“It’s a pity we realized this fact too late. We’re a bunch of veterans who’ve been in the clothing
industry for so many years, but we still couldn’t beat a newcomer.”
Everyone else lowered their heads in guilt at the man’s words.
He was right; Caroline had understood a simple truth like this more deeply than veterans like
Sure enough, arrogance was a hindrance to humanity. They would have discovered the problem
long ago if they had been more modest.
Looking at Layla, who was still murmuring in disbelief, the man who spoke up took a step forward
and took out a resignation letter.
“Ms. Layla, although it is uncourteous of me to resign at this time, I feel that I can no longer make
any worthwhile contributions to this company. So it’s better for me to leave.”
After he submitted his resignation, everyone else came forward to give their resignation in
Layla didn’t seem to hear them at all. She kept looking at her table blankly, murmuring, “I won’t
lose.” It seemed like her mantra.
Shortly after the senior executives came out of Layla’s office, the staff in the office hall watched
the senior executives pack up their things and leave.
Everyone looked at each other, then started to pack their things and leave as well.
When Layla finally stood up from her chair and staggered out of her office, an empty hall greeted
The once–overcrowded office space was now a ghost town.
It was so quiet that she could hear the sounds of ridicule in the air, mocking her for saying she
wanted to buy the whole building.
Layla laughed hysterically, sad tears welling up in her eyes. “Oh, Caroline! Why won’t you just die?”
She angrily picked up a book and threw it on the ground, venting her frustrations. However, no
matter how she vented, the phone rang endlessly, like a mourning song.
Meanwhile, Caroline and Cheryl were met with countless party streamers as soon as they entered the office downstairs.
“Ah! Congratulations on your triumphant return, Ms. Evans!”
“We love you, Ms. Evans!”
“You’re amazing, Ms. Evans!”
The employees were currying favor with Caroline one after another, singing her praises from the bottom of their hearts. They even stuffed a bouquet of roses into Caroline’s arms.
“Ms. Evans, these are for you!”
Caroline removed the streamers from her head.
“I appreciate all of your gratitude, but all of you played a big part in our success. I would like to thank all of you for your support and trust in me during this time.”
“Well said!” Gavin applauded and walked out of the crowd of employees.
“What a beautiful speech, Ms. Evans. However, we still won because we had a great leader at the helm. Right, everyone?”
“If you hadn’t persisted, we would have spent all our money hiring designers and spokespersons. We would have forgotten our original purpose, like Evanson Corporation.”
Gavin looked at Caroline earnestly and stretched out his hand. “I’m glad I didn’t withdraw my investment back then.”
“Me too.” George, who was following behind Gavin, scratched his head in embarrassment.