60 Simple, Caring and Witty Leaving Messages For A Coworker

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Work – we all do it. It is one of those essential and necessary activities of life that we must learn to make the best of.

And the best part of the workplace are often the people who brave the road alongside us. That is why, when these people leave, it can be quite a melancholy goodbye.

Of course, we are happy to see them moving on to bigger and better things. But, somewhere deep inside, we are also sad to see them go, and perhaps even a little jealous!

Whatever the emotion, these coworkers deserve to be sent off with words from the heart.

In case there is a slight ‘paper jam’ in your head, and you cannot seem to figure out what to say – we have the perfect words for you.

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Ranging in tone from thoughtful to witty to all-out hilarious, we have written leaving messages for all situations. Take a look!

Best Leaving Messages For Coworkers

It seems like it was only yesterday that you first walked into our doors and started making this place better. Now, after all the work that you have done, we are so sad to see you go, but also so excited to see where you next end up.

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca. On this new journey in your life, do not forget us and the humble roots from which you started! We will miss you greatly.

I think the foremost quality – there’s no success without it – is really loving what you do. If you love it, you do it well, and there’s no success if you don’t do well what you’re working at.” – Malcolm Forbes. Wherever life takes you next, I hope it is to a job where you absolutely love what you do!

While I am jealous that you are leaving without me, I wish you only health and happiness going forward.

The opportunity to have worked next to someone so intelligent, hardworking, and yet so kind is something I feel is so rare. You really have changed the way I work in my own mind and with others, and I will be forever grateful for the lessons you have taught me through our time together. Goodbye, until we meet again!

I heard that you are moving into a new position where you will finally be your own boss! Congratulations!

congratulations on being your own boss

Just promise that you will not forget us when you accomplish so much more in the coming seasons of your life! You will be dearly missed!

I do not think I have ever met someone who works as hard as you do to achieve all you want professionally. Now, it is time for you to take a breath, bask in the glory of all you have done, and move toward finishing all your other goals. I look forward to seeing where life takes you next.

There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis. Whatever those things are, know that we will always be on your side and in your heart! Goodbye!

You have always been a glass-half-full type of coworker, and now that you are leaving, I wish only that your cocktail glass be half full or more forever! Have a wonderful time on the other side!

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.” – Eileen Caddy. In this new page of your life, I am sure you will find nothing but success and happiness!

Something about you has always captured our attention, and we know that no matter where you end up next, there will always be a spotlight on you, because your hard work and dedication will mean so much to anyone you meet.

The Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away.” – Job 1:21. God really did bless us when He brought you into our lives, and now, He is sending you off to bigger and better places. Your time with us feels like such a blessing, and we pray the best for you moving forward.

Do not be fooled, leaving this job only means going to the next one, even if that next one is taking care of yourself and getting all the rest that you have earned after all of these years. They call that a dream job!

If your life were a TV show, this would be the big season finale where you leave the job you have worked so hard at, for so long to turn a new leaf and begin a new journey. I cannot wait to hear all about Season 2. Good luck out there!

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Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs. I believe that what you have accomplished here with us was great work, and I also believe that there is even greater work out there for you. I hope you love it!

The laughter that we have shared each day in this company has really carried me through every work week. Even on the weekends, I have sometimes found myself looking forward to coming to work on Monday, because it meant being around all the joy that you bring. Working here simply will not be the same without you, my favorite coworker!

Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Mark Twain. Throughout our years together, I feel as though you and I never did work a single day, because the joy that we shared made this place so much brighter. Good luck to you!

Leaving Messages To An Employee Leaving The Company

After so much time at this company, I can honestly say that I have seen it through highs and lows, but ever since you arrived, this place has felt like it will always thrive. I thank you for that feeling every day!

At the end of the day, I want you to know that you will always have a family here with us, and it is simply time for you to leave the nest. We are so proud of everything you have accomplished here, and take comfort in knowing that we will be your number one cheerleader going forward. It has been amazing having you. Goodbye, and good luck in all that you do.

