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Apology Letter to Boss for Not Following the Rules

It’s true, we do tend to forget ourselves from time to time. Even the best employee may attempt to slide past the rules if the project is time intensive. In our situation, the team was about to pull an all-nighter in order to get everything ready for the first day of the semester. Upon learning that much of the staff had not eaten, our employee decided to do a good thing, to order out for food and beverages. However, here’s the catch: You can’t eat or drink near sensitive audio-visual equipment.

As a result, a cup was accidentally knocked over. Lesson learned.

Apology Letter for Not Following the Rules

Dear Ms. Phelps:Please accept my sincere apology for not adhering to the rules involving bringing food and drink to my workstation. I am well aware that this has upset you, as you have alerted us many times on the rules set forth by the audio/visual department that they should not bring food or refreshments near such sensitive equipment. I am terribly sorry for this infringement of the rules and how badly it reflects on you and the department.

You’ve no idea how sorry I am for not following company protocol regarding food and refreshments. The fact that a co-worker accidentally knocked over one of my cups was a wakeup call. Even though nothing happened, and no equipment was damaged, the possibility of this happening was all too real. I very much understand the disappointment you feel, especially after promoting me to assistant manager.

Because I knew what I was doing, I take full responsibility to bringing the food and beverages into the audio-visual room. No one coerced me, no one asked me, I did it of my own free will, and that is what disappoints me the most. I should have known better; I should have considered the costly equipment in the Audio-visual office. Plus, being an assistant manager did not make the situation any better.

We were going to pull an all-nighter in order to get the audio-visual equipment and lab ready for the new semester. Since some of the staff had not eaten, I took the liberty of having food and beverages delivered to the lab. However, I was not diligent when it came to ‘where’ they were eating. I made no move to move them to the cafeteria, or even out into the hallway. But when one of the cups was accidentally knocked over, I realized that I had made a mistake.

I sincerely regret what had occurred. and I’d like to state that it will never happen again. I’m sorry for any inconvenience it caused you, and will do whatever it takes to ensure that this will never happen again. I’ve just finished printing and laminating signs which will be be in plain sight. Each sign reads,

“Under NO Circumstances Should Food or Drink be Brought into the Room”.

Again, please accept my apologies, and if there is anything else, I can do to smooth things over, please let me know. Thank you so much to your kind consideration to the above matter.

Yours Sincerely,