Writing a Thank You Note to the Boss

Mary Gormandy White
Writing a Thank You Note

There are many reasons you might want to thank your boss formally, but it's not always easy to know what to say. The following letters can be downloaded, edited, and printed using Adobe. Be sure to customize your message so it reflects your personality and is appropriate for your relationship with your boss.

1. Express Appreciation for a Recommendation

Use this message to say thanks after your boss recommends you for a job promotion:

2. Thank You for Granting a Vacation Request

Let your boss know that you really appreciate being allowed to take time off from work:

3. Thank You for a Key Assignment

Tell your supervisor that you appreciate being entrusted with a key assignment:

4. Appreciation for Training Opportunity

Say thanks to your boss for being allowed to attend a training class:

5. Gratitude for Conference Attendance

Express appreciation for being sent to a key industry conference:

6. Appreciation for Approving Professional Association Request

Say thanks for a company-paid membership in a professional association:

7. Thank You For Listening

Let your boss know that you really appreciate his or her willingness to listen:

8. Gratitude for New Equipment

Say thanks for being approved to purchase a powerful new computer:

9. Appreciation for Adding a New Employee

Show your gratitude for getting approval to add head count to your department:

10. Gratitude for Charitable Participation

Let your boss know how much his or her support of charitable participation means to you:

Professionalism Is Key

As with any business document, be sure that any correspondence you send to your boss conveys an appropriate message about your level of professionalism. Keep in mind that being seen as having strong business communication skills can have a positive impact on your career.

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