.
But this category focuses on helping the person keep his dreams and visions alive.
There are a lot of people that have dreams about what their life after retirement will be but when the reality of retirement dawns on them, they tend to lose focus and become a bit confused.
Most often when someone is unsure of his next move, he becomes a little bit tensed.
If you notice your coworker doesn’t look excited about retirement like he was initially, then it could be a sign that he doesn’t know what to do or how to go about the plans he has made.
If you have a colleague in this type of situation, you can help by giving him a card that talks about the dreams and visions he had and encourage him to pursue them.
For example, based on a GoBankingRates survey that found women are less likely to have sufficient retirement savings, your female coworker who has always talked about how she wants to start a book club for women when she retires from work, could be scared due to lack of savings.
Hence, you can write a note that encourages her and says:
“Happy retirement girl the time has come to finally actualize your dream of having a book club, count me in as your first member, I look forward to the first meeting.”
Not only did you wish her a happy retirement, but you also reminded her of what she has in mind to do with the new spare time she has and you also show her support by saying you are signing up as the first member of her book club.
Below are staples of notes you can write in the retirement card for your colleague depending on the plans they have for the future.
“The era of adventure has finally arrived, you can now travel around the world and explore different continents and have the fun of your life. Happy retirement.”
Or you can write a note that says
“Adventure time is finally here. Get ready for a rollercoaster of enjoyment as you take in the beautiful nature of the continents of the earth. Happy retirement explorer.”
“You can now go skydiving, zip lining, and kayaking where ever you want too, the great thing is you can be away for as long as you want without running back to work. Happy retirement free bird.”
“You have been promoted from the level of an employee to a boss. I have no doubt that you will succeed at whatever business you choose to do.”
“New boss alert, you are now your own boss. Happy retirement.”
“You can now spend all the days of the week with your family without having to worry about being fired. You now get paid to have fun with your family. Happy retirement.”
“Family vacation can now be planned at will and at whatever period of the year, you no longer have to wait for approval to spend quality time with your family.”
“It’s time to settle all the arrears of the family time you have been wishing for all these years. Have fun until it begins to feel like a crime. Happy retirement.”
You can also talk about the plans that the two of you made and how he now has the privilege of going through with the plans without any barrier.
While writing the note ensure that it sounds Interesting and it triggers excitement, don’t make it plain and boring.
The future may be uncertain but if it is properly planned it can be exciting and colorful, that is what you should make him realize in the note.
No matter what category you choose to write, ensure that the tone of the write up is a happy one.
Wish him the best, don’t dampen his mood by sounding sad or make it look like he is going to a place where you won’t be able to reach him again.
Make him realize that the fact that he is leaving the workplace doesn’t mean that you are erasing him from your life.
If you have just a formal relationship with the colleague, you can keep the note formal but still happy.
While writing the note don’t make the mistake of making it look as if you are happy to see them leave, make sure you don’t pass across a “good riddance to bad nonsense” message, it’s better not to write a note at all than to write one that will make the person feel like a burden or not wanted.
You may still see your colleague after He or she retires especially if they reside in the same area or city with you, but if they’re relocating out of the environment, there is every possibility that your paths may never cross again.
Whatever may be the case, make sure you leave a good final impression.
Let them leave with a good last memory of you and the best way you can ensure that is by wishing them a happy retirement in a good retirement card filled with a heart-warming note.
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Our retirement wishes, greetings and phrases provide a resource for when you’re looking for the right words for a valued colleague, family member or friend who is taking the big leap into retirement.
For many retirees, the step away from full-time employment is something they’ve dreamed up for a long time. Recognize the importance of the day with some carefully chosen words that leave the impression that you want them to. Check out the retirement wishes, phrases and saying to see if any of the messages resonate with you.
God retired after just 6 days of creating the heavens and the earth. Why so long for you?
Here’s to watching your fishing line and not the bottom line.
Enjoy the opportunity to do wonderful things just for you and your family.
How you managed to retire at this young age is a testimony to your intelligence.
Retirement is a celebration: old memories and new beginnings.
We’re really going to miss you! Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement.
You weren’t born to pay bills and die.
Retirement only means it’s time for a new adventure.
Retirement is not the end of the road; it is the beginning of the open highway.
May you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your toes.
Wishing you all the joy and happiness that a happy retirement can bring.
We wish you health and happy days in your retirement.
Wishing you much joy and happiness as you begin a new chapter in your life.
I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.
