The following letter serves as an example of how to write a good bye letter to your colleagues. You can inform them about your departure and state the reason for it if you wish. Mention your gratitude for all the guidance that you have received from them. Make a special note of the most supportive scenario which you have experienced with them. Finally, give your contact details if you wish to stay in touch.
10th February 2010
This is to inform all of you that I will be quitting my administrative assistant’s position in this company, in another two days. My plan to relocate to my native place with my family is the reason for this.
In my 5 years tenure with all of you, I have got all the supervision and assistance that I needed. Owing to all your feedbacks, my professional and personal experience has been enriched. I especially want to thank you all for being very understanding and supportive during my father’s death last year.
I wish you more success in your future endeavors. I look forward to keeping in touch with all of you. My e-mail id is firstname.lastname@example.org and cell number is 9876254162.
The following is the format to be followed while writing a good goodbye letter. It shows you how to start and end the letter. It gives you ideas for the contents and the way the letter should be presented. The pattern given below can be directly followed and personalized details about your experiences added to it will make the good bye letter a very effective one.
As you already know, today is my last day in this colony and I would like to convey my thankful goodbye to you. I will be moving to Delhi this weekend for my new job. (Start the body of the letter by briefly mention about your last day and about when and to where are you moving next. Keep the paragraph compact and concise)
My first day in this colony and all the pleasant welcomes I got from the neighborhood is unforgettable. Nisha and Mrs. Kamala were so considerate to provide me meals for the first whole week. All your memories will definitely haunt me in my new place. (Add personalized messages and feelings here. Talk about your fond memories and mention very special moments which touched your heart)
Thank you all once again. Please keep in regular touch and do visit my house when you come to Delhi. (In the last phase of the letter, thank again and mention your contact details so that you can keep in touch with the people whom you are saying goodbye)
The following piece of text gives an outline about how a good bye letter should be written in general. The aspects to be included, the tone in which the letter should be addressed and the format is given here. By adding an individual’s customized details, he/she can use this text as a guide to write a good goodbye letter.
It is a chivalrous and pleasant to write to your co-workers, friends, employers, employees or team mates, as a gesture of bidding goodbye. This becomes even more important if you are leaving on a good note. Writing a goodbye letter has been like a lost art, after means like internet have paved their ways in the area of communication.
A goodbye letter starts with the “from” and “to” addresses. The whole letter should sound like you are having a conversation with the reader in person. The letter should contain your expression of gratitude for all the good times you have had with the reader and also for all the positive things you’ve experienced due to him/her/them. It also serves as an announcement of your departure. Depending on the kind of relationship you had with the reader, the length of the letter can be decided. The tone of the letter should be polite and courteous irrespective of your experiences with the reader.
The letter shown below can be used when you want to bid farewell to you best friend. You can remind him/her how you people met and became best of friends. Thank him/her for all the support he/she has given you through happy and tough times. Express your sadness about going away from him/her. Give your contact details so that you both can keep in touch regularly.
From: Anjaneya Swami,
24, Mattikere, Bangalore,
39, Mattikere, Bangalore,
3rd September, 2010
I would like to inform you that I have finally got an admission in my dream college in USA. As you already know, I have been struggling a lot to get into this college and the time has now come to turn my dreams into reality. Though I am happy, I am extremely sad also, because I will be leaving India and you, my best friend.
I still remember the day we moved into this area twenty years back and you were my first friend out then. I never realized when you became my best friend. You have been with me through all my happy and unhappy times. I would have lost myself if you wouldn’t have been there by my side during my parents’ death. I can’t thank you enough for all the unconditional support you have given me all through these years.
I am leaving this place with a deep pain and will miss you all a lot. I will contact you through mails for a while. I will send my phone number once I settle down in US. Please keep in regular touch.
Employee goodbye letter is especially for those people who are working as an employee in any firm or organization. At the time of retirement when they leave their job, they can use this letter. The following letter shows how you can say good bye to all your colleagues before your retire from your job. You can thank them for their understanding support and educative guidance that you have received in your tenure. Let them know how enriching your experience was and lastly wish them luck with their plans.
30th November 2009
This is to inform you all that, after 2 decades of providing my services to this organization, I am now being retired and moving out very soon. I wish to say my thankful good bye to all of you now since it is my last week in this company.
Due to the various interactions and acquaintances that I have got in my tenure here, professional and personal aspects of my life have been enriched. I express my gratitude for all the support and assistance that I was provided.
I wish more success to the company and wish you all good luck for your future endeavors.
Mr. Mohan Patel
The following is a sample goodbye letter written out of deep emotions. It can be used when you want to bid a good bye to the special one in your life. You have to express all your feelings in this letter. Mention the good times and the way your relationship made you feel. Express your sadness about the separation and you can conclude the letter by saying that the person will always remain special to you.
