100 Good Goodbye Messages to Coworkers Leaving and Quotes

Here are some great messages to express your farewell wishes to a coworker who is leaving, and also some great messages for when you want to send a nice goodbye message because you are leaving.

Saying Goodbye to Someone Who Is Leaving the Company
Saying Goodbye to Coworkers When You Are Leaving the Company

Saying Goodbye to Someone Who Is Leaving the Company

#1 We have laughed together and complained together. We have stressed together and celebrated together. You have been a great coworker and I am sad to see this chapter end. But I am excited to see what is in your future. Good luck with the rest of your story.

#2 They say that all good things must come to an end, but I never expected having to say goodbye to such a great colleague and friend. I wish you the best of luck in your new endeavors and know that you will excel beyond your expectations in your new job. Goodbye for now.

#3 I was sad to hear the news of you leaving. Working with you has been such an enjoyable experience, one I was not ready to let go of just yet. Although this marks the end of our professional relationship, I hope we will find ourselves becoming friends. Good luck with this next phase in your life. Remember to keep in touch.

#4 Before you embark on your new adventure, I would like to take a moment to honor our journey shared. You have been my compass when I needed direction. You have been my sail when I needed motivation. You have been my anchor when I needed support. Mostly, you have been my friend. It won’t be the same without you.

#5 Farewell to a very special coworker. You have challenged yourself to step outside of your comfort zone, and into the unknown. You have shown a level of courage that I find truly admirable. I have no doubt you will achieve great things, because I have watched you achieve so much already. I look forward to seeing what you do next.

#6 Thank you for being someone who brightened my day. Working with you was one of the perks of being here, and I am going to miss seeing you every day. I hope you find everything you are looking for going forward. I cannot think of anyone more deserving of the best life has to offer. Goodbye to a wonderful coworker.

#7 How can I put into words how remarkable working with you has been? Through all the ups and downs, twists and turns, it has been one interesting ride. But now it has come to an end, and it is time to say goodbye. This has been an experience I will cherish forever. Thank you for everything.

#8 It is time to say goodbye! As much as I will miss you, the time has come for you to explore new horizons. I am so proud of you for taking this plunge. You are diligent, determined, and have an incredible work ethic. You will be a valuable addition no matter where you go. Wishing you the best of luck.

#9 I underestimated the value of our working relationship. We have seen each other almost every day. We have spoken to each other almost every day. We have shared our lives with each other almost every day. And somewhere along the line, we became friends. So I say goodbye for now to you, because this is not goodbye forever.

#10 Today I say goodbye to someone who came to be more than just a coworker. I will miss your smiling face, your infectious laugh, and your friendly conversation. The office will not be the same without you here. My life will not be the same without you in it. I hope our paths will cross again someday. All the best.

#11 I cannot believe you are really leaving. It feels like just yesterday that we began working together. So much has happened between then and now. The memories we have made will stay with me forever. You will always be one of the best colleagues I have had the pleasure of working with. I wish you nothing but success.

#12 As you leave us for greener pastures, I want to wish you all the best at your new job. Although it will be different coming to work each day and not seeing your smiling face, I know that you will be happy moving forward to new and exciting work challenges. Best of luck and don’t be a stranger.

#13 Farewell, my friend. I am sad to see you go, but I would like to celebrate us working together and getting to know one another over. You have accomplished a great many things here and I know you will do well at your new company.

#14 I have really enjoyed working with you. You brought an energy and level of know-how that is hard to find. With your skills and enthusiasm, you will blow your new colleagues away. Congratulations on starting an exciting new chapter of your life. Goodbye for now, my friend.

#15 Farewell to you as you move onto new and exciting enterprises. I have seen you grow a lot while you’ve been here, both personally and professionally. I know that is because of all your hard work and experience. Without question, you are going to be a rockstar in your next role. Congratulations and please keep in touch.

#16 Farewell to you my friend, as you begin a new chapter of your life. Although it is hard to say goodbye, I know that this company is better for having had your expertise and hard work for as long as it did. You will be a hard coworker to replace.

#17 I know that leaving the company was a hard decision, but one that you had to make. I wish you the best of luck in the next steps of your career. If you ever need guidance or a friendly ear, I am here to help as a colleague and friend. Goodbye and good luck (though you won’t need it).

#18 As you leave this company, I want to wish you a fond farewell. I hope you know that working with you has been a pleasure and one that will not soon be forgotten. You made coming to work enjoyable, and your new team is really lucky to have you. Knock ’em dead!

