Here are some great sample goodbye messages to colleagues that will let them know it has been a pleasure working with them and that you enjoyed the time you spent with them.
#1 A great workplace is like a family, and moving onto this new challenge, I feel a little like I’m leaving home. But families and friends keep in touch, so I am happy that even though I won’t see you every day, we’ll still be part of each other’s lives. I wish all of you the best.
#2 Career paths are like tectonic plates, always changing and shifting. It’s thanks to the lessons you’ve all taught me that I’m ready to move on. It was great working with you, and I hope I’ll have the opportunity to work with you again.
#3 Instead of being unhappy about leaving you all, I want to celebrate my good luck. Not in going, of course, but that I was fortunate to work with such a fantastic group of people. I’m proud to be leaving you not as colleagues, but as friends, and friends stay in touch.
#4 You are all great to work with. I will miss being in the trenches with you. I’ve learned and grown during my time here, and that’s all thanks to you. I’m sad to say goodbye, but I hope we will still keep in touch. I wish you the best of luck in the future!
#5 They say that time and tide wait for no man, and as I say goodbye, I am flooded with a wave of emotion. It is time for me to move on, but I’m taking away some great memories of working with you all. It has been a pleasure working with you, and I’ll miss you. Be well.
#6 It’s rare to have the opportunity to work somewhere so close-knit that colleagues feel like family. But that’s exactly what it was here. I’m lucky to have met each and every one of you. I will miss working with you, but I know I’ll be seeing you all soon.
#7 Departures are always bittersweet. The bitterness is that while I’m not saying goodbye, I won’t see you all every day anymore. But the sweetness is the fact that I’ve had the pleasure of working with such great people, and I know that we will stay friends.
#8 It has been my privilege to work with you all. You are totally committed team players with incredible skills. When the going gets tough, you get going. I couldn’t have picked a better group to work with and learn from. Thanks so much for the experience.
#9 Fate is a powerful thing. It brought our paths together, and I’m grateful for that. I have enjoyed working with you. It has been an incredible experience working here, and that’s all because of you. I doubt fate will lead me to another group of colleagues as wonderful as you. Good luck on your roads ahead!
#10 I’m kind of jealous of the person who will take my place because they’re going to get to work with you all. I wish I could do it all again, but I’m happy to have had the pleasure of your company. So, let me thank you for being such great colleagues and friends, and I wish you all the greatest future success and good fortune.
#11 It’s not the position or the title that makes working here worthwhile. It’s all of you. I will carry the bonds we have made and the lessons we have learned with me always. It was nice working with you, and I know we will keep in touch. Best of luck in your future!
#12 This has been a fabulous place to work, and that’s not due to the decor or the coffee machine – it’s because of you all. Everyone here works for each other, and that’s rarer than you think. You are a fabulous team, and it has been an absolute delight to work with you.
#13 People shape your career just as much as a job does. I’m glad to have worked with you all. The knowledge you shared and the lessons you’ve taught me is a huge reason why I’m ready for this next challenge. I hope we keep in touch, but if we don’t, I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.
#14 As I ride off into the sunset, I’m thinking of all the great days we’ve spent together. I’ve loved having your help and support on this adventure. So, while this is my twilight, I know that you will all conquer the challenges of the future. It has been a pleasure working with you!
#15 I’m sad to be leaving you, but I want you to know that a part of you is coming with me. I’ve grown and learned so much from you as we worked together that it’s changed me, I hope for the better. I will never forget the experience of working with you all, and I wish you every success in the future.
#16 When I first started here, I didn’t expect to be included in such a tight-knit group. But you welcomed me openly. Thank you for making my time here so special. I will not forget all the memories.
#17 When I first started here, I had no idea I would be working with such a talented and inspiring group of people. The time has come for me to move onto my next chapter. Although it’s tough to say goodbye, I’m excited to hear about where each of your own paths takes you. It was nice working with you. Warm wishes, everyone!
