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Whether you've taken another position or are saying goodbye to a job involuntarily, you want to go out on a positive note -- even if you're not feeling so peachy about the company. So if you choose to send a goodbye email, what exactly should you say? Who should the recipients be? When should you send it? Many people want to know the norms for this sort of thing. And while the answers vary, there's much more advice out there nowadays on the topic.
That's probably because we get to see the farewells from industry leaders leaked on the Internet. In Campbell Brown's case, it was eloquent and honest. At the offices of media giants who gave staff members quick warning that it was their last day, well, those messages were not too positive. Regardless of your reason for leaving, here are a few tips to make sure that if you do send a message, you can walk out with your head up. ...
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