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The following is a letter to help you in informing your employer of your need to keep the sabbath.
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Attention: Supervisor’s Name
Dear Supervisor’s Name:
I have recently been studying my Bible. After careful study and consideration, I am now convicted that, in order to obey God’s will, I must observe the seventh day Sabbath as taught in the Old and New Testaments. The Sabbath starts at sundown each Friday and ends at sundown each Saturday.
In accordance with my religious convictions, I respectfully request to have the Sabbath off each week. I believe that I must devote these hours to God rather than to my regular employment or even household chores.
I therefore request that you accommodate my religious beliefs. In order to be as cooperative as possible, I offer the following suggestions. In order to fulfill your reasonable expectations for my job description, and provided that it does not conflict with the period of sundown on Friday until sundown on Saturday, I am willing to:
I don’t believe that this accommodation will create any undue hardship for you. If you have any other suggestions for your accommodation of my religious needs, I would be happy to discuss them with you. I enjoy my work and hope to be an even more conscientious employee as a result of my decision to be faithful to my newly found convictions.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation.