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   Chapter 28 Her Ability

Happy Together By GABRIELLE HAYWARD Characters: 9902

Updated: 2018-12-02 06:16

The surrounding air was strange and quiet.

It was already 4 o'clock in the morning. The dawn was approaching.

It had been a sleepless night and it seemed they weren't going to sleep.

"If you ask one more time, I will kiss you again. How about questioning me after that, what do you think?" After a moment of silence, Hiram grinned and observed her with a beamish face.

Rachel dropped the idea of asking him after hearing his warning. Instead, she turned around and ran quickly.

She went inside the house to take a nap. After waking up, she got dressed up and went to work. That Sunday had passed in the most "dramatic" way.

She might have asked for a leave to calm down and clear things up if it had happened before. But, she had already had a sick leave, and it was Monday, which meant there was a lot of work waiting for her. It wasn't a wise decision for her to ask for another leave.

Moreover, the sales performance was going to be announced soon. If Group A, which was under her charge, didn't come out with an impressive result, they might get degraded to Group B the next time.

If that happened, they would become the joke of the whole organization.

The company where Rachel worked had adopted an upgrade system, and there were Group A, Group B, Group C. All staff members started in Group C and gradually got promoted to higher groups. The salaries also varied accordingly in different groups. Employees got evaluated every half a year, and if they failed, they would get degraded.

"Rachel, there you go. Here's this month's sales performance. It just came out. Currently, we are 30% behind Group B. There are only a few days left. I don't think we will be able to make it."

Fiona, one of the group members, came to discuss the sales report with Rachel.

"Besides, our direct channel of distribution has reached its saturation point. Although there is still room for improvement in our circulation and our sales plan is much better, we are running out of time. I am afraid that our promotion wouldn't work as expected and it wouldn't get translated into sales growth……"

Rachel got something in her mind while she was holding that sales report, "The reason behind its ineffectiveness might be that there are too many procedures in this process. If we make a direct order, I am sure we can make it in one or two days."

After a few seconds, Rachel stood up and asked everyone to come over, "Guys, let's put aside our work for a minute. Michael, could you check these three areas for me today? We need to promote our products in all these shopping malls as soon as possible."

"Fiona, this is yours."

"Celine, you are in charge of the bigger areas."

Other group members were also assigned their own areas.

Celine took the sales list and looked at it. She nodded her head and looked at Rachel worriedly, "Still, the two biggest shopping malls are left, and they are the most difficult ones to negotiate with. They have powerful background. I am afraid things won't work out."

"Yes, I agree with Celine. Last time, Group B did a lot of hard work to persuade their managers to promote our products. I don't think we can make it in just one meeting.", Fiona also shook her head to express her concern.

In their sales company, it was all about qualification and ability. Anyone who could bring in business was the winner. There was no mercy, just competition.

The smaller shopping malls were easy to deal with. Their promotion activities were quite attractive actually, so the malls were willing to cooperate.

But these two shopping malls were different. They dominated H City's whole consumer market. It would take a lot of time and money to hold a promotion event.

"I will get them!" said Rachel, as she stood up and assigned those two biggest and also the most challenging areas to herself.

"Well, just try your best but don't push yourself too hard. It's ok if we fail the evaluation this month. I am sure we will catch up next month. That's not a big deal.", Celine tried to lighten the mood. Actually, at the end of the year, they would be evaluated comprehensively. It wouldn't be a make or break situation.

Rachel assured her and said, "Okay, guys, let's get back to work."

And at the same time, outside their office door, a member of Group B left quietly.

"What?" When the group leader Sandy heard the report from her group member, she sniffed, "How naive is she? She seriously wants to give it a shot at this time? It would be a waste of time!"

But she was a little worried, thinking about that. So she went out to make a phone call.

"Hello, is it Manager Zhang? It is Sandy. Do you remember that you promised me that whenever our company wanted to promote our products in your shopping mall, I would be the one who would be in charge of the event? Would you keep your word for me?"

In general, the company assigned two different groups for the same even

t and asked them to make a proposal. Then it was up to the customer to make the final decision.

