"Last Working Day" Awesome Mail!
Mon, 23 Aug 2010
Source: Email: -
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,
It'd be awesome to have your own last working day mail pasted in this thread. Please do remove all personal references 😀
7 years ago
4 years ago
Please make sure that you add all the recipients in the BCC list.
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>
"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? 👀
4 years ago
4 years ago
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.
Why would I want to do that? 😲
4 years ago
Well, the 1st ever thing to do in any profession is never add collages in ur FB / Linked in specially. 😀 most imp one. 😀
4 years ago
I support social network integration.You CEans¿
3 years ago
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>
3 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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.
2 years ago
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!
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 -
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).
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:
2 years ago
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.
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.Saandeep SreerambatlaMD , or CEO etc i think it really doesnt matter.
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.
2 years ago
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!
2 years ago
Word. You said it.Jeremiah Loganbut 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.
Tough to admit, but it's often the reality.
I hope you did use it on your last working day.
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