FV: Chapter 109
Ji Yuxiao saw that Lin Luoqing agreed and smiled. “Don’t worry, I won’t let you just take over. I will hire a new professional manager and you can learn from them when the time comes.”
Lin Luoqing instantly sighed with relief. “That is naturally best.”
Ji Yuxiao finished discussing it with him and called Chen Liwei, asking him to hold a meeting of the board of directors tomorrow. He had something to say.
Chen Liwei hadn’t expected to receive a call from Ji Yuxiao and asked suspiciously, “President Ji, what are you going to say?”
“You will know when it is time.”
Chen Liwei was a bit apprehensive. “Is there anything I can’t know now?”
Ji Yuxiao chuckled. “Are you questioning me?”
“Of course not,” Chen Liwei said respectfully.
“Then do as I say and speak less nonsense.” Ji Yuxiao finished speaking and directly hung up the phone.
Chen Liwei held the phone and felt uneasy.
When Ji Yuxiao’s accident happened, he had gone to see Ji Yuxiao.
Everyone knew that he was Ji Yuling’s younger brother and Ji Zhenhong’s second son. Now that Ji Yuling was dead, he was likely to take over the Ji Group and Xingyi.
However, Ji Yuxiao was completely decadent when Chen Liwei saw him. He said that he didn’t care about it. He was like this and how could he be in the mood to care about other things? Chen Liwei could figure it out himself. Then he drove Chen Liwei away.
Chen Liwei was very depressed at the beginning, thinking that Ji Yuxiao didn’t respect him or Ji Yuxiao wouldn’t have ignored him and treated him like that.
Later, he became excited. He realized something. Ji Yuxiao didn’t care and the Ji Group looked down on Xingyi. Didn’t this mean he had the final say in Xingyi?
He was like a daughter-in-law who survived for many years and became a mother-in-law. In the beginning, he was careful when doing some things he didn’t dare to do when Ji Yuling was around. Later, he became more courageous and completely regarded himself as Xingyi’s boss. He didn’t have many scruples.
After that, Ji Mu took over and he felt that Ji Yuxiao wouldn’t be able to do anything. Therefore, he went to curry favor with Ji Mu.
Now Ji Yuxiao actually took the initiative to call him and ask him to summon the board of directors. What was this for? What was he going to do?
Chen Liwei couldn’t figure it out.
He had been sitting in this position for too long. Even if he knew that he had offended Ji Yuxiao today, he never thought that Ji Yuxiao would pull him from the position of CEO for this.
He was too used to being in this position. He felt he had worked hard and gained a lot of merits. No one was more suitable for this position than him. He couldn’t figure out what Ji Yuxiao was going to do but he didn’t care much. He just felt that Ji Yuxiao wanted everyone to know about Lin Luoqing and to lecture him a bit.
It wasn’t a big deal.
Lin Luoqing watched Ji Yuxiao making the call and asked him, “Will it alert him?”
“No.” Ji Yuxiao obviously understood Chen Liwei’s psychology very well. “He won’t be able to think of this. He doesn’t feel like he has done anything wrong and he naturally won’t think he will be punished severely.”
Lin Luoqing nodded before becoming worried. “Say, will there be trouble if Chen Liwei leaves?”
“What do you mean?”
“He has worked in the company for so long and knows so many artists. I’m just wondering if he will take away some artists under his banner when he leaves. After all, he has been in power for so many years. He just needs to add oil and vinegar and fan the flames before taking a piece of the company. Then the artists might listen to him and leave with him.”
Ji Yuxiao hadn’t expected Lin Luoqing to think of this and smiled. “You are quite smart. I said that you were very suitable.”
Lin Luoqing scratched his head with some embarrassment. He had seen such an example before transmigrating into the novel, so he had been worried.
“No, you don’t have to worry about that.” Ji Yuxiao obviously took it very lightly. “Those who can be fooled by him to leave have no feelings for the company. Let them go and don’t care about them.”
“Besides, the only one in Xingyi who is really popular is Su Tong. As long as Su Tong doesn’t leave, it isn’t a big loss even if the others leave. It is good to add newcomers. It isn’t a big deal.”
He finished speaking and couldn’t help sneering coldly. “From this perspective, Chen Liwei really hasn’t been doing a good job as CEO.”
“What if Su Tong also leaves?” Lin Luoqing asked.
“That isn’t likely.” Ji Yuxiao looked at him. “Su Tong isn’t so brainless. He wouldn’t leave.”
“Are you so sure?”
Ji Yuxiao nodded. “My guess is that he won’t leave.”
Lin Luoqing was inexplicably a bit unhappy due to his trusting tone. “You trust him so much. Do you have a good relationship?”
