125 Good Short Farewell Messages for Boss (2023)

The below will help you with what to say when your boss is leaving. There are some great farewell messages to your boss and farewell quotes for bosses that you can use alone or in your farewell speech to your boss.

#1 Like favorite teachers we had as children, good bosses are never forgotten. You are one such boss: helping me to develop and encouraging me to grow while passing on valuable lessons. Thank you for all you’ve shown me.

#2 Your leadership has been inspirational, and your time here has been a true gift. Thank you for being such a wonderful boss. I wish you the best of luck as you move forward.

#3 Working for you has been a pleasure and I’m grateful to have had you as my boss for this part of my career. I hope we keep in touch after you depart and wish you great things.

#4 Changes are often bittersweet, and your departure is just that. A bitter pill for me who loses you as a boss and a sweet one for everyone you’ll encounter as you move on. Thank you for everything you did and best wishes for all that is to come.

#5 Under your guidance, I learned and grew so much. You have been a supportive and helpful boss and you will be missed. Good luck with what lies ahead.

#6 When you leave, this workplace will be poorer for your absence. Thank you for being a tireless leader, always there to help and lead the way. Good luck in all you do.

#7 True leaders are rare and you, boss, are one. Thank you for helping me succeed and for sharing your skills and wisdom. I hope your next chapter is a great one.

#8 Farewells are sad, so instead of saying goodbye, I’ll focus on the positive. Working with you has been truly delightful and I’m grateful to have had the opportunity. I hope that what comes next for you is as great as you are.

#9 While the new path unfolding before you is an exciting one, I’m saddened by your departure. You have been among the best bosses I could imagine working with and I’ll miss you. Best of luck on this new adventure.

#10 Because of you, I have accomplished more than I ever thought I could in this work. Thank you for being a truly exceptional boss. I will forever appreciate the assistance you’ve given me.

#11 The direction you have provided as my boss has meant so much to me, as it is your leadership that has allowed me to flourish. Thank you for being a thoughtful and strong leader. I wish you well in all your future endeavors.

#12 Doing this work hasn’t always been easy but working for you has. Thank you for providing the right level of motivation and management. I have been so fortunate to work for you, and I wish you all the best in what awaits you.

#13 I’ve always admired your leadership skills and hope someday mine will come close. If they do, it will be because I had you as a role model and the credit will be all yours. Thank you for setting such a strong example.

#14 Although I may not like it, all good things must come to an end and that includes me calling you “Boss.” I’ve enjoyed working with you and am sorry to learn that you’re moving on. I wish you all the best and hope this is the start of something great for you.

#15 While we worked together, you made a lasting impression on me, showing me through your actions how to succeed. Thank you for providing guidance and mentorship as my boss. You’re one of the best!

#16 Saying farewell to an extraordinary boss like you is no easy feat. I have so much to thank you for and I will miss working with you. I can only hope that our onward steps will allow our paths to cross again one day. Thank you and farewell.

#17 You encouraged me to perform beyond expectations and you were there to help with challenges along the way. Thank you for motivating and supporting me, I owe you a great deal. Best of luck with all that lies ahead.

#18 Working with you has transformed me into the person I am today. Thank you for improving my work, enhancing my knowledge and skills, and being an all-around outstanding boss. May good luck follow you as we say goodbye.

#19 A guide, a leader, a manager, a confidante, a role model, mentor, and friend: You are everything a boss ought to be. Thank you for sharing your talent and your time. I will miss you.

#20 Few people are fortunate enough to be saddened by their boss’s departure. I am one such person as I’ve enjoyed our working relationship and your leadership. Thank you for making this work rewarding.

#21 The world would be a better place with more bosses like you: genuine leaders who bring everyone up. I’m honored to have worked with you and wish you all the best as you move forward.

#22 On your departure, I’d like to thank you for sharing your deep well of knowledge and experience and for valuing what each of us brings to this work. You have been a truly superior boss and I wish you were not moving on just yet. I wish you nothing but the best in your next chapter.

