THE BEST 8 FAREWELL MESSAGE TO A BOSS – SAMPLES

The best 8 farewell messages to a boss samples. How to write a “goodbye email letter for a manager ideas, templates including a bully boss resignation letter template.

By Mau, a Senior Career Development Specialist at eDigital.

THE BEST 8 FAREWELL MESSAGE TO A BOSS – SAMPLES

You are not alone!

Thousands of marketers in some of the top fastest-rowing industries are looking for the best ways to write a powerful farewell letter to their bosses.

Crafting a well-written farewell letter to your leaving boss is a great act of professionalism and you can make it memorable and leave a great impression.

Find below some of the best “farewell messages to your boss” sample templates.

THE BEST 8 FAREWELL/GOODBYE EMAILS TO A BOSS

Before you dive into the best Farewell email to a boss or Goodbye letter to a boss examples, let me tell you a story.

Many years ago when I was still in my 20s I worked for a small marketing team at a new start-up. My boss at the time quit and on his last day, I helped him clean his desk and pack up.

I handed him a sheet of paper with a handwritten note.

I gave him a good hug and wished him good luck.

Two weeks later, I found him at an industry Halloween party.

He joined me and said:

“Hey Mau, thanks for the note, I never realised how important and influential my role was in your performance and the performance of others”.

At the time – when writing that goodbye letter to my boss – I did not realise the power of it until that Halloween party night when he offered me to join his new team at a company I always wanted to work for and where I eventually met the mother of my kids.

The fact that your great boss is leaving is a massive opportunity to express your gratitude and – who knows – the authentic farewell letter you handed to your boss may have planted the seeds for some future collaboration or work.

8. FUNNY FAREWELL EMAIL TO A DEPARTING BOSS

Hi [Boss’s Name],

As you ride off into the sunset of your next adventure, we couldn’t let you leave without a proper farewell… or at least a slightly unique  one!

Firstly, we want to express our gratitude for your leadership, guidance, and the occasional well-timed joke (they weren’t all bad!).

Your presence in the office has been as comforting as the office coffee machine – and that’s saying something!

We’ll never forget the way you effortlessly juggled emails, meetings, and the occasional office crisis with such grace and poise.

You truly are a multitasking marvel!

We’ve already started taking bets on how long it’ll take for us to accidentally email you instead of the new boss.

Let’s just say the odds aren’t in our favor!

In all seriousness, [Boss’s Name], you’ve been more than just a boss – you’ve been a mentor, a friend, and a source of endless inspiration.

We’ll miss your presence in the office, but we know you’ll continue to shine wherever you go.

May your Wi-Fi always be strong, your coffee always be hot, and your inbox never be too full!

Wishing you all the best,

[Your Name]

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7. THE BEST FAREWELL LETTER SAMPLES FOR A LEAVING BOSS

Hi [Name],

Since today is your final day here at [Company], I wanted to thank you and confirm how much I’ve enjoyed working with you.

I’ve learned so much from your guidance and experience over the past [length of time] and my time spent as a [job title] on this team has been such a valuable part of my career progression.

I wanted to thank you for all the practical advice offered to me that surely will be so useful for my professional career

My personal email is [email address] in case you want to keep in touch. 

My LinkedIn profile – in case you would like to connect – is [LinkedIn Profile URL]

Wishing you the best in your new role!

[Your Name]

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WHY DO PEOPLE WRITE FAREWELL MESSAGES TO THEIR BOSSES

One of the best ways to honour a departing great boss is to write a memorable farewell message on a card. A card may look simple, but it is equated to a certificate of appreciation or certificate of recognition.

Some other common and still valid options are to write a letter or send an email message to your boss.

Whatever option or medium you choose, the top reasons for writing a farewell message to your boss are:

  • It reminds your boss of the great things you appreciate from her/him.
  • It is an opportunity to acknowledge the value of your boss. Even if your boss leaves with negative feedback, still being gracious will allow the office to grow and become resilient.
  • As pretty much anyone will leave their jobs at some point, it is great to build a positive and encouraging farewell ritual.

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6. A NICE FAREWELL MESSAGE TO A BOSS SAMPLE TEMPLATE

Hi [boss name]

It was a great experience to work with you.

Thanks for all the support and I feel sad knowing that you will leave us soon.

I want to tell you that you are a true leader and an inspiration to me.

All the best

[your name]

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5. FAREWELL MESSAGE TO MANAGER EXAMPLE TEMPLATE

Dear [boss name]

It took me as a massive surprise you are leaving us.

Thank you for being a real inspiration to us. Your contribution formed us and I feel sad to see you go.

Wherever you go, they will gain an incredible leader.

We will miss your hard work and support.

[your name]

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4. THE BEST GOODBYE EMAIL SAMPLE FOR A MANAGER

Hi [boss name],

I feel sorry to hear that you are leaving us. But I am happy you will continue your professional development.

I wish you all the best and the next journey of your career.

Regards,

[Your Full Name]

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3. THE BEST GOODBYE EMAIL SAMPLE TO A MANAGER

Dear [boss name],

We forever cherish the moments of having a hard-working and fantastic boss.

Hope you also don’t forget us.
It was a privilege to have a brilliant mentor like you.
For sure, it will be a strange feeling to come to the office with you, not here. You were an integral part of the team, and we feel sad seeing you leave.
I wish you all success and happiness.

[Your Name]

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2. THE BEST FAREWELL MESSAGE TO A BULLY BOSS

Writing an honest farewell message to a bully boss can be scarier than watching some of the best Netflix horror movies.

Below you can find an example and adapt it to your needs, situations and experiences with your intimidator and/or tormentor boss.

Hello [boss name]

I am personally glad you are leaving us as it has been extremely difficult to work with you.

Before moving to your next role, I suggest you look at your unprofessional behaviour and unjustifiable abuse.

Your constant shouting leaves people shaking and feeling physically sick and I am sure you will find people who will not accept any repeat of this.

Your regular humiliation to your team members in front of customers and/or suppliers will never be acceptable. And your gossip about our team members – trying to play us off against each other – is disgraceful.

You have called some team members “stupid”, “slow” or “inefficient” is a great example of bullying and is unacceptable and made it hard to carry out people’s duties. 

I only hope the toxic environment you created is forgotten very quickly. 

Regards,

[your name]

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1. THE BEST “SHORT AND SWEET” DEPARTURE BOSS FAREWELL MESSAGE

Hello [boss name]

Although our hearts are weeping to see you leave, we are happy you are on your next professional career journey.

My best wishes always.

[your name]

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Conclusion

All organisations have different dynamics and cultures.

Saying farewell to a boss is essential to build a better character and show respectful work etiquette. After all, you never know if you will run into each other in the future.

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