What should/should not be included in an optional essay to address why my current supervisor is not providing a recommendation? I have a 150 word limit, but I'm not planning on using all of that. I just want to be succinct and precise.
I would appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.
I'm not providing a recommendation from my current supervisor as he is unaware that I am applying to school and I do not want to jeopardize my standing for possible promotion and project assignment.
I would simply say something along these lines:
"I am certain my current supervisor would have written a very enthusiastic recommendation on my behalf, however, he is currently unaware of my intention to get an MBA. I am concerned that asking him to write a recommendation will jeopardize my chances at a promotion in the event that I do not leave the company".