Girl's Delightfully Old-Fashioned Letter Gets Her Dad A Week Off From Work At Google


A Google employee is getting a week off work to spend with his daughter, thanks to an impassioned letter she wrote to his boss.

google letter

“Dear google worker,” the letter reads. “Can you please make sure when daddy goes to work, he gets one day off. Like he can get get a day off on wednesday. Because daddy ONLY gets a day off on saturday.”

The little girl’s plea didn’t stop there.

“P.S. It is daddy’s BIRTHDAY!” she wrote. “P.P.S. It is summer, you know.”

Daniel Shiplacoff, the father’s boss, apparently saw the letter and responded with a letter of his own.

google letter

Dear Katie,

Thank you for your thoughtful note and request.

Your father has been hard at work designing many beautiful and delightful things for Google and millions of people across the globe.

On the occasion of his Birthday, and recognizing the importance of taking some Wednesdays off during the summer, we are giving him the whole first week of July as vacation time.


Shiplacoff confirmed to HuffPost that the exchange was real and that his employee, whom he regards as a valued member of his team, will be getting the vacation time.

(Hat tip, The Blaze)

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