Miss Fenella Reid,
I regret to inform you that your special allowance request has been denied by our Financial Director. We are very sorry to hear that your apartment on Kaldwin Blvd. is in such poor condition, but we think you're being overly emotional when describing the building as "on the verge of collapse." A broken leg is certainly not something irreparable, nor is a broken ceiling.
In any case, as the Import Manger, you must understand that the company's future is unsure to say the least, after untimely death of its beloved funder, and the political turmoil across the Empire. All wages should remain frozen until a successor is appointed. No exceptional will be granted.
We wish you the best of luck.
Martin Jenkins, for the Boyle Company Accounting Service