ENGL227 Negative Messages Discussions

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ENGL227 Negative Messages Discussions
Share with us a time that you might have had to write a negative message or when you have received…

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ENGL227 Negative Messages Discussions

ENGL227 Negative Messages Discussions

Week 3 Posted by ALL Students 25 Pages 

Share with us a time that you might have had to write a negative message or when you have received a negative message. Sometimes, people writing in a professional context must create negative messages, such as a letter of termination, a press release regarding a company error, a denial of a claim, or a poor performance review. When you write such a negative message, what are your objectives? What are some strategies you can use to write the negative message effectively?

A time where I received a negative message was when I was working in the retail field. I was one of the top performers and I received a written warning that my sales were down from last year resulting in about -15%. The message was very straight forward and to the point. The message was from my department manager and she stated the numerical facts. She warned me that I needed meet my goals. She also mention in the message that she was available to help in any possible way.
The way I reacted to this message was that I felt very down because I was one of the top producers on the team. Although the season may have been slow, the manager needed to give me this bad news in hopes of a positive result. I understood the message, and after a few weeks when I met my goals I understood the message even more. The manager was trying to help me all along and she did not want me to slip…