Best wishes for a relaxing and happy retirement.
When you stop living at work and start working at living.
I’m going to retire and live off my savings. What I do the second week is anybody’s guess.
Retirement: Having a good time is my job.
I’m retired – don’t ask me to do a damn thing.
Every Child Left Behind.
Bumper sticker on retired teacher’s car
Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? You hadn’t realized it. And you notice that the sun has set already, the day gone before you knew it — and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape. That’s retirement.
Retirement is a field of clover, but by the time you reach it, you’re too old to climb the fence.
Retirement is the period in life when you stop quoting the proverb that time is money.
Retirement kills more people than hard work ever did.
Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five I still had pimples.
The trouble with retirement is you never get a day off.
Let’s put a limit to the scramble for money…. Having got what you wanted, you ought to begin to bring that struggle to an end.
Avoid retirement playgrounds like poison, because that’s exactly what they are.
If you’re retiring, here are a few words of advice on how to give a short speech to your colleagues at work.
Tip 1: Keep it short.
Tip 2: For format, consider this:
A.) Thank boss, colleagues and company for support through the years.
B.) Briefly touch on a couple company, group or individual highlights.
C.) Indicate how you plan to spend your retirement, e.g. reading more, travel and enjoying grandchildren.
D.) Wish all good luck and continued success.
Tip 3: Prior or after to speech, meet individually with the folks at your company who meant the most to you, your boss (whether this was the case or not), and your successor.
If you’re recognizing a retiree, here are three tips.
Tip 1: Keep it short.
Tip 2: Be sincere and express heartfelt appreciation. Personalize your message to the retiree. Let the person know that he or she will be missed. Thank them for their contribution. Start sincere and end sincere.
Tip 3: Add some humor to the middle part of your presentation. Bounce it off a trusted friend for a disaster check. Retirement is typically a happy occasion, and folks are looking for an opportunity to laugh. Provide them that opportunity in a good-natured way.
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What do you write in a retirement card for a teacher? How do you congratulate someone on their retirement? Figuring out what to say to a teacher who has played an important role in your (or your child's) life can be a challenge. It can be time-consuming to find just the right words to express your gratitude and appreciation.
Teachers work very hard to teach us the skills we need to realize our full potential in life. When they retire, we can acknowledge their dedication by wishing them all the best in their future endeavors and thanking them for their years of hard work, time, and effort. You can include funny retirement quotes and sayings in your note or letter to make it stand out from the hundreds of cards your teacher will receive. A unique, personalized message is something they'll remember forever!
To get ideas on what to say or write, here are some sample messages. If you like, you can also send some of these short retirement wishes via text/SMS, email, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any of the social networking sites.
Be sure, he will be glad to get one of these happy retirement messages. Retirement messages for friend Wishing you good luck in this new life period! ***.
Retirement is something everyone must experience in life someday, retirements are worth celebrating same way we celebrate other events. Most times retirements come with double feeling, first there is this bad feeling that you’re about to leave the job you have been doing for long and also the good feeling that at least you have to rest from the day to day struggles. One of the things that retirees will always cherish are the good will messages from family and friends.
You’ll agree with me that even with great intentions and all the efforts in the world, retirement messages can sometimes be difficult to write for a co-worker. If you have to remain in the workplace yourself and someone you were working with is now moving on, you might realise that sometimes there’s this feeling of envy that occurs when someone retires. Don’t let that ugly feeling of envy prevent you from wishing a retiree a happy retirement. Keep in mind all the time they invested at work to achieve this goal. It’s now time for them to move on, one day, it’ll be your time. The question now is “How do you wish your co-worker a wonderful retirement and let him or her know how much they will be missed”?
In this article, We have brought together a collection of best retirement messages to send to someone you know.
1. Wishing you all the joy and happiness that a happy retirement can bring.
2. Congratulations, now the fun begins. Best wishes on your new chapter in life.
3. Wishing you all the best for your retirement. May all your retirement dreams come true.
4. We wish you health and happy days in your retirement.
5. If you put as much effort into enjoying your retirement as you have all the years you’ve been working, you’ll have an amazing, productive, dynamic and long lasting retirement. You deserve it!