#23 If bosses received report cards, yours would be straight As and marked with adjectives like “magnificent.” It has been a privilege working with and getting to know you. Thank you for all that you’ve given and taught. Good luck.

#24 At times in our careers, we encounter genuinely amazing people. People like you who are admirable and inspiring, who shape trajectories of people like me. Although I’m sad to see you go, I’m grateful to have had you as a boss and sincerely hope that great things are coming to you.

#25 Whether it was luck, fate, or something else that landed me under your leadership, I’ll never know. What I do know is that I feel tremendously lucky to have worked for you. Thank you for being a great boss, I will always remember this time fondly and I hope that your next project is a success.

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#26 I am sorry to hear that you will be leaving us. It is difficult to put into words all that I have learned from such a wonderful mentor. Wishing you every happiness in your future endeavors.

#27 During our time working together, we have shared many challenges and successes. Now that you are leaving us, I wanted to express just how much I have appreciated your leadership and determination. May the next chapter be even brighter than the last.

#28 Thank you for your efforts in guiding our team. You are a natural leader whose ability to inspire and motivate is unmatched. You will be missed. Wishing you all the best on your professional journey.

#29 Although your absence will most certainly be felt, we would like to wish you the fondest of farewells. Your contributions as our [manager/boss] have been an important part of our success. Good luck during this next stage of your life.

#30 During your time as [manager/director] with the company, you have inspired us with your creativity, tenacity, and dedication. I have every confidence that you will find success with whatever you put your hand to next. Wishing you all the best in the things to come.

#31 To the best boss we could have asked for: we hope that this next segment of your life will be filled with rewarding opportunities. Wherever you find yourself next, we have every confidence that you will be prosperous. All the best.

#32 Here’s to the future! We are terribly sorry to see you go, but also excited that you have started a new journey. You are a [boss/manager] that will never be forgotten. All the best in your future ventures.

#33 Upon your leaving the company, I would like to express my gratitude. Thank you for your mentorship, support, and inspiration. I sincerely appreciate all that you have invested in me and my career. Wishing you the best of luck as you set out.

#34 There are many times when we are faced with big changes. While it may leave us with some trepidation, change often has a positive effect on our lives. We wish you all the best in the future. Thank you for all that you have done for us.

#35 Your contribution to our professional activities has been unmatched. Your expertise, skills and accomplishments are something to be proud of. Wishing a wonderful [boss/manager] a very fond farewell. You will certainly be missed!

#36 We were sorry to learn that you will be leaving us. Your departure will leave us with a significant void, but we are thankful to have worked together. The staff could not have asked for a better boss. Whatever is next, we know that you will make the best of it. Good luck!

#37 As far as good bosses go, you are certainly top of the list! It has been privileged to work with you. As you prepare for what is next, I wanted to share with you a fond farewell. Wishing you all the best.

#38 It is tough to describe the significant impact you have had on my career and the career of so many others. Your positive attitude, ability to lead a team and creativity are an inspiration. Wishing you the best of luck with whatever comes next.

#39 Before you set out to begin the next chapter of your life, we wanted to wish you well! As our boss, you have imparted a vast amount of wisdom and experience. It is impossible to put into words how much this has meant to us all. Wishing you a very fond farewell!

#40 Before you can set out to start something new, we must first share with you a fond farewell. Your dedication, lofty goals, and ability to rally morale will be seriously missed. Although the absence of you, our amazing [boss/manager/leader], is sad for us, we wish you all the best!

#41 The time, energy, and knowledge you have invested in our team does not go unnoticed. As you prepare to begin anew, we wish you all the best. You have been a great boss, and we know whatever you do, it will be wonderful.

#42 May you look back on your time with us fondly, as we do. Thank you for your efforts in leading our [team/department/staff], constantly inspiring and cheering us on. We couldn’t have done it without you. Wishing you all the best in the future.

#43 Your dedication is an admirable quality. It has been a pleasure working for you. I hope that whatever you do next, it is fulfilling. Your absence is certainly marked, and we will miss you. Wishing you a warm farewell.

