A general letter is written by an employee to his/her boss/employer asking permission for leave for a short duration to attend to personal commitments. The applicant can briefly explain about the commitment in hand or politely mention that he/she can not disclose the reasons.
Here are some useful tips for writing general holiday letter:
- Begin by writing that you need general leave to attend to personal commitments. Mention duration of leave and date of joining back work.
- Briefly explain reasons for asking general leave if possible.
- Mention that since it is short leave and you are locally available, you have not handed over your duties to anyone else.
- Furnish contact details.
- End by requesting permission for leave and thank in anticipation.
General Holiday Letter Sample
Date: _____ (Date on Which Letter is Written)
Subject: Permission for general holiday
I am writing this letter to inform you that I will be unable to attend office for two days from 13August to 15August2013 since I need to take care of certain commitments in my home-front after recently shifting into our new accommodation. I will join back work on 16August2013.
It has been three weeks since I shifted but certain issues like transfer of telephone connection, registering change in mailing address at the bank and so on are still left unresolved. I need time off on working days to set them right since these offices have not heeded to my repeated telephonic requests.
Since this is a short leave, I have not handed my work to anyone else. I will be available locally for any urgent work. You can also contact me on my phone number, 4526267546.
I request you to kindly grant me leave for two days and oblige.
Thanking you in anticipation,