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Kaustubh

Kaustubh

 Updated: 19 Sep 2018

If you're looking for an amazing Last Working Day email to send to your colleagues, bosses & managers, here's an email that you'll find amazing. The email has been pulled off from Internet and I'm not aware of the correct source. I found that a lot of people actually need this mail; but be aware that if you send this email too early you might have trouble getting your experience certificate and other documents if any. This email is intended for humour purpose only. Use it at your own risk.

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Dear Co-Workers,

As many of you probably know, today is my last day. But before I leave, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know what a great and distinct pleasure it has been to type “Today is my last day.” 

For nearly as long as I’ve worked here, I’ve hoped that I might one day leave this company. And now that this dream has become a reality, please know that I could not have reached this goal without your unending lack of support. 

Words cannot express my gratitude for the words of gratitude you did not express.

I would especially like to thank all of my managers: in an age where miscommunication is all too common, you consistently impressed and inspired me with the sheer magnitude of your misinformation. 

It takes a strong man to admit his mistake - it takes a stronger man to attribute his mistake to me.

Over the past three years, you have taught me more than I could ever ask for and, in most cases, ever did ask for. 

I have been fortunate enough to work with some absolutely interchangeable supervisors on a wide variety of seemingly identical projects - an invaluable lesson in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium in overcoming daily tedium.

Your demands were high and your patience short, but I take great solace knowing that my work was, as stated on my annual review, “mostly satisfactory.” 

That is the type of praise that sends a man home happy after even a 10 hour day, smiling his way through half a bottle of mostly satisfactory scotch.

And to most of my peers: even though we barely acknowledged each other within these office walls, I hope that in the future, should we pass on the street, you will regard me the same way as I regard you: sans eye contact.

So, in parting, if I could pass on any word of advice to the individual who will soon be filling my position, it would be to cherish this experience like a sponge and soak it up like a good woman, because a job opportunity like this comes along only once in a lifetime.

Meaning: if I had to work here again in this lifetime, I would sooner kill myself.

Very truly yours,

<anonymous>

Update:

It'd be awesome to have your own last working day mail pasted in this thread. Please do remove all personal references 😀

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Hehehe. I get you man
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...And I thought all that people write is "thanking colleagues and managers for guiding and helping me through my journey so far." 😨
Since a lot of engineers come to CE looking for this email format; I thought of writing a more formal (and non-funny) email template which you can actually use.

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Please make sure that you add all the recipients in the BCC list.

Dear Friends,

Sometimes, life puts you in situations where you've to let go of things dearer to you in pursuit of something better. Few days ago, I was in a similar situation and I had to make a hard decision - to take a leave from all of you and take up new challenges and start a new phase in my career. Today is my last working day at <company name> and I'm totally thrilled to write this email; often called the 'last working day email'; probably one of the most difficult mails I ever wrote during my tenure here.

I want to thank my fellow team members <first names> from the bottom of my heart and especially to <team lead, project manager name> for his/her constant support and guidance throughout. I will miss you all!

I promise that our friendships will remain forever. I'll always be available on [your facebook, linkedin, email, twitter, phone etc.]. If you ever need me, I'm always available.

Thank you for being a part of my journey here at <company name>

Regards
<Your Name>
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One of my friends who recently left an IT company wrote -
"I hope we have a chance to meet again in future at the crossroads of life."
She said she copied it from somewhere.

PS: Does anyone really want to meet their tech-leads or managers again? No hard feelings, but still? 👀
Not @all i would never be interested in meeting any one again 😀
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It's a fact that most of the last working day emails sent in offices are copied from the Internet. People mostly resign from their current jobs because of their managers and not always for more money. At least, that's what my observation is. Money of course is an important criteria; but the decision to quit is mostly taken when people can't cope up with their managers.

Plus, it's rare that people develop special bonds with their co-workers. Unfortunately, the real enemies in the corporate hierarchy are your co-workers; because you're fighting directly with them for promotions and better salary packages. You can't expect to gel with them if you're directly competing with them.

