What do you think of the two letters

Steve is definitely not a disgruntled employee. He just wants to alert the CEO about Yvette

April 15, 2008

Dear CEO

First I want to say that I am not saying I want any one fired. However, my ex-coworkers asked me to write another letter to you. My ex-coworkers would like Yvette transferred due to the fact Yvette is still harassing both staff as well as the clientele.

A few of my ex-coworkers told me that the Bank Branch wishes to hire another teller. However, each applicant that comes into the branch refuses to accept the position as soon as they learn they will be working for Yvette. To quote what the applicants say: “Oh no not Yvette. I refuse to work with or for Yvette. Yvette has made so much trouble in the other branches she has worked in I don’t need the stress of working for or with Yvette” And my ex-coworkers are telling me that she is not putting in her 40 hour week, that Yvette is still leaving the branch but not for business reasons pertaining to the Bank.

I am not saying terminate Yvette. But what I am asking for is to transfer Yvette to a Non-Supervisory position where Yvette is doing just paper work as well as being supervised on a day-to-day basis. Yvette is the type of employee that needs day-to-day supervision. From what I read in magazines and on the Internet XYZ is one of the top 100 companies to work for. Yvette is souring XYZ’s reputation of being one of the best companies to work for due to the fact she is making all of my ex-coworkers work life dismal.

Please look into this situation. THIS GENUINELY IS A CRITICAL ISSUE. XYZ One doesn’t need an employee who is going to harass staff.

Thank you


December 22, 2007

RE: Yvette - Branch Manager

Dear Mr. CEO (New Company):

First I want to say I was looking forward to being part of the New Company. But due to the fact that Yvette was trying (and succeeded in getting me) fired I will not be able to be a part of the New Company family. AND NO I AM NOT A DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE. Yvette has a way of twisting and turning the truth and deceiving the higher ups (Old company higher ups*). Also Yvette is supposed to come in early and stay until closing. Yvette comes into work at 9AM and leaves every day at 3PM or 4PM to go home - Eastern Standard Time.. Yvette never does any work, Yvette passes the buck to everyone else in the branch but takes all the credit.

Here are some things she has done to customers and my coworkers (including me) :

(1) I was safe deposit attendant. Even though my background is managerial. One customer (male) came into the branch to go into his box. I signed him in and he and I retrieved his box from the vault. When he went into the coupon room he realized that his cousin (male) was waiting on the banking floor. He asked me if I could watch his box while he would go and get his cousin. I told him that I could not do this but I could go and get his cousin, which I did. As his cousin was walking to the coupon room Yvette ran after him. And as the coupon door closed, Yvette knocked on the door and asked the cousin if he was on the signature card for the safe deposit box. The cousin said no he wasn’t so Yvette kicked him out of the room. Of course the cousin and my customer was upset. I decided on my own to check with Retail Operations and they told me that only the person who is on the signature card can retrieve the box but that person can bring in as many people as they want into the coupon room.

(2) And one couple came in with their five year old daughter to go into their safe deposit box. The daughter held my hand the entire time she was at our branch and walked with me wherever I went. Yvette said to me in a nasty tone of voice: “You are not allowed to walk with her” The couple was upset because every time they came into our branch and I gave their daughter my undivided attention she came out of her shell and made many friends at school.

(3) Yvette told one of my coworkers when Yvette and the coworker had a disagreement that this coworker needs to go to THE Behavioral health. And Yvette printed out and handed to my coworker two pages off the Internet from the THE Behavioral Health website on who to contact at Cigna Behavioral Health.

(4) About three weeks ago Susan (one of our Assistant Branch Managers) was at the branch managing alone, Yvette left early to go home. And our coffee machine was broken so I told one of my coworkers I was going next door on my break to get coffee. Susana was looking for me . I came back about 10 to 15 minutes later and Susana comes running over and tells me I need permission to go out. We snapped at one another. Susana told Yvette what happened and instead of Yvette ignoring it or saying why don’t you and Steve work it out or the three of us could sit down and talk she called me in to her office with Susan and wrote me up and threatened me. When I said to her how come you are not writing up Susana and telling her the same thing.. Yvette said oh I am dealing with her. I said to her well if you wrote her up and are dealing with her the same way you are dealing with me then let me see the document that Susana has to sign concerning this incident and she said “Don’t worry I am dealing with her” I don’t think there was a document. How come I was singled out and Susan got off scott free.

