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What are your thoughts on sending out company/region-wide farewell slack messages when quitting? What’s a good way to announce but not be annoying in this remote world? I was gonna do an Irish goodbye but felt that was a little disrespectful.

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Just do it. If people are really that annoyed with one additional email hitting their inbox, then they have other issues. It's not spam, it's not impersonal, it's just someone reaching out to express their sentiments and provide a method to keep in touch. Everyone has the opportunity to express. What's the old saying? You can propose and they can dispose. If one doesn't want to read it, they can leave it unopened or trash it...just like people decide what stimuli they want to focus on or ignore as part of every second of their day. Those interested and genuine will read it, and you may even spark a conversation or two with someone new or further a relationship you were kindling through your note. I can't tell you how many I've read and sent that brought new perspective or fostered connections. Those who critique it as poor etiquette are being close minded or just haven't found where the delete button on their keyboard is.

Do it but to a select group of people who should know you're leaving, would like to know, or you want to know. Generally, this includes people you've worked with and had a good relationship with. Nothing long and sappy or hateful. No long thank yous. When I left, I sent a short email and then included a bulleted list of 7 things that people never knew about me. If you took the first letter of each sentence, it spelled L A I D O F F.

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Please don’t. Send an email to the people that you know, the rest of us don’t care.

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Those people can delete the message. Very simple.

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This was not your question but here is my response in the hope a few people might read this. I’m an Irish citizen living in the US and needed someone to explain this phrase “Irish goodbye” to me. Even something “funny” or “descriptive” can be discriminatory. The phrase is in poor taste, if not a little ignorance. Drop the Irish car bombs, the Irish goodbyes, the Irish twins etc. Just because you don’t intend for something to be disrespectful - doesn’t mean it isn’t. And trust me, Irish folks can take it, but doesn’t mean we should have to.. words and phrases have history and not all of them are innocent.

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lol I’m also Irish and have no clue what an Irish good bye is :) can someone explain I’m curious

Why stop at region-wide? Go big bebe

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All-BCG announce list, and somehow start a reply all chain 😅

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Full company distro, full page ad in paper, viral YouTube video, long LinkedIn post detailing in depth your gratitude and flashily advertising your new opportunity tagging max amount of people

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C3, horrible recommendation. I did this. With COVID, no one was at HQ to see it. Total waste of salt. I’d recommend waiting until the great return to go with this option.

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During your two weeks, have one on one’s with each person you actually care about to let them know, then on the final day, send a bcc email to those people and possibly a handful of acquaintances. But there’s literally no benefit to sending a blast to a bunch of random people who just happen to live near you

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Please. I beg of you - do not do this.

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And then one day you’re looking for a job again and one those people on the company-wide farewell email recognizes your name…. and you don’t get the job

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So true

Interesting to see that most people are against it. In my firm, it’s common courtesy to send a farewell email to the whole division (~400 people). And quite frankly, I appreciate those emails because otherwise I would have never known when someone is leaving.

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Normally I just send it to anyone I've worked with, so anyone who might care gets it, but not anyone else.

Don’t do it, I always think the people who do are ridiculous. Have 1:1s with people you are close to, send an email to just your extended circle.

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Tbh I like the farewell emails. Sometimes it’s odd getting them from people I don’t know, but I still read them.

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Send it to the people who made the time worthwhile, who mentored you, who you learned from, who you enjoyed working with. No need to send it to everyone just because you worked with them at some point if they were hard to work with or just toxic.

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Interesting to see the criticism over doing everyone. My office generally does office wide goodbyes…

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Pretty sure B3s comment is in response to BCG1 who is talking about office wide emails. I also really enjoy office wide leaving emails. Usually funny stories and nice to see where people are moving on to (even if I don’t know them)

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We typically do office, function, or sector wide goodbyes as well. It’s actually one of my favorite parts of each Friday

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Blast it everywhere; company wide emails, email all your clients, write a gigantic LinkedIn post about your trials and tribulations and how much leadership you’ve learned - blah, blah, blah. Or just send it to the few people with whom you’ve made relationships and realize the rest of us don’t care. TL;DR - pls fix.

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just send it company wide. EVERY single person in the company.

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As if there were enough reasons in this thread to already ask you to not include everyone - consider the environment. Sending unnecessary emails to 1000 people is not nothing

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Don’t need to ghost - I didn’t read the responses as a 1 or 0 situation previously. Personally I would thank / acknowledge the people out of courtesy I worked with but not spam everyone either on slack / email.

What’s an Irish goodbye!?

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Leaving without saying anything

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No. No. No

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I sent out individual emails to the most important people and then a single group email to my immediate engagement sub-group (team of 5) all with my last day and contact info

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Say goodbye to the people you truly want to remain connected to. Ignore the remaining 95%

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