Rules are there to protect us. They keep us from harm and ensure that we accomplish the best of ourselves.
But still, rules are sometimes broken, whether by mistake or on purpose; though breaking them is always a mistake in itself.
It is alright, to err is human. Mistakes happen everywhere, but it is essential to learn something from them. It is best to avoid mistakes, as they may cause some awkward situations.
Mistakes are our teachers. However, when you do make them, it is best to acknowledge your mistakes and recognize the harm that you may have caused, and ultimately apologize for it.
Here is how to do it:
Sample Apology Letter to Boss for Not Following the Rules
March 17, 2018
Mr. Michael Simpson
The Holding Company
4828 Rafe Lane
Louisville, MS 39337
Dear Mr. Simpson:
I am writing this letter to express my sincere apology for the incident I caused a couple of days ago. I should not have been indulging myself in personal browsing online during work hours. I realize that my behavior was extremely unprofessional and that I should have been focusing on the assignment that I had been given, rather than using facebook.
It is human nature to mess up sometimes and make mistakes; however, it does not change the fact that I was disrespectful by misusing company resources. My time at the office belongs to the company, and should not be spent anywhere else. I understand the complications my actions may have caused, and how my actions have cost some inconvenience to the company. A personal matter came up, which needed urgent addressing for which I had to go online and send some messages. However, that is my problem and does not concern you or the company.
I feel incredibly sorry for my behavior and want to let you know that this will not happen again. I was extremely embarrassed to be caught in such a situation. Please understand that this, not a regular occurrence and I do not mix my personal life with my work. I know that being an employee of the company, I am expected to observe the work ethics, and will try my best not to let you or the company down again.
Also, to make amends for my slip up, I have already completed the assignment which I was supposed to finish by the end of this week.
I acknowledge that fact that you and the company have placed your trust in me, and I have let you down. It is important to me that you and the company trust me completely, and I will do everything in my power to regain that trust.
Please let me know if there is anything else I can do to make things better.