6. I’m glad you get to retire while you still have many good and capable years of life left in you! Congratulations!
7. Now that you’ve gone through birth, crawling, walking, school, and many years of work, you can finally relax!
8. May you enjoy a successful life after retirement to the fullest.
9. Best wishes for a relaxing and happy retirement.
10. Wishing you good health, good luck and great success in your retirement.
11. Sending you loving wishes for a truly amazing retirement.
12. Wishing you a long, happy, and healthy retirement.
13. I’m wishing you a long, healthy, and happy retirement!
14. I’m glad you finally get to retire. You deserve it. You’ve worked hard!
15. You have been one of the best employees I have ever had. I know that you will be just as productive in your retirement pursuits. Good luck! You will be missed.
16. Wishing you a long and joyous retirement.
17. I wish you a happy retirement filled with fun and happiness.
18. Wishing you the best in this next phase in your life.
19. Wishing you a lengthy and satisfying retirement.
20. Wishing you a wonderful retirement. May you enjoy your retirement to the fullest.
21. Wishing you the most exciting and strees-free retirement ever.
22. Wishing you and your family all the best as you enter into a new phase of your life. May you enjoy the extra time that you’ll be spending with them.
23. Best wishes on your next adventure.
24. I am glad you are retiring. I am planning on hanging out with you more now.
25. Your work years are over. Now your fun years begin!
26. I have to admit, I am a little jealous of you. I wish I was retiring.
27. Your retirement is probably just as welcomed by the company, since you can now be replaced by someone much less experienced and less expensive. The reality is that you can never actually be replaced.
28. Congratulations on your retirement. We wish you tons of happiness in the years ahead.
29. Wishing you the best on your life after this retirement. We’ll miss you.
30. I wish that your retirement will be everything you dreamed that it would be.
31. Good luck and best wishes to you on your retirement.
32. Best wishes for an awesome retirement. Keep working hard, but be your own boss.
33. Just as your work has been long and satisfying, we wish you a long and satisfying retirement.
34. Congratulations on your retirement! If you get bored, you know you can call and hang out with us.
35. We’ll miss you. You are one of a kind and not easily replaced.
36. Retirement is the working person’s wish come true. Here’s to finally getting your wishes granted!
37. You can be taken out of the workforce, but the work force can never be taken out of you. I am confident you’ll never stop working on things you love to do.
38. To stay balanced in life, work like you’re retired and retire like it’s your job.
39. If you found happiness or fulfillment in the workforce, then it’s likely you’ll do the same now that even more possibilities are open to you.
40. It’s great to see someone retire who is as deserving as you. Make sure you work just as hard at relaxing as you have in your long career.
41. You are one of the hardest workers I have ever known. You deserve a great retirement, but I know you will still keep yourself busy.
42. This is the beginning of the rest of your life and the rest of your life. Congratulations on your retirement.
43. You will remembered for the things that you did here. Thanks for your years of hard work and dedication.
44. Congratulations on your retirement.
45. We’re glad that you are retiring, and we are looking forward to spending more time with you. Best wishes.
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46. Retiring is not the ending, it’s just a new start! Many congratulations on retirement!
47. Retirement, the great time, to your pending task! Wishing you best of luck on retirement!
48. Hey (name)! Have a blast on your retirement! Congratulations on your retirement.
49. (name)! I will miss you in my department always! Have a great retirement.
50. Hey (name)! Happy retirement & All the Best!
51. Happy Retirement to (name)! With Love, From All!
52. Dear (name)! Have a great future ahead! Have a joyful retirement!
53. Many congratulations on your retirement (name)! Cheers
54. Wish you a happiness and jolly moments ahead! Happy retirement!
55. All the best for your future ahead! Congrats on your retirement!
56. Hey Buddy! Wishing you a happy retirement! Cheers!
57. You worked harder and made your retirement happened! Wishing you great retirement!
58. Wishing you a happy beginning of your life and a lot of success!
59. Dear (name)! May you enjoy your retirement to the fullest! With Love!
60. Say bye to tensions and enjoy life in your way! Congratulations on retirement!
61. Retirement is just an ending of an assignment, but an auspicious start for the new life! Congratulations!
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62. Retirement marks the culmination of a career spent achieving success in the business world and the genesis of a career in enjoying the fruits of that success. Happy retirement.
63. As you retire, remember that you have left behind a legacy of encouragement, achievement and work ethic that will always be part of your coworkers. Congratulations.
64. You will finally have time to ferret out that special fishing spot or to sleep through an afternoon game on TV. It couldn’t happen to a nicer guy. Congratulations on your retirement.
65. My best wishes on your retirement. You have a bright future ahead of you; enjoy it.
66. You are the kind of people that brings the best in others! Thank you for everything you did. Wishing you a life full of success and happiness!
