Thank you letter to a colleague, boss, employee who is retiring

GUIDELINES

  1. Write this letter to an associate, manager or a client who is soon to retire. Use a tone that will communicate well you relationship with him or her. Although most of the time, retirement is an event to celebrate and respect them, write with utmost care especially when the reader is departing under unfavorable circumstances.
  2. Start the letter by acknowledging the reader's retirement. If possible, congratulate him or her.
  3. Reminisce and tell the reader about his or her career.
  4. Send him or her good intentions and end the letter.

SAMPLE LETTER

[Senders Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Letter Date]

[Recipients Name]
[Address line]
[State, ZIP Code]

[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-


Dear [Recipients Name],

As you enter into retirement, it is time for us to profess our thanks for the years of leadership that you have given the company. We have never met anyone who has combined gifts of wisdom, fairness and control to such an extent, and you have been the best manager this firm has ever known. You have helped all of us, and you have touched all of us deeply. We cannot thank you enough for the hard work you have put in, and the guidance that you have provided. It is time for us to wish you all the best for your retirement years.

Sincerely,

[Senders Name]
[Senders Title] -Optional-

[Enclosures: number] - Optional -
cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -

Thank you letter to a colleague, boss, employee who is retiring.

Further things to consider when writing thank you letters to my boss

Further things to consider when writing thank you letters to my boss

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 My Boss

Letters to my boss are the letters you write to your superiors or the person whom you report to at work. The recipients of such letters can be the company owners, managers, or any other person who is in charge of employees in a company. Whether you want to raise a complaint, appreciate your boss, apologize for wrongdoing, or ask for permission to do something, a letter will get the job done. It will give you the time to organize your thoughts and of course, putting your thoughts in writing will let your boss see the seriousness of the issue.

Letters to my boss can be formal or informal depending on the relationship between the sender and the recipient. However, the letter must be addressed to a specific person. Start by stating your reason for writing the letter. Next, deliver you message providing any relevant information regarding the issue. Make the letter short and direct to the point. Use a polite, respectful, and professional tone. Refrain from making offensive or negative comments even if you are lodging a complaint. Wrap it up with a positive remark or a call to action. Sign and date the letter.

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