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Source of Calamity CH 021 Discovering The Truth

After walking out of the company building, Shen Zhen stood in front of the glass and looked at his reflection. He never cared about his appearance, but at this moment, he was suddenly hit by the thought that he didn’t want to appear sloppy in front of Qin Xing.

The figure reflected by the glass was still quite visible, Shen Zhen straightened his collar and gave himself a compliment in his heart.

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The weather was getting colder and colder. After the beginning of autumn, it was like jumping to winter in an instant. When exhaling, there was white fog in front of him. Shen Zhen’s constitution was not good, and he was very afraid of the cold. In winter, his hands and feet were always cold. No matter how much he wore or how high the heat was blasting.

Fortunately, it hadn’t snowed during this time, and Shen Zhen walked straight to the car parked on the side of the road.

The temperature inside the car was about ten degrees higher than outside. Shen Zhen took off his coat as soon as he sat in the car. Qin Xing sat next to him, holding a newspaper in his hand. Shen Zhen stretched his neck and looked over: “The Chen Group won’t cooperate with the Jiang Group?”

These two were considered to be big corporations in China. The Chen Group made their wealth from casinos and had been whitewashing all these years, focusing on the entertainment industry. And the entertainment company they started could be considered an industry giant. On the other hand, the Jiang Group was a well-respected old entertainment company. These two companies have cooperated for five years. This year, the cooperation broke down, and many people watched the show.

Qin Xing smiled and handed the newspaper to Shen Zhen: “Something happened within the Chen family.”

Shen Zhen was a little curious: “Chen Jiahe is dead?”

Qin Xing was amused by Shen Zhen. His voice was low and full of magnetism, his tone was gentle and slightly smiling: “A stroke, he is paralyzed.”

The world was impermanent.

Shen Zhen sighed.

Shen Zhen reached out to get the thermos cup, which was filled with hot tea. As soon as his hand moved over, he met the back of Qin Xing’s hand.

Qin Xing frowned slightly, and took advantage of the situation to hold Shen Zhen’s hand: “Why is your hand so cold?”

Shen Zhen watched Qin Xing hold his hand, the joints of the other’s fingers distinct. Qin Xing’s palm, who was used to living finely all year round, was very warm. Shen Zhen didn’t know whether he should take his hand back. He felt that the temperature in the car was too high, causing him to heat up and his face to redden.

“It’s been like this since I was a child.” Shen Zhen said somewhat illogically, “It’s been like this since I was a child. The doctor said it is a physique problem.”

Qin Xing asked disapprovingly, “Why don’t you wear gloves?”

Shen Zhen explained: “The company has central air conditioning, and I don’t usually stay outside, so I don’t wear it.”

Qin Xing retracted his hand. He pulled open a car drawer and took out a pair of gloves. These were the white gloves Qin Xing often used and were even lined with fleece. But Qin Xing used thin gloves himself, and wouldn’t use fleece even in winter.

It was like…..the gloves were specially prepared for someone.

A matching couple gloves to boot.

It was a pity that Shen Zhen didn’t think of this, and he was just overwhelmed with favor. After accepting the gloves, his face and ears were red. He bowed his head and said obediently, “Thank you, Uncle.”

Qin Xing: “Tomorrow, Uncle will ask a private doctor to come over and see if it could be treated.”

Shen Zhen looked at Qin Xing with confusion in his eyes: “It’s not a big problem, I’ve always been like this.”

Qin Xing did not ask for Shen Zhen’s opinion: “Come to my office tomorrow afternoon.”

Shen Zhen said dazedly: “Okay, Uncle.”

In addition to shocking Shen Zhen, Qin Xing’s concern was more of an indescribable feeling. He had never experienced the concern of his elders.

In addition to emotional factors, Mama Zhang’s concern for him was also due to work. Shen Zhen still remembered how envious he was when he saw Qin Xing touching Qin Yue’s head when he was a child while he stood on the side.

At that time, Qin Yue would be led to Qin Xing’s side every New Year’s day, Qin Xing would ask him some questions gently, and Qin Xing would pat his head before leaving.

Perhaps at that time, not just Shen Zhen, but all the juniors of the Qin family were envious of Qin Yue.

That was an honor that only Qin Yue had.

Qin Li had also been hostile towards Qin Yue since he was a child.

At that time, the children didn’t understand what it meant for Qin Xing to be the head of the Qin family, they just longed for this person’s attention.

Shen Zhen still remembered how he felt at the time.

At that time, for the first time, he became jealous of Qin Yue.

Before that, he had never known what jealousy was like.

“Uncle.” Shen Zhen was a little dizzy, he suddenly said, “Pat my head.”

Qin Xing was not startled or confused by Shen Zhen’s request. Instead, he chuckled lightly, stretched out his hand, and placed his hand on Shen Zhen’s head gently. Shen Zhen had yet to recover his senses, and just sat there dazedly. When Qin Xing finished ruffling his hair, only then did he widen his eyes and couldn’t believe what he just said.

Shen Zhen looked at his knees dumbly.

His whole face was full of surprise and practically had “Wtf, what did I just say?” written on it.

Seeing that Shen Zhen didn’t speak for a long time, with his head bowed and his cheeks flushed, Qin Xing let out a low chuckle: “Xiao Zhen is shy?”

Shen Zhen didn’t answer, feeling embarrassed, why was he suddenly unable to hold back and say what was in his heart?

Qin Xing suddenly took Shen Zhen’s hand, the corner of his mouth raised slightly, and he looked like a very good and amiable elder: “Don’t be shy in front of Uncle, just tell Uncle what you want.”

Shen Zhen said quickly, “I’m fine now.”

He was indeed quite satisfied. He was learning basic things, and was slowly learning skills he needed. After leaving the Qin family, he would be able to support his livelihood.

Shen Zhen knew that the reason why he lost in his last life was because no matter how well he did among the upper class, in the end he had no confidence. He could not stand on his own, and even if there was someone to help him, he was basically inept and useless. 

Now, Shen Zhen was finally willing to admit that he was not as good as Qin Yue or even Su Shiqing in his last life.

At least Su Shiqing was willing to throw away his self-esteem and act as a pet in front of Qin Yue. Just towards this, Shen Zhen could admit to himself that he was unable to compare.

Before his love for Qin Yue, he was an independent person first. He could do many things for Qin Yue, but it did not include abandoning all his pride and dignity.