#18 I have been motivated by your standards and humbled by your selflessness. I have been astonished by your expertise and thrilled by our success. Now I’m saddened by my leaving but overjoyed by your friendship. I wish you all the very best for the future.
#19 People come in and out of your life as we move along our individual paths. I’m lucky to have had the chance to work with you. While I will miss working with you, I’ll cherish the memories we’ve made here. Let’s not think of this as a goodbye, but simply a see you later. I enjoyed working with you.
#20 It’s great when you work with such special people that your colleagues become your good friends, and that’s what you are to me. I will miss you all and miss working here. Thank you for making my time here so wonderful, and I wish you the best of all possible futures.
#21 My time has come to move on to the next challenge. But I will not forget the bonds or the lessons I’ve learned while working here. I will miss working with you. While I won’t be here, I’ll be thinking of you all. I can’t wait to hear about where your own paths take you.
#22 I will always have fond memories of my time working here. I’ve learned so much, had incredible experiences, and worked with some fantastic people that I’m now proud to call my friends. It’s been my pleasure, and I wish all of you well in the future.
#23 Working with you has been a meaningful and memorable life experience. Your drive and commitment have been a lesson to me, and I’ve treasured your support and friendship. Thanks for everything. If you now do me the honor of keeping in touch, that will be the best gift of all.
#24 The most important thing is that this is goodbye but not farewell. I won’t see you as often now, but that will just make it all the more pleasurable when we do meet. I want to thank you for being such amazing coworkers and friends, and I wish you all the best for the future.
#25 Leaving a position you cared about so much feels like the end of an era. Especially when I had the chance to work with a wonderful group of colleagues like you. Although I’m excited about the future, it’s bittersweet to say goodbye. I wish all of you the best!
#26 Nothing lasts forever, even if we sometimes wish it did, and I’m sad to say goodbye. I’m proud to have been part of this team, and I’m honored to have had the pleasure of working with you all. I hope that you’ll do me the even greater pleasure of staying in touch.
#27 It is difficult for me to express the full extent of my gratitude to all my coworkers for their mentorship, guidance, support, and friendship. I am humbled and honored to have worked with all of you. I wish each of you the best, and please stay in touch.
#28 I leave today feeling fortunate to have worked alongside such committed and hardworking individuals. But I feel even more fortunate because so many of you have become my friends. Through the months and years ahead, I look forward to staying connected with you throughout our professional journeys. Thank you for everything.
#29 Time can play strange tricks on us, as my first day here feels like only yesterday. I’ve met such wonderful people and learned so much since then that I’m sad to be moving on. Now it’s time for a new challenge, but I’ll never forget all the friends I’ve made here. Live long, and prosper!
#30 You are the best colleagues I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Your work ethic is incredible, and your kindness and helpfulness have been a revelation to me. Thanks so much for the experience, and have a fantastic future.
#31 Goodbyes are always hard, and this one especially so. But I’m privileged to be able to call you my friends, so, even though we won’t be working together, our friendship will endure. It was nice working with you and I look forward to seeing you again soon.
#32 We started off as colleagues, and I’m happy to say we are leaving as friends. It was great to work with you all. I wish you nothing but the best in your future.
#33 It’s hard to believe the time has come for me to say goodbye. I’ve enjoyed working with you so much. Thank you for all of the memories. I hope our career paths will cross again!
#34 Shakespeare wrote, “Parting is such sweet sorrow,” and now I understand what he meant. I’m sad to be taking my leave of you great people, but I’m happy that even though we won’t be colleagues, we’ll remain good friends. The fact that I’m already looking forward to seeing you again sweetens the sorrow. It has been great working with you.
#35 Being on this team has been an important part of my life. It’s thanks to you that I’ve learned and grown during my time here. It’s been a pleasure to work with you all. I wish you the best!
#36 You have made working here so much fun. It’s hard to say goodbye, but I will always carry the memories with me. I hope our paths will cross again in the future!
#37 It’s been a pleasure working with you. I’m sad to have to say goodbye, but I’ll never forget the time we all spent here together. Thank you for making my time here so wonderful!
