Assignment 1

Write a memo in which you discuss an issue or problem at work from the perspective of an employee. This issue or problem may be real or hypothetical. Include your recommendations or suggestions for handling the issue or problem.

Write a second memo in reply to the first memo from the perspective of the manager. Reject the employee's suggestion or proposed solution in a professional manner. Give several important reasons for your rejection, including at least one key item the employee overlooked. Ensure that your tone is neither confrontational nor demeaning.

Each of the two memos should be about two to three pages (about 600 to 900 words). Short memos will be given a proportionate deduction in score.

Note that the formatting and layout of the memo are not graded. The content and technical writing ability is the focus for all assignments for Comm 101.