Pride and self-esteem were not wrong, but what was wrong was that he didn’t have the confidence and ability to back them up.

He lost himself in the upper class society, forgetting that a career was the cornerstone of one’s foothold in this world.

Qin Xing: “The day after tomorrow, come with Uncle to attend a meeting, don’t forget.”

Shen Zhen finally lost his sense of shyness and took a sip of tea.

As soon as the tea slid down his throat, Shen Zhen’s expression became a little stiff. He liked Mao Feng tea the most, and also remembered that Qin Xing liked to drink Yin Zhen, but the tea he drank at this time was the taste he was most familiar with, Huangshan Mao Feng.

Instead of Qin Xing’s favorite Yin Zhen.

Shen Zhen turned to look at Qin Xing: “Uncle, this tea…..”

Qin Xing said casually, “I heard from the servant that you prefer Mao Feng the most.”

Shen Zhen didn’t know how to react, nodded and said, “I used to like it very much.”

Because Qin Yue only drank Mao Feng.

Qin Xing: “Don’t like it now?”

Shen Zhen smiled with difficulty: “One’s taste will change, I will drink Yin Zhen in the future.”

Qin Xing smiled at Shen Zhen, his smile very gentle indeed: “Try it.”

To know whichever fits best one must always try them out first.

“Going home tonight?” Qin Xing said suddenly, “A new restaurant just opened.”

Of course Shen Zhen would not refuse: “Okay, is it a Chinese restaurant?”

Qin Xing: “It’s opened by your Uncle Lin, and coincidentally there is a chance to take you to try it today.”

Uncle Lin’s full name was Lin Hao, and could be considered Qin Xing’s childhood friend. But unlike Qin Xing, he didn’t seem to have much interest in the family business. When he became of legal age, he moved out of the family home, married a female doctor, opened several restaurants, and lived a contented life.

He was also one of Qin Xing’s few friends.

Shen Zhen sometimes felt fortunate for Qin Xing. Without such a friend, Qin Xing would really be considered a real loner.

Standing alone in a high position, with everyone staring covetously at his seat, all wanting to fish benefits from him.

But there was not even one with whom he could speak truly to.

“I heard that Xiao Zhen wants to take over those unfinished building projects?” Qin Xing suddenly said.

Shen Zhen answered honestly: “I have this intention. I talked to Yang Changsheng a few days ago, but the funds…..”

Qin Xing suddenly smiled: “Xiao Zhen, why do you want to take over the unfinished building projects?”

Shen Zhen sat upright and said seriously: “The expressway and the subway are both being constructed and will be open next year. The development is originally already fast now. I think the real estate industry will continue to go uphill in the next ten years, and the current decline is only temporary.”

The financial turmoil in the past few years had caused the entire real estate industry to slump. Many small and medium-sized enterprises have gone bankrupt, and those still alive were leading ones in the industry, but even so, they were much less daring. Otherwise, if it was a few years ago, there would not be a lack of people wanting to take over these unfinished building projects.

“Xiao Zhen.” Qin Xing dropped a bomb, “Go back and write up a plan. If it is feasible, Uncle will give you the funds.”

Shen Zhen exclaimed lightly in disbelief, “Uncle.”

Qin Xing suddenly turned around and whispered in Shen Zhen’s ear, “Consider it a loan from Uncle.”

Qin Xing’s breath sprayed on Shen Zhen’s ear, and Shen Zhen’s ears twitched.

Probably because the movement was so obvious, Qin Xing reached out and touched it, with a strong doting tone: “Xiao Zhen is like a kitten.”

Shen Zhen was embarrassed: “I have sensitive ears.”

He didn’t know why, other people’s ears wouldn’t move, just his.

When he was a child, Mama Zhang liked to tease him very much, and only stopped when he grew up.

Shen Zhen suddenly reacted to what Qin Xing said. He looked at Qin Xing with a pair of wide eyes, stars seemingly in his eyes: “Uncle, don’t you worry about a possible loss? That’s not an investment of hundreds of millions of yuan, but tens of billions.”

Although he was not going to take over all the unfinished building projects in the country, the taking over of those in this city and several nearby cities was indeed worth tens of billions.

Qin Xing rubbed Shen Zhen’s ears, his eyes fixed on Shen Zhen’s lips the whole time, and said with a smile, “If I lose money, what will Xiao Zhen give to make it up to Uncle?”

Shen Zhen shook his head: “It won’t be a loss, I’m confident.”

In the last life plus this life, if he could suffer a loss, he would sign his surname upside down.

Qin Xing chuckled: “Really?”

Shen Zhen became more serious: “Uncle, I never fight a battle that I am not sure of.”

Qin Xing didn’t quibble either. He still held Shen Zhen’s ear in his fingers and said with a smile, “Then Uncle wishes Xiao Zhen a victory.”

Even after arriving at the restaurant, Shen Zhen was still thinking when he got out of the car.

Why did Uncle look like he was not at all optimistic, and why would he give him the money if he wasn’t optimistic?

Uncle’s heart, impossible to fathom. (TN: from expression, a woman’s thoughts are impossible to fathom)

The restaurant was located in the center of the city, the most prosperous and lively commercial area, but the restaurant itself was a small courtyard with antique flavor. There was no waiter outside to greet the guests and gave off a bit of a hidden corner of the city type feeling. In the restaurant, he followed Qin Xing. Just as he was about to say something, he saw a person hiding behind the potted plant at the door.

Shen Zhen felt a familiar feeling, so he took a second look. The man was wearing a blue bomber jacket, a pair of black jeans and sneakers. He didn’t even need to look closely to find out that it was Su Shiqing who was scolded back by Shen Zhen not long ago.

He actually still came to find him?

Shen Zhen felt a little incredulous.

But he soon understood that Su Shiqing was a skinless and shameless person. He didn’t know what it meant to not overdo it, and he didn’t know what shame was. In order to gain benefits, he could throw his face on the ground and let others step on it.

This kind of person was like a piece of gum, once it got stuck to you, it was difficult to get rid of.

Probably seeing Shen Zhen following behind Qin Xing, Su Shiqing did not step forward at this time. He watched silently, the jealousy in his eyes nearly about to turn into substance. Why was he so pitiful now, but Shen Zhen had it so free and easy now?

Just because Qin Yue was not the head of the Qin family, and because Shen Zhen hugged Qin Xing’s thigh.

