March 5, 2010
Mr. Anthony Goodfellow
Human Resources Dept.
Dear Mr. Goodfellow,
I received your letter yesterday notifying me of my dismissal from work. I am writing to you to appeal for your consideration on the matter of my dismissal. I am fervently hoping that you will reconsider your decision based on my good performance in the company.
I recognize that I made a violation of the company’s work ethics by using the office photocopying machine for personal use without your permission. However, I believe that dismissing me is too grave a punishment for the minimal violation. This offense was committed due to a moment of bad judgement since I really needed to photocopy important documents at the time.
I have been working in the company for fifteen years now, faithfully serving the company. My record is clean and this is my first offense in the company. I sincerely pray that this will merit your reconsideration.