Thursday, July 16, 2015

How to Make an Excuse Letter

Making an excuse letter to get you off the hook should be easy. We usually need excuse letters at school or at work, just to get things officially on the record that for that certain day you were either tardy or absent.

So how does one make an effective or believable excuse letter? By default, your teacher, boss or HR manager are born skeptical. Most excuses are not easy to pass off especially if they are too farfetched. Yeah, what are the odds you got abducted by aliens that day?

So the first rule to keep in mind in making your excuse letter is to be HONEST. That should be plain and simple enough. You're late because the traffic was real bad. Just own up to it! It'll make things easier for you. But alas! Sometimes the truth is just plain terrible and it would reflect badly on your reputation if word ever gets out. Like this tardy and lame excuse -

I was late because I got so drunk last night that I overslept, and spent more time at the doughnut shop trying to get rid of my hangover.

Yeah that will never work out.

So the next step, if you can't get with being honest with your excuse is to state a far more acceptable reason along the lines of the truth.

I'm late today because I really had a bad migraine when I woke up this morning. (re: hangover)

Okay so that will do pig... well, dude, whatever!

Another tip is to have a collection of ready excuses for any occasion.Yeah, sounds a bit pathological, but useful though. In the 90s, Parker Lewis kept his tardy excuses on file on a Rolodex, so a bit of a throwback there, the lesson here is- you can't lose with every excuse you could think of because it can come in handy one day.

Here's a quick list of excuse letters from Letterbarn:

Late for Work Excuse Letter

Excuse Letter for Tardiness: Showing Up Late for Work

Excuse Letter for School: Kindly Excuse my Child Letter

6 Useful Excuse Letters Due to Illness

Excuse Letter to Miss Work the Next Day

Sample Sick Day Excuse Letter

One more thing, never ever go the fabulist's route, tall tales or any other bullshit don't ever work on your bosses or teachers.But if you want a full proof excuse, just go get a doctor's note and complain of a tummy ache then skip work or what not. Also genius, when you use an excuse letter you got off from the Internet, just think about this, how many people are submitting the exact same note? Customize the letter a bit, tweak it in such a way that it does come from you. So goodluck with that!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Please Deliver Your Order to Difficult Customer Letter

Deal with bad clients all the time? You're not alone on this one. But for the sake of business, you keep the show running.

Dear Supplier,

I know your experience with this particular customer wasn't a positive one. But still you need to deliver your order real soon. Its the professional thing to do. Regardless, how difficult the buyer's personality is. Just finish up the order to avoid any negative reviews about your product and services, and make sure to keep this client in your black list. We're also keeping an eye out for such unpleasant transactions.


Monday, July 13, 2015

Request for Extra Staff Letter

Requesting extra crew or staff for your department or store? Sometimes we need additonal employees to get things running smoothly. Here's what to tell the management:

Dear Sir,

In anticipation of the coming long  holiday weekend, I would like to request some extra hands on several of our retail outlets. We need some additional staff to man the register, inventory and do general customer service work. Like last year, I expect huge crowds by the afternoon. It would really benefit our sales and the shoppers as well. The part-timers can be on an hourly wage. But that is up to you. Please let me know what your decision is as soon as possible. So I can allocate the resources and staff I have now prior the holidays.

Best Regards,

Stalker Letter: A Secret Admirer Mystery Letter

 Dear Stella,

You can't hide from me. I'm gonna find you. Your house, your last known address. Who knows what other secrets you're keeping. Don't be surprise if I'm in your head this morning.

Secret Admirer

Please Stop Popping the Bubble Wrap During Office Breaks

Notice to all Employees:

Please stop popping the bubble wrap during your free time. The bubble wrap is intended for our fragile products, not for your personal therapeutic use. We have notice a decrease in our bubble wrap rolls in the supply closet. If you cannot withdraw from said activity, you are allowed to bring or purchase your own bubble wrap for your own enjoyment during breaks.

HR Manager

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Late for Work Excuse Letter

Dear John,

I ran into some car trouble. I got my car towed to the shop,
I'm taking the bus, so expect me to be an hour late.


Don't Bother Me Letter

Tell off someone to stop bothering you with this sample letter.

Dear Jane,

Sure things seem normal between us. But not once have you ever been a genuine person to me. You've always made me feel less of a person when I'm around you.

And whatever you're thing - it's not ON. It was never ON. So please move past this and not bother me. anymore.


Excuse Letter for Tardiness: Showing Up Late for Work

Dear Manager,

I am late today because of the flooding. My house is underwater and the traffic getting here is real bad.
But not to worry, though I now have an official tardiness mark on my record. I am not all tardy in any way when it comes to my work. I am very diligent. All my work for the day will be done and you will receive a proper report on each project's progress.