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Friday, January 12, 2018


Yesterday, I made an announcement to the company inviting everyone to a barbecue party next Friday to say goodbye to our beloved Boss. I just cannot believe it is time to say goodbye. Needless to say, it is very emotional for all of us so, it took a lot of thinking on my part to write what I wrote. I did not want to make it too mushy, or sad, or too much fun or too much anything. After I finished and sent it to All, I went to the garden, sat on a bench with a cup of tea and cried my heart out.

Here is what I ended up writing:

"Dear ACME Family,

It is almost time for dear John's promotion from being our boss to brother for all of us.

The barbecue on the 19th will be the means to wish him all the best in his new chosen path of his life journey.

We thank him for building this successful company that many envy, for choosing us as his team mates and we all wish, his decision will carry him on to health, happiness and joy filled new adventures.

Taking the opportunity, from the bottom of my heart, I wish all of us that this important change in our lives will be the best for all."

Writing these simple sentences took me a good half hour.

Everybody chipped in for a gift and I added the extra required to buy him a Boss watch from all of us and we are making a huge card with photos and our signatures to be given to him on the 19th.

Very difficult...


  1. I can imagine how hard it is to say goodbye! You did a great letter and I'm sure he will appreciate everyone wishing him well.

  2. onwards and upwards as I say, you will always have many memories of working with him

  3. That was a thoughtful gesture and well thought out note. Where will you hold the bbq?