I am happy that you came to me seeking advice

July 29, 2011

Jack Martinez
456, X Street, Y Avenue,
Fillmore, UT-84631
(123) 456-7890


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Dear Jack Martinez,

It was nice hearing from you, despite the circumstances that you described in your email. I would like you to know that I am always here to lend a helping hand when you find yourself in the midst of a problem and I am happy that you came to me seeking advice.

Office politics is never a pleasing issue to discuss, even more so when you’re stuck in the middle, experiencing it. I know how frustrated you must feel right now. You feel as if your boss isn’t acknowledging your efforts simply because other people feel the need to put you down in order to raise themselves up. I agree with you when you say that the quality of your work should speak for itself and that your personal life should not be a deciding factor for anything in the workplace.

Unfortunately, not all people think the way we do. No matter where you go, there will always be people who will feel intimidated by you or want to destroy your image and reputation to stop you from surpassing them. At this junction, perhaps, one option you can begin to consider is to move to another company. You did mention that you received an offer from another firm, maybe this is a good opportunity to start fresh.

If you do decide to move, however, note that running away from a bad situation is not always a permanent solution. You never know, you may encounter a similar situation in the new company. With this, you also have to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally for the possibility that it may happen again. Learn from what happened in the past and become a better person because of it.

I hope that this helps you make the right decision.


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