Chapter 79 – First day at work after promotion
Today was the first day after the official orders came out.
Morning. Dong Xuebing looked at himself in the mirror and adjust the suit he was wearing. He purposely leaves home slightly later and made his way slowly to work. Why did he intentionally go to work late? Dong Xuebing understood why all the leaders in the government agencies went to work a few minutes late. That’s to show their status. If the leader was earlier than the staff members, then what’s the difference between being the leader and the rest? He needs to show his staffs that he got the privilege to be late.
Branch Bureau’s compound.
“Good morning Chief Dong.”
A few staff members from other departments greeted Dong Xuebing politely.
It was pleasant to his ears. Dong Xuebing smile and nodded. “Good morning……”
In the past, Dong Xuebing walked around his workplace at a fast pace. This was to leave an impression with the leaders that he was hardworking and eager. But now, Dong Xuebing slowed down. He needs to create a steady image. His position was different now, and the things he had to consider was also changed. Dong Xuebing slowly got the hang of how a leader should behave.
He walked along the corridor and entered the General Affairs Office.
The moment he stepped in, there were sounds of chairs dragging. Tan Limei, Zhuang Zhi, Changjuan, Guo Panwei and the rest stood up.
Changjuan, with thick makeup, smiled: “Chief Dong, you are here.”
Tan Limei awkwardly greets: “Good morning Chief Dong.”
Old Yan and Zhuang Zhi also greeted him as Chief Dong.
Two days had passed. Guo Shunjie and Guo Panwei had accepted the fact that Dong Xuebing had become their superior. But both their attitudes were different. Guo Shunjie was the last one to stand up. He unwillingly greeted Dong Xuebing: “Chief Dong.” Then he pulled a long face and return back to his sit to type something. Guo Panwei seems to have gotten over the fact that he did not become the Deputy Chief. He smiled at Dong Xuebing and politely said: “Chief Dong, I have cleaned up the office for you. If you feel it is still not clean, let me know.”
Hehehe, this Guo Panwei knows his place.
Dong Xuebing had expected Guo Shunjie to react this way. But he did not expect Guo Panwei to change so fast. But Dong Xuebing was still satisfied with his performance. Dong Xuebing imitated Zhou Changchun and nodded slightly. “There is a meeting at 10 am in meeting room 3. Guo Panwei, Guo Shunjie, both of you go and set up the meeting venue. Xiao Tan will prepare the materials for the meeting. Prepare 12 sets. Changjuan, Sun Zhuang, both of you go to Chief Xu’s office later. There are some documents to be delivered.” Dong Xuebing’s position was different now, and he had to change the way he addresses his colleagues. It does not matter after work, but at work, he cannot use the nicknames “Tan Zhi, Zhuang Zhi” anymore.
Guo Panwei replied immediately. “Yes. I will go now.”
Guo Shunjie did not say a word. But he stood up and went upstairs with a sullen face.
After assigning the tasks, Dong Xuebing entered his small office. The room was tidied up, and it was spotless. The things left behind by Zhou Changchun were removed. Dong Xuebing sat down on the comfortable office chair and switched on the PC. He closed his eyes and took in a deep breath. He thought back about the feeling of assigning tasks earlier. He was still not accustomed to it. Luckily, he had practiced several times last night. If not, he might stutter just now.
Dong Xuebing hummed a tune and brewed a cup of tea for himself. He then played minesweeper on the PC. This is the advantage of being a leader. Everything can be delegated out to the rest, and the leader does not need to do anything.
After a while, someone knocked on the door. The knocking was soft.
Dong Xuebing could tell the person knocking on his door should not be a leader. He closes the minesweeper and said sternly: “Come in.”
The door opened, and Tan Limei and Zhuang Zhi entered.
After closing the door, Zhuang Zhi scratched his head and smiled to Dong Xuebing. “Bing Zhi, that……”
Tan Limei jumped and quickly poked Zhuang Zhi’s waist. She suddenly interrupts: “Chief Dong, there is a document that needs your signature.” She was furious at Zhuang Zhi. She had reminded him several times yesterday to be respectful to Dong Xuebing. They cannot treat Dong Xuebing as friends anymore. Dong Xuebing was now their direct superior. They cannot address him as Bing Zhi anymore!
Zhuang Zhi blushed and looked at Dong Xuebing. “Chief Dong, this is the document from Chief Xu.”
Dong Xuebing was speechless. “Tan Zhi, Zhuang Zhi, don’t behave this way. When there is no one around, you all can still call me Bing Zhi.”
Tan Limei looked at Dong Xuebing nervously: “Errr…… this is not right.”
“Save it.” Dong Xuebing laughed. “When I hear you calling me Chief, you give me the feeling that you are up to something no good.”
Tan Limei stared at him: “Who is up to no good? Hmph! You are the one who said this, I will call you Bing Zhi. Bing Zhi, sign here!”
Zhuang Zhi laughed and passed the document over.
“Ok. Let me take a look first.” Dong Xuebing scanned through the document and signed it. “Send it to the filing department.”
Tan Limei smiled and replied in a weird tone: “Chief Bing Zhi, you are so successful now. Don’t forget us when you become a director of a department or the Branch Bureau Chief in the future. Zhuang Zhi and I will follow your footsteps closely.” She expressed her desire that they will become Dong Xuebing’s loyal aides.
Dong Xuebing replied: “I barely got this position and you are talking about bureau chief? Stop teasing me. But as long as I am in the General Affairs Office, I will make sure no one will bully you all.”
“Hahaha. We will remember your words.” Dong Xuebing did not put on the airs of a leader in from of them, and Tan Limei was glad. She returned to her usual ways of being straightforward. But she still has to be careful of her words when speaking to Dong Xuebing. She cannot speak her mind without thinking.
After Tan Limei and Zhuang Zhi left, Dong Xuebing thought about how he could improve this office.
A new broom sweeps clean. Should he do something about the office?
Who should he target first? Who else? Guo Shunjie, of course!
Dong Xuebing also knew that if he creates trouble for Guo Shunjie, who had grudges with him in the past, others will see him as someone petty. But Guo Shunjie had been bullying him since the day he joined the bureau and had even claimed that he kicks him out of the bureau when he becomes the Deputy Chief. Now, Dong Xuebing was promoted instead of him. There was no way Dong Xuebing would let him off. Take care of him and let him off to show others that he was a magnanimous person?
Damn! Who cares about all these?
I must take revenge on him!