Your boss makes tough decisions every day and works hard to manage you and other employees. Writing a thank you note is just one way to express your appreciation for a boss who makes your job more pleasant. Write your boss a thank you note after you receive a positive performance review, a promotion, a raise or even just verbal praise in the office. Other occasions for thanking your boss include boss day and the holiday season. Regardless of the reason for writing, include a few major elements in the note you write your boss.
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Select a piece of stationery or a simple card with a professional appearance. Avoid bright colours and cards with images or notes that could be offensive.
Address your boss by writing "Dear" in front of the name you use for the boss in daily interactions. This might be "Mr. Walters" or, if you are on a more informal basis, "John."
Write a sentence or two that establishes you are writing to thank your boss. It could say something along the lines of, "Thank you for your leadership in the office. Your dedication to this job is apparent, and I appreciate the hard work you put in every day."
Write about a memorable, positive interaction with your boss. This personal touch helps illustrate why you are so thankful. For example, you might write, "I still remember the advice you gave me when I was working late on the special project. Your words dissolved my stress and gave me the extra push I needed to get the job done."
Write a closing sentence to reiterate your thankfulness.
Write, "Kind regards," or another closing phrase with a warm feeling. Sign your name on the following line.
Tips and warnings
- Write a draft of your letter before writing it directly in the card. This helps you avoid making errors and having a card with a sloppy appearance.
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