#44 Wishing you well as you prepare to leave the company. Whatever comes next, I know you will give it your all, as you have always done as our manager. You are irreplaceable, your contributions immeasurable. Best of luck to you!

#45 Many of us have mixed feelings about your leaving. We will miss you working with us, leading us in our efforts. We are also excited for you to have the opportunity to make a change, as changes can have many positive effects. Good luck to you in whatever is to come.

#46 Whatever awaits you when you leave us, we wish you all the best. Thank you for putting in the time and effort to help us do our jobs the best we can. We have been fortunate to have you as a boss.

#47 Thank you for being the role model that you are, inspiring our team to strive for the best. The application of your skills and dedication have been an inspiration. As you transition to something new, we would like to wish you all the best.

#48 To the boss: thank you for all you have done for us. You are a trailblazer, your ability to lead a significant component in all that we do. As you prepare for the next phase of your life, know that we wish you all the best!

#49 As we adjust to the news of your departure, the team would like to wish our wonderful [boss/manager/leader] a fond farewell. Each of us has been positively influenced by your presence, your skills and expertise. Your absence will surely be noted, but we hope that you are moving onto bigger and better things.

#50 There is an infinite supply of opportunities in the world. As you set out to find yours, I would like to wish you all the best. Thank you for your commitment to being an excellent [boss/manager/leader]. I am confident that you will excel in whatever you do.

#51 Work-life can sometimes be very challenging, but never with you. You have the unique ability to inspire everyone you lead to do the best work they can do. Thank you for all you have done to set me up for success in my job. I hope that your future is full of outstanding achievements.

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#52 I was sad to hear of your plans to leave because you have been a fantastic boss. It will be hard to replace you because of your skilled leadership. I am very grateful for all the support you have given me. I wish you the best for your future.

#53 Authentic leadership is such a rare quality these days. That is why the news of your departure was so bittersweet. As my boss, you have always inspired and encouraged me. I will always be grateful for all your help. I hope all your dreams come true!

#54 You’ve been a fantastic boss, and I am sorry to see you leave us. Thank you for all of the help you have given me to push me to the next level. I will always have fond memories of working with you. I wish you all the best for your future!

#55 You are a rarity among bosses. You encourage and build up those you lead. It has been a privilege to work with you and be a recipient of your experience. I wish you great success in all your future endeavors!

#56 I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving us. You have been an incredible boss. I will always be indebted to you for mentoring me through my learning curve. I hope your reward for the kindness you have shown me will be more than you could ever dream. Best wishes for your future!

#57 We will all miss you because you are an incredible boss. Your leadership and wisdom will make it impossible to replace you. I really appreciated all your help and kindness. I hope you have many outstanding achievements in this new chapter of your life.

#58 I wanted to thank you for being such a fantastic boss! Your door was always open and your expertise was freely given. As you leave to embrace your new opportunity, I hope you will find success and thrive at all you do.

#59 As you start a new chapter in your life, I send you off with all my best wishes. You have been an unforgettable boss. My hope for you is that this change will push you to even greater heights and successes.

#60 Having you as my boss has been one of the highlights of my career. Your ability to mentor and push me to be better is inspiring. I will always be grateful to you. I hope that your transition into this new part of your life will be smooth and successful.

#61 Our lives are full of choices, and your current one is taking you away from us. While I am sad, I will always be thankful to have had you as my boss. I wish you all my best for your new endeavor and hope your plans are a success.

#62 Your leadership skills have molded me into a better worker. It has enabled me to achieve more remarkable things than I ever could have done on my own. Thank you for being a wonderful boss. I hope your future is bright and full of success.

#63 It seems like yesterday you interviewed me for my position and now you are leaving us. I am happy for this new chapter in your life, but at the same time, I am sad. It seems like the end of a great partnership. I wish you success in every plan you have.

