The three interviewers were giving each other a once–over.
“I’m a bit suspicious about this girl’s intentions”
“Do you think she’s here to get close to our Vice President?”
“Could be, Mr. Larios has always been a chick magnet”
“Loads of girls apply here in hopes of getting close to Mr. Larios, but she’s the only one willing to be a janitor”
At the Howard Group.
Ellinor was at work as usual today, she spent the morning working on a sales plan for the quarter. After she was done, she took the plan to the CEO’s
There was a new secretary sitting outside the CEO’s office, a young and pretty girl who was clearly slacking off.
Ellinor walked over and asked casually, “Is Mr. Howard in?”
The new secretary snapped out of her daze, hurriedly put down her phone, and stood up.
However, as soon as she realized it was Ellinor, her face fell, and she sat back down, idly looking at her perfectly manicured nails, “It’s you. What do you want with Mr. Howard?”
Ellinor calmly eyed the secretary. She didn’t know her, but it was clear that the secretary knew her and had some inexplicable hostility towards her.
“I have a document for Mr. Howard to review.”
The secretary slapped her desk. “Just leave whatever document it is here; I’ll give it to Mr. Howard later”
Ellinor didn’t play along, “I need to explain the data in the document to Mr. Howard in person. Could you please inform him?”
The secretary gave her an annoyed glance before reluctantly picking up the phone.
As soon as the phone connected, the secretary’s impatience with Ellinor disappeared, and she spoke in a respectful and soft voice, “Mr. Howard, Ms. Mendoza from sales is looking for you. She says she has a document for you.”
Balfour’s voice came out faintly from the other end, “Let her in.”
The secretary hung up and raised her chin at Ellinor in annoyance, “Go in.”
Ellinor gave her a slight smile, undeterred by the secretary’s attitude.
Because she knew this colleague wouldn’t last long in that position.
Balfour, being as strict as he was, wouldn’t tolerate a secretary with such a work attitude.
She must be a temp filling in the position and will disappear from the Howard Group soon.
Ellinor opened the door to the CEO’s office.
Not only was Balfour in the CEO’s office today, but there was also the young member of the Howard family, Byran Howard.
Byran was sitting next to the desk, not far from his brother, focused on a test paper, and scratching his head in frustration over a problem.
Ellinor gave Byran a glance, then looked at Balfour with a serious and polite demeanor, and handed over the document.
“Mr. Howard, yesterday Mr. Rex and I conducted a market survey. Based on that, I prepared a quarterly sales plan. Could you please review it and see if it’s feasible?”
Hearing Ellinor’s voice, Byran, who was deep in thought, immediately stopped writing and looked up in surprise, “Ellinor, what are you doing at my brother’s company?”