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    email writing for sick leave

    Hi, I would like to ask for your advice on whether the following email expression for informing supervisor on taking sick leave sounds rude and disrespect to the supervisor?

    Dear xx,

    I need to take a day sick leave today due to (sickness).

    Best regards,
    xxx

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    Re: email writing for sick leave

    Quote Originally Posted by Neeko View Post
    Hi, I would like to ask for your advice on whether the following email expression for informing to inform my supervisor on taking that I need to take a day's sick leave sounds rude and disrespectful? to the supervisor?

    Dear xx,

    I need to take a day's sick leave today due to (sickness).

    Best regards,
    xxx
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections above. Notwithstanding the fact that most companies require a phone call, rather than an email, in order to say that an employee is sick, I think your email is OK, if a bit curt. I would expect something like:

    Dear [name of supervisor]

    I'm sorry but I won't be able to come into work today because I have a cold/have a migraine/have been vomiting all night. I should be back tomorrow but I will let you know if I am still ill.

    Regards

    [name]
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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