67. Having someone like you as a coworker has been no less than a gift. Wishing you a wonderful retired life ahead!! You will be missed, but never forgotten.
68. I wanted you to know what a blessing it’s been to work with you over these past few years. Hope you’ll enjoy every minute of your retirement. We’re really going to miss you!
69. You have a wealth of information and experience that can never be replaced. So, if I need you, can I put you on “speed dial?” Congratulations on your retirement.
70. Enjoy the freedom your achievement has earned. Happy retirement.
71. Hey, remember the time we put the lavatory sign on the boss’s office door and that lady went in? Ah, memories: we have so many to share. You will be missed.
72. However will you get along without seeing my face every day? Never mind, I’m sure you’ll manage. Best wishes on your retirement.
73. Retirement isn’t all it is cracked up to be. It isn’t for us, anyway. Enjoy your well-deserved freedom and know you will be missed.
74. I will miss your sunny disposition, your friendly smile, the donuts you brought in. Wait, it was you who brought the donuts, right? Happy retirement.
75. This card is just a tangible expression of my heartfelt sentiments. I will miss you and all that you brought to the workplace. Congratulations.
76. Retirement means you will have more time to invest in the things you want to do. May your retirement lead to new success in whatever you pursue.
77. You have to put off being young until you can retire.Life begins at retirement.The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off.
78. Now that you are retiring, however will you catch up on the office gossip? I suppose we could email you updates once a week…Congratulations on your achievement.
79. The staff has never been “on the same page” about business plans or implementing policies, but we are all in agreement on this: you will be missed. Congratulations on your retirement.
80. Best wishes on your retirement. Enjoy the opportunity to do wonderful things just for you
81. Retirement opens the door to new opportunity. I can’t come with you in your new endeavors, but my highest hopes for your future can. Happy retirement.
82. Here’s to you and your family: success and a bright future with the time to do the things you have always wanted to do. You will be missed.
83. We will miss your wisdom and experience, but most of all, we will miss the encouragement you have been to us. We wish you the happiest of retirements.
84. Retirement will be a difficult time for you: no getting up with an alarm, no boring staff meetings, no watching the clock tick down those last, long minutes before quitting time. However will you manage?
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89. Have fun in your retirement! Follow these words of wisdom. ‘Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.’
90. I always thought of you as a permanent fixture at work. I guess we’ll have to figure out how to get by without you.
91. It’s exciting to know that you are leaving the workforce! I bet it’s exciting for you too.
92. Now is the time to experience the part of childhood that was stolen from you by school and work!
93. Best wishes in your retirement. Here’s to watching your grandkids instead of the bottom line.
94. No one ever stops working, they just get a new boss. Your boss lives in your own house. Good luck getting time off.
95. Don’t worry about having enough money to retire. You only need a lot of money if you plan on living a long time.
96. I don’t know why you are even retiring. You know you won’t be able to keep from working, you workaholic!
97. I thought you retired several years ago, you are just finally making it official just now. I haven’t seen you actually work in a long time.
98. If we could all have the same attitude you’ve had these last days before retirement, we’d all be a lot less stressed at work. Nothing would get done around here either, but that’s not the point.
99. Your new job is to ensure that you enjoy your retirement. The hours are flexible, and you have complete autonomy.
100. Re-tiring is when you replace old tires with new tires. Isn’t that more like what your employer is doing?
101. You can put new tires on an old car. That’s what you are doing now, ‘retiring.’
102. You may be ready to retire, but is your wife/husband ready?
103. Retirement is the last stage of your life. I hope you make it as long in retirement as you did in your career.
104. I’m glad you finally retired. Now I can have your job.
105. God retired after just 6 days of creating the heavens and the earth. What took you so long?
106. Good luck with your new boss, who knows about your true work ethic, organizational skills, and excuses. Spouses make the toughest bosses. Happy retirement!
107. There are all sorts of things that you will have to learn how to do off the clock now, like making coffee.
108. You’re used to multitasking. Whatever you did, you were making money at the same time. Now you will be able to focus on one important thing: keeping your money.
109. Think about the thousands or even millions you have earned over the years in your career, then ask yourself why you weren’t able to retire much earlier.
110. You always did work hard at not having to work. Now that you’re retired, you don’t have to work as hard at not working.
111. Now that you are retired, you get an even tougher boss… Your wife!
112. I bet your company is really glad to see you go. After that many years your salary was probably worth two or three younger, more energetic workers.
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