Letter of Absence

To all Bantams fans worrying about the prospect of having to miss work on Monday afternoon, or phone in sick prior to the game against Reading.

Fear not; Bantams Banter is here. 

Below is a template letter for you to use as you see fit. Simply fill in the gaps and you are good to go. This is a legally binding letter*



I regret to inform you that ___________ will not be able to make it into work this afternoon due to a matter of great urgency.

His/Her team, Bradford City, have made it all the way to the quarter finals of the FA Cup and are one win away from going to Wembley.

Now, I know said employee may have recently asked for time off work due to previous 'Wembley' commitments, but as the legal Bradford City FC representative for__________ I can assure you this will be the last time in a long time we will request leave of absence in this manner. (Plus, it's the FA Cup, if you're not familiar - it's a big deal.)

If you have any questions regarding this request then please feel free to contact me directly where I will 'fob you off' for a long enough period of time so as to ensure ______________ can in fact make the game and return to work in the morning without you realising. 

I suggest you grant permission for this request, otherwise you will have one severely p****d off employee. 

Yours faithfully

Bantams Banter Spokesperson



*this is completely not legally binding, but worth a try none the less.