Now that you have completed all activities for this unit, your task is to write an email responding to a workplace situation and applying the skills from this unit. The scenario you are assigned may prompt you to write a Routine, Negative, or Persuasive message, but you have to decide which is most appropriate for the situation.
Review your scenario and write the appropriate email response in a Word document.
include To, From, and Subject line at the top of your document
ensure proper navigation of your email (no one paragraph messages)
Below your email message, write a short paragraph explaining your approach and how you incorporated the concepts for the appropriate chapter.
Prompt 6: Bearkat Marketing
You are a paid intern at Bearkat Marketing, where you have worked for two years designing promotional materials for local events. You often end up working after hours on weekends to ensure your projects are delivered to clients promptly. Because you are reliable and trustworthy, your supervisor, Cindy Love, has no problem with you staying after 5:00pm and just asks that you set the security alarm and ensure the office suit door closes behind you. Because Ms. Love locks that door with a key when she leaves for the day, this means you are essentially locked in until you leave and are unable to access other parts of the building (including the vending machines and copy room). A new intern, Josh, was hired two weeks ago to assist the Executive Assistant with managing client requests, including drafting contracts and filing budgets. You just learned from a coworker that he was given a key, enabling him to work after hours and to come and go from the office suite. Compose a message to your supervisor, Cindy Love, asking about the potential for you to have a key to the office suit. You need to demonstrate why you think you need a key, while managing any emotion or confusion involved in this situation.
What tone and orientation should you use in this message?
Should you use I-voice, You-voice, and/or We-voice?
What concerns might your supervisor have? How can you address them?
What details should you include to support your message?
How can you demonstrate respect and courtesy for your supervisor?
How can you ensure that you maintain a positive relationship with your supervisor even if you dont get what you want?
How should you organize your message?