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Hi Shirley.


I am currently employed but I think I can't find my personal career growth in my current employer.

With this, I want to reapply in my previous employer which I believe I can avail the knowledge I am aiming for.  But the problem is, I was terminated from my previous employer due to love affection with my co-employee which cause threat to other employees.

Please help me to make a letter of intent in reapplying to my previous employer.

Your help will be highly appreciated.

Jo Jo,

Your question came to me and not to Shirley who it seems was your intended HR Expert.   Please ask your question again to Shirley if you like.  Since I'm here though, I'll offer my two cents.  

If you were actually terminated for the reason you expressed in your question, it is unrealistic to believe you will get back your former job by asking for it and writing a letter to be reinstated.    Companies are not under any obligation to rehire employees and some even have policy prohibiting it.   I dont think Shirley, or other HR people on this site would help to write a letter like what you ask for since it is so hard to do so not knowing any of the details- your side and the company's side.    Also I'm not asking you to tell me any details either-  I don't need to know.  

The best letter of intent YOU can write is just fill out and submit an employment application or send a resume with a cover letter,  explain BRIEFLY in the cover letter you enjoy the work there in the past and are seeking employment.   If you fairly indicate you are a past employee, the hiring manager will check the records to decide if you are eligible for rehire.

I hope this helps somehow.

Good luck.

Brian PHillips

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Foreign and US university students -*PLEASE*- DO NOT waste your time asking for my opinions, comments or analysis of your homework questions. Homework questions are not answered and are rejected. I am happy to help answer questions asked by employees and employers regarding United States based state and Federal wage and hour, OT, Fair labor standards, FMLA, COBRA, Recruiting, Interviewing techniques, employee manuals, discipline, terminations/quits, unemployment, HRIS rollout, Employee Leasing or Staffing company cost analysis, day to day scenarios, work situations and more. Essentially a well rounded HR generalist who operates Harvis, Inc., a human resource consulting and service business based in Northeastern Pennsylvania "NEPA".


At Harvis, Inc., we provide Human Resource products, services and advice to small businesses that may not have the time or resources to hire a full time HR department. For larger companies with HR managers in place, we compliment their expertise to help with time consuming or time sensitive projects like updating policy manuals, screening and interviewing and more. We make workplaces better by becoming that 1/2 person they need to help handle HR responsibilities on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. Formerly responsible for all Human Resource activity for a staffing agency with 2,500 annual employees as well as an employee leasing / PEO business with 1,500 annual employees. Designed and implemented the HR structure to support hundreds of clients in excess of $ 500 million in payroll volume over career in Human Resources.

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