Writing a Retirement Thank You Letter
When retiring, its a good idea to write a retirement thank you letter to all of your colleagues and professional contacts.
Lets start with a few general guidelines for writing a good thank you letter.
A few tips...
Write your boss a personalized letter: Depending on the number of colleagues you need to write, you may consider writing one thank you letter to send to everyone. While this is fine for the majority of your coworkers, it is customary to send a non-cookie-cutter letter to your boss.
Think about including contact info: You may want to include a way to be reached after youâ€™re no longer on the company rolls. Your thank you letter is a good place to make sure everyone has some way to contact you if they want to wish you well, buy you drinks, or just say â€œhiâ€.
Retirement Thank You Letter Samples
As you can see, this is an example of a letter that is sent to many people over e-mail. But, what about a letter youâ€™re only writing to one person? Lets take a stab at that in the next example
Some people have asked if an e-mail is OK for a retirement thank you letter, or if you should hand deliver a hard copy. In my opinion, e-mail is totally acceptable these days.
Of course, if there are a few people you really care for, and you feel so inclined, sending a real card will always be appreciated.