To Whom It May Concern:

  Bob Smith, my assistant programmer, can always be found
hard at work in his cubicle. Bob works independently, without
wasting company time talking to colleagues. Bob never
thinks twice about assisting fellow employees, and he always
finishes given assignments on time. Often he takes extended
measures to complete his work, sometimes skipping coffee
breaks. Bob is a dedicated individual who has absolutely no
vanity, in spite of his high accomplishments and profound
knowledge in his field. I firmly believe that Bob can be
classed as a high-caliber employee, the type which cannot be
dispensed with. Consequently, I duly recommend that Bob be
promoted to executive management, and a proposal will be
executed as soon as possible.

Delivered a short time later:

“That idiot was standing over my shoulder while I wrote the letter sent to you earlier today. Kindly re-read only every other line.”

Vocabulary Help

  • accomplishments – realizações
  • always – sempre
  • assignments – tarefas
  • every other line – ler pulando uma linha
  • fellow employees – companheiros de trabalho
  • find (find, found, found) – encontrado
  • in spite of – apesar de
  • shoulder – ombro
  • skip coffee breaks – não usar os intervalos de café
  • vanity – vaidade