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How to go about goodbye messages to coworkers

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Leaving a job can be bittersweet. Spending 8 hours a day with people and then going to not seeing them again. I like leaving a job on good relations and trying to keep in touch with everyone. That is why goodbye messages to coworkers is important.

When I am sure I am leaving and have given in my notice I tell everyone I am close to about my departure. You don’t want to surprise your work bestie on the last day and tell them you are leaving.

I like being sure about the date I am leaving before I tell people. I have had the experience where I was leaving and didn’t know when. That leads to people asking me when I am leaving and that can be stressful. So now I make sure when my last day is before I tell people.

On the last day, I like to send thank you messages to everyone that I was close to. Thanking them for the impact they had on me and adding a personal touch to the message. I think adding that personal touch makes people feel special. Additionally, I like to tell people where I am going and what my plans is. Not every detail but sufficient amount because I know people are curious.

Goodbye messages to coworkers can be something like this.

“Today is my last day at this job. It was a pleasure working with you. Thank you for always helping me with ….. You made the job easier and enjoyable. Keep in touch”

Don’t feel comfortable saying keep in touch you can say just wanted to say thank you and bye.

If someone went above and beyond to help you out let them know it made the difference.

If you are messaging someone you haven’t interacted much with just saying “it was a pleasure working with you and wishing you the best” can go a long way.

Group mass emails are also a way out if you don’t want to make the effort to personalize the messages.

Today is my last day at the job. It was a pleasure working with all of you. Each of you helped me in some way. I will miss working with all of you.

Please keep in touch. My email address is …

Coworkers are important to message but I like messaging managers and directors as well. Even if I don’t directly work with them if they have helped me in any way.

The world is also small and you don’t know who you are going to end up seeing in the future. So it is always good to end on a pleasant note.

Knowing people in the same industry is beneficial and that is how you network. So, I like to keep in touch with everyone. It isn’t just for networking I like the people that I talk to at work and enjoy maintaining the relationship in the future.

Emailing and departing by contacting people individually has become more important with work from home.

Burning bridges by pulling a disappearing act might impact you later in your career if you end up with the same people.

Thank you emails are a great way for making sure this doesn’t happen. And honestly, it is not that much effort especially if you just copy and paste the messages in the blog.

Now it is not important to give your email if you feel uncomfortable. There is no right way.

My only advice is do email something or have a last conversation. You won’t regret it!

If your coworker is the one leaving you can send the same type of message just switch it up a little.

  • Congratulations on your new position! Wishing you the best of luck in your future endeavours. 
  • Congratulations on your new position! Sad to see you go but happy to see all that you are achieving. Wishing you the best in the future
  • Congratulations! You deserve all the success. Will miss you! Keep in touch. 
  • Wishing you the best in your future endeavours! Keep in touch

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