Chapter 1454: Outstanding Among the Rest
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
As he said this, Xu Xinming specially took a look at the name of the book in Deng Wenchang’s hands.
Reading a book?
He was reading a book at his workplace and saying that he was busy?
The relationships Deng Wenchang and Qiao Nan relied on to enter the ministry were stronger than those of his and Li Dawei. He actually dared to be absent-minded in such a grand manner and even told him he was busy? For real!
Xu Xinming felt that it was unfair and took back his document. He handed it over to He Yi in his office. After He Yi took a look, he revealed a pained expression, as if experiencing a headache. “Xiao Xu, you have to know that this is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. It’s a very important department to the country and people. Thus, we have a huge burden on our shoulders and we have a lot of responsibilities. I need capable talents here. It shouldn’t be a case where the student hands up his homework to the teacher and the teacher has to amend the mistakes for the student.”
He Yi used a pen to draw a line on it. “I just read the first page and you’ve already made such a huge mistake. You even got the political style of this country wrong. Take this back and see for yourself. Also, Xiao Xu, perhaps you should reconsider if this ministry really suits you.”
He Yi didn’t understand. Since he was capable, why didn’t he choose a department which he liked and could excel in? He just had to join his Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Xu Xinming’s face flushed red upon He Yi’s lecturing. After apologizing, he took the document back and redid it.
Looking at Xu Xinming’s back view, He Yi shook his head in anger. “Young people nowadays are all impetuous. They lack the stubbornness and perseverance in learning.” It was alright to not know. Who didn’t start knowing from not knowing? As long as one was willing to work hard, everything wouldn’t be a problem.
It was alright to be stupid. However, if one wasn’t hardworking enough, then that was a big problem.
He Yi couldn’t hold back and called the person who got Xu Xinming into the department. “This is the situation now. Are you sure you want him to continue staying here? To tell you the truth, I don’t think he would develop himself well in my department. You’d better rearrange his future career prospect.”
The other party hesitated for a while. “There’s no rush. He really wants to enter the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Don’t worry. I will consider this matter well and give you an answer soon.”
The other party was obviously not willing to take this lying down. He had spent a lot of effort to bring Xu Xinming into the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Until now, Xu Xinming didn’t have any extraordinary performance. Instead, he received a call with He Yi’s criticism.
“Okay.” He Yi didn’t think that the other party would simply dismiss the thought of letting Xu Xinming stay in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs just because of his call. Smart people understood the importance of this department. It wasn’t the first time that a situation similar to Xu Xinming’s and Li Dawei’s had happened. Didn’t Qiao Nan and Deng Wenchang have a little of that experience as well?
“However, I have to tell you this again. There’s a lot of work to be done in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Xu Xinming isn’t capable in this area but I’m sure there’s something for him to do in this huge unit. Don’t argue with me then.”
At this point, it showed that He Yi had sent Xu Xinming to sit on the cold bench and it was quite impossible for him to make a comeback. He Yi believed that Xu Xinming would definitely perform well in the tasks of pouring tea, ordering lunch boxes, and running errands.
The other party didn’t want Xu Xinming to leave and carried some hope. He Yi wasn’t a toothless tiger who had no way to take Xu Xinming out. If Xu Xinming couldn’t perform well, he would be kicked to a corner. If Li Dawei behaved the same way, He Yi wouldn’t go soft on him either.
He had to let the newbies understand that he was the minister in the ministry, not some English lecturer or professor in a university. Unless one was below the university level, under normal circumstances, a teacher would not stare at one’s homework every day, take a red pen out, and mark out everything clearly on it. That’s ridiculous!
Thinking of the two newbies in the department, He Yi couldn’t help but start to carefully consider who would be the more appropriate out of the two to do menial tasks. After all, after receiving their due salary from the country, there should be other things for Xu Xinming and Li Dawei to do if they couldn’t be in his department.
He had to find out what these two were good at and make the best use out of them. After all, he had to match their monthly salary with their contributions.
Xu Xinming and Li Dawei didn’t know that not only did He Yi not want to give them a chance to develop themselves, but he was also considering what position to arrange for them so that they could showcase their passion and shine. Did they really think they could slack off, spend each day leisurely, and get their salary comfortably at the end of each month? How was there such a good thing in this world?
Xu Xinming and Li Dawei had to be worthy of all the taxpayers’ money in China, right?
Xu Xinming and Li Dawei, whom He Yi was muttering about, couldn’t help but sneeze, startling the people in the office. “Did they catch a cold by any chance?” If that was the case, they had to pay attention so that they could avoid getting infected.
“No.” Xu Xinming shook his head. “My nose was just itchy for a while. Perhaps the air conditioner was too strong?” The air conditioner in the department was centralized. Once it was switched on fully, the temperature would drop rapidly. However, no one in the office wore short-sleeved shirts or shorts. They were all wearing long-sleeved shirts and pants.
Li Dawei stood up and walked toward Qiao Nan. “Qiao Nan, take a look at this. Am I right to write it in this manner?” Li Dawei was older than Qiao Nan, but Qiao Nan entered the ministry earlier than Li Dawei. As such, both of them addressed each other directly by their names.
Compared to Deng Wenchang, whose attitude changed according to his mood, Qiao Nan was more objective. She would help point out some problems. However, Qiao Nan was unwilling to help others at the moment. “Li Dawei, if I didn’t remember wrongly, you made a grammatical mistake here. You have already asked me this a week ago. It’s the same grammatical mistake. It’s just that the scenario has changed. You’re wrong again?”
Not only did Deng Wenchang not like these two newbies, but Qiao Nan didn’t feel good about Xu Xinming and Li Dawei either. Qiao Nan used to be curious about Deng Wenchang’s performance. Was that all an international student was capable of?
Or was it that Deng Wenchang was considered a scum among the people educated overseas?
Qiao Nan understood that Deng Wenchang was already considered not bad only after knowing Xu Xinming and Li Dawei.