The Rich Man's Life - Chapter 42
Chapter 42 – The Interview
Out of the chess room, Ma Dong suddenly felt a burst of boredom, the society was really naked, the trust between people was even thinner than a paper …
For fifty thousand yuan, Li Dahai sold Pang Hailiang!
Of course, there must be some grievance Ma Dong didn’t know about, but in the end is it not still a matter of money?
Ten years of working together, and he was still betrayed, thinking of this Ma Dong felt sad for Pang Hailiang!
This also gave him a reminder that he has to give his men enough soup and meat to eat! [TLN: Enough salary to satisfy his employees]
In addition, Ma Dong also secretly swore to himself, that if ever found a person like Li Dahai who is full of complaints and resentment in his heart, he must kick him out early, to avoid any future troubles!
Sitting in the car, he looked at the time it wasn’t early or late, it was Ma Dong’s turn to get confused. In this broad daylight everyone else was going to work, but Ma Dong had nothing to do, he felt empty in his heart …
Thinking of this, Ma Dong suddenly came up with an interesting idea, “Master Sun, let go for a casual stroll, I haven’t been to Luzhou for so long, let’s go for sightseeing today!”
Sun Yan couldn’t help but smile, ‘rich people’s thoughts are really different.’
But after all, the boss is the boss, she just had to execute the orders, anyway it wasn’t her gas money!
From the city center, Ma Dong observed the city wholeheartedly for the first time, people came and drove like an endless flow, from the high-rise buildings in the city center to some shanty towns, factories, suburbs …
Idle, so idle, Ma Dong chatted in the car: “Master Sun, how many years have you been in Luzhou?”
Sun Yan recalled: “It has been seven years, I came in 2004 when Luzhou was very small and shabby. It has changed a lot in recent years, especially in the last three years “
Looking at the new communities outside where the houses were springing up like mushrooms, Ma Dong couldn’t help but sigh with emotion, “Who is there to sell so many houses in Luzhou?”
He didn’t expect Sun Yan would listen and reply, “Mr.Ma, regarding this you are wrong, all the rich people have run to Luzhou to buy a house, there are many people in the working field who are ready to use all their family savings to buy a house in Luzhou for their children, you can forget about getting married if you don’t have a house in Luzhou…”
Ma Dong grinned and said: “These developers really should thank all those mother-in-laws! By the way, did Master Sun buy a house in Luzhou?”
Speaking of this matter, Sun Yan was in a good mood, “I came early a few years ago and borrowed money to buy a suite, and now it’s value is more than hundreds of thousands, which is more than my salary in recent years! I’m going to buy another suite soon and leave it for my son to get married…”
Anyway the two had a fine talk, mostly nonsense, from the house in Luzhou to traffic congestion, then went on to chat about the rebellious behaviour of the young …
He was sure he couldn’t run all over the city in just a day, but Ma Dong thought he gained a lot today, he had read a lot of books for countless hours, but he still didn’t know some things. It’s easy to make mistakes by imagining things out of thin air. For example, Ma Dong found out that he had misunderstood a lot of things before or was not thorough enough…
In the evening, Ma Dong booked a room in Tongqing Building, invited the account manager of the marketing department through Wu Zhen, and also called Xia Yong.
Wu Zhen explained next to Ma Dong: “Except Wang Quanquan, everyone else I invited came over…”
Ma Dong nodded satisfactorily, no matter what other people thought, but today they gave face to Ma Dong by coming over. After all, whether he can continue to work in CCB was still in question.
At the wine table, Ma Dong introduced Xia Yong to everyone: “This is Xia Yong, my friend, and will be your colleague in the future, you would be in contact more…”
The people of the marketing department had different expressions, but in general all of them were surprised. The interview had not yet begun, but Ma Dong said that Xia Yong and they would become colleagues!
“Ma Dong is showing his strength and signaling!”
None of the people who could be account managers in the marketing department were idiots.
All of them understood what Ma Dong wanted to imply.
Sure enough, all the people in the crowd were diligent, and the atmosphere was quite warm, Ma Dong emphasized many things, “Although I am not in the marketing department for the time being, the project promotion of Wenzhou Chamber of Commerce cannot be relaxed. After recruiting people, we must speed up the progress.”
In addition, I would like to disclose a message in advance, the branch will soon set up a special incentive system for loans to micro-enterprise, the incentives are not small, so you must prepare yourself in advance.”
Ma Dong looked around and saw the crowd nod in agreement, so he smiled and said: “During my time of absence, if you have any questions ask Wu Zhen for advice, Xia Yong you should communicate with Wu Zhen more in the future…”
Wu Zhen smiled and said modestly: “Wherever we go we learn from each other…”
After the meal, Ma Dong pulled Wu Zhen and Xia Yong aside, “During this time you should pay more attention to Wang Quanquan, don’t let him mess around in the department, if he arrives late and leaves early during this time, note it down for me. I will take care of him when I come back!”
Then he said to Xia Yong, “Old Xia, you have to cooperate more to support Wu Zhen’s work…”
The three men glanced at each other and reached a tacit understanding.
Ma Dong was also relieved, he was preparing a plan B. In case he didn’t get his position back, he should have an internal person in the Binhu Sub-Branch!
The next day, the marketing department of Binhu Sub-branch conducted a job interview, and there were more than a dozen people, men and women, and other companies in the sub-branch also came to apply for jobs.
According to the plan discussed by Ma Dong and Li Shengnan, at least four experienced employees should be admitted in this recruitment, and no more than 2 will be admitted from the outside companies, otherwise people from the branch are expected to rebel. How could such good positions be cheaper for outsiders?
