SEVEN YEARS WITHOUT YOU
(A Debt I Owed You from Our Past Life (1)
After knocking, Huo Mian walked in…
Deputy Director Guo was leisurely enjoying a cup of tea. Unlike Director Wu, he was an extremely glib-tongued man.
He was an old fox and extremely scheming. Huo Mian didn’t like him but couldn’t do anything about it. After all, he was an old employee and a high-level executive.
Therefore, she had no choice but to cope with him here and there…
“Huo, you’re here?”
“Deputy Director Guo, you were looking for me?”
“Yeah, come in, sit.”
He was being so polite that Huo Mian began to feel uneasy.
With a calm expression on her face, Huo Mian sat down on a chair. Deputy Director Guo put down the cup in his hand and slowly said, “Mian, since you arrived at South Side, you have been extremely outstanding in your job. As your boss, I admire your work ethics and loyalty, but…”
Huo Mian knew that there was more – there was no way he called her up to shower her with compliments.
“But you’ve requested for a lot of days off recently. Sometimes, you didn’t even request for time off in advance before leaving for three days. You know how busy South Side is; we are constantly short of personnel. What you’ve done has put me in a pickle, especially when Director Wu directly approved your days off. But think about it, Director Wu mainly manages the First Hospital, and after all, I’m in charge of South Side. Therefore… I was thinking, in the future, I think it’s better if you let me know if you need anything. You don’t have to alarm Director Wu. After all, he’s a busy man and doesn’t need to be involved with mundane things like this. What do you say?”
Huo Mian secretly smiled at what he said; the deputy director lost face because she went over his head.
But the three days at Yunding Mountain and this time at the Gamble God cruise… Qin Chu was the one who asked for her, okay?
She didn’t even get the chance to ask for time off herself…
However, she didn’t want to bicker with Deputy Director Guo, so she nodded in agreement. “Deputy Director Guo, you’re right. I will remember that from now on.”
“Okay, I’ll let it go this time. After all, you’ve been here for less than a year, and there’s a lot of things that you’re not used to yet. You’ll slowly get the gist of it.”
“Okay.” Huo Mian nodded.
Then, Deputy Director Guo glanced at her and said, “Mian, my new home is under renovation right now, and I need some funds. 2 million yuan should do. Do you think you can lend me some from the Huo Foundation? Consider it as a loan, and once I gather enough cash, I promise to return it. It won’t affect your job, what do you think?”
When Deputy Director Guo finished, Huo Mian finally understood that picking on her was just an excuse.
He was actually eyeing the Huo Foundation’s money?
“Haha… to tell you the truth, Deputy Director, I don’t have the authority to touch the Huo Foundation’s money. Plus, you’ve asked for a really large amount. Every time we use the foundation’s money, Huo Siqian needs to sign off on it. What about this, I can call him for you and tell him your current situation. You and President Huo go way back, so I’m sure he’ll be happy to lend you 2 million.”
Then, Huo Mian took out her phone and pretended to dial…
However, Deputy Director Guo immediately stopped her. “Don’t alert President Huo. Ha, he’s so busy, I’ll figure something else out with the renovations.”
“That’s fine too, but if you need to, remember to let President Huo know, and as long as he agrees, I’ll be more than happy to approve the funds.” Huo Mian smiled.
“Okay, sounds good. You can go now, Mian.”
After Huo Mian left, Deputy Director Guo’s expression turned grim.
“Brother-in-law, I told you that this damned woman wasn’t easy to deal with. We finally got the Huo Foundation but can’t get anything out of it. What the hell…” Department Director Qi suddenly came out of the office.
“Huo Mian isn’t easy to deal with. She’s really smart,” Deputy Director Guo said with a solemn expression.
“She is really unappreciative, standing directly in our way to wealth. Should I… get someone to teach her a lesson?” Department Director Qi, a thievish-looking man, asked.
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