had some laughs, you've had some tears, and now it's time to write a
goodbye letter to a workplace that has become a community.
In some special workplaces, the people are more than just colleagues, they are people whom you've enjoyed seeing every day, and whom you will miss when you go.
If this describes how you feel right now, then the following real-life farewell letters to colleagues should help you:
Well, the time has come to say goodbye to everyone that has made me smile here over the last few (and more) years.
A company is more than just a workplace, it is the people that give it soul.
I would just like to say that there have been many great people here, both past and present, that have made the job truly enjoyable. This resulted in laughter and practical jokes that are still evident on the tea-room walls. The “Girl Posse” at a time when we had all Female Team leaders and we scared the boys.
The life at camp drinking tadpole water and having all of us around the one television set, and watching Jim ruin another meal by putting mandarins in it at the end.
I would like to put out a special mention to Jason for picking the right people for the job here and it turned into a real family.
We feel that we have been through all of the highs and lows together from brain tumours to engagements, and it is not often that you want to come back to work to spend time with a group of friends.
It was a special time.
Professionally, it is rare to actually discover something new, and I am proud to be in the team that discovered A, B and C.
You also don’t often get to see a project the whole way through and I feel honoured to have been given the privilege to see this project blossom over the last 3 years from the intial discovery all the way to closure.
I apologise to all that had to wake me up in the middle of the night to give me updates or saw me in my pyjamas and safety boots at in the middle of the night checking that everything was going all right. I know it wasn’t pretty.
Special thanks go to Michael (my Brains trust), Janine and John for keeping me organised and doing the real work.
I am not sure what the future will bring but I am sure that it will involve many cups of tea.
I hope that everyone achieves what will make them happy. Good luck in the future.
Well, as per tradition I am sending out my goodbye letter, except that as one of the last to leave, most of the people who I have come to know aren’t here anymore...sniff, sniff.
I have seen many changes here from the day that Andrew and I inserted the first official peg into the ground to the very successful and well kept site it is almost 2 years later.
The one thing that hasn’t changed over that time has been the feeling of being here.
The culture that was set at the beginning is a testimony to this place, the feeling that you can express an idea, the can-do attitudes, the cooperation of all departments, regardless of what needs to be done, and oh! the morning teas!
Like has been said before, it has been a pleasure to work here, but more than that - it has been the privilege to have met and mixed with the people. I guess in the early days we didn’t have any choice but to get along, especially when you have a dozen people jammed into a single portable.
I have enjoyed my time here, albeit shortened, and I will miss all that this place represents. As with any special place it is the people who make it and it will be those I will miss the most.
Even though we are moving to new horizons in different directions, we will always have our memories of this place.
I wont mention anyone in particular, as it will take way too long, and my fingers are getting tired!
I am sure reunions and catch-ups will, if not often, be full of laughs and good times, so if anyone feels the urge to contact me, here are my details:
Phone : 123456789
And of course Facebook.
Goodbye, good luck and you never know, see you later!
Over and Out.
Don't forget your Out of Office message!