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I just started; should I accept a farewell lunch for a coworker I don't know?

I just started a new job and I was sent an invite to a farewell lunch for a coworker on my team. I don't know the person and haven't talked to/seen him yet. The invite was sent through an email with ...
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Farewell speech to a colleague whom I do not know well

I have recently taken over a team and a colleague is retiring soon. Please give some tips on what to say in his farewell party. This is especially tough as I do not know him well, nor have I ...
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What is the etiquette to follow when writing a farewell message for a co-worker leaving permanently on disability?

We have a team member who has been with some of us for over 20 years, and the others have been in the industry with him for over 10 years. He had an accident at home that involved a significant head ...
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How to decline throwing a farewell party in a place where it is a corporate norm?

This is not my first job but after 8 months in my relatively new job I'm finally about to leave next week and move on with my career. I'm working for a French corporate investment bank as a code ...
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Farewell dinner: only drinks covered

I'm leaving my company and I was wondering if it's okay to plan a final dinner with my colleagues and friends and their families, specifying that I will be paying for the drinks (with the implication ...
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Why do I never get a mention at work?

Over 4 1/2 years ago as a young 20-something man, I started my job as a trainee SQL Developer. I had no qualifications or experience in the field at the time, and the company that hired me did so with ...
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When to send the 'goodbye' email?

When is the best time to send my team the 'goodbye' email? I've been with the company for 6 months and have built a good professional relationship with a few colleagues on the team. Should it be 1 ...
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Farewell pizza for coworkers [closed]

I am leaving my company and I am throwing a farewell party. It appears that there is no problem from the culture of my company, but I am wondering if it is a good idea to pay for my own going away ...
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How to gracefully decline your own farewell party?

I have quit my job due to various reasons, including office politics and overall inadequate reasons. Because of this I am not interested in having a farewell party or celebration for my leaving. ...
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What to write on a farewell card for someone you don't know well?

Is this something that people have struggled with in the past? I find that when you look at a card and everyone is writing the same thing, or someone who knows the person well writes something very ...