Then why could Shen Zhen do this, but not himself?

Su Shiqing regretted so much, he shouldn’t have given Shen Zhen the drug that day, otherwise the person who was being brought along by Qin Xing now should be himself.

No, maybe Shen Zhen knew it all along, he just beat him at his own game, the wedding dress he made being worn by the other instead. (TN: expression for some else reaping the benefits of your hard work)

Once this thought appeared, it was difficult to kill, and the more Su Shiqing thought about it, the more he felt that it was like this.

It was Shen Zhen who took advantage of him! Shen Zhen was the one with deep and shrewd scheming!

That should have been his opportunity.

Shen Zhen and Qin Xing sat in the booth by the window, surrounded by green plants which separated them from other neighboring seats. The waiters wore ancient costumes, but not the style from film studios, but more close to modern life. Some improvements have been made to make it more convenient for working and walking, but still have a strong ancient time feel.

There was sandalwood burning in the restaurant, and at the tip of the nose, other than the aroma of the food, was that faint scent.

Shen Zhen felt very relaxed, the environment here was really good.

“Is Uncle Lin not here?” Shen Zhen asked.

Qin Xing spread out the menu. He was wearing gold rimmed glasses today, which greatly softened his intimidating aura: “It’s rare for him to come see the restaurant.”

Shen Zhen didn’t ask any more, just said, “Uncle, I’m going to the restroom to wash my hands.”

Qin Xing smiled and said, “Go, Uncle will order food for Xiao Zhen.”

Shen Zhen left his seat. The restroom of the restaurant was outside. There was a separate building, which was neat and beautiful, giving people the illusion of having transmigrated into the past.

There were not many people who came to the restaurant to eat. The positioning of this restaurant was very high-end, and it was impossible to dine without reservation.

Just as Shen Zhen walked to the sink, a person suddenly appeared behind him.

The person gritted his teeth and said, “Shen Zhen, did you get what you wanted? Are you happy? Do you think I’m particularly a fool?”

Shen Zhen was not frightened or surprised. He turned around and looked at the person standing behind him.

Shen Zhen: “Su Shiqing, why do you always humiliate yourself? You know I don’t like you, and I won’t help you. Yet you still want to spend time and effort on me, don’t you feel tired?”

“Don’t pretend!” Su Shiqing was so angry that he forgot his pretense. His emotions were on the verge of collapse, his eyes were red when they glared at Shen Zhen, “You already knew, didn’t you? You knew it was me who did it, you are taking revenge on me!”

Shen Zhen was a little confused, but he sneered and pretended to be inscrutable and said, “Yeah, I already knew it, you did it so obviously, why wouldn’t I know?”

Sure enough, it was like this!

He was used by Shen Zhen!

He was the victim here!

“You…..you are too treacherous!” Su Shiqing was so angry that he was speechless, and after a few seconds he continued, “That was clearly my opportunity, it should have been mine!”

Shen Zhen: “It’s because you can’t grasp it yourself, and you can’t blame others.”

Su Shiqing’s eyes widened and he took a few deep breaths: “No wonder, how could you not have discovered the drug in that glass of wine, you knew all along yet you made me feel guilty, you are actually such a person!”

Drug? Shen Zhen frowned.

However, he didn’t ask directly. Instead, he smiled and said, “So what if I know? Didn’t you give me that glass of wine?”

Su Shiqing: “You, you are going too far! You poured me that glass of wine, you put the drug in, I just gave you the wine.”

Very good, Su Shiqing actually learned to frame others.

“Don’t be gleeful!” Su Shiqing suddenly said, “Do you think others don’t know? As long as I tell, do you think Uncle Qin will still treat you well? You lied to Uncle Qin for so long. If Uncle Qin finds out, what do you think the result will be?”

What did it have to do with Uncle?

Shen Zhen scolded: “Speak clearly, what does it have to do with Uncle?!”

Su Shiqing suddenly raised his head and looked at Shen Zhen, he opened his mouth in disbelief, and then showed a mocking smile: “So you don’t know, Shen Zhen, you actually don’t know.”

“You don’t really think you slept with which family’s young lady that night, do you?”

Su Shiqing sneered: “I got up in the middle of the night to see you, do you know who was on top of you?”

“I know what you think of me.” Su Shiqing exaggeratedly said, “You think I’m willing to cheapen myself and went to climb Ah Yue’s bed, but what’s the difference between you and me? It’s just that you are more impressive than me, managing to climb Uncle Qin’s bed.”

“You schemed to drug yourself with Ah Yue as your target, right? But it turned out to be Uncle Qin who took the bait.”

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Su Shiqing blinked his eyes, appearing innocent and naive: “If Uncle Qin knew that you drugged yourself to seduce Ah Yue, do you think Uncle Qin will still treat you well?”

AN: Qin Xing: “Of course.”

Everyone: “If this was the ancient times, you would be the King You of Zhou.” (TN: historical tyrant who neglected his duties for his consort Daji, a historically famous ‘source of calamity’ or in modern terms, a femme fatale)

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Source of Calamity CH 020 Full Of Fire And Energy

Currently, finding a job in the job market was not an easy thing, and it was even less easy to enter the top 500 companies in the country, let alone the Qin Group. So those lucky employees when going out and chatting with people had yet another conversation starter. And for a small leader like a supervisor, even if outside companies wanted to persuade them over, the salary would not be higher than what they could make at the Qin Group.

However, so long as the supervisor did not make big mistakes, they would basically rise up the promotion ladder steadily. Compared with the salary, the future and development space were more important.

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Ye Min’s family situation was not good. His parents were both laid-off workers. In the era before compulsory education, they had supported Ye Min to university with much difficulty. After graduation, Ye Min also entered several companies. At that time, he had yet to lose sight of himself and did everything seriously, including leading newbies with great care. He indeed possessed some ability.

Therefore, Ye Min relied on hard work and ability to be able to enter the Qin Group back then.

However, the employees who could join Qin Group’s head office were not inferior to Ye Min, so Ye Min found that in the Qin Group, he was no longer extraordinary, but ordinary and mediocre.

Ye Min felt that since his ability was not better than others, he should just finish his assigned tasks and wait for his seniority to increase.

He had worked in the Qin Group for more than three years in total, and he thought he could work in the Qin Group for the rest of his life.

