SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
"Because of this incident, I don't have the face to stay here anymore, even if the director allows me to. However, I don't want to be transferred to another hospital, because a good boss like Director Wu is hard to come across. Director Wu is in charge of South Side as well, so I mentioned it to him. He objected at first because he thinks I won't be able to handle the stress there, but after seeing my persistence, he agreed."
"But you don't have to do this to yourself. If you don't want to stay at this location, why don't you ask to be transferred to the West Side Infertility Clinic? I heard that they're hiring as well," Huang Yue suggested.
Huo Mian shook her hands immediately, "When I worked in the OB/GYN Department, I was tired, but my heart was at ease because we helped newborns come to this world every day. I'd rather die than work at West Side! Seeing couples with reproductive problems being forced to come in and out of the hospital every day will make me depressed. A person's work environment affects their mood. South Side Recuperation Center is filled with patients undergoing rehabilitation therapy, so the work won't be too stressful. Plus, I heard that South Side's salary is the highest of all the hospitals, it's three times more than what I earn here."
Huo Mian was telling the truth; she hadn't been offered a permanent position yet, so her monthly salary was only a little more than two grand.
On the other hand, nurses at South Side Recuperation Center earned around six to seven grand every month. It made sense; people who looked after rich people should be paid more. Otherwise, no one else would want to do it.
"Yeah right, you're not one to care about salary, you're just trying to get me off your case." Huang Yue still didn't understand why Huo Mian was so set on working at South Side, but she knew that it wasn't for the money.
Huo Mian smiled but said nothing more. Huang Yue hugged her, "Mian, I'll miss you so much. We've worked together for so long, and I'm really sad to see you leave."
"If it weren't for South Side's notorious reputation, I would definitely ask you to leave with me."
"Forget it, I'm not going there. I'd rather quit than go work at South Side!" Huang Yue immediately waved her hands.
Huo Mian joked, "But I heard a lot of young and pretty nurses want to work there, just so they can find a rich boy to marry."
"I'll pass on the rich boys, marrying rich isn't as easy as you think. Most end up becoming the mistresses or play toys of rich men. Men invest their money while women invest their emotions. It's not an equal transaction, I won't do it. It's not worth it."
Huo Mian happily patted Huang Yue on her shoulder upon hearing this. "You're right, humans shouldn't be so greedy. It's hard to be a wife of a wealthy man – just look at the celebrities on TV. Once they marry rich, some suffer physical abuse but are afraid to complain. They have no choice but to swallow everything. It's better to live happily alone than in suffocation."
"You're right, Mian. I will keep that in mind forever. If you can't stand working there, remember to request to come back, okay? The director is really nice to you."
"Okay." Huo Mian nodded.
Huo Mian's transfer to South Side Recuperation Center was later announced by the hospital. At the same time, she was offered a permanent position. Huo Mian was no longer an intern.
Her colleagues at the OB/GYN department, including the head nurse, and Chief Han of the laboratory, suggested that they have dinner together as a farewell party to Huo Mian.
It was hard to turn down their kindness, so Huo Mian made reservations at a restaurant. The group headed there together after work.
During dinner, she sent a message to Qin Chu telling him that she'll be late, but he didn't reply.
Everyone was excited after dinner, so they went out for karaoke. It was 11 PM by the time their party ended.
After Huo Mian saw everyone off, she held out her hand to wave down a cab.
However, a Maybach took up the lane before her cab could arrive.
"Hm? Cabs these days sure are luxurious," Huo Mian, drunk, mumbled to herself.
"How much did you drink? I can't believe you can't even recognize my car," Qin Chu rolled down the window with a grim expression on his face.
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