88 Funny Farewell Quotes & Cards To Say Goodbye With A Smile

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Saying goodbye can be tough, but a bit of humor can help to make your farewell a little bit lighter. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 88 funny farewell quotes and cards to help you say goodbye with a smile. Whether you’re bidding farewell to a colleague, friend, or family member, injecting some humor into your goodbye message or card can help lighten the mood and make the farewell a little less somber.

From witty one-liners to clever puns, these funny farewell messages are sure to bring a chuckle to anyone’s face. So, grab a tissue (for the tears of laughter), and let’s get started on crafting the perfect farewell message that’ll have them leaving with a grin.

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Funny farewell messages for co-workers

1. Instead of saying farewell to you, I wish I could say fare-bad so that you come back and continue working with us. But I won’t… because I always wish the best for you! So good luck and I will miss you a lot.

2. We’ll miss you, but we promise to only talk about you behind your back on Fridays.

3. Good luck in your future endeavors. Just remember, the grass isn’t always greener on the other side – it might just be astroturfed.

4. If I had to play a final prank on you before bidding you farewell, I would tie your legs to your desk when you aren’t looking so that you can never leave us. We will miss you, but we wish you the best!

5. Clearly, you were only thinking about yourself when you made this decision.
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Funny goodbye card for co-workers with "Clearly, you were only thinking about yourself when you made this decision. "
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6. We’ll miss your company, but we won’t miss the smelly lunches you brought from home (or something typical of your co-worker).

7. Goodbye and good luck! We are surely going to miss our attempts to avoid you at the coffee machine.

8. I hope your new job is as amazing as you think it is… or at least pays you enough to buy us all drinks!

9. Funny farewell card for a coworker.
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Funny farewell quotes card: "Do you think she knows that we're not going to miss her? Just fake smile until she leaves"
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10. You’re leaving? That wasn’t in the job description!

11. We’ll miss the way you made us all look better by comparison.

12. Definition of leaving; The act of abandoning awesome and cool coworkers in search of a better life somewhere else. Related: traitor.
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Funny farewell message card: definition of leaving
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13 Do not cry, ’cause neither are we! Nah, just kidding you will be missed, but we wish you all the best.

14. It’s ridiculous; you shouldn’t be leaving. Our incompetence is going to really stand out now.

15. Please don’t leave me alone with these people!
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Funny goodbye card with "Please don’t leave me alone with these people!"
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16. Farewell and good luck (finding better co-workers than us)!

17. We will miss you at the after-work drinks. They may finally be more sober, quiet, and sophisticated, but they will never be as fun without you.

18. Good luck with your new job. May your boss be as understanding as we pretended to be.

19. Our original plan was to organize an extravagant celebration next month and surprise you with lavish gifts to express our appreciation for your exceptional work as a colleague. However, we have learned that you are departing, and our plans have been disrupted. Nevertheless, if you happen to change your mind, let us know. Goodbye!

20. Congrats on the new job! And don’t forget to take you’re your new name badge… TRAITOR.
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Funny farewell card for coworkers "Congrats on the new job! And don’t forget to you’re your new name badge."
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21. Goodbye and good luck! We’ll miss you more than we’ll admit unless there’s alcohol involved.

22. We’ll always cherish the memories of us pretending to work while actually planning our next adventure together.

23. You’re leaving? But we haven’t even finished the office prank war yet!

24. We’ll miss your constant stream of memes in the group chat.

25. I’ve worked with hundreds of people over the years and I can honestly say… you were one of them.
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Funny goodbye card for coworkers with "I've worked with hundreds of people over the years, and I can honestly say that you were one of them"
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26. Thanks for making us all feel like underachievers, but in a funny way.

27. We’ll always cherish the memories of us pretending to work while actually watching funny videos together.

28. Thanks for the memories, the laughs, and for not snitching on us to HR.

29. I will miss emailing you from 5 feet away.

30. I can’t believe you’re leaving us (actually I can, this place sucks).
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Funny leaving card message: "I can't believe you're leaving! (Actually, I can, this place sucks)
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Funny leaving card messages for friends

31. I’ll miss you, and just so you know. If you don’t call me every week, I know where you live, I will find you, and I smush you with the biggest hug!

32. Goodbye! You are really going to be missed by somebody… Not me. But I’m sure somebody will miss you.

33. Good luck finding better b*tches to b*tch about other b*tches with.
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Funny goodbye card "good luck finding better b*tches to b*tch about other b*tches with"
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34. Farewell. You will be missed by someone… It’s not me, but I’m sure the local liquor store will miss their most loyal customer. (Or any other place your friend frequently visits).

35. F you for leaving me. I will miss you so much <3.
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Funny farewell quotes card with F you crossed out and "I will miss you so much"
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36. With bad influence moving away, I will finally discover that the problem has been me all along. Thanks a lot, friend!

37. Goodbye my friend and thank you for all the memories. Especially the ones we can’t post on social media. I will miss you!

38. You’re moving? But who will I make fun of for their terrible taste in music now?

39. Our friendship is like this candle. If you forget me, I will burn your house down.
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Goodbye card with "Our friendship is like this candle, if you forget me, I'll burn your house down"
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40. Goodbye and good luck! We’ll miss you more than we’ll admit, but we’ll still talk about you behind your back.