It's a fact that most of the lines of compassion and bonding are lies.
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I regret the day my manager and senior-manager added me on Facebook.
Why would I want to do that? 😲
Sorry to pitch in b/w conversations 😀

Well, the 1st ever thing to do in any profession is never add collages in ur FB / Linked in specially. 😀 most imp one. 😀
there will be a gem between pebbles and i can bear the pebble hitting to find a good gem(true friend).
I support social network integration.You CEans¿
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Since this last working day mail is so popular, someone asked for a more 'professional' way to write it. Here's something you can simply copy and paste.

Dear all,

The time has come for me to say goodbye to you. I never thought I'd ever write this email; but times change. Ever since I joined this company X years ago, you all become a part of my family. It's been a fantastic journey and a great learning experience for me. I enjoyed every moment and I appreciate having the opportunity to work with you.

I thank all my managers and my colleagues for their constant support throughout my tenure at <company name>. You stood by me when the times were difficult and we enjoyed all the happy moments together. I will always cherish these moments.

I will miss all of you as a begin a new phase and a new challenge in my career. My best wishes will always be with you.

I will be reachable on <facebook>, <linkedIn>, <personal email>, <phone number>. I hope we stay in touch.

Thanks and Regards,
<First Name> <Last Name>
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I don't write much of official language.
Instead I write the some memorable moment we encounter during out office tenure.
Every team has some sort of moment . I attach the picture of team and add keywords like
"late night working, outing at xyz place, busted someone".
I think this makes other team members to recall the memory of past for few min.
Yes, finally I add my personal email/contact. I also cc my personnel email. It's easier for others to respond the mail later.
Frankly speaking, I never understood the real purpose of writing the last working day email. It even doesn't make sense that people try to make it a bit 'emotional'. No one stays in contact after you've left the company and no one cares either. It's just an illusion that we create in our mind that we're loved and we'll be missed in the company.

Not many people realise that the true competitors in your company are your colleagues and friends. Since the organisations follow pyramid structure, the number of 'seats' or 'roles' to occupy go on reducing; while you all keep fighting for them. If two friends are working in a project at the same designation; then they are actually the two top competitors for the next promotion.

...and you can't even blame your bosses; because they are the victim of the system too. Ultimately it's the 'bell shaped curve' that will determine every employee's destiny. Whether you work your heart out or just keep pleasing your boss - no one really knows what happens during 'normalisation'.

Maybe the social networking websites have made it easier to stay in touch; but even with the FB groups, I don't think people continue to feel the connect; or shall I say, the pain.
Absolutely agree. The company or team or anyone doesnt care after you leave the company.
No one is indispensable. As long as you think you are special or system doesnt run without you , then you are creating a imaginary world.

I have been working in this current organization over 6 years now, i have seen many people leaving and joining. The ones with the attitude as iam god here, never ever got good rating or is in good books.

Always performance matters and then leave. After you leave its done!
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Although I agree with what's written above, I think when a fresher first enters the industry it is with high hopes of making friends. (Somehow, somewhere, someone tells them that they have to 'enjoy the ride'). Of course, over the course one realises that the colleagues stay colleagues, and can't really be friends, but those who feel emotionally connected with even one or two of their entire project team, they feel they need to express their feelings in one last letter. And hence the concept of 'last working day mail'.

I was at a 15-day Himalayan camp in 2008 where we were made to write a small letter on the last day. Now although, none of the team mates knew each other from before the camp, still every one wrote something interesting about their team mates. I guess it's human nature to feel that need to write (convey or express) something before leaving a group.

This image sums up what I am trying to say here -

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So finally it is all about making a lasting "Last Impression" at your existing job or workplace.

To all of you who've met and known me at this office,
Today is my last day at work and from Monday (or some specific date) I'll start working at another organisation (more often this line can be completed as: running my own startup). Thank you all for the good times I spent here with you. It’s been great interacting and knowing each one of you.

This can be quickly followed by an email address or contact number (depending on whether you want to leave some way of contacting you for your ex-colleagues, considering that they could do that on FB/Twitter anyway).

