What is the best way to say good bye to a workplace and staffs where you were loved and supported?
It is heartbreaking to leave the places where we are purely loved and cared in, but as we always have to look for the opportunities that is ahead in life, we have to leave the place behind and move on. But there should be some lovely way to thank and say goodbye??
I did just that today - I brought a nice morning tea and thanked those who had been helpful to me and gave some hugs. I accepted their support and love and was grateful for it.
When I left my last job, we all went out for a few drinks after work and said goodbye and thanked everyone for their help and support over the time that I had been there. I found it less stressful and easier to cope with than if I had been in familiar surroundings.
I kind of like to think of things that are unique to the relationship I had with each person that had a large impact in my life. If you and your friend "Mary" always had coffee together maybe get her a pretty mug with specialty coffee and write her a personalized note. And so on. It will mean something to both of you. But if there are many people involved I would consider bringing a treat to the office and make a little speech.
In my lifetime, there have been far too many 'goodbyes"........so many, that it is hard for me to let people know me, get close, or to pursue friendships.
Still, there are people that touch me, teach me, give me something of value that I can take with me.
I am not comfortable with long drawn out goodbyes.........when it is time to go, it is TIME to go.
" you have mattered", " I will remember you", " you have given me a memory", " you have served me well", are among the things that I have said...................say it ONCE, ( whatever you say ) and then, quite simply, quietly, go.
If you were loved and supported, then they will think you have made a wise decision or that you are ruining yourself. It depends on what you tell them when you leave. Why are you leaving is the key. Is it for your best interest? Are you doing what is best?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.