41. You’re moving? But we haven’t even finished binge-watching our favorite show yet!

42. YOU will be missed. It’s going to SUCK without you.
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YOU will be missed. It’s going to SUCK without you. Funny card for farewell
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43. I’m not saying goodbye, I’m saying ‘see you soon’ because let’s be real, we’ll still be texting each other every day.

44. Thanks for being the friend who always had my back… and who always had an extra ticket to that concert I wanted to go to.

45. I will miss you, but not as much as you will miss me because I am awesome.
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Funny farewell quote card "I will really miss you, but not as much as you will miss me, coz I'm pretty awesome"
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46. Good luck in your new state, but remember: you can never escape your reputation as the ‘funny friend who can’t handle their liquor’.

47. Thanks for the memories, the laughs, and for not judging me too harshly for my terrible dance moves.

48. Funny farewell card with a reference to the show Friends.
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Funny farewell card with a reference to the show Friends
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49. I’ll never forget the memories we made. Except for the ones we made when we drank too much and actually forgot them already. I will miss you, take care!

50. I’ll miss all the time we spent together, but I won’t miss your farts. (Or something else annoying your friend does or wants).

51. Thanks for all the memories, even the ones that we hope your new neighbors won’t find out about.

52. F off and be fabulous somewhere else then!… Going to miss you!
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F off and be fabulous somewhere else then!… Going to miss you! card
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Funny quotes about farewell for bosses

53. Things will be really different without your deadlines, meetings, emails, and presentations… Things will finally be easier! Just kidding, we’ll miss you but wish you all the best.

54. We all thought this day would never come. But what a relief, you’re finally leaving! Just joking, you’ve been the best boss our team could wish for and we will miss you a lot!

55. You were the best boss we’ve ever had, except for the time you made us do team-building exercises.

56. Goodbye and good luck finding better employees than us.
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Funny goodbye card for a boss with "good luck finding employees better than us. "
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57. Thanks for all the memories, even the ones we’re legally not allowed to talk about.

58. We’ll miss your management style, except for the part where you made us work.

59. You’re leaving? But who will we blame for everything that goes wrong now?

60. Good luck with your new job. May your employees be as productive as you thought we were.

61. Definition of a supervisor.
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Funny farewell card for a boss with the definition of a supervisor
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62. We’ll miss your motivational speeches unless they were before our morning coffee.

63. Goodbye and good luck! We’ll miss you more than we’ll admit, but we’ll still complain about you on Glassdoor.

64. You are such an SOB. (Super Outstanding Boss).
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Hilarious goodbye quotes for bosses "you're such an S.O.B Super Outstanding Boss"
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65. Thanks for making us all feel like we were part of a sitcom instead of a workplace.

66. Thanks for the memories, the laughs, and for not firing us when we probably deserved it.

67. We’ll miss you, but at least now we’ll be able to use the boss’s office for naps without getting caught.

68. Farewell, we know it has been an absolute F’ing pleasure working with us.
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Farewell we know it's been an absolute pleasure working with us.
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What to write in a farewell card for retirees

69. Congratulations on retiring! Now you’ll finally have time to finish that project you started 10 years ago.

70. Good luck in retirement. Just remember, you’re not officially old until you start complaining about the music kids listen to these days.

71. We’ll never forget the way you always took the last donut in the break room, but we’ll forgive you because you’re retiring.

72. Definition of retirement card.
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Funny goodbye card for retirees with a definition of retirement
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73. Thanks for all the memories, even the ones that we hope never make it to HR.

74. You’re retiring? But who will we blame for the printer being out of toner now?

75. Congratulations on reaching the end of your career ladder. Now you can start climbing the wine bottle ladder instead.

76. Good luck with your retirement. May your golf game be as strong as your coffee game was.

77. We’ll miss your wisdom and experience unless it was just you rambling on about your grandkids again.

78. Happy retirement! We printed this card on the office printer so you can take a piece of this place home with you.
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Happy retirement, we printed this card on the office printer so you can take a piece of this place home with you
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Funny goodbye quotes when you’re the one leaving

79. So long, and thanks for all the free coffee.

80. I’m not leaving, I’m just going on an extended vacation from reality.

81. Farewell, my friends. I’m off to find a more lucrative career as a professional napper.

82. I’m not saying goodbye, I’m just taking a break from hello.

83. Goodbye, my dear colleagues. May your spreadsheets always be balanced and your coffee always be hot.

84. I’m leaving, but don’t worry. I’ll still be sending you passive-aggressive emails from my new job.

84. So long, and thanks for all the memos. I’ll try not to cry on my keyboard as I delete them all.

86. Goodbye, but don’t worry. I’ll be back to steal office supplies when you least expect it.

87. I’m not saying goodbye, I’m just saying ‘I’ll be back’ like a really cool and mysterious action movie character.

88. I’m not saying goodbye, I’m just saying ‘See you later, alligator’ because that’s a scientifically proven way to make goodbyes less awkward.

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Final note on funny farewell quotes

I hope these 88 funny farewell quotes and cards have inspired you to add a little humor to your goodbye messages. Saying goodbye is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be all tears and sorrow. A well-placed joke or clever pun can help ease the pain of separation and leave the recipient with a smile on their face.

So, next time you’re bidding farewell to someone special, remember that laughter truly is the best medicine. And with these funny farewell messages and cards in your back pocket, you’ll be sure to send them off with a smile.

AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!