Thanking you,
XYZ

I also feel that people give a lot of unwanted importance to the last day email. Instead of just writing words, you can stick around the cafe, buy everyone coffee, chit-chat and spend some quality time with whatever small group of friends you made there.

PS: On a funny note, check out what Microsoft Founder - Bill Gates spent his last day of work. This video has been uploaded by Engadget and I remembered seeing it around 2-3 years back for the first time. Worth you time, check it out:

Honestly speaking when i was leaving my first company, I was very busy with some presentation till noon, then later i was busy collecting some no - due certificates.

I never became emotional not i got an idea to send my last day email.
It was my manager who asked me to do it, and i did it saying guys today is my last day all the best etc. i didnt even put my email in it.

again it was my manager who asked me to resend and i did.!
Last day email , unless you are some MD , or CEO etc i think it really doesnt matter.
@Saandeep Sreerambatla That's true. Even I had to spend some 5-6 hours running from the HR office to my desk and to the manager's desk for the formalities on the last day. It was tiring. They needed signatures on so many documents. Then I recalled that they had made us sign papers for 3 whole days when we had joined. So, fair enough.

Saandeep Sreerambatla
MD , or CEO etc i think it really doesnt matter.
Now I guess that's a little disheartening for everyone who is Googling and landing here. All those who feel the need to write a last working day mail, not only want to make a lasting *last impression*, but also have the tendency to share their views with everyone no matter what the situation.

I think it is best if you don't make it sentimental. In fact, keep it short and funny. Even if you write something in two lines, that's enough as long as you share what's in your heart.

It's best if people address this mail only to those they have been interacting with the most. Exclude the people who don't know you all that well, because they are going to delete it without reading anyway.

(I have a feeling that those who are leaving their *first* company are likely to send the last working day email the most)

So, you email could have something like:
It is my first company and that's why it will always be the most special. I would like to thank you all for your support directly or indirectly and making my experience here the most memorable one.
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Just want to know if anyone's actually used the text in first post of this thread as their last working day email 😀 . If yes, what were the reactions from your colleagues and managers? Care to share with us?

PS: Just a thought crossed my mind. Why not write this type of 'simple' last working day mail? -

Subject: My Very Emotional Last Working Day Email
Body: I'm off, folks. Feels incredibly awesome to escape from one cubicle jungle only to land in other. Meh!
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I just came upon this today, and am bookmarking the first post as a reference for my last day email, which I plan to deliver within the next three weeks. While humorous, many of the highlights of your first post speak directly to why I am leaving. I know many people caution a transitioning employee from "burning bridges" or coming off as disgruntled, but I also believe that sometimes there are times you simply need to cut through all the PC bs and state the things everyone is afraid to speak of.
Jeremiah Logan
but I also believe that sometimes there are times you simply need to cut through all the PC bs and state the things everyone is afraid to speak of.
Word. You said it.
Tough to admit, but it's often the reality.
I hope you did use it on your last working day.
Ankita Katdare
PS: Does anyone really want to meet their tech-leads or managers again? No hard feelings, but still? 👀
Why not! 😉 😀 They can meet at any of Lonavla Tapri !
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I would say, rather than writing anything formal, just write a single mail saying Thanks who has helped you, no matter how much.
It really hurts when someone leaves the organisation whom you have helped a lot in project and everyday communication happens to and fro and suddenly you came to hear from your peer that Friday was his/her last day, obviously brings frustration. Hope I am crystal clear about this. 😀
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I never sent a last day email, I always made it a point to personally say good bye. I do know this,,,, contacts and relationships last a life time. Good or bad you will still swim within the same waters. This is a small world and a reputation is a hard thing to regain. Never, Ever burn bridges. 10 yrs can be like a day. And those young then become leaders or leverage points. People can be used to meet other people ie; Linkedin. And respect builds bridges. Careers can be built and lost on perception vs abilities. Be nice to your peers. They may very well be your boss in the future or your inspiration and key to your demise.Yes you may never speak again, but I can assure you your name will come up over a life time especially if your a mover and shaker. My reputation proceeds myself. That's how well I left my ties with all I've met. One moment can be remembered a life time. Good luck
This is what i written in my Last working day mail....... 😀

Dear Friends,
I am really sorry and It is a mixed bag of feelings for me to write my last mail in <<Company Name>> by saying ‘today will be my last working day in <<Company Name>>’ .

