Apology Letter to Boss for Misunderstanding

Offices are places where many misunderstandings occur between colleagues and employees and bosses. These misunderstandings can lead to problems in work and between people which does not have a positive effect on work. If you feel that you have had a misunderstanding with your boss, make sure you clear it with him immediately.

There are several ways in which you can clear a misunderstanding with your boss; you can call him up on the telephone and apologize or write a letter. The latter way is better as it gives you an opportunity to say all that you want to without giving your boss the benefit of interrupting you midway. This way, you will be able to get your point across and apologize as well.

Writing an apology letter for a misunderstanding will entail narrating what happened, laying out the facts about what you actually wanted to say and apologize for any inconvenience that the misunderstanding may have caused your boss. Following is a sample apology letter to a boss from an employee detailing an explanation for a misunderstanding:

Apology Letter to Boss for Misunderstanding

December 6, 2014

 

Mr. Sam Neil
Manager Procurement
SunEdison Retail
8901 Maple Valley Drive
Jasper, GA 66681

 

Dear Mr. Neil:

I believe that both you and I are victims of a severe misunderstanding that stemmed from my approval of a requisition and your disapproval of the same. Please allow me to explain why I had given my seal of approval for the said requisition so that we can clear this matter immediately.

The requisition that I provided approval for was a box of office supplies for the sales department. It was necessary as they use all the supplies mentioned in the accompanying list on a daily basis. It is unfortunate that the requisition that you received was labeled incorrectly as “supplies” (the requisition was actually for some equipment that the sales department had asked for) and you denied the requisition believing it was redundant. Following the altercation between us regarding this matter, I contacted Mr. Jerry McDonald who is responsible for creating purchase orders and he admitted his mistake thereby cleared the situation with me by providing me with specifics.

I apologize for this misunderstanding and the ensuing altercation that transpired between us. I have instructed Mr. McDonald to be more conscientious from now on so that such an event does not occur in the future.

 

Regards,

Bethany Pole
Procurement Officer
SunEdison Retail
8901 Maple Valley Drive
Jasper, GA 66681
(000) 321-0000








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