Friendships at work are often underrated.
Your colleague may be the sounding board you need before a morning meeting. Or, a friendly desk neighbor to share a coffee with, in the afternoon.
They could be a boss whose mentorship can help you achieve your dream goals. Or, an intern whose help allowed you to get home on time.
No matter the connection you share, recognizing their achievements is important. Even a short congratulatory message on their work anniversary can make our workplace friends feel valued.
Celebrate a colleague’s work anniversary with the perfect wish to write in a card, e-mail or text.
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Here’s a list of ways to congratulate your colleague on their important work anniversary. They’ll leave your colleagues feeling valued, loved and ready to bring their best to the office every day.
Best Ways To Say Happy Work Anniversary
The way that you consistently go above and beyond what is asked of you is truly inspirational. Happy work anniversary.
This company wouldn’t be where it is today without you. Today, on your work anniversary, I wanted to take the opportunity to recognize all of your incredible contributions and wish you the best of luck for many years to come.
“Hard work compounds like interest, and the earlier you do it, the more time you have for the benefits to pay off.” — Sam Altman
You are constantly raising the bar for the work ethic, morale, and dedication in this company, and I am so impressed with how you inspire others to live up to the standard that you hold yourself to. Happy [insert years] years at this company. You are truly one of a kind.
Your hard work here has proven you to be an invaluable asset to our team and company, and we are so happy to be celebrating such an amazing milestone with you. Happy anniversary. We are so glad you are here!
Wait a minute, they didn’t fire you already? Well, I guess the bar at this company is lower than I thought! Well, happy work anniversary, I guess!
Hey! I hear that you have been here for a couple years now, and I just wanted to let you know that even with all the time having passed, with you here, it seems like none at all! To the man/woman who makes the time fly by, happy work anniversary!
Some people don’t grow as much in their job in their whole career, as you have in the last year. That is just one of the reasons why we are so incredibly lucky to have someone of your caliber working here with us. You have a job with us for the rest of your life if you want it! Happy anniversary.
Seeing you at the coffee machine every morning is the best part of my day. Congrats on another work anniversary, here’s to another year of good coffee and great conversation.
When I started at this job, it was always your work ethic that stood out as what we all aim for. And after all these years, that still hasn’t changed. Happy work anniversary, friend!
“If your dream is a big dream, and if you want your life to work on the high level you say you do, there’s no way around doing the work it takes to get you there.” — Joyce Chapman
There is no one I have ever met that shares your passion and love for the work that you do, and that is reason enough to consider you one of the best people who has ever worked here. Happy work anniversary, and thank you for your enthusiasm and joy.
The refinement of each of your projects is absolutely wonderful. Everything that you touch turns to gold, and we are truly honored to have someone with that Midas Touch. Happy [insert years] years here, and thank you for everything you do!
If we are celebrating your anniversary, it means that all of that time spent in the breakroom looks like the right choice because you haven’t been fired yet. Here’s to the person who has gotten it all figured out! Happy [insert number] work anniversary!
“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” — Pele
Happy Work Anniversary To Boss
It has been an honor and a privilege to work under you for the past [insert time]. Congratulations on [inserts years] years at this company!
This place would not be the same without you around. The way that you have led this company on its journey from good to great is incredible. Happy anniversary!
The environment in this workplace is so vibrant and stunning because it has had such an amazing leader to get it here over the last few years. Thank you for all that you do, and happy anniversary!
Everything that you have done for this company is so appreciated, and we hope you are feeling the love on your work anniversary. Congratulations on your [insert number] work anniversary here!
From the minute that I stepped into this office, I looked up to you as a leader, a role model, and a friend who would never steer me wrong. Happy anniversary to such a great force in this company.
When I complete [insert years] years here, I can only hope to have become as wise, efficient, and amazing at my job as you are at yours. Congratulations on your [insert number] work anniversary.
The way that you take charge of every room you are in, with the most respect for all of your employees, speaks to how great of a leader you are. Here’s to many more years under your leadership. Happy work anniversary.
Your mentorship is something I will learn and grow from long after you have left this company, but for now, I just want to thank you for all that you have done for me and everyone else here. Happy work anniversary.
Being hired under your charge has been the biggest blessing I have ever received in a workplace. You truly are a God-send of a boss, and I could never have dreamed of someone better than you! Happy anniversary.
