I can’t believe you are retiring! You must be so excited. I’m excited for you as well but I’m also a little saddened by the news. After all you’ve been with this company for as long as I can remember and I just can’t imagine not seeing your smiling face every morning when I come to work.
I just wanted to let you know how much I have loved working alongside you throughout the years. You have been such a joy to work with. When I was having a rough day at work you always found a way to make it better. On the days when I didn’t know how I would be able to keep up with the boss’s ever-increasing demands you always made sure that I didn’t sink. I really appreciate all that you have done for me throughout the years that we have worked together. I really hope that you enjoy your retirement and that you get to travel like you always said you wanted to. Know that you will be dearly missed and that we are all sending you best wishes.
Congratulations. You made it!