Chapter 784: Making Preparations to Join the Wen Corporation in the Future
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At this moment, Wen Haowen was in low spirits after hearing the news.
“Mr. Wen, didn’t you know about Chairman’s arrangements beforehand?” Assistant He asked timidly with glistening eyes.
His words made Wen Haowen’s face turn pale immediately and he exclaimed, “Arranging for Xinya to join the Wen Corporation is just a minor issue. I’m so busy with work every day. I don’t have the time to care about what they do. Leave them be!”
Actually, anger was already simmering within him. He was the CEO of the Wen Corporation and yet, Old Mr. Wen did not inform him of the arrangements at all. Instead, he just pushed Wen Xinya to join the advertising department. He completely disregarded Wen Haowen.
Assistant He smiled awkwardly and said, “CEO Wen, from the way I see it, the arrangement for Miss Wen to join the marketing department, is not just for her to get some practice. Think about it. The advertising for the Ai Shang Group is already almost completed. By arranging for Miss Wen to join the corporation at this juncture, Chairman is obviously trying to let Miss Wen make her presence known, so as to make it easier for her to officially join the management of the corporation in the future.”
Wen Haowen flew into a rage. He did not think of that at all. After being reminded of it, a sullen expression formed on his face and he said, “They actually had such a plan.”
After all, Assistant He had been working under Wen Haowen for a long time and was well aware of his temper. He said worriedly, “CEO Wen, ever since you were set up by Yang Ziyu and ended up in a scandal, the board of directors and shareholders have been very displeased with you, and your reputation has been tarnished. Miss Wen joining the Wen Corporation is like fuel added to the fire.
Upon hearing his words, Wen Haowen was overwhelmed with frustration.
Noticing his anger, Assistant He said, “Poor you, CEO Wen. You did so much for the Wen Corporation! Yet, you’ve become inferior compared to Missy. Regardless of how outstanding she may be, she’s just a young girl who’s barely legal. How would she know anything about business?”
Wen Haowen’s face grew sullen. He found it unbearable to have to please Wen Xinya in order to secure his footing in the Wen Family home.
Wen Haowen arrived back at the Wen Family home to see that Old Mr. Wen and Wen Xinya were having a conversation in the living room.
Wen Haowen took a deep breath and suppressed his anger. Pretending to be calm, he said, “Father, I just heard that you’ve allowed Xinya to join the advertising of the Ai Shang Group products. Why didn’t you tell me about this beforehand?”
Old Mr. Wen said calmly, “I know you’ve been busy lately and this is only a minor issue, so I didn’t tell you.”
He had also decided not to tell him because he didn’t want there to be unnecessary trouble.
Wen Haowen was exasperated beyond the limit. However, he was well aware that it was no longer up to him to decide what went on in the Wen Family. “Father, how is it a trivial matter? Xinya is the successor of the Wen Family and I definitely have to take note since she’s getting some practice at the office.”
Wen Xinya felt like she should cheer for Wen Haowen and applaud him for his impeccable acting chops. She could sense that he was still angry. Yet, he was still smiling and trying to favor her. She realized that she had truly belittled Wen Haowen.
Old Mr. Wen nodded calmly and remained silent.
Wen Haowen moved his stiff fingers away and tried to look as natural as possible. “Father, you should have discussed this with me. Xinya has just turned legal and there’s no rush in getting her to start practicing in the company. Besides, she’s about to sit for her final year examinations soon. She’s under high stress and won’t have the time and energy to get distracted. Most importantly, she had even hurt her head when she got abducted. She may have already recovered, but she still has to recuperate. Don’t give her too much pressure.”
Wen Haowen’s words were reasonable and he again made himself out to be a loving father who cared about his daughter. Wen Haowen picked up her teacup and took a sip slowly.
Just like she had expected, Old Mr. Wen began to frown.
Wen Haowen began to ask about Wen Xinya’s academic progress. “How has your revision been going? Can you catch up?”
“It’s going fine!” Wen Xinya answered, gently grazing her fingers against the teacup in her hand which was white like porcelain. The roses on the cup made her fingers look slender and smooth like jade.
A look of satisfaction formed on Wen Haowen’s face and he said, “I heard from some acquaintances a few days ago that you’re planning to enroll in the Capital University’s school of design. Are you confident of getting in?”
Wen Xinya stopped moving her fingers and Wen Haowen noticed her actions. There were hidden meanings in Wen Haowen’s words. Only a few people knew that she was intending to enroll in Capital University. Yet, everyone in the circle had already found out about it. It was disadvantageous to her.
Now that everyone knew that she was planning to enroll in Capital University and yet, she was joining the Wen Corporation instead of focusing on her revision, how would they perceive her?
They would find her to be delusional and arrogant.
It would be best if she were to be able to make it into Capital University. However, if she didn’t make it, she would definitely become a laughing stock of the upper-class circle.
Wen Haowen was merely trying to make her understand how tough her predicament was, in a bid to make her quit and give up her chance to participate in the advertising issues of the Ai Shang Group’s product launch.
Noticing that she seemed to be deep in thought, Wen Haowen knew that she definitely had plans of her own. He smiled and said, “Xinya, you may be the heiress of the Wen Family, but I still hope that you’ll get into Capital University based on your own abilities.”
Wen Xinya said calmly, “Father, don’t worry. I’ll definitely do my best.”
Now that things had come to this, lots of people had begun speculating if she could make it to Capital University. It seemed there was nothing else she could do except get into the university.
Old Mr. Wen appeared stern and upset, not expecting there to be trouble even before the final year examinations had begun. “Xinya, why don’t…”
Wen Xinya interjected smilingly. “Grandpa, I know what to do. I won’t let the work at the corporation affect my studies.”
Old Mr. Wen did not say anything else. Wen Haowen frowned and said, “Xinya, I know you’ve always been outstanding, but you can’t pass with flying colors just because of that. Revision is the most important.”
Wen Xinya said, “Father, I understand. Thank you for being so concerned about me. However, so much has happened to our family lately, especially with you, Father… I’d like for us to cooperate with the Gu Family and the Ling Family, so as to perfect the launch of Ai Shang’s products and improve our reputation.”
Wen Haowen was speechless.
Wen Xinya’s intentions were clear. The advertisement spots in the Gu Family’s shopping mall, as well as the Ling Family’s connections, were definitely going to help Ai Shang products to dominate the market rapidly. Hence, Old Mr. Wen was definitely pleased with their advantage.
Whether or not Ai Shang Group could go against the odds also concerned Wen Haowen. Although his scandal had died down a little, the effects were still there, and Wen Haowen would receive credit if Ai Shang succeeded. It would then be possible for him to rebuild his reputation in the corporation.
Yet, Wen Xinya diminished his hopes.
Seeing how composed Wen Xinya was, Old Mr. Wen nodded and thought to himself that Wen Xinya had become more tactful in handling matters, as compared to three years ago.