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Retirement Messages for Boss

When your boss is retiring after many years of hard work or is moving on to a new opportunity, you’ll want to take the time to thank them for everything they’ve done for you and your company.  Retirement can be an exciting time, but it’s also bittersweet. 

This person has been a sounding board, and maybe the best boss you have ever worked for! They have been a steadying force during times of change, and a champion of successes.  In short, they have been everything you have ever needed in a boss, and you want to wish them a happy retirement, as well as letting them know how much you appreciate them!

Whether you’re looking to express your gratitude or simply say goodbye, we’ve got you covered.  Check out our selection of retirement messages for boss, and find the perfect one to send your congratulations!

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  • Thank you for all the advice and guidance over the years.  I’ve learned a lot from you, and I’m really going to miss working with you.  Enjoy your well deserved retirement.  Thanks for being such a great boss.
  • Thank you for being such a wonderful mentor.  I know I still have a lot to learn, but I’ll always remember everything you’ve taught me.  You will be greatly missed dear boss, but enjoy this new chapter of your life, happy retirement my friend.
  • It’s been an honor serving under you.  You’re retiring at a time when our company is doing better than ever.  Thank you for being such an amazing boss and making that happen.  Now go and enjoy your well earned retirement.
  • It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for you to retire boss.  You have been such a great boss, and you will be greatly missed.  Enjoy your newfound freedom, and this exciting new chapter of your life.  Happy retirement day!

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What is a Good Retirement Message?

Saying goodbye to a boss who is retiring can be difficult.  After all, this person has been a source of guidance and support throughout your career.  However, there are a few things you can to show your appreciation for everything they have done.  First, thank them for being such a wonderful boss.  Second, wish them a wonderful retirement, and send some personal retirement wishes for boss to them.  Feel free to use some of our unique retirement wishes for boss, happy retirement boss!

  • I want to take this opportunity to thank  you for everything you’ve done for me over the years dear boss.  I am not surprised that you are leaving to become your own boss.  I have learned so much from you over the past several years, you are a great leader and a great friend.  Good luck with your future endeavors, and all the adventures you will be going on,
  • Good luck to my very dear boss, I’m sorry I couldn’t be there today, but I wanted to send some happy retirement wishes to you.  I know you’ll enjoy spending more time with your family, and pursuing all those hobbies you never had time for.  So enjoy your stress free retirement in your new life.  I will miss our coffee breaks, but I am excited that you are finally retiring so you can enjoy life, thanks for all the great memories boss.
  • I know that you’re going to miss this place and all the people you’ve worked with over the years.  You have been such a good boss to our team, we have learned so many life lessons from you.  But I also know that you’re ready for this new chapter of your life.  I want to thank you for all your hard work and dedication, congrats boss, and have a great retirement.
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What are Some Good Retirement Quotes?

  • You were never just a boss, you were always our friend too.  You always had a smile on your face, and you made work feel like a second home.  We’re going to miss you dearly, but we know that you’re looking forward to the next chapter ahead.  So have an amazing retirement, and thank you for being such a great leader to us dear boss, have a wonderful time, and may all your dreams come true.
  • Boss, enjoy your retirement, but know you will be missed at the office.  Thank you for all the guidance and mentoring, you made us the winning team at work, but now it’s time to enjoy retirement, and go make some great memories with your family.  
  • It’s hard to believe that I’m sending you congratulations on your retirement dear boss!  I always think of you as the most enthusiastic boss I ever had.  You were always looking for innovative ways to grow the company.  I know you’re looking forward to a long retirement.  I know you’re going to make the most of every minute, and make this a great retirement for you and your wife.
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Retirement Message to Boss

  • Thank you for all your help and support over the years.  I have learned so much from you and I will always remember the lessons you taught me.  So congratulations on your retirement boss, best wishes to you and the family.
  • I am going to miss working with you, but I am so happy for your new retirement life, congratulations boss, your hard work has finally paid off.  Now you get to enjoy retirement life!
  • This is bittersweet news, I will miss you, and I’m super jealous of all your relaxing years ahead.  This is a new journey for you, have a fantastic retirement.  I am wishing you all the happiness, please stay in touch.
  • What do you say when your boss retires?  We will miss you leading our team, but we also wish you the best retirement, this has been a long time coming.  Thanks for being the best boss this team has ever had!
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How Do You Thank a Retiring Boss?

