8.2Saying Yes to a Subordinate—Emails for Discussion
Today, you get this request from a subordinate. You decide to grant the request. The following subject lines and messages are possible responses.
Subject: Request for Leave
You know that I’ve been feeling burned out. I’ve decided that I want to take a three-month leave of absence this summer to travel abroad. I’ve got five weeks of vacation time saved up; I would take the rest as unpaid leave. Just guarantee that my job will be waiting when I come back!
Subject Line A: Request for Leave
Subject Line B: Your Request for Leave
Subject Line C: Your Request for Leave Granted
■How well does each subject line below meet the guidelines in this chapter?■How well does each message below meet the criteria in the checklist for informative and positive messages?
I highly recommend Italy. Spend a full week in Florence, if you can. Be sure to visit the Brancacci Chapel—it’s been restored and the frescoes are breathtaking. And I can give you the names of some great restaurants. You may never want to come back!
As you know, we are in a very competitive position right now. Your job is important and there is no one who can easily replace you. However, because you are a val-ued employee, I will permit you to take the leave you request, as long as you train a replacement before you leave