Saying goodbye to coworkers can be tough, especially when you really liked working with them. Your coworkers often time become a second family to you especially if you have been at your job for a considerable amount of time. Saying goodbye is never easy, but with a few tips, you can get through it.
Be sincere. Let coworkers know how much they meant to you, what influence they may have had on your life, how much they taught you or how much you appreciate them. They will appreciate your sincerity and you will feel better for saying it.
Be personal. When saying goodbye to coworkers, it is important to be personal. More than likely, you were closer to some then others. Let those people know that they are special to you and not just one of the gang. Write goodbye letters to these special coworkes and be personal.
Prior to leaving you job, be sure to give your close coworkers your personal contact information - home and cell phone numbers, email address and home address. You can also use Facebook to stay in touch. Make it a point to give your former coworkers life updates from time to time and find out what is going on in their lives. If possible, get together for lunch, dinner or drinks . Remember, just because you leave your job doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to your coworkers forever.