How to wish your co-worker a happy retirement, and let them know how much they’ll be missed?
Retirement is a crucial part of a person’s life. It is the period when after long years of service and building a career, a person takes off from service forever and reflects on the achievement. A retirement leaves ample time for a person to do the things they always loved to do.
Retirement can be very uncertain for some people, as it requires a person to save for the future when they are out of service and work. In such a situation, one should be careful as to how to a retiring co-worker on their retirement. Wishing for a happy retirement and future is necessary for the person. A good wish and a memorable farewell go a long way to make the person feel appreciated and his service across the years valued.
Often retirement is a moment of mixed feelings, and a colleague may find it challenging to say the right words to the retiring person out of emotion. To get the perfect wish for a happy retirement of a co-worker, it is necessary to make them a retirement card.
How to Write a Happy Retirement Card
A retirement card is straightforward to write, the person can write down the wishes and whatever they want to express to the co-worker. To make things easier, it is better to divide the writing into the following categories.
Under this category, the person should write down about the fun and memorable memories shared with the co-worker. One can share the favorite memory with the person and add humor notes to it. This will take the person down the memory lane and remember the special moments. It also makes the person feel special and let them know that the sender shares a special place in the heart. It is also a sign for the retiring employee that the sender won't forget that person sooner enough and that they are irreplaceable and unique. The most exciting thing about sharing memories in a retirement note is that whenever the retiring employee would open the letter later- be it in days, months or years, their hearts are filled with love and gratitude to the sender and bring a smile to their faces. It is advisable to avoid writing any embarrassing or unpleasant memory.
In this category, the person should share the positivity of the person and how the retiring co-worker influenced the sender. It is essential to look past their shortcomings and share the positive influence they had in the sender’s lives. The impact can also be a word of encouragement that the retiring co-worker has sent them, or a helping hand the co-worker might have lent someday. It is crucial not to exaggerate while writing the positivity of the person. One should always be truthful and straightforward.
While writing about this category, it is essential to name the qualities which are relevant to the workplace. People are always remembered for their good qualities and character. One can share the beautiful traits which the retiring co-worker has and how the traits influenced their career and the organization. Qualities like their dedication towards their work, punctuality, diligence, and honesty, among others, can be mentioned in the card.
In this category, the person can talk a bit differently, mentioning about the freedom the co-worker will get after retirement. As some people can become tensed due to a pension, this section would ease their tension off a bit and help them to feel relaxed. The sender can bring in the happiness by mentioning about the fun of being retired. This category should be written in humor tone and not severe. The aim is to get the co-worker happy about retirement by mentioning the bright side and not dampen the mood talking of a dull or unpleasant retirement.
It is better to always leave a good final impression on retirement. Please include all the categories mentioned above and write a beautiful card for the retiring co-worker, wishing them a happy retirement.