Anybody can be a manager, be put in charge of workers, and tell them to do their jobs every day, but it takes someone special to be a leader. You have brought so much motivation and positivity to this workplace, and we will forever be grateful. Happy work anniversary.
Happy work anniversary to the best boss out there! It must have been fate that brought us together, but it’s the inspirational leadership and amazing work environment that you created that kept us here. Thank you for everything!
Not everyone has the privilege of working under someone who is equally concerned about their employees: as workers and as people. I think to have found someone so compassionate is something very special. Thank you for all you do, and happy work anniversary.
Being on your team has been a dream, and we are all so impressed with how you constantly give 110% to all you do. You really are more than any of us could have asked for as a boss! Thank you for everything you have given us over these past [insert number] years, happy work anniversary!
Happy Work Anniversary Wishes For Employee
Before you were hired, this place was dull and lifeless, but because of you, there’s a brightness in this office that never fades out! Happy anniversary, and keep shining!
Every year, I watch you become better and better at your job, and I could not be happier to have you on my team. Here’s to many more years to come! Happy work anniversary.
Over the past year, you have really blown me away with all of the dedication you have put into this place. Happy work anniversary, and thank you for all that you do.
You inspire your co-workers to work harder with so much positive energy every day. I am so thankful to have someone like you bringing such light to our team. Keep up the amazing work, and happy [insert number] work anniversary.
As always, my door is open if you ever need anything, but I do want to let you know that I am continually impressed by your work ethic and problem-solving abilities, that I may just start coming to you instead! Happy anniversary.
The dedication, generosity, and compassion that you have in all that you do is so clear to myself and all others around you. You are truly an incredible employee. Congratulations on [insert years] years at this company.
The way that you take on challenges and complete each task I give you with such curiosity and resolve is truly inspiring. I am consistently impressed with your attitude toward this job, and I am so thankful to have someone as hardworking as you on my team. We hope to see you around here for years to come. Congratulations on the work anniversary!
To an employee who truly goes above and beyond all that I ask of them, you constantly exceed my expectations, and I am so in awe of all the work you are able to get done every day. Thank you for everything. Happy work anniversary.
I think I speak for everyone in this company when I say, you are one of the best employees that our company has ever seen, and we are consistently raving about your work ethic and positive attitude through it all. Happy [insert number] work anniversary!
I am so honored to have such a hard-working employee on my team, and today, I just want to honor you and let you know how wonderful you are. Happy work anniversary.
You remind me a lot of myself when I was in your position, which is to say, you have a very bright future ahead of you in this company, and I am so grateful to have you on my team. Happy anniversary.
Cheers to [insert years] years! I am sending all the happiness to you on this day that you have given me over the years in all of your hard work in all that you do. You never cease to impress me and the rest of the team.
Work Anniversary Messages For A Colleague
I want to congratulate you on [insert years] years at this company, but more than that, I want to thank you for all the work that you have put in over those [insert years] years. Everything you have done for us is so appreciated by all of us here. Happy work anniversary.
You always bring the most joy to this office. Even the dreariest of days feel light and bright, and it is all thanks to you! Have a happy work anniversary.
You are the best desk neighbor and such a supportive and hardworking colleague. Congratulations for another trip around the sun in this office. I am so happy to have you here with us!
No matter the project, presentation, or assignment, I know I can count on you to have my back and give me some really great feedback. Thank you for all of your help over the years, and congratulations on the work anniversary!
To the coworker that always covers for me when I am taking just a little bit too long in the break room, thank you for all of your support. Here’s to another year of shenanigans, and happy [insert number] work anniversary!
To all the times we have gotten away with things without our boss knowing, and to all the things to come, I hope you have a great work anniversary!
This is not just a work anniversary for you, but it is also a celebration of friendship between you and I! Congratulations to you for an incredible milestone work anniversary!
From all of your amazing insights at meetings to your perspective and knowledge in your personal work, I am so thankful to have a colleague and role model that is as incredible as you are. Happy anniversary.
This workplace would be absolutely lost without you. Here’s to [insert years] years at this company and plenty more to come! Congratulations on a milestone work anniversary!
I look forward to seeing you, each day as I come in. You are the best part of my day! Happy work anniversary. I am so glad you are around!