And the credit went to the one whose proposal was used.

"Well, I certainly miss you, and I also believe in you. Maybe we can eat together someday!"

After she hung up the phone, Sandy grabbed her nail clippers and happily went back to her office to manicure her fingernails, "As long as Manager Zhang doesn't approve, I don't have to worry about what they would be doing."

She had already made a deal with Manager Zhang. They both agreed that she would be in charge of the next month's promotional event. That way, Group B wouldn't only do a great job that month, they would be sure to win the next month also.

The sun was shining brightly that day, and the sky was cloudless.

Outside one of the largest malls in H City

Rachel came over there in the scorching hot weather. She called Manager Zhang for like a thousand times but got no response. As she kept trying, his phone was constantly busy, or he didn't respond.

When the phone call didn't work, she decided to go to the office to meet him personally.

Finally, at lunchtime, she found the man she was waiting for, "Manager Zhang! Could you give me five minutes of your time, please? I tried to call you, but there was no answer, so I decided to come here."

Manager Zhang tried to avoid her by looking around. He waved his hands and said, "How about some other day? I am about to have my lunch."

"But, Manager Zhang, we have made a deal. What made you change your mind?" Rachel glanced at him from head to toe and noticed that he was being weird and his attitude was different.

"Hey, look, you are getting worried for no reason. Today I am kind of occupied with lots of meeting. And I am famished right now. I just want to have my lunch. That's it, nothing to worry about!" Manager Zhang tried to explain.

Rachel nodded her head, but she had already figured out what was going on with her bright eyes, "Manager Zhang, it seems that Sandy from our organization is a friend of yours. You two have a great rapport, don't you?"

"Eh……" Rachel got him right to the point where he coughed and tried to explain, "Rachel, don't say that. We have cooperated with each other for more than a year. Don't you trust me?"

Rachel couldn't help laughing on hearing all that. Trust him?

The second time they had met, he had tried to make a move on her. If she hadn't had the goods on him and warned him not to do it again, he wouldn't have agreed to cooperate with her.

"I certainly trust you! And I don't think you are the kind of person who forgets his friends whenever he's in a relationship. Therefore, I would request you to take a look at this sales proposal. I'm aware that there have been some negative news about your shopping mall recently. And my proposal can not only help you handle that but can also increase your profits!", Said Rachel. Then she handed him the documents.

"I have simplified many procedures. It would be more efficient to implement them. Besides, I believe a wise man, especially a man with ambitious goals, wouldn't put his emphasis on small profits, am I right?"

While she was talking, Manager Zhang already opened the sales proposal. He knew her ability very well. The reason why he agreed with the former cooperation was that every idea of her proposal was pertinent and could bring effective and profitable result.

"Manager Zhang, I have seen Sandy's proposal. It looks quite attractive. But I am sure that a smart businessman like you can discover the flaws in it. It isn't suitable for a long-term cooperation."

Rachel noticed that he wavered as she was talking, she took the opportunity to strike while the iron was hot.

"If you help me hold this event two days later, I would forget about this…… And I swear I won't tell anyone else. You would still be the honest and upright Manager Zhang, what do you think?"

Manager Zhang was looking at her proposal, and he said, "Ok, I know what to do. Just give me some time to review your proposal. I will call you tonight."

"But! I have nothing to do with…… Sandy. So please don't gossip about that!"

He walked a few steps. Then, he turned around and said to Rachel.

Rachel smiled and nodded her head.

The harder he tried to hide, the more he exposed. If it weren't for business, she definitely wouldn't have anything to do with him.

Rachel finally got what she wanted. She breathed a sigh of great relief. Now that he said so, it was half the success.

A wise man knows how to weigh the pros and cons.

Rachel had worked out such a tricky business in the hallway leading to the shopping mall's canteen. She stretched her arms and legs. Her legs were almost numb because of the long wait.

She took out the meat floss bread she bought on her way here from her handbag. She ate a little and heard applause from behind.

"Nice to see you again!"

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