This company’s chapter in your life’s storybook is coming to a close, but there are so many pages left to write, and we cannot wait to read what you will do next. In all that comes to you, we hope for only greatness!

best leaving message for coworkers

If there were one thing that I could tell you over and over, it is ‘thank you’. Thank you for coming in every day with the biggest smile on your face and spreading it around the office like a wildfire. Thank you for making everyone here feel like they are appreciated, and thank you for doing all of this for years and years. This company will simply not be the same without you.

One of the downfalls of an office space is that it can feel cold and uninviting, but there is something about you that has truly made this place a home away from home. I feel as though you are a part of my own family that we were all able to build here, and losing you is going to be one of the hardest things we will have to go through. Goodbye; we will miss you greatly!

The reason our company is as successful as it is today is because you put in years of hard work to lift it above and beyond its potential. We are so grateful to have had you, and we wish you nothing but the best going forward.

After giving so many years to this company, I understand that it is time for you to say your goodbyes, but that does not make it any less hard to let you go. I wish you well on your journey!

I hope that everything you learned here with us equips you with the knowledge, experience, and skills to take on whatever comes next with the most amount of poise, grace, and excellence. The world won’t know what hit it!

I am sure you have learned so much from this company over the years, but I hope you leave with the pride of knowing that you have also taught us just as much, if not more. Thank you for so much wisdom over the years. You will be dearly missed.

With this transition, a new life begins for you – one with new adventures around every corner. And though you cannot take us all with you (no matter how much we want to go), know that we will be in your heart, as you are in ours forevermore.

The meetings were long, and the lunch breaks were short, but through it all, you have been there to make work feel like less of a chore and more fun because you made it so. Good luck in all you tackle moving forward!

Messages To An Employee Leaving The Company

I do not believe I have ever met someone so motivated and dedicated through all of my years here. You really have done all that you set out to do in this company, and as you go on to accomplish more beyond us, know that we are so proud and humbled to have had someone as amazing as you start here.

Thoughtful Farewell Messages To Boss

You have led this company through so much, and it has been an honor working under you for the last few years. Wherever life takes you next, have a wonderful time there!

The day you were hired into this company, no one knew it yet, but this place was about to change for the better. You have single-handedly held so much of this place on your shoulders, and it is a genuine shame that you must go. Good luck in your future endeavors.

I have learned a lot from working with and beside you for so long, and I will take all that I learned into the future. Thank you for all that you have done for me and for this company.

One of the greatest honors of this job has been meeting you, and the opportunity to work with you, and I am so grateful for the time we spent together here. Thank you for everything.

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The difference between a leader and a boss is that a leader gets down in the trenches with their employees and shows them the way with patience rather than just telling them what to do. That is what you have done, and that is who you are. Thank you.

The care that you have shown over the years toward both this company and me specifically speaks so well to your character and to your ability to work well with others. I am so blessed to have had that care.

Moving forward into the future, I wish nothing but the best for you. While this company will miss you greatly, take comfort in knowing that you left us with the tools that we need to succeed, and we could not be where we are today without you.

The word ‘luck’ is not one to use lightly, as I believe that most good things that come one’s way are because of hard work. What you have shown throughout your years here is hard work, and everything that you have achieved, you have earned. However, it could only have been luck that brought you our way in the first place, because no amount of accomplishment could even get us close to deserving you. Thank you for everything you have done.

The dedication and loyalty that you have shown for this company throughout your time here has been an example for others to follow, and this place is better off for it.

Thoughtful Farewell Messages To Boss

There are not enough words to describe the loss that we feel in your leaving, but we are proud to have worked with you for the time we did, and for that, we will always be so grateful. Have a wonderful life beyond this place.

The amount of patience that you have for me and everyone around you is such a gift, and that touch of genuine care has rubbed off on everyone around you. I hope you know that you have left this company better than how you found it.

