Yana hesitated. Everyone in LeapCo knew about Melanie and Viola’s strained relationship. Melanie did not care and took the document upstairs.
She was lucky because Viola and Julie were in the bathroom when she went upstairs. So, she took the document and went directly to Eugene.
Eugene did not expect to see her, so he raised his eyebrows slightly.
Melanie handed over the document and said, “I need your signature.”
Eugene took the document, opened the file, and signed it.
Melanie’s eyelashes trembled slightly when she watched him sign without reading the document.
The first lesson Eugene taught her was to read any contract carefully, even if it was handed over by someone she knew well.
“How’s your ankle?” Eugene randomly started a conversation while signing the document.
Melanie said softly, “It’s almost healed.”
“Can you participate in the team–building event?”
“Yes.” Melanie watched him sign the contract and hand it over. She took it and was about to leave when Eugene said, “You can reimburse your medical fees at the finance department.”
Melanie did not move and looked at Eugene.
Eugene paused and said, “Someone took a video and posted it online. The public relations department wants to use your injury to make a statement.”
Eugene’s eyes were empty without emotion when he looked at Melanie.
Melanie parted her lips slightly and said in a soft voice, “I thought you would at least ask me if it still hurt.”
Eugene’s hand, which was holding a pen, paused. He said, “You can get double the compensation and paid leave.”
When Melanie came out of the office, she met Viola and Julie coming back from the bathroom.
When Viola saw Melanie coming out of Eugene’s office, she looked nervous and defensive. She came over with a fake smile and said, “Melanie, why are you here?”
Melanie glanced at her and walked past her without responding.
Viola bit her lip and went back to her desk.
LeapCo’s team–building event at a hot spring resort.
Eugene approved the proposal and booked the resort so that every employee at LeapCo could spend the weekend together.
Everyone in the secretary’s office was very excited when they found out about the location.
After all, booking a high–end hot spring resort as a team–building event was rare, even in LeapCo.
Not long after the news came out, someone leaked the news that Viola was the one who planned all this.
Everyone immediately started to cheer. Those who were good at flattering Viola even started calling her their lady boss.
Viola was pestered by so many people that she sent out some goody bags to appease everyone. She also messaged the group. [I hope everyone will enjoy their weekend!]
She already sounded like a lady boss.
Melanie thought about the team–building plan that Viola had tweaked and went to the pantry with a mug.
Viola came downstairs to do some work and was standing there chatting with some finance people.
“It’s all thanks to Viola that we can go to the hot spring resort this time. I’ve been working at LeapCo for so many years, but this is the first time we have had such treatment.” The deputy director of the Finance Department said with a smile, “Viola, I heard that you’re responsible for the team–building proposal this time, right?”
Viola had a sweet smile on her face. She had a baby face, which made her look more lovable.
She did not admit or deny it.
However, such silence was taken as acquiescence.
Melanie walked in expressionlessly and poured herself a glass of water.
When Viola saw Melanie, the smile on her face froze.
Melanie did not say anything. She just took her mug and left, but the person behind her said in a disdainful tone, “When Melanie was in charge of the team–building events, she had never proposed going to such a nice place before. Our lady boss, Viola, is still the best!”
Melanie did not know what Viola’s answer was because she had already gone back to her desk to pack her things.
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