To: Supervisors From: Janelle Requia, Human Resources Director Re: Vacations
As of January 1st we will institute a new vacation policy. All employees who have been working for the company two years or less will receive one week (five working days) of paid vacation per year. Employees who have been working here three to five years will receive two weeks (ten working days) of paid vacation per year. Employees who have been with the company five to ten years will receive three weeks (15 working days) of paid vacation per year. Employees who have been here more than 10 years will receive four weeks (20 working days) of paid vacation per year. Please note that this does not effect current policies for sick days and personal leave. All employees, regardless of experience, will still receive five days of paid sick leave per year, as well as two days of paid personal leave. Please post the new vacation policy in your departments as soon as possible. Also, employee handbooks are being revised to reflect the changes in vacation policy. These handbooks should be ready within the next two weeks. When they are, you are responsible to distribute them to employees, and to send us verification that each employee has received the handbook and understands the new vacation policy. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact me at extension 254 or the assistant HR director, Gladys Haynes, at extension 256.
Dear Jean, I wanted to write you a note to thank you. I am sorry that you felt disappointed that your work responsibilities were not what you expected. I have enjoyed having your assistance with my projects.
Although the tasks we handled were not as varied as you would have liked, just think about what you and I have accomplished since September. We organized the annual small business conference, updated the association's web site, and answered scores of inquiries, many in great detail, from business owners who needed advice on a range of topics: loans, benefits, licensing, etc.
I feel the year has been very productive for both of us. You've been an congenial and conscientious assistant and all of us have the highest regard for your abilities. Please feel free to call upon me for a recommendation if you require one for future employment. Best of luck, Thomas
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"This was our first stay at Hotel Bella and it was definitely worth every cent -- friendly service -- sparkling clean rooms -- wonderful! Thank you for a great few days!" J.G.
"The service was excellent, everything was in working order and the staff was courteous and warm. Very, very nice. Don't change anything." R.S.
"Absolutely fabulous! The front desk staff was extremely helpful with directions to points of interest in the area. The restaurant -- the dinner menu in particular -- was simply superb. We have stayed at numerous hotels, but this has to be the best!" L.G.
"On Day 1, I was pleasantly surprised by the complimentary breakfast. I am going to tell all my family and friends to visit your hotel when they travel to Madrid." K.K.
"Hotel Bella is close to public transportation, the city center, the theaters, the museums -- an excellent location for the traveler who wants to do it all." E.M.
A History of Sports from Ancient Times to the Present By Rebecca Jean Porter Illustrated, 248 pp. Oakview Press, Westport, CT $32.95
Rebecca Jean Porter, the author of Olympic Dreams, has attained another perfect score in this engaging and readable history. A History of Sports from Ancient Times to the Present covers everything from sporting events in ancient Rome to the origins of teams sports in North America, and it includes a section on sports played on contemporary university campuses. I highly recommend the chapter with detailed instructions on how to play games that had previously been lost over time. Porter's comprehensive introduction and bibliography, as well as the time line of dates and events, make this a reference work that should be purchased by all public libraries. An online companion volume will be published next year.
I'd like to thank you for the time you spent with me discussing the marketing researcher position at Amarin, Ltd. After interviewing with you and touring the facility, I feel strongly that this company would be an ideal place for me to work.
I now understand why Amarin, Ltd., is considered the premier publisher of travel and tourism books in the region. I am impressed by the fact that it as been listed as one of Thailand's ten most successful businesses since it was founded six years ago. The company's reputation for quality is also reflected in its outstanding record of employee retention.
I wanted to emphasize the fact that I attended a three-week intensive seminar on MarkTrends, the foremost marketing research software package. I know the job description mentions the ability to use MarkTrends, and I wanted to let you know that I am very comfortable using this software.
Again, thank you for your time and consideration. I hope to hear from you soon concerning your hiring decision.
Meeting of the Milton Public Library Trustees December 4 Present: Les Elder (chairperson), Nancy Johnson (treasurer), Jennifer Palmatier (secretary), Justin Mayrand (technical consultant), Megan Sprague (librarian) Absent: Mary Erwin (trustee), Max Johnson (trustee)
Mr. Elder began the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Treasurer's Report/Budget Review The library has $4,300.00 remaining in this year's budget. This includes a donation of $2,300.00 made by robert Erwin, former trustee and president of the National Library Organization, and must be spent by December 31.
Ms. Johnson suggested that the trustees spend the $2,300.00 as follows: $900.00 will be allocated for books; $400.00 for supplies; and $1,000.00 for building repairs. All members present agreed.
Building Repairs and Improvements Mr. Elder expressed concern about the recent electricity bills, which were quite high. The issue will be discussed at the January 14 meeting after the year's budget has been reviewed.
Miscellaneous Business Ms. Sprague noted that the library building should be kept locked when it is not officially open to the public, even if staff or cleaning crews are present inside the building.
Mr. Elder ended the meeting at 7:00 p.m.
The next meeting will be on Thursday, December 18, at 5:00 p.m. in the Milton Public Library.