It’s a good thing there’s only one of you, because if not, I might not have a job! To one of the most amazing coworkers and people that I have ever worked with, congratulations on [insert years] years, and happy anniversary!
Even in the most hectic of work weeks, you always have a cool head and an even cooler idea to solve any problem and save the day. Today, we celebrate the great employee you are! Happy anniversary.
To my work husband/wife, I am so happy to see you every day, as your presence alone makes any morning full of joy. You help me stay sane in this wild workplace! Have a happy work anniversary!
How lucky are we to have someone so incredible on our team that completes our little work family? Congratulations on [insert years] years at our company! You are the smile in the room we always needed.
Funny Happy Work Anniversary Wishes
It is your anniversary, and do you know what that means? Flowers? A bottle of wine? Chocolate covered strawberries perhaps? Nope! It means more paperwork! Happy anniversary!
Congratulations on spending yet another year in this office. Only [insert years] more years until retirement! Start the countdown now!
Our gift to you for your work anniversary is more work! Who saw that one coming?
Just because it’s your work anniversary does not mean you are getting a raise. So, stop asking!
Happy birthday! What an amazing day to celebrate you and all that you bring to this– oh wait… It’s not your birthday? It’s your work anniversary? Oh, that is a lot less fun. Never mind. Congratulations, I guess.
I know we do not usually talk until after we have had our coffee, but it’s a special day, so I figured I could drop off this card and walk away like a good co-worker should. Happy work anniversary. Now, do you take regular or decaf?
I am going to be honest; we don’t really keep track of work anniversaries too well here. So, did I get the day right, or should I just come back later? Oh, I did get it right? Perfect! Happy work anniversary, you are so important to us!
Now, we forgot to get a cake or presents or literally anything else that we could have used to celebrate this day, but we did get you a card, and that seems about appropriate enough to us, so take it like the champ you are. Happy anniversary!
I honestly didn’t even know that celebrating work anniversaries was a thing, but it seems like everyone is getting into it, and I do not want to look like the one person who doesn’t join in, so I got you this card. Happy anniversary!
Milestone Work Anniversary Messages
Congratulations on one year working for this company! We are so happy to have had you, and we can already see all of the amazing potential you have here.
It feels like only yesterday you were hired! Congratulations on a whole year here. We are so thankful for your time and dedication. Happy work anniversary!
Five years at a company is such a big deal! The work that you consistently put into this job is so treasured. We are so happy to have you here with us.
Did I hear that right? Ten whole years at our company? That is wild! Welcome to the double digits, and congratulations on the milestone!
A kangaroo has an average lifespan of nine years, so after ten years of work, it looks like your career is older than the average kangaroo! Happy work anniversary!
Twenty years is such an incredible amount of time to dedicate to a company. We are so thankful for your years of service here. Happy anniversary. We are so lucky to have you here.
Happy twenty-year work anniversary to you! What an amazing thing to have had two full decades of work, camaraderie, and such joyful morale in the workplace, and a lot of it is thanks to you.
Twenty-five years at this company makes this your silver anniversary, but you deserve a gold medal for everything you have done for us. Happy work anniversary to the man/woman that is first place in the heart of this company.
To work at one place for thirty years is to give what feels like a lifetime to a company and to a job. For this, we are so honored to have you. Your work here is always so appreciated and the love you have for what you do is noticed and beloved by all. Thank you for everything that you have done with and for us.
In this article, we provide six unique sections that offer inspired ways to congratulate your work friend on an anniversary at their job.
Perhaps on a day so exciting, you can offer to take a longer lunch break than usual, bring in a box of donuts or bagels for the office, sing a round of S/He’s a Jolly Good Fellow, and just take some time to celebrate a hard worker with your work family!
Whichever way you celebrate, we have different sections in this article that offer different messages to set the right tone for a day of joy as well as work.
We suggest you give these messages to your colleague with a card, a gift card, and a pat on the back for all of their hard work they have done. After all, who better to spend your hard-earned money on than one of the amazing people who have helped you along the way!
- Leaving Message: Congratulate and honor an employee who is departing your company with one of our messages about leaving the workplace. We have all the right words just for you!
- Congratulations on Your New Job Messages: Know someone who was just employed? Wish your best to someone with a new job with one of our custom written messages to congratulate someone on their new job.