The following is a redacted copy of the farewell email I sent to a whole bunch of people on May 24. Those who got the email are free to share the contact information with anyone at the company who wants it.

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Due to family reasons, I am leaving [Indianapolis workplace] and moving back to DFW, TX. I've been unable to find something with [our company], so regretably I'm leaving the company, too. My last day of work will be May 31, and I will be leaving town on or near June 10.

It's been a great 5 years here in Indianapolis, and I've learned a lot and met a bunch of great people. Thanks to all of you.

Vernon [coworker's last name] will be the main man for [Indianapolis workplace], and I have full confidence he'll manage very well. His being on nights and my being the main contact here has kept him a bit hidden from some, but he's been a big part of the good things happening here for the whole 5 years I've been here. I've never had doubts in giving him any task I do.

My personal email address is [email address that's not hard to guess since it's my name at this domain] , and I'll soon reopen my website at . My TX cell phone is [cell #].

I'm sure to forget some people in this email; feel free to share this with them, and managers feel free to share with your reports. I'm not intentionally leaving anyone out.