When a much loved boss announces their retirement, it can be hard to know what to say.  Here are a few suggestions for retirement card messages.  Thank them for their leadership and guidance over the years.  Express how much you have appreciated the mentorship.  

Tell them how proud you are of their accomplishments.  Highlight specific moments or achievements that have been particularly meaningful to you, and wish them the best retirement messages, and congratulate them on their new journey.

  • Thank you for everything _______.  You’ve been the best boss I have ever worked for.  I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you.  I know you’re going to have the best retirement, but we’re all going to miss you around here.
  • Thank you for all your guidance and support over the years.  It’s been an honor to work with you and I’m going to miss you dearly.  I wish you nothing but good health, and a healthy retirement.  I know you are going to enjoy some awesome times with your wife.
  • As my boss and mentor, you have always been there for me, providing guidance and support.  I can’t imagine a better role model, and I will always be grateful for the opportunities you have given me.  I wish you all the best in your retirement, I know you will continue to be successful in whatever you decide to do, enjoy your retirement boss.

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Message for Retiring Boss

  • As our time working together comes to an end, I just wanted to take a moment to say how much I have appreciated your leadership over the years.  You have been an incredibly supportive boss, and I have always felt confident in your ability to steer the company in the right direction. I am excited for your new beginning, I think you have a wonderful future ahead of you alongside your beautiful wife, happy retirement boss.
  • You deserve this new retirement life you are about to embark on.  You have worked long and hard for this company, but now it’s your time, happy retirement boss.
  • As a boss, you have been a role model, mentor, and friend.  You have helped me to grow professionally and personally, and I will be forever grateful.  As you get ready to enjoy retired life, I wanted to take the time to wish you a happy retirement boss.  Wishing you nothing but the best wishes on your retirement.
  • Thank you for all your years of service.  I have appreciated your leadership and guidance.  I wish you all the best wishes on your retirement.  Feel free to come back and visit anytime you want!
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Happy Retirement Wishes to Boss

  • Thank you for your leadership and guidance over the years.  You have helped me to grow and develop as a professional, and I am truly grateful for all that you’ve done for me.  I wish you all the best in your new retired life, happy retirement boss.
  • As you enter this new retired life you are about to enjoy.  We appreciate everything you have done for us over the years.  You’ve been a great mentor and leader, and we’ll always be grateful for your guidance, happy retirement boss.
  • As your time with the company comes to an end, I just wanted t take a moment to send you only the best congratulations on your retirement.  You have worked hard and now it’s your time to enjoy your retirement dear boss.

Happy retirement boss!

Funny Retirement Messages

If you have a particularly close relationship with your boss, and you want to send him some funny retirement wishes, you can check some of our favorites below.  We’ve put together some of our favorite funny retirement messages for boss, enjoy!

  • Congratulations on finally finding the time to do all the things you always said you were too busy for.  
  • It’s finally time for you to get to that honey-do list, bet _______ will like that, you not so much lol!
  • You’re finally rid of me, congratulations on your retirement boss!
  • I’ll miss having someone to blame for all my mistakes!  Enjoy your retirement boss.
  • Don’t spend your entire life’s savings in your first month lol.  Just kidding, sending you all the best in your new retirement life.
  • I hope you enjoy your retirement as much as I’m enjoying not having to work for you anymore!  
  • I’m so jealous of you right now, I can’t wait until I retire and do nothing all day, oh wait never mind, that’s what I do now and I get PAID to do it lol.
  • Congratulations on achieving the impossible:  making it through an entire career without having a mid-life crisis!  Wishing you a happy retirement boss.
  • Congratulations on finally being able to put your feet up and take it easy!   You’ve earned it!
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Boss Retirement Wishes

