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amother









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 11:45 am       Post subject: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
One of my co-workers got another job and is leaving us. Today is his last day with us. I don't deal with him much, just an occasional question here and there, but I do see him every day. I try to be politely distant with my male co-workers. What's the appropriate thing to say?
(Another thing: he brought cookies for everyone as a sort of "farewell party". I probably should mention that too, right?)
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anonymrs









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 11:47 am       Post subject:
I think it's ok to wish him success in his new job. I don't believe it would be necessary to say anything about missing having him around or anything like that.
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louche









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 11:51 am       Post subject: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
Congratulations, best of luck in your new position. What more do you need to say?
I wouldn't mention the cookies unless he purposely bought kosher ones for your sake, in which case you would say Thank you, it was very thoughtful to buy kosher.
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Yocheved84









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 11:56 am       Post subject: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
Just wish him well.
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amother









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 11:56 am       Post subject: Re: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
louche wrote:
Congratulations, best of luck in your new position. What more do you need to say?
I wouldn't mention the cookies unless he purposely bought kosher ones for your sake, in which case you would say Thank you, it was very thoughtful to buy kosher.

Most of this office is frum so he purposely bought kosher for our sake (not just me). Does that make a difference?
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louche









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 11:59 am       Post subject: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
Of course, you could try going the "Noooo, say it ain't so! Don't leave us! How will we go on without you? We'll be just an empty shell, unable to function. How can you think of abandoning us like this? We'll be destroyed! The whole organization will collapse, and it'll be your fault! Do you want that on your conscience?" route if you think it'll make him change his mind.
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Yocheved84









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 12:00 pm       Post subject: Re: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
amother wrote:
louche wrote:
Congratulations, best of luck in your new position. What more do you need to say?
I wouldn't mention the cookies unless he purposely bought kosher ones for your sake, in which case you would say Thank you, it was very thoughtful to buy kosher.

Most of this office is frum so he purposely bought kosher for our sake (not just me). Does that make a difference?


No need to thank him for the cookies, unless you feel it necessary. It's really not a big deal. Just say "Good luck in your next job. We'll miss you" (These things are often so superficial anyway. Don't let it worry you.) You seem like a very kind and caring person, and I'm sure this person realizes that Smile
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Ruchel









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 12:03 pm       Post subject: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
I would tell him to give news (to the office not to me).
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amother









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 12:03 pm       Post subject: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
Ok, thanks everyone!

Louche: Rolling Laughter
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Mrs Bissli









  
Post Posted: Thu, Dec 02 2010, 4:55 pm       Post subject: re: Male co-worker leaving: what's appropriate to say?
Good luck with your future endeavers. It's been a pleasure working with you.

Standard phrase in the leaving card.
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