“Xiao…..Mr. Shen.” Ye Min controlled his facial expressions, his face stiff, as if having undergone failed plastic surgery, “I didn’t know you are…..”

Shen Zhen sat on the sofa on the side and asked Ye Min with a smile, “Then what you mean is that, if you knew that I might make you lose your job, you would have treated me better?”

Ye Min didn’t know what to say, it seemed that whatever he said now was wrong.

“What you regret is not knowing my background in advance, not regret treating new employees like this.” Shen Zhen stood up, straightened his collar, and said to Zhou Chengxiong, “I will go back to work first, and you will deal with the rest, you’ve worked hard.”

Zhou Chengxiong’s face immediately squeezed into a chrysanthemum with his smile: “It’s not a hardship, it’s not a hardship at all, it should be expected of me.”

It would be even better if this young master Shen could speak a few good words for him in front of CEO Qin.

Ye Min’s legs were shaking, he was extremely frightened. It was his luck to be able to join the Qin Group, but after leaving the Qin Group, he would not be able to join another company as high a level as the Qin Group.

People go to high places, water flows to low places, and when he left the Qin Group, he could just see what his future would be like.

He was just a group leader. Unlike the supervisor who was poached by other companies, Ye Min had to submit his resume and find a job by himself when he left the Qin Group.

If Zhou Chengxiong wrote something on his resignation certificate…..

Ye Min’s mind went blank, he quickly ran over and grabbed Shen Zhen’s arm, he said desperately: “Shen Zhen, I know I’m wrong, I just made a mistake that everyone may make, so, how about you be the group leader, and I be a group member? You can treat me any way you want!”

Shen Zhen waved Ye Min’s hand away: “I’m different from you.”

“Ye Min, you don’t understand one thing.”

Ye Min looked into Shen Zhen’s eyes. He looked like a child who had done something wrong, but he didn’t even know where he was wrong.

“Actually, the company doesn’t care about how you treat the group members.” Shen Zhen said, “I have an opinion on you, other than because you have no sense of responsibility to the group members and use your position to seek your own interests, you yourself do not have much ability.”

“That is to say, you are not indispensable to the company. There is no difference between one more Ye Min and one less Ye Min, but what if you have the ability?”

“If you are indeed an employee who can carry a project and are indispensable to the company, do you think Brother Zhou would let you go as soon as he hears this?”

If he was a talent, even if he was just the most ordinary employee now, Zhou Chengxiong would try his best to appease Shen Zhen and protect this employee.

But just because he wasn’t, Zhou Chengxiong could let him go without blinking.

Shen Zhen looked at the supervisor standing next to him: “You also don’t have to beg me, or even Brother Zhou, at least save yourself some face.”

What they were wrong about was not seeking their own interests. People were individuals. Whether it was reading, taking exams, or doing research, they did things all for the sake of maximizing their own interests. This was not wrong, otherwise in the entire Win Group the one who enjoyed personal interests the most was Qin Xing. Should Qin Xing be fired?

They were fired because they didn’t possess the ability to exceed the capacity for the mistakes they made, not even equal.

If Ye Min was a talent, no matter how eccentric he was, Shen Zhen would not treat him like this.

Ye Min’s face froze, with an expression like that of despair. He turned his head and glanced at the supervisor. After all, the supervisor had been in the company for a longer time. He knew that there was no room for change at this time, so he left Zhou Chengxiong’s office with a lonely expression.

When he left the Qin Group, what Shen Zhen said to him still echoed in Ye Min’s mind.

He was holding the cardboard box, which contained his personal items in the company. He stood under the company building, turned and looked up at the building.

He still remembered the first time he came to Qin Group, when he had high ambitions and wanted to make some achievements, starting from an ordinary office worker and climbing up step by step.

Ye Min slowly bent down, squatted on the ground, put the cardboard box aside, and buried his face between his arms and knees. No one could see his expression at this time.

He regretted it.

From the moment he stepped out of the company, he regretted it.

Originally, he hoped to make achievements, buy a house here, bring over his parents who live in his hometown, marry his girlfriend early, and build a happy home. He didn’t know when he started to forget his original intention.

The departure of Ye Min and the supervisor still set off a wave of public opinion.

Especially Ye Min’s group members.

“Looks like he was fired by the manager.”

“Even the supervisor had been fired.”

“They took Xiao Shen to find the manager just now, didn’t they? Why is Xiao Shen okay?”

“It must be that the manager had been persuaded by Xiao Shen?”

“Say…..could it be that Xiao Shen’s backing is bigger than we thought?”

“Impossible, if his backing is so powerful that he could influence who the company fires, would he still come to work in the media department?”

“That’s right, if I have a strong backing, I would go to the development department. The commission and salary for a project would earn millions of yuan a year.”

“Why don’t you say the management?”

“You can’t get into management even with backing, right? Unless you’re a relative of the board member.”

“Does the company have any relatives of the board members?”

“There seems to be one, forget it, don’t talk about him, that eldest young master attitude, tch.”

Shen Zhen sat back in his original seat. There was no group leader in their group for the time being. The group leader usually ascended from within the group, but sometimes also directly from outside. For example, if the entire work group consisted of newcomers, then a group member from an experienced work group would be transferred over to be the group leader.

The group members saw that Shen Zhen was back, and took advantage of the rest time to pull Shen Zhen to the corridor.

“What did you tell the manager? That he really let Ye Min go.”

Shen Zhen shrugged: “I just told the truth, did some very minor work.”

“Xiao Shen, you are amazing. We were the same as you before, but we dare not speak up.”

“That’s right, if we offend Ye Min, he could just tell the above and we would have to pack up and leave as soon as the probation period ends.”

Shen Zhen smiled and said, “Then you can just consider me lucky.”

Although the group members didn’t believe it very much, they couldn’t find a better reason. They could only accept Shen Zhen’s words. Maybe it was because the manager was a decent person?

“Xiao Shen, sit next to me today, and I’ll tell you about our current project.” The person who spoke was Wang Hong, with a square face, thick eyebrows and big eyes, and looked very upright.

Of course Shen Zhen would not refuse.

The most recent project the group was in charge of was the promotion of the company’s new project. The Qin Group had basically been involved in all industries that make money, including the entertainment industry. This new project was a live broadcast software. The R&D department had already made a finished product and preliminary investment in advertising was currently in progress.