And tomorrow onwards, my TPX id <Emp ID> may not return any results and mail id ‘Manchikoppa.ManjunathaNaik@ in.tesco.com’ may return ‘Delivery has failed to these recipients or distribution lists’.


After over 3 years 2 month of exciting(working 12 to 15 Hrs per day) and memorable stint with Tesco BIS Team, I am bidding adieu to this company. As I move on, I would like to take a moment to remember and cherish our times together.


Joined <<Team Name>> Team as a fresher with full of dreams but……………???????????? and I was somewhere lucky to get


-<<Team name>> Team (Friends)

Everyone in this office has been real source of inspiration to me, I have learnt from each person in this Team which has helped me achieving new heights in professional as well as personal life.

I have shared a special bond with all of you and I shall take away with me, special memories of our time together. I would like to thank each and every one for making my stay such rewarding and worthwhile experience.

Alongside work unknowingly I got emotionally attached to many of you in the team and I am proud of that. Friendship is something which is the biggest thing to earn and I am happy in making many friends for life across Tesco.


-Batch Mates(2011 batch)

I Cannot forget in my life those 2 month of training(13 different module) and fun on Mainframe class(SUNFT???) with you guys.


-Mentor(<<Name>>)

Thank you so much for all your wonderful KT session you have arranged when we joined fresher to BIS Team.


-‘<<Mgr Name>>’ as my Reporting Manager for last two year

I Can’t Forget in my life the freedom you have given me to prove Technically(Given a chance to work on 13 different Technology/languages ,4 different database , web application Design, Development, Testing and Support ).


I got totally 37 appreciation mail (within 2 year)from WL2,WL3, WL4 and Different team Manager – all credits goes to you because ‘most of the time - how many critical project we worked on and resolve the issue doesn’t matter but with whom we are working with that time is very important’.


-<<Colleague/Friends Name>>.

Instead of Colleague I can say my best friends as well as well-wisher. Thank you so much for all your help, support and guidance whenever I’m frustrated with ?????????????


-<<Few Teammate Name>>

Thank you so much for all your support and help for each information you have provided to me on your busy scheduled time.


-From <<Client emp Name>>

I am proud of that, I have got a chance to work with such a wonderful nice people like you(I can say in word - Down to earth)

And Thank you so much for all your help.


-I Enjoyed speaking words that maybe nobody was listening to , posting concerns which may not have been rewarded but still my Special Thanks to ????????? for making me STRONG.


-Thanks to each and every one of you for making my stay here unforgettable.Please keep writing to me and do keep in touch.

I will be reachable or rather caught at <<Email id>> (<<Phone number>>) for anything and everything… and even for nothing



With a heavy heart, Signing off for one last time.


Your Friend,


Manjunath .
email: <email>



" Love Your Job, But Never Fall in Love With Your Our Team(Company) Because You Never Know When your Team(Company) STOPS Loving You"
To much sentiment.Your not married to them, you compete with them YOU are an island. period.
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@ManjunathNaik Interesting email. Did you get replies or feedback on the email? Could you share them here with us?
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Looking forward to more interesting 'last working day' emails. Can someone share a funny email that you actually wrote and marked a copy to your personal inbox?
Kaustubh Katdare
Since a lot of engineers come to CE looking for this email format; I thought of writing a more formal (and non-funny) email template which you can actually use.

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Please make sure that you add all the recipients in the BCC list.

Dear Friends,

Sometimes, life puts you in situations where you've to let go of things dearer to you in pursuit of something better. Few days ago, I was in a similar situation and I had to make a hard decision - to take a leave from all of you and take up new challenges and start a new phase in my career. Today is my last working day at <company name> and I'm totally thrilled to write this email; often called the 'last working day email'; probably one of the most difficult mails I ever wrote during my tenure here.