#19 I want to wish you the best of success as you head into your new work venture. I know you will do great there, and you will be sorely missed here. You have become more than a colleague, and I am going to miss having you on the team. Goodbye and best of luck to you.

#20 Goodbye, and good luck as you head on out onto a new career path. Although I am not happy to see you go, I know you will do great out there. I was privileged to work with someone as fantastic as you and I hope you keep in touch. Until we meet again.

#21 Congratulations to you on your path forward. I can say without a doubt that this place won’t be the same without you around. The environment you’ve helped create will last beyond your time here. To a great colleague and an even better friend, I say goodbye and good luck!

#22 Our time together has been wonderful. Though now it’s time to part ways, the mark you’ve left on us won’t be forgotten. Thank you for your countless contributions to our team. May your road ahead be clear and fruitful. Farewell, friend.

#23 You set a standard for all who follow in your position. You were a member of our team and a friend to us. Our paths diverge here, but we’ll have countless good moments to look back on. Let the job you’ve done here propel you forward with confidence. Farewell!

#24 Today is bittersweet because we’ll all miss you, but we know you’re moving onto bigger and better things. Thank you for giving yourself to this job while you were here. You’ll be remembered for your commitment, passion, and ability to roll with the punches. Farewell!

#25 Don’t tiptoe onto the road ahead. Power forward as you did here, with strength of mind and drive. You’ll stand out just as you did here, as a hard worker and passionate individual. Good luck to you, and remember how great you are. Goodbye for now.

Saying Goodbye to Coworkers When You Are Leaving the Company

#1 As the time comes for me to bid you all farewell, I remember the incredible days we shared. From the early morning complaints about traffic to the enthusiastic conversations about weekend plans. What once seemed to be nothing more than trivial interactions have become treasured memories of a world we once shared. I will sincerely miss you all.

#2 I am excited to be starting a new adventure, but saddened to be saying goodbye. I have become well-versed in the details that make up who each one of you are. The sound of a voice. The familiar daily routines. The inside jokes. These details that have come to mean so much will stay with me wherever I go.

#3 As I say goodbye now, I would also like to thank you. Each of you has inspired me in your own way. Each of you has challenged me at one time or another. Each of you has played a vital role in my growth, both personally and professionally. I am grateful to have worked together as long as we did. I wish you all the absolute best success in all that you do.

#4 As a team, you have comforted me when I have failed. You have celebrated with me when I have succeeded. You have helped me when I have been overwhelmed. Saying goodbye to you now is not an easy thing to do. But only the difficulty of this moment can truly capture how much I am going to miss you all. Goodbye for now.

#5 Do you all have to be so amazing? This would be much easier to do if I could say you all made my life hell. But working here has been incredible. I hope this will not be the last we see of each other. In fact, I am going to make sure that it is not! So goodbye, for now.

#6 You have been such a great group of people to work alongside. It has been a highlight in my life. Although I say goodbye, I hope we can stay in touch in the days ahead. Please know that I value each and every one of you, and am confident that your best days are ahead of you. Best wishes for continued success.

#7 I choose to see today as a celebration. We’ve been a team through both great times and difficult times, and that will stay with me. I wouldn’t be who I am without the shared experiences we’ve had here. To an amazing group of coworkers and friends alike, I say farewell.

#8 I want to say goodbye to everyone with the sincere desire that we will meet again. You have all contributed towards making this a season of growth and productivity in my life. May you all have great achievement, health, and prosperity.

#9 It is with immense gratitude for the experience of working with you that I say goodbye for now. I would love to maintain contact and hear how you are all doing. You have become more than colleagues and I count you as true friends. Until we meet again.

#10 I have learned so much from you, my dear colleagues. I am in awe of the talented group of people I have been able to collaborate alongside. As I take my leave, may you continue to find great personal satisfaction in all you do, along with every happiness.

#11 Each of you has significantly impacted my life in a range of different ways. I greatly enjoyed my time here and want to express heartfelt thanks as I bid you all farewell. I look forward with anticipation to a time when we will meet again.

#12 I will never forget my time spent with you all and cherish the memories of the fun times we shared, as well as all that we achieved together. I bid you farewell with the expectation that each of you realizes all your dreams and exceeds all your goals in life.

#13 I am reluctant to say goodbye, as it is not easy to part ways with people who are important to me. However, I trust you know that I count you as friends and look forward to reconnecting with you at some point in the days to come. Goodbye, only for now.

#14 As I begin a new phase of life, I want to express my deep appreciation for each of you. I have had a rare opportunity to learn from some of the best. Do not hesitate to contact me if you want to get together. I look forward to continuing the friendships I have made.

