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You are an upper-level manager in a large metropolitan hotel. One of your assistant managers, Jeff Clarke, has left you a voicemail message requesting emergency leave for the upcoming holiday weekend. Here's what the message stated; I'm calling to request emergency leave again for this weekend. I know I've had three emergency leaves in the last two months, but my grandma isn't feeling well again, and she really needs me to take care of her. I'll be in later tonight for my shift. Can you let me know then? thanks. You know from previous request for time off that Jeff's Grandmother is coping with a debilitating illness. Your other assistant manager, Nina Hernandez, has covered for Jeff three times in the last two months. She has been looking forward to having this weekend off, as she is going out of town to celebrate her grandson's first birthday. You are already on the schedule this weekend, and if you allow Jeff's emergency leave, you'll be short-staffed. To make matters worse, there's a professional conference this weekend for electrical engineers at a nearby convention center, and many of the attendees will be staying at your hotel, and if all goes well, this could mean a lot more business throughout the year. Jeffs absences are becoming more and more of a problem. You could call him back on the phone to deny his request, but you're starting to think you may need a written record of some sort to document the problem in case Jeff's employment needs to be terminated. Human Resources at Corporate are always emphasizing the need for documentation. Audience Profile for your primary audience Jeff Clarke, and your secondary audience, Human Resources.

1) Which medium is most appropriate for this message and this audience? Why?

I don't understand the question, can someone please explain

  • English227 -

    The question is asking if you should call Jeff on the phone or send him an email.

    Which is the best way of having a written record of your correspondence?

  • English227 -

    oh okay, when say written sending a email would be the best form of correspondence.

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