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50 Best Examples of Sincere Thank You Notes to Boss

50 Best Examples of Sincere Thank You Notes to Boss

As old-fashioned as it may seem to some, well-crafted thank you notes to boss for something important can go a long way in earning you a good reputation as a polite individual who is able to demonstrate gratitude appropriately. A verbal ‘thank you’ does not have the same impact as a thoughtful note does.

So, when it’s time, go the extra mile and compose some sincere thank you notes to boss for circumstances you are appreciative of. A thank you note to your manager should be kept short and to the point. Speak to what your boss has done for you and your feelings towards him/her based on this.

Generally, the tone is quite formal, although you may feel a more informal note is applicable if your relationship with your boss is also. Personalize the note for your boss by handwriting it instead of typing it.


Thank you notes to boss for receiving a raise


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01“The raise you approved means that as my boss you’ve noticed the extra effort I’ve put in recently.”


02“I cannot thank you enough for the raise you gave me. I appreciate your leadership as my manager.”


03“The pay raise was unexpected. Your confidence in me as my manager is appreciated.”


04“Thank you for giving me the raise. I feel that as my boss you really listened to my arguments for an increase.”


05“Coming to see you as manager about a raise was daunting. But you gave me a chance to state my case. Thank you for listening.”


06“Thank you for showing faith in me by giving me a raise. Coming from my boss, it means a lot. I’ll prove that I’m worth it.”


07“When I told my friends that I could approach my boss to discuss a raise, they were envious. Thank you for proving that you are the type of manager who listens.”


08“My raise was most welcome. It shows that as my boss you have faith in me. I will show you that it wasn’t misplaced.”


09“Thank you for the increase you approved. Even though it wasn’t the amount we discussed, it is most welcome, and very much appreciated.”


10“Thank you for the raise, boss. I won’t let you down. You can definitely count on me.”



Thank you notes to boss for receiving a promotion


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11“Thank you for helping to secure my promotion. I appreciate your advice and support as a boss.”


12“My promotion wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for your guidance as a manager during the process.”



13“Your belief in me, encouraging me to apply for this promotion. Thank you for giving me the courage to follow my dreams.”


14“As excited as I am by my promotion, it is bitter-sweet for me to relinquish you as my boss and manager. I’ll miss your leadership.”


15“I am so excited by this promotion and the doors it will open for me. It wouldn’t have been possible without a boss like you, thank you.”


16“As a boss, you have prepared me for the roles and responsibilities in my new position with your skills as a leader and manager.”


17“Thank you for understanding my need for growth and helping me secure my promotion.”


18“I’ll be applying the skills you taught me during my time with you when I take up my promotion post. Thank you for your invaluable support.”


19“My promotion probably came as a surprise. I want you to know that without having had you as my boss, I’d never have had the confidence to try.”


20“My promotion is a dream come true. Thank you for supporting me, boss.”



Thank you notes to boss for receiving a favor


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21“Thank you for understanding that I needed time off to look after my child. You’re an understanding manager.”


22“I want to thank you for taking the time to go through my presentation before the meeting. Your input was appreciated, boss.”


23“You really came through for me during the meeting. Thank you for covering when I didn’t have all the answers.”


24“It’s not often that the boss will jump in to help during a crisis. But you did exactly that, and I cannot thank you enough.”


25“Thank you for agreeing to drive me to yesterday’s meeting after my car broke down. I was in a total panic, but you saved the day.”


26“People often assume their manager doesn’t understand when they have a personal crisis. You understood and helped me through it, thank you.”


27“Thank you for buying the team lunch. I enjoyed the meal and getting to know everyone on another level.”


28“Not everyone’s boss forgives them for making a mistake. Thank you for letting me learn from it instead of punishing me for it.”


29“Thank you for covering for me when I was late. It was an unfortunate circumstance. As a manager, your understanding was appreciated.”


30“When I came to you – my manager – needing help, you never turned me away. Thank you.”



Thank you notes to boss when she is retiring/leaving


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31“The lessons I learned from you as my boss will be with me for life. I hope to use them every day.”


32“Thank you for being such an understanding boss. I’m sad to see you go but wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”



33“As excited as I am for you at the prospect of your new job, I will miss you a lot as my manager.”


34“As you leave, I want to thank you for leaving a lasting imprint on my life as a boss, a coach, and a confidante.”


35“You’ve worked long and hard in an exemplary career. Thank you for letting me be part of it. Best wishes for your retirement.”


36“It must have been a difficult decision to leave, but I know that you’re going to be a great manager in your new position.”


37“As a boss, you taught me many of the skills I use today. Thank you for sharing them with me.”


38“Working with you as an understanding manager has been a real privilege. I know you’ll make a success of your next chapter.”


39“Best wishes for your new job. Thank you for all your advice as my manager, it was appreciated.”


40“I hope that your retirement is everything you dreamed it would be. Thanks for being a great boss.”



Thank you notes to boss when you are moving on


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41“There are so many things I must thank you for. But mostly, thank you for being the boss you were.”


42“I want to thank you for all the things that you taught me about being a manager during our time together. They will forever be in my memory.”


43“Thank you for showing me the way when I was lost. I hope to be just as supportive of the employees in my new job.”



44“One of the most difficult parts about deciding to leave was the knowledge that you would no longer be my boss. I’m going to miss you.”


45“Over and above your duties as my manager, you acted as a mentor and coach too. Thank you for all the tools you equipped me with.”


46“You made a big impression on me as a boss. Thank you for giving me the courage to try something new.”


47“If I hadn’t worked in this position under your leadership, I wouldn’t be ready for this new challenge. Thank you.”


48“Your integrity as a manager is admirable. Thank you for showing me exactly what kind of boss I hope to be in my new job.”


49“Thank you for helping me to grow sufficiently to be able to take on this new job.”


50“I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you for everything you did for me as my manager.”