#15 Farewell and so long, friends. I say this with the intention that we will get together again sometime soon. You have become friends and I treasure all that we have invested in the relationships we share. Let us make plans for a reunion soon.

#16 It has been a privilege to get to know you all. As I move onto the next chapter of my life, I bid you farewell and wish you all every success. I take memories of happy times away with me and a thankful heart for the times we have had together. Stay well.

#17 Here we are at the end of the road. I’ve learned from each of you in ways that shaped my drive, attitude, and plans for the future. As my time here comes to a close, I just want to say thank you to each and every one of you. I wish you the best of success in all you do.

#18 Though our paths may diverge, my memories here are what will ground me in my future endeavors. The lessons I’ve learned have been invaluable, and the connections I’ve made are even more so. I want you all to know that my time here was incredibly formative, and I’ll miss it greatly. Until we meet again.

#19 I hope that the memories we’ve created here live through all of you. You’ve shown me what it means to be a well-run business. Thank you all for teaching me to never compromise. I bid all of you farewell and good luck!

#20 My time here has been a wonderful experience. It’s true that we’re saying goodbye today. However, the memories we made here will help me think of today as a beginning, rather than an ending. I wish to thank you for the good times and bad, as they’ve both lent their lessons to the bigger picture. Farewell.

#21 Today I have the misfortune of saying farewell. It is a great loss for me, leaving you all. Thanks to each one of you for what you brought to my daily work life. Better colleagues I will not find, truth be told.

#22 It is indeed a sad day at the office. Although I am happy for new pursuits, I will not be clicking my heels at the door on the way out. I will be dragging myself away, feeling glum. Your support and team spirit are beyond compare. I will miss you all, so please, don’t be a stranger.

#23 They say all the world’s a stage, so I go with the notion of breaking a leg in the next act! Working alongside you has helped me embrace challenges and seize opportunities. These lessons will go with me all the days of my life. Thank you, and goodbye for now.

#24 It is time to leave the office nest and soar like an eagle. I knew my time was coming, and now I share my parting thoughts. For the record, it is not easy saying “so long” to such a marvelous group of people. Hand me a tissue so I can get through it!

#25 My time with you has been so rewarding and fulfilling. Many hands made light work, and so today my heart is heavy. You have left an impression on me, with a positive and memorable effect. You are more than just colleagues, so I will be seeing you again, friends.

Best Goodbye Quotes for Your Coworker Farewell Wishes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”
Garrison Keillor

“You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”
Helen Keller

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“You get in life what you have the courage to ask for.”
Oprah Winfrey

“Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels.”
Natalie Standiford

“When you cease to dream you cease to live.”
Malcolm Forbes

“We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day.”
Vera Lynn

“Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.”
Carl Sandberg

“Time is long but life is short.”
Stevie Wonder

“A secret to life: Know that none of this matters, and yet…live as if every single moment does.”
Kamal Ravikant

“Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.”
Soren Kierkegaard

“Life is to be enjoyed, not endured.”
Gordon Hinckley

“My life is my message.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Life is ours to be spent, not to be saved.”
D.H. Lawrence

“See the world as it is, not as you wish it would be.”
E. Lockhart

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.”
John Lennon

“Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.”
Oscar Wilde

“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.”
Walt Whitman

“They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.”

“Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.”
Theodore Roosevelt

“Life is a lively process of becoming.”
Douglas MacArthur

“May you live all the days of your life.”
Jonathan Swift

“Life is too important to be taken seriously.”
Oscar Wilde

“I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little.”
Cecelia Ahern

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
Lao Tzu

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
Charles Dickens

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.”
Robert Southey

“Don’t count the days, make the days count.”
Muhammad Ali

“Don’t just survive. Shine.”
Tom Fletcher

“Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.”

“Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.”
Les Brown

“You only pass through this life once, you don’t come back for an encore.”
Elvis Presley

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”
Ernie Harwell

“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can.”
Neil Gaiman

“Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.”
Trey Parker

“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it.”
Ray Bradbury

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.”
Henry David Thoreau

“So, old friends, now it’s time to start growing up, taking charge, seeing things as they are, facing facts, not escaping them, still with dreams, just reshaping them, growing up.”
Stephen Sondheim

“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.”
Steve Jobs

“There’s no love without tears, there’s no happiness without sacrifice, and there’s no forever without goodbye.”
Marquesia White

“You and I will meet again, When we’re least expecting it, One day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, For you and I will meet again.”
Tom Petty

“A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends.”
Richard Bach

“Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.”
Ashley Smith

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