Your presence in this office will be dearly missed. The time and dedication that you have given to this place has paid off with the care behind every meeting, every email, and every phone call. That can only be because of you.

Goodbye Messages To Coworker On Their Last Day

How lucky are we to have had such a wonderful coworker all of these years? I will tell you: very lucky. This company will simply not be the same without you.

As you enter this next phase of your life, be that different business ventures or retirement, know that we are all thinking of you, and we will miss you greatly. Goodbye!

Are you sure you do not want to stay a few more years? It has been such a privilege to walk into work every day and see your smiling face. You light this place up, and we will miss you very much.

Goodbye Messages To Coworker

To say we are proud of all that you are going to achieve is an understatement. Let today not be an ending, but a beginning to so much more beyond us, and know that no matter what, we are cheering for you!

The joy that you bring to this office space is unmatched. Today, we are losing one of the best people that this company has ever seen, and the world beyond our doors is gaining one of the most dedicated, hard-working, and patient people that lives on this Earth.

I have half a mind to lock all the doors and bolt down all of the windows so there is no way that you can leave at the end of today! Your farewell today means that this place is going to experience many changes, but we are so proud to see you achieve above and beyond! Goodbye, and good luck!

There is no doubt that you are the heart and soul of this company. Today, we are losing the glue that holds us all together. You have made
us smile. You have made us laugh, and you have brought the whole company to greater heights than we could have ever reached without you.

Thank you for years of wonderful work at this company. We hope that today can be one more day in which you feel the love and appreciation that you deserve from all of us around you, and going forward, we hope that you only receive better and better than we could ever offer.

They say shoot for the moon, and even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars, but somehow you have shot a bullseye through the moon and are still flying beyond the known universe. This is to say, you are one of the most ambitious and high achieving people we have ever known here, and today we are truly losing someone who is out of this world. Goodbye, and we’ll miss you!

message for coworker on their last day

Do not think that just because this is your last day we are going to make anything easier on you, because we know that one of the hardest things we will have to do ourselves today is say goodbye. Goodbye to an incredible coworker and wonderful friend.

From this day forward, may you know that you have a team of people that are rooting for you to only become more and more successful, happy, and at peace with all that you deserve moving forward into this world.

Funny Farewell Messages for Colleagues

Finally! You are leaving! It may have taken forever, but I assume that they have finally fired you like we have all been waiting for… Oh, what is that? You were not fired? You are leaving on your own? Hm… Disregard this last message… It was probably just spam…

I cannot believe that you are getting out before me. Tell me what it is like on the other side… One day, I will join you there, so don’t go around sipping too many cocktails without me! One day…

Well, well, well, if it is not my colleague who thinks they are better than me for leaving this place first. Just because you did it first doesn’t mean that it is cool, okay? It will only be cool when I do it.

Congratulations on becoming an inspiration to the whole company. Today marks the day that we all realized we can get out of here one day. You are such a trailblazer!

Funny Leaving Messages for Colleagues

The second that you walk out the door, this whole place is going up in flames. The printer will break, the system will crash, and for no good reason, everyone is going to be late to every meeting going forward. But guess what? That will not be your problem anymore.

I’m going to be honest with you. Through all the time you have been here, through the highs and lows that we have gone through, through the laughter and the tears that we have shared, all of that friendship and comradery, I have always just really wanted your desk. Finally! It is mine for the taking!

Since you are leaving, I think I am going to start spreading a rumor that you got fired. It gets boring in this place, and I think we might need a little bit of drama. Thanks for the free content!


Your relationship with your coworkers is very important. Not only do they help keep a cordial and high-morale workplace, but they also go beyond that.

These relationships inspire networking opportunities, the maintaining of a social circle in your workplace environment, and in some cases, genuine friendships.

In this article, we have put together many different ways to wish your coworkers well as they leave the company you shared.

Whether you’re looking for a message to write on the farewell card circling around the office or want to wish a friend well in their new journey, this article has the right message for you.

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