I thought I’d try my hand at the kind of farewell resignation letters sent to coworkers since they seem to be popping up a lot lately. Maybe it’ll come in handy.
Appropriate form of address.
Statement of conflicting emotion regarding resignation. Reference to coworkers or employer as family. Statement of last day of work. Vague description of exciting new position. Optional details.
Expression of gratitude for past experiences and enjoyable events. Platitudes for coworkers and management.
Announcement of successor. Endorsement of successor. Assurances transition will occur smoothly. Optional details.
Repetition of gratitude. Optional invitation to keep in touch with personal contact information.