Chapter 823: Old Mr. Wen Makes Secretary Cao Work for Her
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Wen Xinya proceeded to see Old Mr. Wen together with Secretary Cao.
Despite having already walked far far away from Wen Haowen, she could still feel his intense and sinister gaze fixed on her back. She frowned slightly. Ever since the revelation of Ning Shuqian’s pregnancy hoax, she realized that Wen Haowen had become moody and erratic.
Wen Xinyar arrived at Old Mr. Wen’s office on the top floor of the Wen Corporation office tower. Old Mr. Wen was in the midst of cutting some flowers. Upon hearing the footsteps, he said, “Xinya, come here and take a look at my orchids.”
Wen Xinya walked towards him and began admiring the beautiful and exquisite orchids.
“The flowers are beautiful, so are the leaves. However, they can’t compare to the black orchids you have at home.” Vanda falcata was the most expensive breed of orchids and a favorite amongst orchid lovers of the upper-class society. The petals were white like snow and resembled jade, beautiful, graceful and fragrant.
Old Mr. Wen put the pair of scissors down and said calmly, “Orchids are the most unique when you grow them yourself.”
That cluster of orchids was rather easy to grow, and Wen Haowen had been the one tending to them. However, he did a terrible job and made the flowers lose their elegance and grace.
Wen Xinya stared at the Vanda Falcata and thought to herself,
Old Mr. Wen said calmly, “Just now, Secretary Cao has already told me everything truthfully. You’ve done a great job at handling this, and you didn’t get implicated either, nor did you affect the product launch. Most importantly, you’ve saved the Wen Family from embarrassment.”
He did not expect that those troublemakers would come up with such a despicable trick on the day of the product launch. Fortunately, Wen Xinya managed to react in time and solved the issue.
Otherwise, the Wen Family would be disgraced and end up as a laughing stock. The product launch would also be negatively affected.
Wen Xinya said smilingly, “Grandpa, you flatter me. I’m part of the Wen Family too. I won’t let anyone harm our interests.”
The Ai Shang Cosmetics product launch would affect the Wen Family’s fate and was the deciding factor of their comeback. Hence, she dared not procrastinate in solving the issue and had been paying close attention to the situation going on at the venue. As a result, she found out in no time that Wen Haowen had gone missing.
Pleased to hear her words, Old Mr. Wen said, “Xinya, you’ve become better at handling such situations. Not only are you shrewd and resolute, but you’ve also carefully considered all the factors. It’s little wonder that you’re my granddaughter.”
When Wen Haowen’s adulterous affair was exposed, Old Mr. Wen did not even think about whether or not Yang Ziyu was pregnant. To his surprise… Wen Xinya had already silently helped the Wen Family solve the problem and gotten rid of the obstacle.
He was shocked by how sharp she was.
However, Old Mr. Wen was increasingly disappointed in Wen Haowen. Even till now… Wen Haowen was still so muddled up, and he almost allowed Yang Ziyu to take advantage of the situation.
Shy to receive a compliment, Wen Xinya said bashfully, “Grandpa, I’m a far cry from you. There’s still a lot for me to learn.”
Old Mr. Wen said, “I’ve been very interested in doing charity and philanthropy lately. I also plan to make something big in this field. However, I might not have too much time to tell you, though… you can ask Secretary Cao for help. He’s been working alongside me for years and I value him greatly.”
Old Mr. Wen had never once seen Secretary Cao so impressed by someone else. However, he was heartened to see how pleased Secretary Cao was with Wen Xinya, so much that he kept singing praises about her.
Secretary Cao was capable, loyal, knew where he stood, and was very much to Old Mr. Wen’s liking. Ever since he retired from the business world, Secretary Cao never quite had the chance to put his skills to use again. Old Mr. Wen initially wanted to let Secretary Cao work for Wen Haowen, instead. However, he was afraid that Wen Haowen’s self-centered nature would result in Secretary Cao’s talent being hidden. After seeing how outstanding Wen Xinya was, he decided to let Secretary Cao work alongside Wen Xinya.
However, he still had to see if Secretary Cao was willing to be transferred. After all… if Wen Xinya were to be unable to convince Secretary Cao, he might not be willing to do everything he could to help her and do his best for her. Should that happen, he might end up hindering Wen Xinya from achieving excellence instead.
Wen Xinya smiled and thanked him politely.
She was glad that Old Mr. Wen intended to let Secretary Cao work for her. She had interacted with Secretary Cao several times before and knew that he was much more experienced and capable than Yan Shaoqing. He also was more careful and meticulous. He was a true talent of the corporate world, and she thought that there must have been a reason for Old Mr. Wen to think so highly of Secretary Cao.
What she needed was exactly a talent like him.
However… she would not let Secretary Cao meddle with her private businesses.
Old Mr. Wen nodded. With Secretary Cao around to help Wen Xinya, he would be able to focus on his philanthropic career. “From now on… put in more effort for the Wen Corporation. I’m old! It’s time for me to let go and enjoy my retirement while you youngsters work hard and thrive.”
It was really time for him to retire.
Secretary Cao was his personal assistant who could represent him in the Wen Corporation. With him around to help Wen Xinya, the shareholders of the Wen Corporation definitely wouldn’t dare to make life difficult for her.
Wen Xinya said in astonishment, “Grandpa, you…”
She did not wish to take over the family’s business so soon. After all… she hoped to be able to do the things that she ought to do at her age. She wanted to manage her own business and do her best to gain more knowledge and broaden her perspective.
Old Mr. Wen laughed and said, “Haha! Don’t worry, I know your main goal now is to be admitted to university and study design. The Wen Corporation already has a mode of management and the shareholders are there to run it too. Nothing too wrong is going to happen. You just have to look after it and oversee things.”
Although Wen Haowen’s abilities were ordinary and he lacked talent in business management, there were other benefits to being ordinary as well.
Wen Xinya heaved a sigh of relief and said, “Don’t worry, Grandpa! As the successor of the Wen Family, I know my responsibilities.”
Old Mr. Wen was glad to hear her answer. “What are your thoughts on the Yang Ziyu incident?”
Wen Xinya had already made a guess. “I’m sure the mastermind behind the incident is either the Jiang family or the Xiao Family, or perhaps… both!”
Old Mr. Wen had previously already heard that the Jiang family and the Xiao Family had colluded with each other again. The cheap shots that they had been getting up to, convinced Old Mr. Wen that the incident must have been devised and plotted by both families.
Upon hearing her words, Old Mr. Wen sighed and said, “I share the same thoughts as you. It takes two hands to clap. We were the ones who gave them the chance to harm us too.”
Wen Xinya understood what he meant. Given Wen Haowen’s impulsive character, he could be easily manipulated.