Ji Yuxiao smiled. “You say I am jealous every day but aren’t you also quite jealous?”
“I’m an employee caring about my future.” Lin Luoqing refused to admit it.
Ji Yuxiao nodded with a smile. “Yes, then you should take good care.”
He finished speaking and pushed the wheelchair forward. Lin Luoqing quickly grabbed his wheelchair. “You haven’t answered my question yet.”
Ji Yuxiao saw his stubborn look of obvious care and smiled. Then he took Lin Luoqing’s hand and kissed it. “It isn’t as good as you think. However, he has a relatively proud personality and Chen Liwei can’t suppress him. That is why I guessed that he won’t leave.”
Lin Luoqing was satisfied with this. He silently withdrew his hand and pushed Ji Yuxiao.
“Where are you going?”
“Go downstairs. Dinner should be almost ready and it is time to eat.”’
“Oh.” Lin Luoqing nodded and pushed him out of the study.
The board of directors meeting was set for 10 o’clock in the morning. The next morning, Lin Luoqing sent the two children to school. Then he came back to find Ji Yuxiao and went to Xingyi with him.
Ji Yuxiao didn’t come to Xingyi very often. He came here this time and couldn’t help taking a few more looks.
“I originally wanted to give this to your sister-in-law. Unfortunately, your sister-in-law didn’t like it so I can only use it as an ordinary company. It is a pity.”
He remembered the words his brother told him as he stood under the Xingyi building and watched the building with his brother.
At that time, his brother was very handsome as he said he was regretful. However, he didn’t care about it. So after handing it over to Chen Liwei to manage, he hadn’t bothered much regarding it.
Now Ji Yuxiao was making up for this regret. His sister-in-law didn’t accept the gift but Lin Luoqing accepted it. He felt he seemed to understand his brother’s mood when he founded it.
Tenderness, longing, hope and expectations.
He wanted to fulfill his lover’s wishes but he was afraid the world would hurt her. Therefore, he set up a company, a kingdom of her own.
It was just like him at this moment.
Wu Xinyuan came earlier than both of them. From the time he knew that a board of directors meeting would be held today, or perhaps from the time he heard Lin Luoqing’s cryptic words yesterday, he knew that Xingyi was about to change.
Due to this, he went downstairs to wait for them at the elevator when he received Lin Luoqing’s message.
Ji Yuxiao didn’t bring an assistant today so Xiao Li followed him to the elevator.
Chen Liwei arrived at Xingyi at 9 o’clock and waited for Ji Yuxiao to appear. Now that Ji Yuxiao finally came, he immediately stepped out to welcome him.
“President Ji.” He smiled.
As he spoke, he glanced at Lin Luoqing in the back who was helping push Ji Yuxiao’s wheelchair. It seemed he really was close to Ji Yuxiao.
“Have the other directors arrived?” Ji Yuxiao asked.
“They are already in the meeting room.”
“Then let’s go.”
“Okay.” Chen Liwei immediately held out a hand to lead the way for him.
Lin Luoqing followed him and smoothly entered the meeting room.
There were seven or eight people present, both men and women. They saw Chen Liwei and Ji Yuxiao and politely called out ‘CEO Chen’ and ‘President Ji.’
They obviously tacitly agreed that Ji Yuxiao didn’t care so they called out ‘CEO Chen’ first.
Xiao Li consciously moved away the chair in the main position and Lin Luoqing pushed Ji Yuxiao to the main position.
Chen Liwei was a bit dissatisfied and frowned secretly. However, he didn’t dare say anything and sat to Ji Yuxiao’s right.
The others didn’t care. They knew his surname was Ji and took it for granted. They still had polite expressions.
“Why is there suddenly a board meeting today? Is something going on?” Someone asked.
“Yes, is there a new decision from the company?”
Chen Liwei looked at everyone with a smile and said gently, “It was President Ji who asked me to gather everyone. He has something to say.”
Everyone looked toward Ji Yuxiao when they heard this. Chen Liwei also looked at him.
Ji Yuxiao smiled slightly. His gaze swept over everyone and he slowly said, “In fact, it isn’t a big deal. I had you come here today for a total of two things.”
“First—” He didn’t hide it and got straight to the point. “Chen Liwei has a deep ambiguity with the company’s artist Pan Xiangjie and has repeatedly suppressed artists for Pan Xiangjie, causing unnecessary losses to the company. Considering the company’s future development, I have decided to fire Chen Liwei and suspend all of Pan Xiangjie’s schedules as an example.”
The group was flabbergasted.
Chen Liwei stood up directly in disbelief. “President Ji, what did you just say?!”
“Didn’t you hear me clearly?” Ji Yuxiao looked at him. “I said that you are fired.”
