Retirement Announcement Letter

If you have been working for a company for a long time, you might have been thinking about your own retirement. You must have been excited to do all the things that you never done before and rest without worrying in your own retirement house. Before you plan your life after you leave the office, you must send a retirement announcement to your boss and fellow employees.

A retirement letter, or a goodbye letter for work, is a standard letter for those who are seeking for a retirement. You might have announced earlier to your fellow workers and boss that you want to leave, but making this letter is a form of formality and work etiquette so you must follow it.

If you are writing a retirement letter, you must clearly state your reasons on why you want to retire. You must also say thank you to your fellow workers and boss and to welcome the new person who will be in charge of your previous work. In the end, you can state your telephone number and home address should your co workers and boss want to still keep in touch with you. You can also add your own personal experience, but it is up to you if you feel you are close to them or not.

Here is a following example of a retirement letter of a teacher:


November 25, 2010

Katherine Hyde
1234 Narrow Road
Rainbow, NY 02346

Memphis High School
2345 Antioch Drive
Queens, NY 02345

Dear Mr. Principal, Teachers, Parents and my beloved Students,

This is to inform you that I will be retiring effectively on December 11, 2010. I have reached a time with my life when I realized I have fulfilled my goals as a dedicated teacher for Memphis High for 20 years. I believe being a teacher for that long is enough for me already. I am glad that I worked with my fellow colleges who also became my friends, and mentored good students who have successful careers today.

Thank you for the happy memories that you gave to me. I will miss the laughter with the students, the hectic workload of checking of assignments, exams and projects, and the times I shared with my friends here. Ms. Charlotte Hall will take over my subjects, so I would be very glad if you warmly accepted her as you did to me 20 years ago.

Should you want to have a nice chat and get together, you can call me in this number 304-331-6387 or visit me at home in 2546 Froe St., Wheeling, WV 26003. It would also be nice if I could visit the school again from time to time.

Again, thank you and best wishes for the school.

Katherine Hyde
Science Teacher and Head of the Science Department
Memphis High

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