- Avoid emotional approach in this letter as it would weaken your stand. Use a calm and controlled tone. Explain what the employee has done that has lead to this complaint. But do not insult the employee. Do not generalize your statements as you are focusing on a particular employee.
- Mention the employee that you are focusing. Include all the information related to this case.
- Provide your suggestions to rectify the error.
- Mention that you are willing to take appropriate action against the employee. Express your confidence in the reader about handling the situation in a correct way.
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[Subject: Normally bold, summarizes the intention of the letter] -Optional-
Dear [Recipients Name],
I have just got off of the phone, having talked with your help-desk. I spoke to a woman who gave her name as Sarah. Throughout the length of the call, I was spoken to in an extremely unpleasant tone. I felt that I was being talked down to and was made to feel dumb. Having spoken to your help-desk previously, I know that Sarah is not the usual type of employee I speak to, but this one call has spoilt my image of your company. I believe that Sarah needs to have some training on what customer service and good phone manners mean.
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cc: [Name of copy recipient] - Optional -
Letter of complaint about offensive tone used by help desk.
Further things to consider when writing complaint letters to management
Complaint letters are letters written to a certain authority to address an unacceptable or unsatisfactory behavior or situation. They are used to address any offense, wrongdoing, grievance, or resentment arising out of products or services. Basically, complaint letters are used to raise concerns about unfair doings and seek a productive outcome. Some of the most common mistakes people complain about include defective or incomplete order, abnormal delays in sending consignments, mistakes in bills or reminders for payment, dispatching products of wrong quality, or even a neighbor's misconduct.
Complaint letters can be written by anyone for any reason. Provided you have a purpose and the facts to back up your complaint; then you can put together a complaint letter. State the actual complaint and put in all the necessary details such as the number of times the issue has occurred. Mention what actions you expect to be taken regarding your complaint (suggest solutions if necessary). If you are writing a complaint to a home owner about something that happened, explain clearly how the events transpired. Use a cordial and polite tone and ask for a response before closing your letter.
Letters to Management
Letters to management are letters written to the personnel or department that controls and makes decisions for a company or organization. These could be job application letters to apply for jobs, complaint letters to raise complaints, inquiry letters to request information, etc. Under all circumstances, all letters written to the management should be formal, contain all the necessary information, and free of grammatical errors. They must also be typed in a legible and professional font. Make sure not to include any sensitive information especially when the letter is not addressed to a specific person.
Before writing letters to management, you need to think about what you want to achieve and exactly who you are writing to. Use proper address and salutation. If you do not have an existing relationship with the recipient, introduce yourself in the first paragraph. Start with the most important information and go directly to the point. Keep it brief. However, if your letter is relatively lengthy, break it into short paragraphs. If there are any attachments, make sure to mention that in the letter and give a brief description of what they are. Finish with an expression of appreciation and give your contact details.