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Appreciation Letter to Colleagues after Resignation

Sometimes people are almost as close to their colleagues as they are to their own family members, because they spend so much time with them. It can be hard to leave a job or tough to say goodbye to beloved co-workers when people move on to the next chapter of their lives. An appreciation letter to colleagues after a resignation is a good way to let your co-workers know how much they mean to you.

Format and Content

A letter of thanks to co-workers should come from the heart. There is no clear cut appreciation letter to colleagues after a resignation format. The letter can mention particular things about your colleagues for which you are especially thankful or it canhighlight events that you remember fondly. It is important to be humble and gracious toward your colleagues, particularly if you are resigning to move on to a higher, better paying position.


The individual writing this letter is resigning to transfer to a different company as a manager. This appreciation letter to colleagues after a resignation letter sample is for the group of billers the person supervises. She has resigned to move to another office as the billing department manager.

Dear Billing Team,

It has been my honor and privilege to serve as your supervisor for the past 5 years at XYZ Orthopedics. I started at XYZ as a junior biller 10 years ago when I was just out of college. I learned a great deal about orthopedic billing from our manager, Meg Star, as well as from my kind and patient co-workers. Being promoted to supervisor brought more challenges, but I could not ask for a better group of billing specialists to supervise. You all are an awesome team who required very little actual supervision.

I want you to know how much I appreciate having the pleasure of serving as your supervisor. I will miss each and every one of you, but you can visit me any time. You all know where I live, evidenced by the fact that you toilet papered my house every year on my birthday. Also, I will always have fond memories of the way you decorated my office every year on Boss’s Day. The decorations got more and more elaborate each year. I almost have to transfer to a different job to stop the insanity.

In all seriousness, I feel blessed to have worked with, and come to know, each one of you. I will cherish our friendships always. As I move on to become the manager of ABC Pediatrics billing department, I hope that we can all still get together for our infamous “billers’ night out” the third Friday night of each month. That is a tradition that I treasure and do not want to give up. I will just be down the street. We will see each other often. I wish you all the very best, and thank you for a wonderful job experience.

Best Regards,

Maddie Charles

Maddie Charles