Leaving your job can be tough, especially if you’ve worked with the same people for a long time. When you’re ready to move on, write a farewell message that says thank you and describes what you’ll miss most about working there. Here are some ideas of things to include in your email or card.
#1 Your retirement may be painful but it is not that much of a tragedy. Don’t worry, I will take care of you!
#2 Don’t even think about touching your retirement savings. You know that you don’t have a choice anyway but just enjoy your life. Congratulations!
#3 I wish I had the same luxury as you and could spend all my time doing things I actually like to do. But, I have to go back to the office and collect a paycheck. Enjoy your retirement!
#4 You know I am happy for you – you always wanted to retire at 60. Now you can do it on your own terms! Well done!
#5 There is no handbook for how to do retirement so just enjoy it will all its ups and downs. Congratulations, you deserve it.
#6 Everyone gets old eventually. You are getting older but better late than never. Congratulations, I wish that all my other colleagues would follow in your footsteps.
#7 You should have thought twice before you chose that evil job. This retirement must be the start of your personal growth. Congratulations!
#8 You know how important it is to express your gratitude on a regular basis. So, instead of giving thanks on Friday, you can do it with a chocolate cake. Congratulations!
#9 You know what else makes me jealous? The fact that once a week you get to sleep most of the day and eat good food because you don’t have to wake up at 5 am in order to make your boss happy.
#10 You thought that I was the most annoying person in your life and that you would never come back to work, right? OK, take me with you.
#11 When you leave your place of work, do not get upset if your boss showers you with praise every morning. Just believe that it is because he has a huge crush on you. Congratulations!
#12 When it is finally confirmed that there are no more colleagues left in your building, remember that the world is a wonderful place full of laughter and happiness.
#13 Your boss might have given you an impossible task, but in the end he was right. You did well. Congratulations on your retirement
#14 You are young enough to know that a life without work can be amazing – but old enough to realize that there’s still so much to do before you can retire. The world is calling you – let’s go. Congratulations!
#15 Don’t worry about finding the last desk chair in your office. If you have forgotten what to do with yourself in your spare time, now it’s time to go out and experience the world. Congratulations!
#16 Going on a safari in the middle of a city sounds like an interesting idea – especially if you are really close friends with wild animals. Congratulations on your retirement!
#17 It’s a jungle out there. So if you think you can handle it, then go ahead and make the move. Just make sure that you take me with you. Congratulations on your retirement.
#18 If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. And if that doesn’t work out, retire and start all over again. Congratulations on your retirement!
#19 I wish that your retirement would mean you can now spend more time with us. Congratulations on a job well done.
#20 No more time wasted on silly meetings, smooth communication and a chance to pursue your goals and dreams – what could be better than that? Congratulations.
#21 You have worked hard for everything you have achieved so far. I hope your retirement brings you all the happiness you deserve.
#22 I don’t know how you will survive in your retirement life, but the thought of not having the stress of office life makes me very excited. Congratulations!
#23 The couch and coffee maker are calling you. And I don’t blame them. You deserve it! Have a wonderful and prosperous retirement life.
#24 My lovely coworker, now that you are retiring, I want to thank you for everything – for being an awesome colleague, a great friend and inspiration to others.
#25 You are going to be a lot busier now that you are retired. There will be plenty of sleepovers with your family and friends and some great adventures you only dreamed about. Congratulations on your retirement.
#26 I am sure there will be a lot of people who will miss your ridiculous tales from work. I am one of them. Best wishes on your retirement!
#27 Remember that you never have to work again – just enjoy the fruits of your labor. Congratulations on your retirement.
#28 When you retire, it is time to start working on causes that are close to your heart. Enjoy your retirement and be sure that you will always be remembered in history as a champion at saving lives.
#29 You may no longer have the urge to work, but don’t worry – you will always have enough money in the bank to decide whether a vacation abroad is necessary or not.
#30 I really wish you had left it till later to retire, but I am so happy that you did. You only get one chance to retire. Don’t miss it!
#31 Retirement is a great opportunity to express your creativity and invent new ideas for things like PowerPoint presentations. Instead of listening to whatever boring stuff the others keep saying, join me on a bridge and start building the next big thing.
#32 Once you have retired and got rid of all your responsibilities, you will have time enough to spend with friends and have social drinks after work every day.
#33 You will find that retirement is a time of deep reflection. You can spend as long as you want to reflect on all the things you gathered in your career. Congratulations on your retirement.
#34 Sometimes, I just feel so bad for your children and grandchildren – they have been deprived of the world-class education that you were able to get for them . . . What am I saying? They are going to find out soon! Congratulations on your retirement.
#35 Retirement is the one time when you finally get to make a decision without asking permission. Don’t think twice, call your travel agent and book everything you want to do in your lifetime. You deserve it! Have a lovely day.
#36 Retirees are the ones who are able to sit in a coffee shop for hours and write memoirs about their life. Congratulations!
#37 Today is the first day of the rest of your life – worry no more about anything and enjoy every minute of it.
#38 You will have to find a way to survive without my love and support. I wish you the best on your retirement journey.
#39 I wish you all the happiness you deserve, accompanied by all necessary comfort and expenses. Congratulations!
#40 You are retiring so that I can stand beside you in an official capacity. Don’t forget that even though you are getting out of this profession, we are still going to be close by, right next door.
#41 Now you can finally realize your dream! You can become a full-time couch potato and do nothing. Congratulations on your retirement.
#42 @6:Don’t worry if you don’t have a plan yet. Just take it day by day and enjoy! Congratulations on retirement.
#43 Don’t forget to bring your laptop, smart phone and tablet with you, because I know that living in a retirement community means that WiFi is included in the package. Congrats!
#44 Don’t forget to take all those things that are bothering you into your new life with you – because if you can live without them for 50+ years, there is no reason why you can’t do it for the next 30+ years too. Congratulations on your retirement.
#45 Congratulations on your retirement from the office – now it’s time to retire from life. Good luck with that.
#46 Now you have all the time in the world to take care of yourself and follow a healthy way of life. Congratulations!
#47 I wish you could work in this company not only for half of your lifetime, but for double the time – because it would be great if all my colleagues were as nice as you are.
#48 Retirement is a very big first step towards death, so start preparing yourself.
#49 @5:Don’t worry about having to look for a new job – you can relax on the couch and look for a new house instead. Enjoy retirement!
#50 I will miss you, but I hope that this is not goodbye forever. Now we both have all the time in the world to hang out again. Congratulations on your retirement!
#51 A sincere good wishes to you and your family! You are welcome to be proud of yourself, because you have earned it. Best of luck in your new life, friend! Congratulations on retiring! You deserve it.
#52 If you thought I was just a bad boss and an annoying colleague, you were sorely mistaken. Congratulations on your retirement.
#53 If you thought that leaving meant you could now live comfortably on a budget, you have made a huge mistake, my friend. You are already living on a budget – just like me!
#54 If you thought that leaving meant freedom, then it’s time to wake up to the reality of your life – there is no freedom in retirement. Be ready to reach out for help now.
#55 Don’t cry over spilled milk – if your boss was too busy to keep track of his expenses, there was nothing he could do about it anyway! Congratulations on your retirement..
#56 I just want to congratulate you on your retirement. May all of your dreams come true. I wish that you will be the happiest person in the world and I hope that you will remember me always.
#57 If I was a poet, then I would write a thousand verses to celebrate this moment – but as it is, my English is not that good to provide my friend with such an impressive piece of literary work so I will just say: Congratulations!