The exclusive live broadcast rights of several large-scale e-sports events this year have been negotiated, and now the important thing was the final debugging and promotion.

“Look at the table I listed.” Wang Hong explained to Shen Zhen while working, “These are relatively well-known bloggers and UP owners (TN: uploaders, equivalent to youtubers in China), as well as game commentators. The table should list their IDs, contact information, and promotion prices. As well as their contract time with the platform they are working with, as well as the views and feedback of at least five previous ads.”

“We are responsible for online promotion, and other groups are responsible for ground push.”

“I’m only in charge of these. It’s Yang Lei who is talking with them about the price.” Wang Hong smiled at Shen Zhen.

Shen Zhen nodded: “Do you want me to help you?”

Wang Hong nodded: “Everything else is fine, but it will take a while to check the contact information. If you don’t understand, just ask me.”

So, after Shen Zhen had been in the company for so long, he finally got a task.

When they got off work, Wang Hong and the others also invited Shen Zhen to hang out together on weekends.

Shen Zhen politely declined the proposal: “I have something to do on the weekend, you guys go, I will treat you to a meal when there’s a chance.”

The group members didn’t say anything, Shen Zhen was different from them at first glance, and his personal social circle was also different. Anyway, as colleagues, there was really no need to develop into good brothers.

As soon as Shen Zhen walked to the door of the company, he received a call from Qin Shan: “I have something to do today, so I can’t pick you up from work, but I told Youngest Uncle, and Youngest Uncle said he will pick you up from work.”

Shen Zhen: “…..Oh.”

Qin Shan: “Then I’m hanging up now, bye.”

After hanging up the phone, Qin Shan was feeling very crazy inside. She received a call from Assistant Ma in the afternoon, asking her not to pick up Shen Zhen after work today, and even find an excuse to tell Shen Zhen.

What the hell was this!

Qin Shan scratched the back of her head inexplicably.

Couldn’t Youngest Uncle tell Shen Zhen directly if he wanted to pick up Shen Zhen from work? Instead, she had to find an excuse by herself to say that she couldn’t pick up Shen Zhen.

Qin Shan really didn’t understand what Youngest Uncle was thinking.

So she could only laugh self-deprecatingly at herself: “If I could understand, I would be the head of the Qin family.”

She called her little lover: “Ten o’clock at night, the old place.”

As the younger generation of the Qin family, she still knew a lot of people. Some starlets were willing to hug her thighs just to get more resources. What’s more, Qin Shan was young and beautiful and such a sponsor was even more rare, so Qin Shan had always been surrounded by people.

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Sometimes the number was more than two, and the little stars would even be jealous.

Qin Shan really enjoyed this feeling.

How about finding time to take Shen Zhen to play? They were young and energetic and full of fire, and too much abstinence was not good for the body. Made one prone to acne.

AN: Qin Shan: “I’m really a genius.”

Qin Xing: “Hehe.”

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Source of Calamity CH 019 How Amusing

Su Shiqing couldn’t believe that Shen Zhen would say such a thing, he still remembered the first time he saw Shen Zhen.

It was at a banquet. He went with his cousins. His father had no status in the Su family, and so he also had no status along with him. His cousins ​​said that he was “small-minded and unsophisticated, and he would not ever be able to be presentable in his life.” He was always like a servant at home, anyone could order him around.

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At the banquet, when he poured wine for his cousin, he accidentally spilled some out. His cousin was a hot-tempered person and immediately raised his hand to give him a slap.

They were used to doing this at home, and hadn’t ever thought to restrain it when outside.

It was just that the slap didn’t land this time.

Because Shen Zhen stopped him.

At that time, Shen Zhen was wearing a decent suit, his features exquisite like a painting, appearing indifferent and dignified. He didn’t have to say anything, and his cousin just ran away by himself.

It was the first time that Su Shiqing saw such a person. He seemed to be born at the top of the hierarchy. Su Shiqing envied and admired him very much. He told Shen Zhen about his experience and the injustice in his heart. When he said: “I feel like an outsider in the Su family”, Shen Zhen seemed to be moved by his words.

“Then come with me.” Shen Zhen said at that time.

Perhaps it was because no one took Shen Zhen away from the Qin family, so Shen Zhen took Su Shiqing away from the Su family. He couldn’t save himself, but he could save someone who was weaker than himself, which was a little bit of comfort.

After going to the Qin family, Su Shiqing met more people and saw the luxury and prosperity that he had never seen in the Su family.

He gradually became acquainted with Qin Yue, and he also found that Qin Yue treated him somewhat differently. Sometimes, Qin Yue preferred to choose him instead of Shen Zhen.

At the beginning, Su Shiqing still felt a little guilty. After all, Shen Zhen was the one who pulled him out of the fire pit, but he had intentions towards ​​Shen Zhen’s beloved. However as time passed, his guilt disappeared completely, leaving nothing behind.

Both he and Shen Zhen came from a minor family, and they were both people who were not valued by their family.

Why was it that Shen Zhen could live so happily in the Qin family, while he had to depend on the favor of others to live?

Shen Zhen and Qin Yue grew up together, but Qin Yue chose him instead. Did that prove that he had something that was better than Shen Zhen?

Thinking of this, Su Shiqing suddenly felt that the door to a new world had opened.

Yes, he was no worse than anyone else. If Shen Zhen had it, he should have it too.

“Ah Zhen.” Su Shiqing cried and pulled Shen Zhen’s hand, “now only you can help me, you know what it is like for me in the Su family, do you have the heart to watch me…..”

Shen Zhen interrupted him: “Yes, I do have the heart.”

Su Shiqing was stunned, his mouth opened and closed several times, but in the end he couldn’t say a word.

“Rather than beg me, it’s better to beg Qin Yue.” Shen Zhen looked at his watch, and saw that there was only half an hour left before work hours started, “I still have to go to work, I suggest you go directly to T City to find Qin Yue.”

Su Shiqing said quickly: “My ID card has been taken away amd I can’t buy a plane ticket, I can’t go to T City, Ah Zhen, please help me, can you help me contact a car service?”

The card Qin Yue gave him was taken away by Qin Xin. When he came to the Qin manor, he was penniless, and the same was true when he left.

When he went back to the Su family, no one would give him a card at all. His parents had no money themselves, let alone give him money.

One had to take a plane to go to T City, but he couldn’t even afford the money for the plane ticket. But he also couldn’t stand the long journey by train or bus.

