The Farewell Thank You Note

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What to write when leaving the company

When you're leaving a company, you may want to write a farewell letter to say goodbye and thank your co-workers. It lets people know some important information.

Farewell Note DO's:

  • Do let people know when your last day is, your contact info, and maybe your reason for leaving (retirement, new position, new career).
  • Use your best judgment when deciding who should receive your goodbye letter. Maybe just your boss, maybe your immediate group, maybe the whole company-- but only if it's a small one.
  • Let people know who to direct questions to in your absence.

Farewell Note DON'Ts:

  • Don't burn bridges.  This is not a chance to tell someone off. 
  • Don't be mushy or wax philosophical on life.  Keep it professional; say farewell, thank you, and best of luck.
  • Don't brag about your new position.

Farewell and Thank You Note Samples

Hi All,

I wanted to let you know that today is my last day at [Current Company]. I will be starting a new position at [New Company] next month.

I have enjoyed my time here and will miss the team. Thank you for all the support, insights, and help you have provided me over the past 3 years.

I can be reached at my personal email address (email@email.com) or at home, 555-767-1234. Please keep in touch!

Thanks again for everything.

Sincerely,

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The farewell thank you note

Dear Mr. Crowthers,

Before I leave, I wanted to remind you what a pleasure it was working for you these last 2 years. I appreciated your support and management style and feel I learned a great deal here.

I hope we can stay in touch; my personal email address is email@email.com.

Best of luck to you!

Sincerely,

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Dear Staff,

It is with mixed emotions that I send this email. As some of you know, I have accepted a position at another company. It was not an easy decision to make because I truly enjoy working with all of you here at [Current Company].

I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere appreciation to my friends and colleagues. I have learned a great deal from you and will miss your company. It has been a great pleasure working with you all.

Best wishes to you.

Sincerely,

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Dear Group,

As you may know, today is my last day with [Current Company]. I have recently accepted an offer from [New Company] in Dallas, Texas and will be moving there shortly. I will miss California but am looking forward to returning to Texas, which is where my wife and I are from and still have family.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues and let you all know how I've enjoyed working with you these past few years. I wish you all success in the future and am grateful for the opportunity to work with you.

Please direct all work-related issues to Myra Hicks at heremail@email.com. (Thank you Myra for helping me with this transition.) You may also contact me personally at myemail@email.com.

Thanks again for everything.

Sincerely,

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, my last day at [Current Company] is [date].

Before I go, I wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed my time here. Thank you all for your support, patience, and friendship over the past year. You are a special group of people and I will definitely miss you.

I can be reached at my personal email address (email@email.com) or at home, 555-767-1234. Please keep in touch!

Thanks again for everything.

Sincerely,

Farewell Thank You for Co-Worker's Contribution

If someone who works for you is leaving, that's another good reason to write a farewell thank you note; to thank them for their contributions. Here's how:


Greetings,

I wanted to let everyone know that Candace Cane will be moving on from the company this Friday. As many of you know, Candy has been an important member of our team and was an instrumental contributor on a number of high profile projects. Her strong work ethic, attention to detail, and persistence will be sorely missed.

Please all join me in thanking Candy for her invaluable efforts these past 2 years and wish her the best of luck in her future endeavors.

Best regards,


Farewell Thank You from Boss

Dear Colleagues,

As you know, our department will be closing soon. I wanted to take a moment to say farewell and let you know how much I've enjoyed working with all of you. I have enjoyed my time here and I appreciate having had the opportunity to work with you.

Thank you for your support over the years. I wish you all well in your future endeavors.

Sincerely,

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