#64 Bosses can sometimes be challenging, but not you. You have always inspired anyone who works for you to be the best at what they do. You are the greatest example I have seen of a real leader. I hope your future is full of marvelous achievements in all areas of your life.

#65 The news of your plan to leave was a great surprise. You have been such a good boss, so it’s only natural to be a little sad. However, I am delighted that you have a new opportunity to grow and be even better at what you do. May you find success in all your new projects.

#66 As you leave us, I wanted you to know how much your leadership has meant to me. As my boss, you went above and beyond your job description. You made me better at what I do. Thank you. I hope all your dreams come true.

#67 I am so very grateful for having had the opportunity to know and work with you. You have been the best boss and mentor. Thank you for everything you have done. May you find happiness and success in all your future endeavors.

#68 Skillful and intelligent leadership is the characteristic that has made you such a fantastic boss. It is hard to believe you are leaving us. I wanted you to know how thankful I am to have worked with you. I hope you find joy and success in all you do.

#69 We live in a day and a time where competitiveness is commonplace. I never once encountered this spirit in you as my boss. Your door was always open, and you were never afraid to share your experience. I wish you great happiness in all your future endeavors.

#70 I can still remember the day I stood in your office for my interview. I was a ball of nerves, but you skillfully made me feel at ease. I am genuinely sorry that you’re leaving. I am so lucky to have had the privilege of knowing and working with you.

#71 Life can sometimes bring us unexpected challenges. As my boss, I have watched you rise above every obstacle thrown your way. You are an inspiration! I wish you my absolute best with everything you have planned for your future.

#72 As you leave us to explore new heights, it feels like the end of a fantastic team. You poured so much of your knowledge into me, so I will always be grateful. I know I am better at what I do today because of you. Thank you for being a fantastic boss.

#73 Working with you has been the highlight of my career. As my boss, your leadership abilities inspired me to be better at what I do. Thank you for all the help and encouragement you have given me. I wish you the best of luck.

#74 Office environments can sometimes be challenging. You, however, have the unusual ability to inspire the best work out of everyone you lead. Thank you for all you have done for me. I hope you will find great success in everything you do.

#75 You excel at being an incredible boss, so your replacement will have big shoes to fill. You encourage everyone who meets you. I am a grateful recipient of your support. Thank you. I wish you the absolute best for your future.

Best Farewell Quotes for Bosses

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
Helen Keller

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.”
Emily Dickinson

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“There are no mistakes, only opportunities.”
Tina Fey

“Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.”
Napoleon Hill

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.”
Helen Keller

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
C.S. Lewis

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

“Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”
Will Rogers

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

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

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

“Live each day as if your life had just begun.”
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.”
James Dean

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”
Sheryl Sandberg

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”
Ludwig Jacobowski

“Make each day your masterpiece.”
John Wooden

“Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!”
Dr. Seuss

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

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”
Stephen King

“Life consists with wildness. The most alive is the wildest.”
Henry David Thoreau

“Carpe Diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.”
N.H. Kleinbaum

“Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

“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

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

“Make your life a mission – not an intermission.”
Arnold H. Glasgow

“A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are for.”
John A. Shedd

“You have just one life to live. It is yours. Own it, claim it, live it, do the best you can with it.”
Hillary Clinton

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

“Seize the day, take hold of it, and make it whatever you want.”
Jessica Sorensen

“Life is lived on the edge.”
Will Smith

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”
Oprah Winfrey

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

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

“Live for each second without hesitation.”
Elton John

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

“Today, you have 100% of your life left.”
Tom Landry

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

“Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.”
Henry David Thoreau

“All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Love the life you live. Live the life you love.”
Bob Marley

“Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.”
Martin H. Fischer

“Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.”
Henry David Thoreau

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

“The greatest blessings of mankind are within us and within our reach. A wise man is content with his lot, whatever it may be, without wishing for what he has not.”

