- Inform them of your retirement, stating the exact date of your last working day.
- Say thank you to the company and say something nice about the company.
- Let them know that you will miss working there and offer to help with the transition.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
Time has come for me to leave XYZ Company after 33 joyful years. My last working day will be 20th November 2015. I feel its time I moved on to the next chapter of my life.
I would like to express my sincere gratitude for the opportunity to work and grow with the company. I enjoyed working here and for the pleasant working environment the company provided which contributed to my professional growth.
As much as I am happy and excited to be moving on to the next chapter of my life, I am equally sad to be leaving the company. I had grown to see you as my family, and I will surely miss everyone. It's such an honor to have been part of XYZ Ltd and in case you need me to help with the transition, please let me know.
[Senders Title] -Optional-
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Thank you letter for retirement.
Further things to consider when writing thank you letters to colleagues
Thank You Letters
Thank-you letters are letters written to politely acknowledge a gift, service, compliment or an offer. Simply put, these are letters you write to express your gratitude and appreciation for someone's thoughtful actions. You can send a thank-you letter after personal events, an interview, networking events, after receiving a gift or donation, etc. A thank-you letter is always special in that it lets the recipient know that what he/she did was greatly valued and appreciated. The letter should be sent promptly and when the events are still fresh so that it can be more meaningful.
Thank-you letters should be warm, personal, and sincere. Begin with the two magical words "Thank you," and address the recipient in a way that feels most natural. Be clear about what you are thanking the person for. Let the recipient know why his/her specific gift or actions are cherished and why they are important to you. Inquire after the recipient's well-being and share some information about your life. Let him/her know that you are thinking about him/her and mention the next time you may want to meet. To wrap things up, thank the recipient again and let him/her know that you value his/her friendship.
Letters to Colleagues
Letters to colleagues are, simply, letters written to coworkers. These letters are written in a business or professional setting for different purposes. Maybe you want to thank a coworker for doing you a favor - write a thank-you letter. You want to congratulate him/her for a promotion - write a congratulation letter. Perhaps you want to apologize for doing something wrong - write an apology letter, or may be you have found a new job, and it's time to say goodbye - write a farewell letter. Although some colleagues may find writing letters a tedious process, it is a great way to maintain a strong working relationship.
Most letters to colleagues are informal. You really don't need to use all that formal jargon to people you know pretty well ? do you? Begin your letter with a warm and friendly salutation and the proper name of the recipient. Clearly state the purpose of your letter. Be specific and know exactly what you are talking about. Use clear language which the recipient can easily understand. Maintain a friendly and pleasant tone. Close the letter positively and with a note of anticipation that the recipient will take the necessary action.