Shakespeare wrote the following lines in one of his famous works:
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow,
That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
Well, the above line has traces of romanticism but it's the same case in the professional world. The protagonist of this story wants to say goodbye but doesn't want to really let go of his love. It’s a similar case of oxymoron in a professional life when you are “happily sad”. When you quit your job, you are happy to say goodbye, but at the same time you feel a bit sad and want to stay in touch
In the fast moving career, where you change your job quite often, it has become quite common to send last day email to colleagues. To explain you clearly, we have defined the 4 Ws of sending last day adieu email to your co-workers in office
The Four W’s of sending last day email: Why, When, Whom and What to send
Your email might confuse people in various department of your company. So , send separate emails to
This is the most important part. Try to communicate effectively and put your points across. Always be thankful to your colleagues. Make sure that you give your personal public profile so that people can contact you. You can copy the contents from here but make sure that you change it to reflect a personal touch
As some of you may already know, today is my last day at TCS . I joined the retail vertical in Feb 2008 and in my last 7+ years of stay here, I can surely say that this is the best anybody can get in terms of the people around me, management team, work environment, benefits & everything else. I would cherish every moment spent here in TCS.
I want to take this opportunity to thank you personally and every person in the Sainsbury’s account which had given me lot of challenges, learning and growth. It has been a wonderful experience to be part of Sainsbury’s team and work with such highly talented people.
I would like to thank all the people personally whom I worked with, especially XYZ, whose positive attitude always inspired me, and whole of Retail management/leadership team for all the support & encouragement they have provided me all through these years. Thanks to everyone for making my stay here so memorable.
Please do stay in touch and hope our paths cross again. My email id: firstname.lastname@example.org
Today is my last working day at Accenture. I am leaving Accenture after completing a hat-trick. It is my first company and would always be the special one. I would like to thank you all for your support directly or indirectly and making the journey a memorable one.
I am going to pursue masters and we may cross the path again since the world is very small and life is too long. Till then, goodbye.
PS: I am thankful for the internal part time course by Accenture in tie up ISB, which helped me to groom myself.
Thanks everyone and Thanks Accenture.
Well, as most of you know, it is time for me to bid farewell to the splendid time that I spent in Infosys. This decision was not an easy one for me and it took a lot of consideration. You have all played a prime and central role in helping me grow professionally and ethically. I joined here as a fresher and I have had fun times with you guys. It was a smooth transition, where my college friends turned out to my colleagues. It seems, we all grew up together.
Even as I will miss you all, I look forward to this new challenge and to start a new phase of my career.Needless to say, I have a enjoyed every moment that I spent here and will cherish it wherever I go….
Let’s make it a point that we maintain the covenant of friendship by staying in touch.
Thank you all
Look at the way, how nicely people in the western countries construct the sentences. It is different to other last day adieu samples, which you normally send to your office colleagues in India.
As I’m sure you know, today is my last day at XYZ. There are so many exceptionally talented people here who have positively affected my life over nearly 15 years and who continue to inspire me that it would take an enormous amount of time to list. I want to take a moment to thank all of you for the hard work, support, learning experiences and friendship that you have given me over the years. This company has some amazing people and I’m proud to have been part of it.
Many of you have asked for my person contact information. It is as follows:
Cell Phone: 913-744-XXXX
Home phone: 224-717-XXXX
Home email: email@example.com
Thanks for the Memories.
Please keep in touch.
Normally it’s not recommended to send a harsh email on your last day but some people have heart burn and they want to vent out their fury on the last day. See a sample, mailer received from one of a disgruntled employee of an IT Company in India.
In a departure from customary practice, no emotions in this mail... Today will be my last working day at XYZ. I have already had enough from this company and my team. I think it’s time to move on. I was tired of my night shifts and my manager never supported me. My health completely broke down. I am leaving this company without any offer in hand. Can you understand my frustration?I don’t want to write more. Do stay in touch if you have to.
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mobile number:+ 91- 8123826004
Disclaimer: This email has been intentionally Bcc'ed to those with whom I have established a personal rapport. If you feel you are not one, please destroy this email immediately and notify the sender that "I care damn about you"
To summarize, give a thought before sending last day email to your colleagues. Your comments/suggestions/samples are welcome in this post
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