In the four years that I’ve worked for you you’ve been nothing but supportive and encouraging and the faith you’ve shown in me has made a real difference in my performance and job satisfaction. To think that I may have damaged that relationship because of a lack of attention to detail saddens me more than I can say. I make no excuse. It was more than a simple typo. It was not just an oversight. I ordered and committed the company to something they were not prepared to act on.
I hope you would be willing to give me a chance to prove that this is an aberration.