You should spend no more than 20 minutes on this task and write at least 150 words.
You successfully passed a job interview. You are expected to start on January 15, but you will not be available on that date.
Write a letter to your new boss, explaining to your situation, expressing our concern and suggesting solution.
You do not need to write your address.
Begin your letter as follows: Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing in regard of my joining date on January 15, which would be quite difficult for me to meet.
I have found myself in this unpleasant situation for a reason. A very close relative of mine has been diagnosed with cancer and I have to go and take care of him for some days, until other members of the family reach here. Although the cancer is at its initial stages, it sure needs care and support. It is one of the toughest times for me and my family and leaving him alone at this time, when he requires both physical and emotional support from people, will not be possible for me.
I understand that there are certain norms and conditions of your company which every employee must abide by and I deeply apologize for the inconvenience. I will try to join as soon as possible. Please don’t revoke my application.