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Dear Sir or Madam,
My name is Angelo and I am writing you because I am interested in the three months job over the summer. I have worked for two years as a receptionist at Ibis Hotel. Moreover, I am a native speaker of Portuguese who also speaks English and Spanish. I would also like to mention that I have some experience in the catering area, having worked for a couple of years as a waiter. This experience may be useful, depending on the sort of vacancies available.
The advertisement does not say the type of work the employees are supposed to do. Is this a receptionist position? Will I deal with customers in case I get the job? Could please clarify that for me?
I would also like some information regarding wages and employee benefits. How much does this job pay? How many days a week is the employee supposed to work?
I look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you very much,
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