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    Default How to respond to we will miss you?

    When in a meeting, the department manager announces your departure news to the rest of the workers by saying:

    ..Aha has accepted a manager position offer from XYZ company and his last day with us is 6/10. Congratulations to Aha! We’ll miss having you around. We wish you well in your new opportunity.

    Could anyone tell me how to respond in this situation? What should I say? What are good phrases to use?

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    Default Re: How to respond to we will miss you?

    Thank you very much- I will miss you all too.

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    Default Re: How to respond to we will miss you?

    If it's an official business meeting and you're surrounded by professional colleagues, you can also take this opportunity to say (after acknowledging that you'll likewise miss your co-workers) "I learned a lot during my time here and it was a pleasure working with all of you." Or something like that. You want to slip a little bit of flattery in wherever you can, just in case you need a recommendation from someone in attendance at this meeting for a future job.

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    Default Re: How to respond to we will miss you?

    Quote Originally Posted by aha123 View Post
    ..Aha has accepted a manager position offer from XYZ company and his last day with us is 6/10.
    6/10 -
    He just passed his last day.
    His last day is [on] 6th October (BrE, AusE)
    His last day is [on] 10th June. (AmE)

    6/10, in international English, is barely distinguishable as a date at all, and if it is, it's ambiguous.

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