However, this time Shen Zhen didn’t respond to Su Shiqing’s words. He turned around neatly and left, and it happened that at this time Qin Shan had arrived to pick him up.

Su Shiqing chased after him a few steps, crying and shouting as if he was acting out a bitter scene from a movie: “Ah Zhen, please help me, I only have you as my friend left! Ah Zhen!”

Shen Zhen turned a deaf ear, opened the car, got in the car, closed the door, rolled up the window, the series of actions all completed in one go.

Qin Shan chewed gum and turned to look at the crying person crouching on the ground: “Is that Su Shiqing?”

Shen Zhen: “It’s him.”

Qin Shan rolled her eyes: “Auntie did a good job, he should have been kicked out of the Qin family long ago.”

Shen Zhen knew that Qin Shan had always disliked Su Shiqing, but Shen Zhen didn’t know the reason. After all, Su Shiqing was very likable in the Qin family. The servants of the Qin family all served him like he was a true young master of the Qin family and even Shen Zhen placed behind him.

“Has he offended you?” Shen Zhen asked.

Qin Shan started the car: “Well no, he doesn’t have such bad eyesight, I just hate him. I hated him the first time I saw him. Some people’s weak and delicate side is their own, some people’s weak and delicate side is for others to see, he’s the latter.”

Qin Shan snorted, “My dad’s mistress is just that kind of person.”

Qin Shan and Qin Meng’s father was also a rice bug. He didn’t do anything useful despite receiving the family’s money, and he couldn’t manage business. He and his wife used to be a loving couple, but it was only in the past few years that they found out that he also had another family outside, and the oldest illegitimate child was even the same age as Qin Shan.

It turned out that in the years when he and his wife were the most loving together, he already had a fickle heart.

However, the Qin family would not recognize the illegitimate children, nor would they even give them the surname Qin. Those illegitimate children could only follow their mother’s surname.

Qin Shan’s father didn’t have the courage to give his illegitimate son the surname Qin either.

However, in private, there was no lack of benefits that he fished for those illegitimate children.

Qin Shan sneered: “Men, hehe.”

Shen Zhen touched his nose and didn’t speak. Forget it, it was not like he would lose a piece of meat if he was shot by implication.

As soon as Shen Zhen arrived at the company, he went straight to his desk, but before he could even sit down, he saw Ye Min leading the supervisor over. The supervisor was a middle-aged man with a bad figure, fat head and ears, a big belly and the suit on him looked very unsuitable as well.

The supervisor didn’t know Shen Zhen, after all, the department manager never gave him a heads up.

“Xiao Shen, come with me.” The supervisor, surnamed Jiang, smiled like a Maitreya Buddha.

Shen Zhen felt quite irritable, he was just harassed by Su Shiqing and he was in a very bad mood, so he said, “If you have something to say to me, just say it here.”

After all, the supervisor was a middle-level leader. None of the employees below dared to talk to him like this, and his temper also came up. He scolded: “Shen Zhen, I give you face but don’t think you are a bigshot!”

Shen Zhen sneered: “You give me my face?”

The supervisor pointed at Shen Zhen’s nose: “You came to work in the company! You must correct your work attitude! Otherwise, no company will dare to let someone like you come to work. If you don’t want to work anymore, then leave now!”

“Do you have the right to fire employees?” Shen Zhen really didn’t have the patience to face such a person again, he said to the supervisor, “If your work attitude is to give gifts to the leaders during the New Year and holidays, to bring tea and water to the leaders, and after receiving bonuses to give half of it to the leader, then I really have a lacking work attitude.”

Their interaction didn’t avoid anyone, and all the employees could hear what Shen Zhen said.

The group of people applauded wildly in their hearts, but no one dared to stand forward tho show solidarity.

The leaders above could not see those at the bottom. As long as there was no problem with the performance table, the team leader and the supervisor have the final say as to whether the employees at the bottom had it good or bad. It could be considered that they covered the sky with one hand.

Everyone’s eyes were fixed on this side, and the supervisor was infuriated: “What are you looking at? Do you still want the year-end award bonus? Do you still want to have a good evaluation?!”

Project bonuses and year-end bonuses were reported by the team leader to the supervisor, and the supervisor would then report it to the department manager, who would then report to the department manager after screening.

No matter how well an employee did, so long as they offended the team leader and the team leader did not report upwards, they would not receive a cent of their deserved bonus.

No one would resist against money, and for the sake of money, they could only bend over to please people who they despise.

Shen Zhen: “Go to the department manager.”

He was really too lazy to talk.

People like the supervisor and Ye Min, who have benefited from the unwritten rules, must of course safeguard their own interests.

Shen Zhen wanted to grab meat from their mouths, it was no wonder they’re in such anxiety.

The supervisor was not afraid: “Let’s go, Xiao Ye, let’s find Brother Zhou.”

He called a familiar appellation such as ‘Brother Zhou’ just to let Shen Zhen know that the department manager had a good relationship with him and would definitely not help Shen Zhen.

If Shen Zhen knew the severity and voluntarily stepped back, the supervisor could take the opportunity to make him more obedient.

If Shen Zhen insisted on going to see Zhou Chengxiong, he would be humiliating himself.

Coincidentally, Zhou Chengxiong was in the company at this time, and he still didn’t know what happened. According to his assumption, he had personally put Shen Zhen in Ye Min’s work group in front of Ye Min, and Ye Min only needed to think a little to know that this newcomer was not to be offended. Ye Min might not be good at anything else, but his means to win over relationships was first-class. He should know that so long as Shen Zhen was won over, there would definitely be benefits.

But the result——

Zhou Chengxiong rubbed his temples at his headache and asked the supervisor, “What did you say?”

The supervisor said boldly: “This new employee named Shen Zhen has a bad work attitude, to the extent of giving Ye Min a serious headache. Such a person can’t stay in the company, I suggest firing, and I will report it upwards.”

Ye Min also said: “Brother Zhou, this Shen Zhen is unwilling to work. He is lazy every day, does not cooperate with his group members, and acts alone every day. Such a person is not suitable for working in the company.”

Zhou Chengxiong looked at Shen Zhen’s face, found that Shen Zhen’s expression was not very good, and said quickly, “What are you talking about! I think Xiao Shen is very good! Is there any misunderstanding?”

