823 Our new manager is the CEO“s girlfriend.
The car quickly reached the Ji Group headquarters.
The moment she stepped out of his car, she stunned a whole group of employees.
Of course, it also aroused their gossipy souls.
"Good morning, CEO!"
Amid the employees' respectful greetings, the man grabbed her hand and stepped into his private elevator.
"You already know the passcode, so you can just key it in next time."
When the elevator doors closed, he said this to her casually.
Her lips curled up into a sweet smile at this.
"Besides me, is there anyone else who knows the passcode?"
She blinked her large, doe eyes expectantly at him.
He cocked an eyebrow at her before shaking his head in amusement.
"Oohhhhh!" Her lips curled up wider at this.
"Then, where is my office?"
"Yours is temporarily one level below mine."
The elevator doors parted open at this point.
The moment the doors opened, they spotted several employees in formal business suits standing neatly in a row outside.
She was a little stunned at this and could not regain her senses for some time.
"Good morning, CEO." A man and a woman at the forefront bowed their heads slightly in greeting.
"Yes, let me introduce you guys. This person beside me is Pei Ge and your new manager. In the future, do cooperate with her in work."
Coldly regarding these employees, he introduced her to them.
Although the employees all remained expressionless and quiet, their insides were actually in quite a turmoil.
"That… Sir, may I ask if Miss Pei is the recently reported girlfriend of yours?"
The elite-looking woman standing at the forefront frowned slightly and courageously asked.
Ji Ziming did not explain and just promptly nodded in admittance.
"Yes, she's that girlfriend."
His admittance caused all the planning department employees to widen their eyes in shock as they regarded her in disbelief.
Facing their fervent gazes, Pei Ge slightly gulped and openly greeted them.
"Hello, everyone; from today onward, I'm your new manager and will be part of your planning department. I hope to have a harmonious cooperation with everyone here in the future. I am inadequate in many places, so I seek your support and guidance from now on."
The moment she finished speaking, the man standing at the forefront started clapping first.
"Manager, you are too humble. I believe that you can help our planning department improve by leaps and bounds!"
Unaccustomed to such high praise, her lips twitched as she surreptitiously peeked at her boyfriend.
This man must be flattering me!
He's even doing it in front of my boyfriend.
"What are you guys spacing out for? Hurry and clap to welcome our new manager!"
The man seemed unsatisfied with the others lack of reaction; hence, riding on her authority, he urged the rest to clap, too.
The corridor was soon engulfed in resounding claps.
She only felt exasperated at this.
She would rather these people give her bad attitudes than see them unwillingly flatter her because of her boyfriend.
As she thought up to this, she tightly squeezed his hand.
"Okay, you guys can get back to work."
He could obviously feel her discomfort, so he curtly ordered them away as he coldly peered at the man who had tried getting on his girlfriend's good sides.
His icy tone instantly scared everyone away.
Eyeing the now empty space in front of them, she only found it to be amusing.
"It seems that these people are really afraid of you. They're like rats that have met mice."
"Let's go; I'll bring you to your office."
He gently pulled at her hand and led her to her office with a light smile.
Her interest was piqued upon hearing that.
Thus, she quickly followed him toward her office.
They soon stopped before a door labeled 'planning department manager'.
An excited smile lit up her face upon seeing the door plate.
"Go open it and see if you like it."
He gently urged her upon seeing how happy she was.
After a quick glance at him, she carefully walked to the door and held its handle. Slowly, she pulled its handle down and pushed the door open.
When the door was fully opened, she scanned the interior of the room with her heart pounding.
"Do you like it?"
After she opened the door, the man stopped behind her and gently circled his hands around her waist.
His voice gently jolted her out of her surprise.
Surveying the warm furnishings and theme of the room, she gave a hard nod and smiled. "Yes, I like it very much! Thank you! I really like you a lot!"
She turned around and hugged him.
The man could not help but feel very pleased with himself.
"It's good that you like it."
As he said that, he dipped his head and planted a kiss on her forehead.
"Wah! Our CEO actually has such a gentle side!"
What the two did not know was that their actions while at the office door were entirely witnessed by the nearby employees.
"It seems that our boss truly loves Miss Pei!"
"That's right, and here I thought our CEO is a dispassionate monk. I didn't expect… him to be capable of being gentle!"
"I really envy our new manager!"
"Still… Don't you guys think that she can't match up to our big boss at all?"
"Mhm, mhm, mhm. I think so, too…"
"Also, she looks so different in real life than in the pictures. She is so ugly in person and can't match up to our big boss at all."