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

“If life is a video game, the graphics are great, but the plot is confusing and the tutorial is way too long.”
Elon Musk

“My mama always said, life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”
Forrest Gump

“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

“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

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What is a good farewell message to boss? ›

Farewell Messages To Boss Who is Leaving

I will miss your guidance because it helped me to succeed. I appreciate all your effort, and may the Almighty shower you with blessing. I am very thankful for having operated under your visionary leadership. We will all reminisce about you after your exit.

How do you say goodbye to your boss when leaving a job? ›

I will miss working with you so much, Sir. You made my experience here so comfortable and memorable, and I sincerely and deeply thank you for that. Goodbye to you, and thanks for everything. Dear boss, I wish you a wonderful future filled with happiness, peace, and joy.

What is a sample of a short farewell message? ›

If you're stuck, here are 15 messages you can tweak for your departing colleague.
  • "I'm going to miss seeing you around the office. ...
  • "Good luck with your new job! ...
  • "Thank you for being such an important part of our team these past few years. ...
  • "Your new job is lucky to have such a hard worker like yourself.
Oct 7, 2022

What is a nice farewell message? ›

“All the best in finding new opportunities elsewhere—we will all miss you!” “This is not goodbye, just farewell for now! Thank you for all you have done.” “I hope this has been an enjoyable time at the company and that I'll see you again someday!”

How do you say goodbye professionally? ›

Keep these tips in mind as you write:
  1. Time your farewell messages correctly. Your email should always come after you've given your two weeks' notice—when you're ready to say goodbye. ...
  2. Include your last day. ...
  3. Personalize each note. ...
  4. Stay positive. ...
  5. Include your personal contact info. ...
  6. Wrap it up with some well wishes.
Jan 23, 2023

How do I thank my boss for leaving? ›

Tomorrow will be my last day at [company] before [optional—reason for leaving] and I wanted to extend my sincere thanks for your support and guidance during my time here. I have had a wonderful experience working with you over the past [timeline] and have experienced tremendous personal and professional growth.

How do you say goodbye in a short way? ›

The following alternatives have different implications and are often used in different scenarios.
  1. Until next time. This option is mostly used in casual situations, but can also work in formal settings. ...
  2. Talk to you later. ...
  3. See you soon. ...
  4. Take care. ...
  5. Farewell. ...
  6. So long. ...
  7. Don't be a stranger. ...
  8. Take it easy.

How do you write a meaningful goodbye? ›

How to write a goodbye letter to your family and loved ones
  1. Consider the recipient's personality and needs. ...
  2. Use specifics in your goodbye message. ...
  3. Express gratitude for your relationship. ...
  4. Share your memories and gratitude. ...
  5. Let them know you'll be okay. ...
  6. Avoid messages of non-acceptance.
Aug 3, 2021

How do you give a short farewell speech? ›

It's been a wonderful experience working here and I am going to miss you all very much. I am taking along with me fond memories and I request all of you to stay connected with me. Thank you once again for this wonderful party and wish you all the very best for future!

How do you say goodbye in a classy way? ›

Formal ways to say goodbye in English
  1. Have a good day/have a nice day – This is a phrase that you'll often hear in America, but is one of the most universal and respectful ways to say goodbye to another person. ...
  2. Take care – This one can be used informally among friends too, but is often heard between strangers. ...
  3. Bye!

How do you say goodbye in a beautiful way? ›

Sweet Ways to Say Goodbye
  1. I wish I didn't have to go. ...
  2. I can't wait to see you again. ...
  3. I already miss you. ...
  4. I am only leaving to come back soon. ...
  5. I am keeping a part of me with you. ...
  6. I'll be counting the seconds until I see you again. ...
  7. Blow them a kiss.
May 18, 2022

What is the most common way to say goodbye? ›

Formal ways to say goodbye in English
  • Have a good day/have a nice day – This is a phrase that you'll often hear in America, but is one of the most universal and respectful ways to say goodbye to another person. ...
  • Take care – This one can be used informally among friends too, but is often heard between strangers. ...
  • Bye!

What is an example of farewell? ›

: done when someone is leaving, ending a career, etc. The band gave a farewell concert.


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