Shen Zhen sneered: “There’s no misunderstanding, it’s just that I don’t want to bring tea and water to Group Leader Ye, nor do I want to give Group Leader Ye red envelopes and flatter Group Leader Ye.”

Zhou Chengxiong broke out in a cold sweat.

He slapped the table and shouted, “That’s outrageous!”

The supervisor and Ye Min had happy expressions on their faces, yes, that’s it, scold him and tell him to get out of the company!

Zhou Chengxiong: “Jiang Chengxin! Ye Min! You both have seriously disappointed me! This is the company! It’s not a place for you to receive benefits!”

Supervisor/Ye Min: “Huh?”

Zhou Chengxiong: “I will inform you now that you have been fired, and three months’ salary compensation will be paid to you this month. You can pack your things now and get lost.”

The supervisor looked confused: “Brother Zhou?”

Zhou Chengxiong didn’t give him a chance to speak: “Get out! Go and pack up.

The supervisor was even more dumbfounded.

Zhou Chengxiong said to Shen Zhen at this time: “Mr. Shen, I’m really sorry. I didn’t know that the people below would do this. You see, I am also considered responsible for improper supervision. So please don’t…..”

The supervisor and Ye Min understood, this motherf*ker was not a person with a bit of backing, this motherf*ker was simply the crown prince who was visiting the common masses in secret.

Ye Min: “Mr. Shen, I can explain, it’s all Jiang Chengxin’s fault, he made me do this, he taught me!”

The supervisor looked at Ye Min angrily: “Ye Min, you can’t talk nonsense. I also took care of you because you were pitiful. Mr. Shen, I don’t have such a way of doing things! It’s all his fault, ruining my reputation!”

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Shen Zhen looked at the dog eat dog scene in front of him, picked up the teacup, took a long sip of tea, and sneered.

If the knife did not fall on one’s neck, these people would not know how to be afraid.

How amusing.

AN: Supervisor/Ye Min: “I never ever thought this would happen QAQ”

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Source of Calamity CH 018 Ungrateful

The city was brightly lit at night. Looking down from the building, one could see the bustling people below. The shopping malls were particularly lively, and young couples could be seen laughing and eating snacks.

Mama Zhang poured Qin Xing a cup of black tea.

Qin Xing sat on the sofa and looked at the apartment that Shen Zhen had just moved into.

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It did not look lived-in nor did it appear full of life.

Just like Shen Zhen.

Qin Xing’s sitting posture was very casual, as if this was his home. Shen Zhen also suddenly found that he had never seen Qin Xing’s nervous or restrained appearance. He was always like this, as if everything was in his control.

“Uncle.” Shen Zhen sat obediently to the side, he had never been so obedient and docile before.

Qin Xing’s fingers twitched, but he still didn’t extend his hand. He just looked at Shen Zhen with a smile, knowing that the time was not yet right: “Why didn’t Xiao Zhen buy a villa?”

Shen Zhen explained it very seriously: “It’s too far from the company, and it’s just me and Mama Zhang, so I don’t need too big of a house.”

The villa areas were generally in the suburbs, and he had lived in the Qin manor for so many years, but he had not felt much benefits in living in a big house. Rather, he felt that a big house was too empty and quiet. The sound insulation of the windows was very good so once the windows were closed, it seemed that he was the only person in the whole world.

“Ah Yue wants to come back.” Qin Xing suddenly changed the subject, he looked at Shen Zhen, his eyes were slightly curved in a half-smile.

Shen Zhen paused, he had not thought of Qin Yue for several days.

“Really?” Shen Zhen’s movements and expressions were very natural, “Uncle let him go to T City so that he can have some training, and T City is also a new first-tier city, and Eldest Brother should become familiar with the business there.”

Qin Xing seemed very satisfied with this answer, and the corners of his mouth curled upwards slightly: “Does Xiao Zhen want to go to T City?”

“I don’t want to go.” Shen Zhen blurted out almost in the next second, without thinking at all. He also noticed this, and explained, “Eldest Brother and I can’t do things together, we have a bit of conflict.”

Qin Xing didn’t ask any further. It was not good to ask too much about the matters among juniors. He picked up the teacup and took a sip.

“Xiao Zhen, do you want to study at Uncle’s side?”

Shen Zhen couldn’t deny that he was excited for a moment. With Qin Xing as a teacher, this was a benefit that many people couldn’t ask for.

But he still shook his head and said, “Uncle, do you know something?”

Qin Xing suddenly reached out and ruffled Shen Zhen’s hair, with deep, undisguised indulgence in his tone: “Uncle always cares about Xiao Zhen’s affairs the most. Since you are unhappy working at the lower levels, then come to Uncle’s side.”

“At Uncle’s side, Xiao Zhen can do whatever you want.”

Shen Zhen swallowed his saliva, his heart pounding in his chest. He looked into Qin Xing’s eyes; Qin Xing’s eyes were full of smiles and doting, but no joking intentions at all.

“I also want to study by Uncle’s side, but…..if I run to Uncle just because I encounter a little difficulty, what will I do in the future? It’s not like Uncle can…..” take care of him for the rest of his life.

One day, the Qin family would be Qin Yue’s Qin family, then it would be too late if he wanted to stand up again.

And he still didn’t know why Qin Xing treated him differently. After all, in the original book, Qin Xing was just a mysterious symbol, and he was more like a background character.

In the book, after his death, he went abroad and left all domestic business to Qin Yue.

If there was something in him that made Qin Xing treat him differently, why didn’t he have it in his previous life? The book hadn’t written this?

Shen Zhen felt that there must be something he didn’t know.

Maybe he missed it, maybe he forgot, but something must have happened.

Qin Xing suddenly said, “It’s not like what?”

Shen Zhen pursed his lips and suddenly changed the subject: “Uncle, it’s ten o’clock now.”

It was ten o’clock at night.

In Shen Zhen’s memory, Qin Xing’s work and rest time was very fixed. He woke up at six o’clock in the morning and went to bed at eleven o’clock in the evening. It couldn’t be a second earlier or a second later. Now it was ten o’clock, and if Qin Xing went back by car now, plus the time it took to wash up, he would definitely not be in time to sleep at eleven o’clock.

However, Qin Xing had a habit of cleanliness. Even if he went out to stay in a hotel, an assistant would go there ahead of time to disinfect all the appliances——even if the hotel had already done so.

