Saturday, May 23, 2009

Letter Notice of Salary Increase

Dear Professor Jenkins,

I am pleased to inform you that the Board of Regents has approved the 2010-2012 salary increases.

As you may know, the state legislature split the pay plan into two phases: 30% of the total to be effective May 1, 2010 and the other 70% to be effective July 1, 2011.

As a result, your salary rate [if appropriate: which includes a promotion to Faculty Head or which includes a base adjustment of $850 will be $1,200 effective August 1, 2010 and $1,500 effective June 1, 2009.

Your paycheck for the month of July (paid on August 1, 2010) will reflect your first increase.

If you have questions, please contact the administrative offices.

Faculty Dean

Rejection Letter from Publisher

Dear Author,

Every submission is important to us. Unfortunately, we are no longer accepting manuscripts under your category. We wish you the best of luck in finding the right publisher to represent your work.

The Publisher

Thanking the Parents for Paying for the Wedding

Dear Mama and Papa,

We can't thank you enough for your grand gesture to pay for the wedding. We are both thrilled and grateful. We feel very blessed to have your love, and we are lucky, as many of our dear friends didn't have the good fortune of planning with their parents. You are truly great role models for the life we're building together now.

Now we can't get over the excitement of planning our wedding!

All our love,
Shelley and Marlowe

Friday, May 22, 2009

Client Letter: Clarifying Rates and Services

What to do if the client insist on paying less than what was agreed upon? How does one counter this underhanded business move? Send this polite letter to the client stating the correct fees for your service.

Dear Client,

I was a bit confused by our discussion earlier so I made a cross check
to our agreement on the pricing.
Rate Card As Per April 22, 2010
E-mail Subject: 'Prices & Budget'

Products per piece - 10 pieces x $200 = $2000

Full body cast per piece - 10 pieces x $800 = $8000

TOTAL = $10,000

So based on this rate card your bill is at least $10,000. During our meeting, you insisted that the total price was $16,000. I would just like to clarify that based on this email, this is the correct amount we have agreed upon. The price we have set before I proceeded to create the orders last April 22. I also have your signature on the contract.

Please confirm.

Unhappy Businessman

Apology Letter after a Public Media Scandal

Hayden Kho's well-thought out apology addressing the public after a scandal, most likely written by a lawyer or publicist.

To the Public,

I sincerely apologize for the harm these videos has done to other parties. I must emphasize that there was no malice on my part, or intention to hurt anyone with these recordings. I deplore the fact that without my knowledge and consent, these recordings were uploaded on the internet, downloaded, reproduced in optical media form, distributed, and sold to the public.

I own up to my responsibility as a professional, and have decided to suspend my practice of medicine. This incident has had a mental and emotional effect on my being. At this stage, I realize I cannot expect understanding and forgiveness. I can only pray that this comes in due time.

To Dr. Maricar Reyes @ facebook,

You know that I never meant to do this to you. It was supposed to be a private video just for us. I'm really sorry for the pain it caused you, but remember that I'm also a victim. People, please stop hating. Me and Maricar need your support.

Dr. Hayden Kho

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sample Congratulations on your Engagement Letter

Dear Ted and Jenny,

Congratulations on your engagement! After 8 years as a couple that I admire, I'm glad to see you guys finally tie the knot and settle down.

I promise to be at the wedding. Thanks for inviting me at this truly wonderful event!

See you guys soon!

Peggy Susanna

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Sample Pay Raise Letters

This is a collection of effective Request Letters for Salary Increase. Asking for a raise can be tricky, you have to clearly point out why you deserve one and bank on your work performance to bring it in for you. Though some employers will simply ignore this fact, it's up to you to politely remind them to give you what is your due as an employee.

Request Letter for Salary Increase along with Job Transfer

Getting a transfer may mean more responsibilities for you, consider asking for a pay raise before getting into a new branch or department.

An Effective Request Letter: Asking for a Salary Increase Highlight the importance of your skills to the company and get that timely pay increment.

Follow-up Letter on Pay Raise after Probation Period

Its been months after that job interview, have all those promises about the salary adjustment been met?

Request Letter for a Pay Raise

A basic sample letter asking for an employee salary increase

Request Letter to Reduce Work Hours and Demand Over Time Pay
Working late all the time and not getting paid for the excess hours? Let your grievance be known.

