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.
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 http://jimnelson.us . 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.