Maruthi K Rao
46, Aprameyah Arcade
How are you doing? I think you must be fine and doing well without me. Anyway, I just wanted to bid a final good bye to you and hence this letter.
You have been the most special guy in my life and will always remain the same. Thank you for the good times and forgive me if I have hurt you anytime intentionally or unintentionally. The 2 glorious years that we spent together is going to haunt me for the rest of my life. When you came into my life, everything turned to be beautiful and the relationship seemed to be like a magic.
But no magic is real, and so is your love. I never expected that I would be pushed away by you in this way. I hope that I can somehow gather the strength to manage my broken heart and start living again. I don’t want to force my feelings on you, but can’t live peacefully with your memories all over this place. Hence I am shifting permanently to my home town and this would be my last letter to you.
All the best for your future and take good care of yourself,
I will always love you,
This letter can be used when you want to bid farewell to a team which had led in the past. You can thank your team members for their support and also mention how their work has contributed to the company’s growth. You can wish them good luck and encourage them to continue their good work even after you leave. Provide your email or phone number to maintain their acquaintance.
10th January 2010
A decade of my life has gone by being a part of the leadership team in this company. It had been a great experience having sincere and accommodative employees like you in my team. The company has been seeing steps of successes consecutively for the last six years and it is only because of your dedicated work that this has resulted. I wish to thank you all for giving me a relishing experience during my tenure here.
I am sure that the team that I am leaving behind is proficient and skilled enough to handle its responsibilities very well even after I move out of the company. I’d like to wish you all good luck for your future endeavors and wish more success to you and the company. My e-mail id is Daniel@mail2.com. Do keep in touch through emails or phone.
The following letter shows how to write a breakup goodbye to your long term partner. You need to tell him/her that it was a hard decision to make and that you had no other go but to do this. Let him/her know that you had a good relationship and would like to be friends hence forth. Mention your contact details if you wish to keep in touch with him/her.
From: Mini Agarwal
54, J P Nagar
40th Cross, Ulsoor
31st December, 2009.
As we have already discussed, I will be moving to New York in another 2 weeks to take up a job in Eco Minds Co. Although it is extremely hard to be leaving you here, the amount of efforts and time that I have invested in my career is urging me to take up this job, as it is a rare opportunity in one’s life. Since I plan to settle down in New York permanently, continuing with our relationship will be futile. So in my opinion, it is better that we don’t see each other hence forth.
The memories of our 3 years relationship will always linger in my mind and I wish that you will continue to be my friend and keep me informed about your life regularly. I will use the same email id and will mail you my phone number once I get settled in New York.
A teacher’s goodbye letter is generally written to the students whom they think can make their future bright. This letter is written to those students who have actually left an impression in the minds of the teacher. Thus through this letter one wishes good luck for achieving success and prosperity in one’s life.
______________ (Name and address of the recipient)
Subject: Bidding goodbye to students for a bright future
Read your thank you letter prior 3 days and I was pleased that I have gained such importance. Congratulations for completing your graduation with flying colours. This is not only through mere hard work, but proper dedication and smart study also goes hand in hand. This is the reason why I am glad to have you as my student.
I know you might go for further studies or enter into some company for a good job after leaving the college. But whatever you do, do it with complete involvement and hard work that will lead you to achieve great heights. My best wishes are always with you, but you know words can express more than feelings. So just thought of bidding you good bye through this letter.
I know how smart you are in convincing people and building good impressions in the minds of people, but I would like to give you a small advice that whatever happens, never ever do things that may let you to go against your moral principles and always maintain your goodwill. As the first impression is the last impression. I know that you will never let me down but as a teacher this is my duty to give you suggestion, rest all depends on you.
I wish all the success comes to you and come what may never let yourself down. Maintain the self confidence within you.
Retirement is the time when one stops working completely. A person retires from its job due to health reasons or old age or some other problems. Thus a retirement goodbye letter is written to thank the company and the staff for keeping them as a permanent employee for a long period.
______________ (Name and address of the recipient)
Subject: bidding goodbye after retirement.
This to bring to your kind notice that I am retiring from my position with XYZ Company in the next month. While I will be looking forward to enjoy my retirement period with my family, but will miss working with the company that I have been doing for past 25 years. The company has provided me great opportunities and I also grabbed the opportunity and made proper use of it at proper place.
Thank you for those opportunities that you have provided for professional and personal development over the years. Working with this company for such a long period has created a great bonding and have become a part of my family. But due to physical conditions I am retiring from my post. I will be missing those happy moments that we all shared together like cracking jokes, playing business games, celebrating certain days in the company that helps us come closer and know each other very well. It was actually the business trips wherein we came closer to each other.
I wish all of you and the company good luck and make the company achieve great heights and become the topmost among other companies. Though I am leaving this organization but I will be in touch with all of you. Promise me that you all will keep in touch.