Chapter 1079: The Situation of the Entertainment City’s Sister Company
Mingxiang Accord was a well-known teahouse in Capital city. Its name was derived from fragrant tea leaves.
The aroma of tea leaves filled the room.
Wen Xinya scrutinized the agarwood coffee table in front of her which had a brownish-yellow hue with a tinge of luxury. Due to the fact that it had been cultivated by tea leaves for many years, it was shiny and beautiful.
Although the agarwood was less than ten years old, it was rather rare and expensive.
Wen Xinya scanned her surroundings and observed the decor of the teahouse. There was a beautiful and realistic painting that gave off a calming vibe, as well as a bamboo curtain which added a touch of elegance to the teahouse. There was also a refined and intricate jade vase that contained some rare and delicate orchids.
It was a pretty nice place.
The door of the room was pushed open and Secretary Cao strode in with his document case. He frantically said, “Missy, I’m really sorry for being late.”
Wen Xinya smiled and said, “I’ve only been here for a while. Uncle Cao, hurry and take a seat.”
Wen Xinya greatly respected Secretary Cao, not only because he was Old Mr. Wen’s able assistant but also because he was very loyal and competent. Ever since Old Mr. Wen instructed Secretary Cao to assist her, he had taught her plenty about business.
Secretary Cao proceeded to take a seat opposite her.
Wen Xinya brewed some tea with finesse. She and Secretary Cao were both tea lovers. Hence, they would always choose to meet at tea houses.
Staring at Wen Xinya who was dressed in a mint-green collared dress, he felt that green suited her very well because it gave her a refreshing vibe.
He thought about the various times that Xia Ruya had also dressed in green, though she looked less classy and much more pretentious.
After brewing the tea, Wen Xinya poured Secretary Cao a cup of tea and said, “Uncle Cao, how are things going with the entertainment city?”
Wen Xinya did not hire anyone to keep a close eye on the entertainment city. After all, she was the one who had raised the idea of setting up an independent sister company. If anyone were to find out and exploit that fact, she would be deemed as harboring ill intentions, and that would give someone else the chance to take advantage and harm her. Of course, she definitely trusted Celestial Detective Agency, but the person behind Ning Shuqian was not easy to deal with.
Secretary Cao answered, “I was just planning to talk to you about this. Ever since the setup of the independent company, Wen Haowen has instructed his trusted assistant to manage the company. Currently, the preparations have been completed. Previously, I noticed that the situation in the recruitment of employees for the independent company wasn’t going ideally. However, this morning, the human resources department photocopied all of the resumes of the recruited employees. I’ve read through them. All the employees at every executive level have been hired. This is rather suspicious and unusual.”
The Wen Corporation was indeed a large corporation which many dreamed of working for. However, the employment standards of the corporation were sky-high. Each and every employee in the Wen Corporation were elites and the Wen Corporation had a precise and complicated recruitment process.
Even Wen Haowen was no exception. After all, he valued the entertainment city greatly and he knew better than anyone else that only true elites were capable of getting the project going. Hence, he was extremely strict with recruitment.
After the entertainment city project was confirmed during the board meeting previously, Wen Haowen began recruiting for more employees. Within a month, he managed to hire employees to fill in the basic positions. However, there were still vacancies for the managerial roles.
The most shocking bit for Secretary Cao was that all the managerial positions were filled within just a few days. Hence, he could not help but find it suspicious.
Wen Xinya exclaimed with a slight frown, “So soon!?!”
She was also shocked. It was rare for there to be competent employees, and that was a fact that she understood very well. Her heart began to race and she began to feel that the mastermind behind Ning Shuqian had probably already started planting their snitches in the independent company.
Secretary Cao nodded with a sullen expression and handed a document to Wen Xinya. “These are the resumes of the employees who have been recruited.”
Wen Xinya asked, “Who else knows about these resumes?”
As soon as Ning Shuqian got discharged, the job positions of the independent company were all filled. Clearly… Ning Shuqian had something to do with it and she reckoned that Ning Shuqian had more tricks up her sleeve. Hence, Wen Xinya did not want to alarm them and instead chose to let the human resources department handle it. She was very worried because Secretary Cao had to go through the human resources department to obtain the resumes.
Well aware of her concerns, Secretary Cao explained, “The Human Resources manager was nurtured by Old Mr. Wen. He’s very loyal towards Old Mr. Wen and he was also the one who helped me get these resumes. No one else knows about this yet. Don’t worry, Missy.”
The entertainment city had a lot of suspicious points and Wen Xinya had also told him directly that the conspiracy was plotted against the Wen Family. Hence, he had been extremely meticulous in handling the entertainment city.
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “Good. Next, we’ll avoid alarming them for now.”
Wen Xinya felt a sense of relief, thinking to herself that Secretary Cao was indeed meticulous enough.
Wen Xinya looked through the resumes.
Secretary Cao explained, “There are a total of eleven resumes. All of them belong to elites who have flawless credentials, work experience, and professional ethics.”
Wen Xinya sneered. “It’d be strange if he managed to gather so many elites in such a short period of time without any fishy reasons.”
Secretary Cao nodded and remained silent.
Wen Xinya put the resumes away and said calmly, “Uncle Cao, please help me find out more about these people, but be as careful as you can. Don’t alarm them unnecessarily.”
Secretary Cao was the most suitable person to carry out investigations. Even if he were to end up alarming them, he would not get into trouble since Secretary Cao was representing Old Mr. Wen.
Secretary Cao nodded and said, “I’ve already sent someone to look into this. There are no results yet.”
Wen Xinya burst into laughter, thinking to herself that Secretary Cao was indeed very capable.
Secretary continued, “Secretary He has already requested for the fund approval of 500 million yuan for the development of the entertainment city, and Wen Haowen has already granted the funds. The proposal has also been handed over to the shareholders.”
Greatly taken aback, Wen Xinya remarked, “500 million yuan. How greedy.”
Secretary Cao said, “The shareholders approve of the entertainment city and carry high hopes for it. Wen Haowen and Secretary He are both very clear that they might achieve their goals by striking the iron while it’s hot. The investment for the entertainment city is massive and the longer they delay it for, the tougher it will be to get the money from the shareholders.”
Wen Xinya nodded and said, “The shareholders wouldn’t agree to it so easily. Put this aside for now. I have my own ways to deal with it.”
Secretary Cao had no objections, of course.