No one wants to be a blubbering mess on their last day in the office. They’ve had the leaving ‘do’, cried into their champagne, now it’s time to put a smile on their face. Leaving cards for co-workers are notorious for repetitive, soppy so-longs. If you have the added pressure of choosing the card on behalf of the staff, ensure it’s big enough for everyone to fit in their comments. Link it nicely to a hobby or pastime they have, or even better, create a personalised card to show them how well thought of they are. Personally Presented offer a great range of cards that can be themed seamlessly with a matching gift to boot.
Stand out from the crowd with a witty one-liner that will remind them of your personality and why you got on so well. Personal inside jokes work the best, so give it some thought beforehand to avoid the ‘good luck, you’ll be missed,’ humdrum. Failing that, use some of our quirky ideas to make sure they won’t forget you or your humour as they enter a new chapter in their career. Oh, and remember, it’s not all about the ‘goodbye’ it’s about wishing them well in the future in your own unique way.
- You’re leaving? I didn’t know you’d started…
- You don’t know me, but I contributed to your leaving gift anyway.
- I don’t care what the others say, I liked you.
- Congratulations on your new job that you’ll probably hate just as much.
- You’ll fit in great at your new place. Just don’t be ‘you’.
- What I’ll miss most is the banter; about you, of course, not with you.
- Were you the blonde one?
- The harder you work, the luckier you get. Good luck.
- Find a job that you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life.
- Have a drink on me (Include a teabag in the card).
- Good luck to your new colleagues. They’re going to need it.
- Well done. You totally got away with. I won’t tell anyone.
- I hope your next boss sacks you so you end up here, back with me.
- What I like about you the most was you never made the same mistake twice. You made it four or five times, just to be sure.
- I ended up liking you much more than I originally planned.