Retirement Goodbye Letter

Writing a retirement letter is one of the most emotional things one has to do in his professional career as it is the time to leave the office and the cordial co-workers you have been working with for years. When writing a retirement letter, start it with the announcement that you are retiring from your current position, clearly mentioning the effective date of retirement. In the middle paragraph thank your employer and the team for their support during your tenure with the organisation. In the last paragraph share your personal address and phone number where your colleagues can find you after retirement. Also offer to provide assistance to the organization during the transition period.


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    Sample of Retirement Goodbye Letter

    Enid Baker
    2233 Mayfair Sub
    Charleston, SC 29401

    October 01, 2012

    Hatch Library
    87 Felix Ave.
    Charleston, SC 29401

    Dear all,

    This is to inform you all that I will be retiring from my current position with Hatch Library effective November 01, 2012. Though it is a happy opportunity as I will be able to spend more time with my family, I will miss not coming to work after spending the past 20 years here.

    I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continuous support and assistance over the years as it helped me develop professionally. Your unconditional assistance has been a key to the achievements and all the success that I had during my tenure. I have learnt a lot from this organization. I am proud that I have worked with Hatch Library for 20 long years, and I did what I could have done with the best of my knowledge.

    I wish the Hatch Library and all of you future success. My email address and contact number are mentioned in this letter, please feels free to contact me any time. Please let me know if I can be of any assistance during this transition period, and even after my retirement.

    Thanks to one and all.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Enid Baker

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    Template of Retirement Goodbye Letter

    Your Information

    [Your Name]
    [Your Address]
    [Your City, State, Zip Code]
    [Your Phone Number]
    [Your Email]


    Employer Contact Information

    [Company Name]
    [City, State, Zip Code]


    [Dear colleagues/ Dear All]:

    First Paragraph:

    [The first paragraph of your letter would let your employer and co-workers know that you will be retiring from your job. It also reveals the effective date of your retirement.]

    Middle Paragraph

    [Use this section of your letter to thank your employer and the colleagues for their support and assistance during your tenure with the company.]

    Final Paragraph

    Finish your letter with gratitude and by offering to provide assistance to the organization as well to your colleagues during the transition.

    Complementary Close

    [Sincerely yours],

    [Your Signature]

    [Your Typed Name]

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