Approval of Salary Adjustment An official notice of an employee's pay raise

Thank you Letter to Employer for Granting Pay Raise Don't forget to thank the boss!

Request Letter to Reduce Work Hours and Demand Over Time Pay

Dear Sir:

I am writing to formally request that my number of working hours be reduce to 8 hours as specified in our employment contract. I have been performing an excess of 4-5 hours daily after our required work hours (9am-5pm) without over time pay. These excess hours are spent in covering tasks and responsibilities meant for other departments.

As you understand, if I do not do these tasks for the day, the company will be backlogged by orders and shipment delays the following morning.

In line with this, I would like to suggest that the company hire another purchasing assistant to handle the overflow of transactions. I deeply care about the company, and I feel I have done my part in volunteering so much of my personal time in handling our current logistic situation.

I would also like to ask that I be kindly paid in the future for any over time work rendered.

Hoping for your kind consideration.

Thank you very much

Best Regards,
Employee on Overtime

Apology for Not Returning Borrowed Item on Time

Dear Meredith,

I'm so sorry Meredith I haven't been able to get your dough mixer back to you sooner. I have a courier coming today to have it delivered. I've been at Atlanta the last four days straight and helping out at the homeless shelter soup kitchen.

I know how important it is so I'll get that back right to you ;)

Have a good day!

Max the forgetful borrower

Termination Letter for Contractual Employee

Want to terminate Contractual Employees simply because you don't want to pay them for the work done? Here's an effective sample letter used by Jimmy Glass in his outsourcing business.

Dear Contractual Employee,

It is to my great disappointment that I must terminate your contractual employment with COMPANY A effective immediately. Your work, productivity and availability over the past couple of weeks have not met my expectations. Your performance has been simply unacceptable!

I have instructed my staff to cancel all programming projects under your charge. You will receive final payment for your services on December 1st, provided that you have submitted all documentation by this time.

I don’t believe that I can express how disappointed I am with your performance, but I do wish you the best of luck on your future endeavors.

Jimmy Glass
Greed is Good LLC

Monday, May 18, 2009

Complaint Letter: Responding to Employment Termination Threats Due to Pregnancy Leave

Dear Human Resources Officer,

I have been on maternity leave since May 12, 2010 but I recently received a letter from Human Resources stating that my request for my maternity leave was filed too late.

I am also denied the option to take an extended maternity leave as you now require me to return to work on May 20, 2010 or resign immediately by giving your office 30 days notice. I believe this is an unjust move on your behalf, as I have specified before that my doctor has required me to take a maternity leave due to pregnancy complications.

I have also sought legal advice on the matter and I have ascertain that I have properly complied with company policy regarding the time frame of which I filed my notice. Under the laws of this country, I am entitled to 2-3 weeks maternity leave as a regular employee of the company. I have been a loyal employee of Cardanis Soles Inc. for the last six years.

Attached are the copy of my maternity leave documents, a letter from my lawyer regarding my rights as an employee and a mother. Also a document about the recent labor and workplace laws in effect.

I will file for legal action if you will pursue to terminate my employment based solely on my file for maternity leave.

As much as possible, I do not want to subject myself to any stressful scenarios given my condition. I also do not want such an issue to affect my working relationship with the company to which I have been a sincere and hardworking employee.

You may reach me through my contact details and we can meet and settle the matter at hand.

Claudia the Pregnant employee

More sample Maternity Leave letters here

Request Letter for Early Maternity Leave Due to Pregnancy Complications

Dear Human Resources Officer,

I would like to file an early maternity leave, starting on [insert date here] and I will be returning to work after my due date on [insert date here].

I am experiencing pregnancy complications related to my blood pressure levels and I have been advised complete bed rest by my obstetrician. Attached is my doctor's letter of necessity.

Please consider my request with utmost urgency.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely yours,
Pregnant Employee

More sample Maternity Leave letters here

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Visa Letter: Invitation to attend Foreign Event

To Whom It May Concern,

This is to certify that David Cooke is one of the winners of NBA FanTXT by Media Mileage promotions. As a winner, he is required to fly to Los Angeles on April 16 to attend the game series of the NBA finals.

Kindly facilitate the processing of the documents necessary for his travel to the United States. Attached are the copies of his travel itinerary and hotel accommodations fully paid for by our US head office.

Should there be any point of clarification, please feel free to contact the undersigned.

Sincerely yours,

Martina Lewis