  • As my boss and mentor, you have been a huge part of my career journey.  I have always looked up to you and your accomplishments.  I am grateful for all the advice and support you have given me over the years.  I wish you nothing but the best in your new retirement life.  Go chill and relax boss, we’ve got this!
  • Congratulations boss, we are going to miss you around here but it’s time for you to go have some fun, happy retirement boss.
  • To my truly awesome and amazing boss, you will be sorely missed at the office.  It has been an absolute pleasure working for you, I am truly grateful for the mentorship over the years, now it’s time for you to enjoy your retirement.
  • As I look back on my time working with you, I can’t help but feel incredibly lucky.  It’s been an absolute pleasure working with such a knowledgeable and experienced individual, and I’ve learned a lot during our time together.  I can’t believe we won’t be working together anymore, congratulations on your retirement dear boss, it couldn’t have happened to a better person.
  • As my boss and mentor, you have guided me through some of the most challenging times in my career.  I will always be grateful for your wisdom and advice.  I know that you will enjoy spending more time with your family and friends, and pursuing your hobbies and passions.  I am excited for this next phase of your life dear boss, congratulations on your retirement.  Enjoy your new life, but please stay in touch.
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Congratulations on your Retirement Boss!

  • Thank you for being such a great mentor and leader to me.  Thank you for providing guidance and wisdom when I needed it, but I also appreciated you knowing when to step back.  I am excited for you to spend more time with your family, I know that’s what you need, so congratulations on your retirement boss!
  • As I look back on my time working with you, I can’t help but feel grateful for all that you’ve done for me.  You’ve been a mentor and a friend, and I know I wouldn’t be the person I am today without your guidance.  As you enter retirement, I hope that you’ll take the time to enjoy all the things that you love, happy retirement, now go have fun!
  • Thank you for everything, we’ve been truly lucky to have you as our leader, congratulations on your retirement boss.  Just know that you will be missed at the office!
  • We will miss your wisdom and guidance, we will miss our team meetings with you, but we send you only good retirement messages for boss.  You’ve earned this retirement and then some!

Happy Retirement Wishes For Your Boss

  • I’ll never forget all the advice you’ve given me over the years, and I’ll always treasure your friendship.  I wish you all the best in your retirement, you have truly been a great boss. Enjoy your retirement
  • As you retire, we just want to say how grateful we are to have worked with you.  We will always remember the example you set for us – always putting the company first, working tirelessly to achieve goals, and maintaining a sense of humor through it all.
  • You have been an excellent role model and leader, and we will miss you.  We wish you only the best retirement wishes, enjoy your retirement, you deserve it, happy retirement boss.
  • It’s with mixed emotion that we say goodbye to our boss.  On one hand we are excited for her to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation.  On the other hand, we’re going to miss her terribly.  She has been such an integral part of our team for so many years, and it’s hard to imagine life without her.
  • Thank you to the best boss ever.  You have been such a good mentor and friend, always leading by example.  We will miss your wisdom and guidance, but we are excited as you move from one chapter to the next.  So cheers boss happy retirement to you.
  • Thank you boss for everything, we will never forget you, happy retirement to  great team leader!
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Boss Retirement Quotes

Saying goodbye to a boss can be difficult, especially if you have worked together for many years.  However it’s also an opportunity to express your appreciation for all they have done.  When writing some congratulations boss messages for their retirement, try to focus on the positive things you will remember about them.  

You might mention their strong work ethic, their dedication to their job, or their ability to motivate and inspire others.  Whatever you do, make sure your message is sincere and heartfelt.  After all, this is the way to send heartfelt congratulations on your retirement to the person who was your boss for years!

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