#38 It was great working with you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and ideas with me. It’s with your support that I have grown in my career. Keep in touch!
#39 It’s time for me to leave, but I want you to know how valuable it was for me to have the chance to work with you. This team became more than colleagues. We became a family. I will miss working with you, but I wish you all the best of luck in your future!
#40 I’m sad to be getting off the train, but I know that your talent and hard work will keep things running as smoothly and efficiently as always. It has been great to work with you, and I’ll look forward to hearing about your future success.
#41 It’s too bad that the time has come for me to say goodbye. I’m excited for what the future brings, but it’s hard to leave the friends and relationships I’ve made here. It was a pleasure to work with you. I wish you the best of luck in the future.
#42 It’s hard to say goodbye to the supportive community we’ve built here. But it’s my time to move on. I’ll never forget the lessons I’ve learned or memories I’ve made. Best wishes for your future successes!
#43 I hope this isn’t a goodbye, but more like see you later. It’s because of the people that made working here worthwhile. I wish nothing but the best for you all. I know our paths will cross again.
#44 When I first started here, I didn’t think I would learn as much as I have. Your influence has guided my career. I’m sad to say goodbye, but I’m excited for the road ahead. I hope we will have the chance to work together again in the future.
#45 I honestly wouldn’t be moving onto this next stage in my career if it weren’t for all of you. I have learned so much during my time here, and it’s hard to say goodbye. But I’m excited for the new adventure ahead, and I hope we will still keep in touch. I wish you all the best!
#46 When I am surrounded by a group of colleagues as passionate as you, it makes it even more difficult to say goodbye. I will miss working together. Thank you for making my time here such an incredible experience. Good luck in your future!
#47 I’m sad to be going because I’ve loved your company throughout this chapter of my life. But the world turns, and change is the only constant. I’ll always remember the times I’ve shared with you and the things that you’ve taught me. It was nice working with you, and I wish the very best for you all.
#48 Goodbyes are always bittersweet. While I’m excited about my next challenge, I will miss working with you all. You’ve made being here such an incredible experience. Wherever your paths take you, I wish you good fortune on your journeys.
#49 I’m amazed when I think about how much you have all taught me. I’ve learned and grown, thanks to you, and now it’s time to leave the nest. Thanks again for all of the great experiences, and I wish you all the best for the future.
#50 To quote the author A.A. Milne, “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” It has been a fabulous experience working with you all and learning from your expertise. I wish you all the most tremendous success that the future can bring.
Best Quotes for Goodbye Messages to Colleagues
“Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”
“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”
“Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”
“If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet…”
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”
“Life is lived on the edge.”
“Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Life is a journey. When we stop, things don’t go right.”
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
“You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
John A. Shedd
“I know it’s not the end…it’s only just the beginning.”
“What’s past is prologue, and the world awaits.”
“Accomplishments will prove to be a journey, not a destination.”
Dwight D. Eisenhower
“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
“Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest.”
Henry David Thoreau
“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
“Gotta’ take that adventure, in order to understand your journey.”
“Kiss away the past as you head towards the future.”
“Dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth.”
William W. Purkey
“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
Arthur C. Custance
“Look at life through the windshield not the rear-view mirror.”
“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”
“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember this whole thing was started by a mouse.”
“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.”
“Every exit is an entry somewhere.”
“Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life.”
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Roads were made for journeys not destinations.”
“Make your life a mission – not an intermission.”
Arnold H. Glasgow
“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau
“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”
“I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.”
A. A. Milne
“It’s the journey that’s important, Not the getting there!”
“It’s all about the journey, not the outcome.”
“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.”
Jonathan Lockwood Huie
“Life moves on and so should we.”
“Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.”
Martin H. Fischer
“When you want something in life, you just gotta reach out and grab it.”
“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of life is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.”
William Arthur Ward
“Today, you have 100% of your life left.”
“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want.”
“Learn to trust the journey, even when you do not understand it.”
“Even a rock moves on.”
“Live each day as if your life had just begun.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“Make each day your masterpiece.”
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