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Guest blog: How to Write a Retirement Letter Using a Retirement Letter Sample


There are various samples or templates that can be used in writing a letter of retirement.

Tips on How to Write a Retirement Letter Using a Sample Letter or a Template

    1. Include the following items:

      * Your name

      * Date of the letter

      * Corporate Employee ID Number

      * Years of service

      * Official date of retirement

      * Whether to continue medical, dental and other retirement benefit contributions

      * Whether you want to be of some small assistance after you retire

    2. The letter should be clearly written with no opportunity for misunderstanding by the employer.

    3. The letter should be written in a graceful and cordial tone.

    4. Leave a forwarding address in your retirement letter.

Your letter should state your intention to retire and what date you intend to retire. If you have had a great working relationship with the company, thank your employer and your colleagues for contributing to the happy experience that you have had working there.

Sample Retirement Letter #1

    Dear Sir:

    I am writing to confirm my retirement from my position as Project Engineer with ABC Engineering effective July 21, 2008.

    Although I am looking forward to retiring happy, wild, and free, I will miss working for the company and with my former clients and colleagues.

    May I take this opportunity to thank ABC Engineering for having given me the opportunity to work at this fine organization for over 20 years. I will do my utmost to be of any required assistance from now up until my retirement.


    Frank Sunley

Sample Retirement Letter #2

    Dear Ms. Wilson

    Please accept this as formal notice of my retirement on January 15, 2008.

    Although I am looking forward to retirement, it is with some regret that I am leaving. I will miss my colleagues and the challenges and great working environment that the company provides.

    Please let me know if the company requires assistance after my retirement date in training a successor to my position.

    Yours sincerely.

    Mike Kennedy

How to write a retirement letter is not difficult when you have all the information you require. A good quotation about retirement can bring attention to the point you are making. Here are five retirement quotes that you may want to consider to add to your letter:

I’m not just retiring from the company, I’m also retiring from my stress, my commute, my alarm clock, and my iron.

– Hartman Jule

Don’t wait for retirement to be happy and really start living. Invariably, people who try this find out that they have waited much too long.

– Unknown Wise Person

Retirement: World’s longest coffee break.

– Unknown wise person

In your retirement years never drink coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon.

– Unknown wise person

Retirement is a time to make the inner journey and come face to face with your flaws, failures, prejudices, and all the factors that generate thoughts of unhappiness. Retirement is not a time to sleep, but a time to awaken to the beauty of the world around you and the joy that comes when you cast out all the negative elements that cause confusion and turmoil in your mind and allow serenity to prevail.

– Howard Salzman


Source by Ernie Zelinski

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