Xia Yong happened to be sitting next to Da Anqi, but he didn’t even glance at her.
Xia Yong knew what Da Anqi did when Ma Dong was down, he disdained these kinds of women.
Da Anqi was a little embarrassed, when she was taken down by Ma Dong, she had no way out or she just wanted to take that road…
But the road wasn’t easy to walk on, it was full of potholes, not to mention there was Zhang Mengmeng, a roadblocker, she wanted to find a shortcut through Ma Dong’s friends, but she found out that they didn’t want to see her …
After sitting still for a few minutes, Dai Anqi gritted her teeth and took the initiative to say hello: “Brother Yong is so smart, are you here for the interview?”
Xia Yong gave her a look from the corner of his eyes and made a “hmm” sound, nose “hmm” with no follow up, which made Da Anqi even more embarrassed!
Women can be more vicious than men and even their “face” can be thrown to java, Dai Anqi expression remained unchanged like nothing ever happened and continued to chat with Xia Yong, “Brother Yong, how many points did you get in the written test?” [TLN: even their “face” can be thrown to java = they can be really shameless]
“Yong’ge are you prepared for the interview?”
“Brother Yong, I heard Dongzi mention you last night, let’s get along with each other.”
At first Xia Yong was able to give her perfunctory answers, but he could not stand the beauty’s cheeky conversation anymore!
Other interview candidates stared at them as if they were aliens.
Xia Yong sighed and said with a wry smile: ” You should solve your matters yourself, you know Dong’ge’s temper, he usually talks well, but when he gets angry even I am afraid of him, I dare not participate in your matters…”
Dai Anqi listened to Xia Yong who had a troubled and uninterested expression, she wanted to retaliate but chose to remain silent, and the waiting room fell silent again.
Looking at Zhou Qianru who was dressed in formal attire and had a slightly serious expression, Ma Dong smiled and said: “Don’t be so serious all the time, it’s not an interview, just a simple chat…”
Zhou Qianru smiled slightly, “Ma Dong, I hope you can put aside your relationship with Zhang Mengmeng, and examine my personal ability, and regard this as a real interview.”
Ma Dong was helpless, what Zhang Mengmeng said was right, this woman was really a wonder, “Well, we’ll go according to you, then please introduce yourself.”
Zhou Qianru sat up straight and said: “I graduated in 2006, worked in Sina Entertainment in 2006-07, started an entertainment brokerage company in 2008, and signed an actor. Later, I was sued for filming injuries. After compensation, the company’s capital chain broke. I worked in Huayi Film and Television in 2009-10, and resigned at the end of 2010 to continue to operate an entertainment brokerage company, which has been closed down due to poor management…”
Ma Dong sat there speechless for a while, her luck was too bad, but to see her say “poor management” he got curious and asked, “poor management? Can you be specific?”
When he mentioned this, Zhou Qianru’s face showed a slight anger: “There was a rich second generation who took fancy to an actor I signed, he wanted me to be a pimp for him!”
“Oh…”Ma Dong understood, and she was forced to bankruptcy…
However, it was quite difficult to think of Zhou Qianru who was stubborn about wanting to start a business from scratch to also be involved in the entertainment industry, “The actors signed by you must’ve felt a sense of security, at least they wouldn’t have to worry about being pitted. By the way, what’s the name of the actor you signed? “
“Her name was Chai Yafei, but she has left the industry…”
Looking at Ma Dong’s stunned expression, Zhou Qianru was confused, did she say something wrong? Or…
Ma Dong asked with a curious expression, “Is Chai Yafei working in Huisong Bank?”
Zhou Yuru patted her head, he really guessed it by himself, she was surprised and said: “So you know her?”
Ma Dong sighed and said with emotion: “What a coincidence?”
However, it wasn’t surprising when he thought of the first time he met Chai Yafei, he was stunned by her beauty, “If she were a star she would really be a popular one, but how did she end up working in the bank?”
Zhou Qianru also had nothing to hide, it turned out that Chai Yafei was originally in the bank, Zhou Qianru acted as a scout at that time, but unfortunately the star was taken down before it could bloom…
“How much do you know about her?” asked Ma Dong, who was more interested in Chai Yafei than her film history. “What does her family do? “
Looking at Ma Dong’s eager look, Zhou Qianru’s heart cackled!
She had personally experienced Chai Yafei’s charm when she was a scout, even she as a woman was moved, let alone a man who thinks with his lower body!
However, he was going to be her boss in the future, so she avoided stressing over it: “She was originally raised in an orphanage, and later she was adopted, she later changed her surname to Chai, she is quite a loving girl, I don’t know much about her family…”
Ma Dong looked at Zhou Qianru’s unwillingness to disclose anymore, and nodded thoughtfully. Instead of continuing to ask about Chai Yafei, he changed the topic: “Do you have any expectations or requirements for your position and salary?”
Speaking of this sensitive topic, Zhou Qianru immediately retracted her thoughts, after considering it for a long time she replied: “This I will not worry about it, I will listen to the Mr.Ma’s arrangement …”
“Well, wait for me to find the person in charge and arrange it in a unified way.”
Ma Dong was satisfied with Qianru’s answer. If she had made a bunch of demands, even with Zhang Mengmeng’s relationship Ma Dong could only say sorry…
Zhou Qianru was recruited, Xu Anhui and Jin Xin helped was already confirmed, the middle and high-level team was basically decided.
It’s easier to raise a thousand troops than to find a general to lead them!
“Now it all depends on tonight’s discussion with the general and his decision…” [TLN: The general is Meng Kai, an older person recommended by Zheng Wenyan]
TRANSLATED BY: Flux007(aka Divinrth)
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