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Writing 2111F/G Study Guide - Absenteeism, W. M. Keck Observatory


Department
Writing
Course Code
Writing 2111F/G
Professor
Brock Eayrs

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Inter&office+Memorandum+
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To:+ + Joseph+Mirola+
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From:+ + Anna+T+
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Date:+ + July+10,+2011+
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Subject:+Fitness+Centre+Essential+for+Company’s+Continued+Success+
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Rocky+Mountain+Mutual+is+always+looking+for+ways+to+continuously+raise+its+annual+
sales,+maintain+high+employee+feedback,+and+minimize+its+overall+spending.++Below+
you+will+find+valid+reasons+for+the+retention+of+the+fitness+centre+to+present+to+
Zachary+Evans.+
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Draft&Letter&to&Zachary&Evans&
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It+is+important+in+maintaining+the+balance+between+the+financial+aspect+of+Rocky+
Mountain+as+well+as+the+level+of+satisfaction+of+the+employees,+which+includes+their+
well&being.+
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Excluding+the+start+up+cost,+the+fitness+centre+costs+$100+000+a+year+to+pay+the+staff’s+
salaries,+maintenance+of+the+machines,+and+other+expenses+of+the+facility.++
Understandably,+this+is+a+significant+amount+of+money+spent+annually+on+a+facility+
seen+as+leisure.++The+Fitness+Centre+serves+a+long&term+benefit+for+the+company+and+
for+its+employee.++The+facility+serves+a+stronger+purpose+than+leisure;+it+promotes+a+
healthy+lifestyle.+
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An+experimental+Wellness+Program+was+instituted+in+the+Claims+Department,+which+
demonstrated+
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18%+increase+in+productivity+
5%+decrease+in+sick+days+
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There+has+been+positive+feedback,+where+most+of+the+Claims+Department+employees+
are+trying+to+use+the+Fitness+Centre+at+least+twice+a+week.++Some+have+even+started+
support+teams+to+encourage+one+another+to+continue+their+exercise+programs.++
Morale+appeared+to+have+improved.++Expanding+the+Wellness+Program+to+other+
departments+would+greatly+benefit+the+firm+if+other+departments+demonstrate+
similar+results.+
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Implementing+the+Wellness+Program+in+the+Claims+Department+further+
demonstrates+that+the+Fitness+Centre+has+become+an+essential+aspect+of+Rocky+
Mountain.++Starting+the+Wellness+Program+in+this+department+was+a+step+forward,+
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