Retirement sentiments can be expressions said by someone to the retiree or they can be words and phrases said by the retiree to those wishing them well.
Let's begin with things that you might say to the person who is retiring:
1. It is very important to acknowledge that this person has given Time and Energy to the company. At the end of a career, everyone wants to know that someone noticed their efforts - no matter how small. Things such as
2. It helps to recall particularly happy or warm memories so saying things like
If this worker is someone who used to bother you, you can acknowledge that but end with a positive note. Example: We did not always see eye to eye, but I shall always appreciate your willingness to speak your mind ...
It is not difficult to come up with your own retirement sentiments. Just think about what YOU would like to hear from others when you leave the company. Then adjust it to the person in front of you. Now let's consider what the retiree might say:
Of course there is THANKS.
And a safe bet is I will never forget this group of people. (and that can cover it whether you will not forget them because it was so great knowing them...or...if was such a terrible experience.)
You may want to share something of what you plan to do...if you wish. Or just leave it at "Thanks for the memories."
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