| We have been on the topic of resignation. This week we will look
at a leaving note, from the person leaving the company for whatever reason.
Before leaving a company, you should writer a memo to announce your leave
and to express your appreciation to your colleagues.
Here is an example of a retirement letter.
As you know, I have been assigned a new task of a retiree and
will take up my position at the end of this month.
Over the last 30 years with
ABC, I had a great opportunity to meet many great colleagues,
some of whom have become mentors and personal friends. ABC is
more than a home to me; it is my family. I have watched it grow
and prosper. It is very sad for me to leave.
I would like to take this
opportunity to thank everyone for your excellent work done and
fine contributions to the company.
First of all, you will need to tell your colleagues when you are leaving
and, if you wish, why.
For example:Please be informed that I have resigned from my
position as a finance controller from ABC, effective 30 April 2004.
Due to personal health problems, I have resigned from my position at
ABC, effective immediately.
I have decided to pursue postgraduate education in economics and will
leave ABC at the end of May.
Then you want to say some good words to your colleagues. You can say
of how much you enjoyed working with the team and how much you have
learned from your job. Also you can make personal thanks to some individuals.
I have greatly benefited from working with the
sales team/ all of you.
I would like to express my deep appreciation to Mr. Tanaka, a great
boss and teacher.
Special thanks to Ms. Brown for being a good friends and colleague.
Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work on your team.