I want to thank my fellow team members <first names> from the bottom of my heart and especially to <team lead, project manager name> for his/her constant support and guidance throughout. I will miss you all!

I promise that our friendships will remain forever. I'll always be available on [your facebook, linkedin, email, twitter, phone etc.]. If you ever need me, I'm always available.

Thank you for being a part of my journey here at <company name>

Regards
<Your Name>
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that's what many of us need. as our mind doesn't work what to write and what not.. thanks Kaustubh
yes
Ankita Katdare
One of my friends who recently left an IT company wrote -
"I hope we have a chance to meet again in future at the crossroads of life."
She said she copied it from somewhere.

PS: Does anyone really want to meet their tech-leads or managers again? No hard feelings, but still? 👀
some managers are not so hards... and you actually hope to get their guidance time to time.. today is my last day at mphasis .
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If you are writing your last working day mail, please do post it here. It's always a personal mail; but I think it's all good if all individual references and identifiers are removed.

What say, folks?
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Sure will share
with you same
Dear all,



The time has come for me to say goodbye to you. Never thought to write it out; but Change is the Rule of Life. Since I joined Mphasis (Unleash the NEXT), you all become a part of my family. It's been a fantastic journey and a great learning experience for me. I enjoyed every moment and I appreciate having the opportunity to work with you.



I thank my manager for there constant guidance and Support, my colleagues for their constant support throughout my Time at Mphasis (Unleaseh the NEXT). You stood by me when the times were difficult and we enjoyed all the happy moments together. I will always cherish these moments.


I will miss all of you as a begin a new phase and a new challenge in my career. My best wishes will always be with you.


I will be reachable on Nagda.anand@gmail.com, 9545918137. I hope we stay in touch.


“People will forget what you said, People will forgot what you did.

But people will not forget how you made them feel”


Thanks & Regards,

Anand N Nagada

Nagda.anand@gmail.com | 9545918137

https://inspiringdiaries.blogspot.in | https://linkedin.com/in/anand-nagada-8a16a5110
I recently came across a really decent, simple resignation letter. I think this last day email template works well for any kind of employment.

Dear Mr./Ms. Supervisor OR {Project Name} team,

Please accept this letter as formal notification of my resignation from {Company Name}. My last day of work will be {January 25, 20XX}.

I really appreciate the experience and growth opportunities I have gained while working with you. The dynamic and supportive nature of our team will surely add value to my successors.

If I can help in any way to ease the transition, please let me know. I wish you and {Company Name} continued success.

Sincerely,
{Your Name}
{Email Address}
{Contact Number}
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Just out of curiosity - has anyone ever sent last working day email posted in this discussion thread? I bet you haven't. 

Did anyone write a funny last working day mail? Would you mind posting it here, after removing the obvious references or identifiers? It'd be cool, I guess. 👍 

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I posted back in 2016 that I planned on using something similar, as I was working at a company that had gone far, far downhill, and was actually working for a supervisor who was blatant in his sexual aggression toward female employees. I spoke to the Director and CIO about this issue and soon thereafter received, after almost a decade of glowing performance reports, a very blunt statement that I was "on my way out". I therefore took the first step and found something else, and left the following email for my colleagues:


To my teammates;

   It is with some regret that I make my transition away from <company name> to a new opportunity. I have worked closely with many of you and have enjoyed my time with the company. I am excited for what Digital Transformation is going to bring to the Enterprise, and wish you all the best as it progresses. For those I am connected to on LinkedIn, do keep in touch and let me know how things are going from time to time, and I will do the same.

                   ==================Spoiler Alert==================

Those of you who know me best, know that I am not one to mince words or shrink from speaking my mind. My initial intention was to proceed with this new venture (which has been in the works for some time and has me really excited!) and leave things at that. But upon reflection I feel I cannot leave without pointing out some of the issues I am seeing within our culture; issues that, while they did not drive my decision to leave, certainly did not make it any more difficult.

