1234 Main Court
Santa Cruz • CA, 95060
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Dear John Harrison,
It is hard to understand why Wickes Corporation is laying you off. It often seems that senior management to not know what talent they are losing by getting rid of their best workers. You will probably remember when I lost my position, but look how quickly things started to look up for me. You should see this situation as a golden opportunity and I am sure that you will find a new position very soon.
If you think that you could work with me again, please send in your resume and I will make sure that the management here have a look at it. Even if you decide not to, give me a ring as I would love to go out for a drink in the near future.