(5) Then this past Monday because I did not stand across the street to watch my coworker open the branch because it was bitterly cold outside that is when Yvette wrote me up and terminated me. She twisted and turned the incident to the Old Company higher ups and my side was never asked. AND THE ONLY REASON I WAS THERE THAT EARLY IS BECAUSE OUR BRANCH HAS A WEEKLY MONDAY MORNING MEETING OTHERWISE I WOULD BE THERE AT 8:30AM. AND NO ONE IN MY BRANCH WANTS THIS MEETING EXCEPT Yvette.

(6) About two weeks ago in the morning I asked Yvette if her scotch tape dispenser needs scotch tape and she replied: I am a grown woman I don’t need any one asking me if I need scotch tape. Let me tell you on a professional level I am here just to work.

(7) My coworkers are so afraid to have conversations with one another because they are so afraid that Yvette is going to say something or write them up.

(8) CUSTOMERS ARE CLOSING THEIR ACCOUNTS LEFT AND RIGHT AND OPENING THEM UP IN OTHER BANKS (I.E. HSBC, CITIBANK, ETC) IN OUR AREA. And the reason is because they do not like the way Yvette treats them.

(9) Last year the our Branch was closing at 3PM due to the fact the computers were being upgraded. Due to the fact that I did not know we had to stay a little later I told my mom that I would pick her up at 3:30PM. Yvette told me around 2 to 3PM I could not leave early I had to wait until everyone left. I told her I made arrangements to pick my mom up at a bus stop and there wasn’t any way I could get in touch with my mom. Yet that day Yvette left at 3:15PM. My mother at the time was 80 years old. Priscilla (our other Assistant Manager) was kind enough to let me leave to go get my mom. Priscilla said to me and (and told Yvette the next day) “Steves mother is 80 How can Steve leave his 80 year old mother on the street corner.”

(10) A few months ago Yvette yelled at one my coworkers in front of a customer. This coworker is a teller and she had a customer at her window. And then not to long ago Yvette told this coworker of mine that this coworker is very unprofessional. Please keep in mind this coworker is the most professional person I know and she is quieter than a church mouse trying to avoid a cat.

You have to understand something I have tried (in the past) to talk to the higher ups at Old Company, even Old Company Human Resources but they always take her side. Telling me to mind my own business. And the kicker is after this happened I was told by the Old Company higher ups I should have come to the Old Company higher ups and my coworkers should have gone to them as well. In the past my coworkers were going to talk to the Old Company higher ups but didn’t because nothing would have been done. The Old Company higher ups think Yvette is right and we are wrong. Yvette has made trouble in the other branches she used to work at. One person that worked with her at another branch said “Thank God she is no longer at our branch”.

I really think I was fired unjustly when my side was not even asked. Yvette plays judge and jury and hands down a verdict and deceives the Old Company higher ups into thinking she is right and the staff is wrong and are dim-witted.

The reason Old Company (not New Company) said that I was terminated was because this past Monday when the branch was to be opened I said that I would not be the lookout because it was cold outside. I think this is unfair to fire me because of this. I was told that I put my life and the person opening the branch at risk.. And this was reviewed by Old Company HR Counsel, and Old Company HR Counsel decided to terminate me without even speaking to me. Instead of being fired the individuals who know how to open a branch should have said “Steve lets sit down and go over the procedure for the future. First of all I really do not know branch opening and closing procedures. KEEP IN MIND HR WOULD NOT HAVE KNOW ABOUT THIS IF Yvette WOULD HAVE JUST SAT DOWN WITH ME AND GONE OVER THE PROCEDURES WITH ME.



Sincerely, Steve

Answer #1

They look great to me! Nothing offset that I can see


Answer #2

The letter is good but it is too long. Make it short and simple.

Answer #3

I agree with mark Reynolds.just simply make it brief and concise…be direct to the point on your message.

Answer #4

how about the 2 numbers 69? :D har har har

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