Farewell to Employee Leaving
Guidelines and Alternate Phrases
Comment on the value of the relationship to you or to the company.
You have been a tremendous influence in my career.
I can hardly believe we are having to say goodbye to someone who has singlehandedly been responsible for so much of the company’s success.
If you ask me, the years have been too short. We’re not ready to see you go.
Your association with Hubco, Inc. has been more than a long one—it has been a valuable one.
Your friendship has meant more to me than I can express in this short note.
Thank you for your contributions to my own well-being and personal, as well as career, goals.
My working association with you has been invaluable. Under your leadership, I have grown tremendously in my knowledge of the industry and...
I really hate to write this letter, Ed. Your leaving means goodbye to one of the most rewarding associations I’ve had through the years.
I’m so sorry to hear you’re leaving Vivian International—your going is a big loss to us.
I hope you realize you’re making quite a few people unhappy with your recent decision to leave us. How can we get the job done without you?
Over the years our relationship has meant so much to me—I hate to hear you’re leaving.
I fear the rumors are true—you’re leaving. That’s upsetting to so many of us who’ve grown to depend on you in so many ways.
Dean, I didn’t want to let this moment go by without writing to say how much I have enjoyed both our personal and working relationship.
Identify and elaborate on specifics. Mention either personal attributes and talents you value as an individual or career achievements and contributions to the company. An informal, light touch is usually appropriate on such occasions.
I feel like pushing the panic-button every time I think of your being gone—who will handle our irate customers?
You were instrumental in my getting the last promotion. I will not forget that and my debt to you.
You have always been so understanding of my family situation and the need for me to be off work from time to time to care for the boys.
Your sales results have always been a motivating factor in my own career.
Your warnings and advice have kept me out of immeasurable trouble on the two Monroe accounts.
You’re a talented designer who has taken us a long way in product development.
As an excellent manager, you have taught us the value of teamwork and team spirit.
You have been an inspiration in seeing projects through to completion—especially the tough ones.
I have the utmost respect for your ability to identify potential problems and turn them into sales opportunities within already large accounts.
Your witticisms and humor have brought us all through some pretty difficult times.
When we’re all in a dither around here trying to decide whom to call when and where, may we call you? For the last 20 years, you’re the one person who always had, or who knew where to find, the answers.
Your creativity has been what has brought this department through time and time again.
Your fairness and your consistency in applying policies have created much respect for you.
Your organizational skills and your analytical thinking have directly contributed time and again to the bottom line.
Be warm, specific, and personal in your comments but be cautious about remarks that may upset an employee who is leaving the company under adverse conditions.
We wish you the best in the years ahead.
Thank you for all your efforts here.
Enjoy those travel, job, or leisure plans you’ve been meaning to get around to for the last few years.
We will miss you.
Please call me from time to time to keep me informed of your whereabouts and your new achievements.
I’m planning to stay in touch with you. I’m sure I’m going to continue to need your expertise that has been so readily at my disposal over the years.
Please let us know of your successes at TMT Services; I know there will be many.
Keep taking the steps in the direction you want to go, and life will get you there with first-class passage.
Best of everything as you go to your new job.
I wish you well in whatever you decide to do when you arrive in Denver. I’m confident your possibilities will be many.
I want to wish you the best as you assume your new duties.
We’ll be eagerly looking for your name in those press releases from your new company.
We have every confidence your future is going to be a bright one wherever you decide to accept a position.
You have our blessing here at Upjohn in your new leadership role.
We’re expecting to hear good things from you in the future. Keep up the outstanding record.
It’s evident you’ve worked long and hard for this promotion. Our best wishes for your continued success.
We’re going to hide and watch you go right to the top.
You deserve every success the future holds.