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Tips on How to Write a Retirement Letter: Using a Sample and the Best Quotes to Include

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Tips on How to Write a Retirement Letter: Using a Sample and the Best Quotes to Include

There are various sample retirement letters or different forms of a retirement letter template that can be used in writing a letter of retirement. A retirement letter template or retirement letter format makes it easy for the employee to write it. Nonetheless, if using a retirement letter format, the final draft of the retirement letter must be written so that is understood by the corporation or employer.

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

1. The following items can be included in your retirement letter:

    * Your name
    * Date of the retirement 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 retirement letter should be clearly written with no opportunity for misunderstanding by the employer.
3. The retirement letter should be written in a graceful and cordial tone.
4. Leave a forwarding address in your retirement letter.

Your retirement 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. Here is an example of a retirement letter:

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.

    Sincerely,

    Frank Sunley

Here is another example of a retirement letter written by an employee to a corporation:

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

Of course, every soon-to-be retired employee's situation is different and a retirement letter template or sample retirement letter should be modified enough to reflect this.

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 ten retirement quotes that you may want to consider to add to your sample retirement letter:

    #1 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Your Sample Retirement 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

    #2 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Your Retirement Letter Sample

    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.
    - from the best-selling book How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free by Ernie Zelinski

    #3 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Your Sample Retirement Letters

    Retirement: World's longest coffee break.
    - Unknown wise person

    #4 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Your Letter of Retirement Sample

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

    #5 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Letters of Retirement

    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

    #6 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Retirement Letter Samples

    Age [along with retirement] appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
    - Francis Bacon

    #7 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to a Sample of Retirement Letter

    Retirement itself is the best gift. No gold watch could ever top it.
    - Abigail Charleson

    #8 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Sample Retirement Letters

    Retired - Someone who knows it all and has way too much time on his hands to tell you.
    - Unknown wise person

    #9 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Your Sample Retirement Letter

    Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire.
    - Samuel Johnson

    #10 Quote of Top-Ten List of Retirement Quotes to Add to Sample Retirement Letters

    Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials - much to live on and much to live for.
    - Unknown wise person

NOTE: For more tips on how to write a retirement letter, see the following resources:

Retirement Letters on Squidoo by Ernie Zelinski

The Retirement Letters Cafe by Ernie Zelinski

Retirement Quotes Cafe Blog by Ernie Zelinski

For your sample retirement speech you way want to check out:

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