“Why?” Chen Liwei couldn’t believe his ears. He looked at the man in front of him and said angrily, “Xingyi was developed by me. I made it have today’s results. Why are you firing me?”
Ji Yuxiao seemed to have heard a joke. “Of course, it is because you have to work for Xingyi and I am Xingyi’s boss.”
“Besides—” Ji Yuxiao said indifferently. “Xingyi was founded by my brother and my brother hired you to manage Xingyi. He gave you a high salary every year to manage it. Everyone is doing things according to the contract and you have received the money. You don’t need to act like I am doing something sorry for you.”
Chen Liwei gritted his teeth. “I took the money but there is my hard work for so many years. Can this be exchanged for money?”
“I’m afraid that what you put in here isn’t just hard work, but also ambition, right? Don’t you know that a greedy snake can’t swallow an elephant? It is good to be ambitious but being too ambitious isn’t a good thing.”
This was almost a provocative statement.
Chen Liwei immediately understood why he did this.
Pan Xiangjie was simply an excuse. He wanted Xingyi to become his possession and this was what Ji Yuxiao didn’t allow.
From beginning to end, he didn’t care about it because Chen Liwei hadn’t jumped high enough. Once he jumped high, Ji Yuxiao would immediately crush him to death without mercy.
Chen Liwei wasn’t reconciled. He said, “What qualifications do you have to fire me? President Ji is gone so the Ji Group has the most shares. Even if you want to fire me, it should be the head of the group who decides, not you!”
Ji Yuxiao sneered. “You have had contact with Ji Mu many times. Didn’t he tell you? My brother gave me everything he had before dying, including shares. Do you think I’m not qualified?”
The group was shocked.
Chen Liwei was in disbelief. “What did you say?”
“It seems that the ally you looked for doesn’t care much about you,” Ji Yuxiao mocked.
After speaking, he glanced at Xiao Li and gave a signal.
Xiao Li immediately walked over and pulled out this person.
Chen Liwei was cursing but with Xiao Li’s movements, his voice got further and further away and it was almost inaudible.
Ji Yuxiao looked at the other directors present but none of them said a word. Once they met his eyes, they subconsciously lowered their heads like they were a bit afraid.
“Don’t worry,” Ji Yuxiao said with a smile. “I only came to do two things today and I won’t do anything else. I have finished the first matter. Now let’s talk about the second one.”
He pushed forward Lin Luoqing, who had been standing beside him. “This is Lin Luoqing and he will be the new CEO in the future.”
Everyone couldn’t help looking at him.
Lin Luoqing had to smile so he didn’t look too embarrassed.
He suddenly fired Chen Liwei and pushed a person no one knew. The directors who were present inevitably distrusted him and felt that he was acting out of anger.
Of course, Ji Yuxiao knew the psychology of this group of people so he added, “Of course, Luoqing has just arrived and he won’t be familiar with many things. I will appoint a professional manager to assist him in the near future, so don’t worry.”
It was only then that everyone sighed with relief. They just wanted to make money and they didn’t care who sat in the CEO position. In any case, it wouldn’t be him. The person just needed to be professional enough, capable and to be able to make money.
“President Ji is thoughtful.”
“We will look at President Ji’s arrangement.”
“Then we have to call him CEO Lin from now on, right?”
Lin Luoqing smiled but didn’t refuse this title.
In many cases, a title wasn’t just a title but also distance. Lin Luoqing was young and had no power of his own. These old foxes might not obey him so asking them to call him CEO reminded them that he was the boss. It was far more appropriate than them calling him Luoqing. This would make them feel he was easy to get along with and they wouldn’t respect him so much.
Ji Yuxiao saw his response and was very satisfied.
“Although I will hire a professional manager, I hope everyone can remember that Luoqing is the real person in charge of the company. Don’t be confused about the direction and do things that shouldn’t be done. It won’t be good for you.”
“That is for sure,” someone immediately agreed.
“President Ji, don’t worry. We only care about money. We don’t want to get involved with other things.”
Ji Yuxiao smiled. “Then today’s meeting ends here. You can all go back. I wish you the best in the coming new year.”
“President Ji, you too. Happy New Year.”
“Then we’ll go first.”
Once everyone heard these words, they said some polite words, stood up and left.
Lin Luoqing watched them leave and looked down at Ji Yuxiao. “Is this okay?”
“Of course not. There are other trivial tasks but you don’t have to worry about this. I will arrange them for you.”
“Then I thank you,” Lin Luoqing said with a smile.
Ji Yuxiao smiled and beckoned to him. Lin Luoqing bent down and Ji Yuxiao pinched his face while whispering, “You’re welcome.”
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