Yesterday, my brother, who is moving on to a new assignment, asked me to write a farewell email (to send to his colleagues at his current assignment) that should be funny and at the same time, with tons of sentiments. So, I wrote this.
My last day, working for [XXX], as all of you know, is this Friday (tomorrow). It feels like Friday, the 13th, though it’s actually not.
I couldn’t believe 5 years have passed since I joined [XXX]account. 5 years passed like Christopher Nolan movie – very fast.
In the last 5 years, I learned “No pain, no gain.” I gave my 100% in whatever activities I did.
Today, I’m learning “Gain, pain”. Yes, I did gain your friendship, and now this separation does pain.
But then, I don’t want to stay in my comfort zone – I want to break out of it and seek a change.
Change is inevitable. Even the presidents change every 4 years. (I support Donald Trump this time. No, I’m just kidding).
In fact, this change will bring good things to me – new role, new challenge, new girls to look at.
Thanks for putting up with me for 5 years – 1327 days to be precise (I’ve subtracted weekends, 103 planned leaves, and 26 sick leaves).
Thanks to all my past, present managers for guiding me in the right way, for being supportive, and for giving me good ratings.
Thanks to all other colleagues for being there when I needed you, for helping me shape my career, and for treating me to delicious food whenever you got promoted.
Please stay in touch. I will always be just a stone’s throw away (but please, don’t throw heavy stone at me).
My personal email id is smile[his name]firstname.lastname@example.org. (No, I don’t wear blazers; I don’t have guns; but I do smile).
You too keep smiling…
With warm smile,
This email drew lot of compliments.
Many colleagues said that this was the BEST farewell email that they’ve ever seen. Some colleagues even said that they are saving this email, so that when they leave, they will use this email to say goodbye. Feels good.
With warm smile…