As we progress with Digital Transformation and maintaining elite carrier status, I believe we rely more and more heavily on our leadership for proper direction. It is our leaders that should exhibit the vision to get us from where we are to where we want to be. They are also the brick layers, paving the way when we run into roadblocks that cannot be overcome. Above all else, it is our leadership that should display the beliefs and culture that <company name> strives for, to lead by example. For the most part, I believe the new leadership that has joined the company during <CIO's> tenure is doing just that, and applaud them for it.

At the same time, there are other managers, whom I cannot in good conscience refer to as leaders, who simply do not belong in a position of leadership. I have struggled under just such a supervisor since his appointment. I have worked with a number of colleagues new to positions of leadership, and some that simply aren’t cut out for it. I believe anyone with a desire to move from a technical position into one of leadership should be given just such a chance, and I as a direct report should support them. It is not a failing of managerial skills that I reference.

But when a supervisor is known for the way he looks down upon both his direct reports and his teammates, and this behavior is not addressed when brought to the attention of senior management, it becomes a situation that is untenable. Having your supervisor explain that “we take care of the tasks the other groups in IT don’t because we’re smarter than they are” is bad enough. To have that same supervisor refer to a female colleague, one of our own teammates and another of his direct reports, as “a fucking idiot” when she is not in the room is unconscionable in my mind. Similarly, to make statements about other female members of the IT staff such as “the only good thing about her is her big fat titties” in a group of co-workers is beyond reprehensible. I brought these concerns to the attention of management, and was assured that the behavior would stop. Unfortunately, it did not. When it gets to a point where you don’t want to walk for coffee in a group that includes this person, or even be in a meeting with vendors for fear of the embarrassing off-color sexual jokes he will make, it is difficult to find real satisfaction in the work place.

As stated above, this behavior – while sickening to me that anyone could engage in it and still expect his peers to respect him – is not the sole reason for my transition to this new opportunity. I do believe, however, that it speaks volumes toward the culture that the enterprise is looking to achieve. As long as this behavior is allowed, tolerated and seen as a “coaching opportunity” rather than the grossly immoral and mental defect that it is, we will continue to struggle with getting to where we want to be. <company name>’s transition as a company can’t be just about technology and income, it absolutely must begin with employing and retaining the best people. That begins with our leadership; if it is not happening at the top we are all doomed to fail.

I think the simplest and honest last working day mail would be somewhat like this -

Dear colleagues,

I'm leaving.

Our rival company XYZ is offering me 1.4 times the package I had in this company and I calculated that by accepting their offer, I'll be able to pay my home loan EMIs and still be able to afford a bucket of pop-corn at the new cineplex in our city. 

I think we were nice with each other; like we'd be with any other human being - except during the yearly appraisals. We all want promotions and more money - but only few get it. 

Be kind to the new employee who takes up my position. 

@Ramani Sir, Did you have a chance to write the last working day message or email to your workers at any of your workplaces? Did you write an emotional message or say any parting words to your colleagues? Multiple insights can make this thread more interesting! :)

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Virtually all the jobs that I held were by offer. Each time it was with the full knowledge of and co-operation with the previous organisation that I left. Each time the new place allowed me to go back to the earlier to complete whatever joint activity that I was doing before leaving. In a sense it was a gentle disengagement. I never really wished good bye.

Personally I believe with Longfellow that the best way is to ‘steal silently away’

 

And the night shall be filled with music, 

      And the cares, that infest the day, 

Shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, 

      And as silently steal away. 


(From H.W.Longfellow’s poem: ‘The Day is Done’)


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...and fast forward to now; that people jump jobs right after getting 'average' grades in annual appraisals. 

We've a lot of people reading this discussion. What's your top reason for quitting your last job? 

Curiously I did not leave the last job. I just changed the workplace and am continuing to do the same work in a different facility.

The only option for the technology developed by the previous institute to become a commercial product was to transfer me along with the technology in 1990. I continue in the new place (if new is the word now that it is 2018) in the same general area with the earlier one having become a mature product.

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