Vacation Request Letter to Employer

By | July 2, 2019

Working is important, but then so is taking breaks.

Taking a vacation is your right, and when you feel burnt out, it is best to ask your employer to give you time off so that you can take a week or two for yourself.

The easiest way of doing this is by writing a letter to the employer in order to ask for time off.

In a Vacation Request Letter, offer information such as dates and timelines when you will not be available at work.

This is important because you have to give your supervisor information about how long you will be away.

It will allow him or her to make arrangements to ensure that work is done correctly, even with you away for some time.

In your letter, offer information such as where you will be going, and what date you’ll report back.

Also, it is important to let the hiring manager know that you have completed any impending deadlines.

Here is what you can write in your letter:

Vacation Request Letter to Employer

April 22, 2020

Mr. Rufus Count
Harrison Inc.
9374 Fredrick Road
Virginia Beach, VA 73974

Dear Mr. Count:

I trust that this letter will find you well. There was a little request that I had, which I thought would be best communicated through a letter. I would like to take some time off from work, in order to go on a vacation with my family. My proposed dates are from August 23 to September 10.

As you are aware, I had been working extremely hard on the project assigned to me, for the last 6 months. Now that it is finished and is considered successful, I believe that I need some time off to recuperate. I feel that this is the perfect opportunity for me to spend some quality time with my family, whom I’ve hardly seen during the time that I was working on the project. Also, this time off will give me a chance to recharge myself and get back to work with great enthusiasm!

I have been in touch with the human resources department, and I have a lot of leave time that I can take. I am attaching a leave form with this letter, which requires your approval. I would appreciate it if you could approve my leave.

Thank you so much for taking out the time to read this.


Jill Billings

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