Letter of Recommendation
Position of Trust, Special Duty, and/or Employment Position
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are not familiar with it.
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To whom it may concern:
I met [First Name] when he first came to
[Company Name] in 1990 as a systems programmer. As part
of the Technology staff we have worked very closely together. I have been very
fortunate to get
to know [First Name] not only as a teammate at work
but also as personal friend. It is not everyday
that you have the chance to get to know someone that is so bright and energetic
and helping others.
Even though when [First Name] first started he was
relatively inexperienced, you could tell he was
something special. In everything he did, not only was he willing to share his
knowledge but he was
always willing to learn from others. He became very familiar with many aspects
of MVS. Whether it
was installing system software, writing assembler or REXX programs or helping
with Storage Management.
Within a few years he was considered to be one of the best on our team. Not only
systems but developing solutions for others.
The more [First Name] learned the more he was
willing to help. Whether it was to spend time at home
developing a utility for a customer, preparing and teaching a class for systems
and programming or
staying late at night to resolve a production problem. [First
Name] could always be counted on.
After Hurricane Andrew, I worked with [First Name]
in Bolder, Colorado for 3 months on the disaster
recovery team. When Andrew hit he was on Duty for the Air Force overseas. The
hurricane ruined his
apartment and many of his things were damaged. [First
Name] put aside his personal needs and came
out to Boulder to help get the company back in business. The time we had
together strengthened my
respect for him as professional and friend.
[First Name] is a young man who lives by integrity
and honesty and will be missed by many at [Company
Name]. I recommend him without hesitation, as he is a tremendous asset to
[First M. Last]
Senior Systems Programmer
Note: Signature lines are 5 spaces below the last line of text.