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Dear esteemed boss, Mr/s. (or even Dr.) ________,
Hello there. It has come to my attention that I, ________, have been working as Senior ________ Associate at the world-famous ________ Corporation for _____ heart-pounding years. During that time, I have taken on such duties as writing ________ reports, manipulating ________ data, Alpine ________-ing, ________ under the direction of Fred L. _________, stopping by the town ________ to pick up ________ for your kids, and Microsoft Word. For all this you have paid me _____ thousand dollars, which I appreciate immensely. However, on the date of _____ at _____ a.m, I came to the realization that I would like you to give me even more money.
I have been a valuable asset to the world-famous ________ Corporation for years, especially due to my dazzling ________, shocking ________, and incredible physical prowess in the sport of ________. I appreciate you taking time away from your beloved ________ to teach me to be a more ________, feisty, and ________ employee.
My cost of living has increased significantly over the past year. I have purchased a ________ that cost _____ dollars, and also, my ________ caught on fire. For this reason, I believe I deserve a raise.
Here are some suggestions for amounts of money you could pay me:
$_________ point 6 million.
$_________ plus a 50% stake in the world-famous ________ Corporation.
The same salary as you.
Well…what do you think? I am sitting in my ________ eagerly awaiting your response. I hope that we can come to a mutually beneficial agreement. If we cannot, I will ________ you.
Hugs and ________,
Your employee, ________