So Shen Zhen wouldn’t say anything about letting Qin Xing stay overnight.

Anyway, Qin Xing would not agree.

Sure enough, Qin Xing stood up.

“I’m going back.” Qin Xing pinched Shen Zhen’s face and reminded, “Eat more even while outside, you have lost weight.”

“Xiao Zhen, no matter what you wanted to say before, the answer will always be negative. So long as Uncle wants to, there is nothing Uncle can’t do.”

After Qin Xing left, Shen Zhen walked to the mirror and tilted his head to look at several angles, but he didn’t notice that he was getting thinner.

“Mama Zhang, have I lost weight?” Shen Zhen asked Mama Zhang.

Mama Zhang also stepped forward to look at him, and said firmly: “You have not lost weight at all, you just don’t have much flesh on your face.”

Mama Zhang asked nervously, “What’s the matter? Have you lost your appetite these days?”

Shen Zhen quickly explained: “No, it’s Uncle who thinks I’ve lost weight.”

Mama Zhang understood and said with a smile, “All elders are like this. They feel that the child has become thin after not seeing them for a few days. This is doting on you!”

Shen Zhen thought about it and felt that this might be the case.

Mama Zhang was getting older, and her sleep time was getting shorter and shorter. When there was nothing to do in the evening she would just turn on the TV and knit wool. She couldn’t remain idle and had been busy for most of her life. Even if Shen Zhen asked her to take a good rest now, she couldn’t do it.

When Shen Zhen was about to go to the bathroom to take a shower, the video intercom at the door rang. It was a video invitation from the security room.

Shen Zhen wore a bathrobe and walked over to accept it.

The security guard was in uniform and had a good attitude. He said respectfully, “Mr. Shen, a Mr. Su said he wanted to see you.”

In Shen Zhen’s memory, the only person with the surname Su who was related to him was Su Shiqing, so Shen Zhen responded: “No.”

Security guard: “Mr. Su said he has something important to tell you.”

Shen Zhen: “I said no.”

Security: “But Mr. Su…..”

Shen Zhen closed the video intercom.

Su Shiqing had this ability. No matter where he was or who he met, the other party would sympathize with him, pity him, and then help him.

This was probably an innate talent that ordinary people could not imitate even if they tried.

However, now Shen Zhen had lost interest in Su Shiqing.

He made a different choice from his previous life at an important turning point in his life, and following events would no longer go according to what was written in the book.

His future was now in his own hands.

Qin Yue was worth spending his energy, but Su Shiqing had lost his original value.

Without Qin Yue to protect him, without Qin Xin’s fondness, and even without having taken the surname of the Shen family, he was sent back to the Su family by the Qin family. Su Shiqing was worthless now.

Shen Zhen yawned, went to the bathroom to take a shower, and then went to sleep.

He didn’t think about anything. He had drank a glass of red wine before going to bed so he had no dreams all night, and slept very soundly.

The next morning, it was still dark when Shen Zhen got up from the warm bed. Mama Zhang was already up, and breakfast was placed on the table. The breakfast was not rich and plentiful, but very healthy: a bowl of white porridge, a plate of side dishes, a bun and an egg.

Shen Zhen had no objection to such a breakfast. On the contrary, he felt that this was the taste that a family should have.

In the Qin family manor, breakfast was as rich as a banquet, but he had always just taken a few quick bites, not having the mood to taste it carefully.

But now, sitting at the dining table, he felt that a simple boiled egg with a little salt was delicious.

“Mama Zhang, is your son coming over?” Shen Zhen asked.

Mama Zhang paused: “I…..I haven’t asked him yet.”

She didn’t know how to face her own son. She loved him, but compared to her love for Shen Zhen, it seemed too shallow. She could only keep sending money to her son. After working for so many years, in addition to the Qin family’s salary being very high, she had earned a lot of money. Since she came to the Qin family, her husband had quit his job, in the name of taking care of their child full-time.

As a result, she found out later that her son was living like a savage while her husband was fooling around with her money, lying that he was a small boss and even kept a mistress on the side.

She could only send her son to her parents and let him live with his grandparents, while she continued to work outside to earn money and work hard to support the family. The father didn’t care about the child, and asked her for money every now and then, and she was not there as a mother either. Towards this son, guilt and love were mixed together.

She was afraid to see him.

Shen Zhen comforted: “Mama Zhang, don’t be afraid.”

Mama Zhang nodded and pinched the bridge of her nose: “I know, I’m not afraid, you go to work quickly, don’t be late.”

Shen Zhen put on his suit jacket and overcoat, and stepped out of the door. There was central air conditioning in the corridor, and the cold temperature was not felt in the building.

It was not until the door of the building was opened that Shen Zhen’s fingers trembled.

However, before he reached the intersection, his eyelids jumped, and he saw a familiar figure squatting in the corner beside the gate.

A man in a security uniform was handing a cup of soy milk to the person.

It seemed that Su Shiqing had squatted here all night.

Shen Zhen knew that he couldn’t pretend he didn’t see anything at this time.

“Su Shiqing?” Shen Zhen came to a distance of one meter from Su Shiqing and stopped.

Su Shiqing raised his head. He had been here all night, last night he was in the security booth and there was a heater, but in order to wait for Shen Zhen and pretend to be miserable in the morning, he purposely squatted at the door. He was only blown by the cold wind for an hour but the tip of his nose became red and he started to cough. It was estimated that after today, he would have a cold and fever, and he would not be able to go outside for a while.

Su Shiqing’s tone was tearful: “Ah Zhen, why didn’t you let me go up last night?”

The security guard took care of Su Shiqing all night, and the look he gave Shen Zhen was wrong. Sure enough, rich people were like this. When friends were rich, they were good brothers. When they have no money, they pretend not to know each other. Pei, looking decent on the surface but having no conscience behind the scenes.

Shen Zhen asked, “What are you doing here? Was it not obvious enough what I said before?”

Su Shiqing wiped his tears: “Eldest Brother went to T City, he told me to wait for him to come back, but Auntie sent me back to the Su family. Ah Zhen, Uncle treats you well, can you go and tell Uncle to let me go back to the Qin family? The Su family treats me badly.”

When he lived in the Qin family manor, no matter which relative saw him, they were all very nice to him.

But when he was sent back to the Su family, everyone’s expressions changed, and his status was not even as good as when he hadn’t gone to live in the Qin family manor before.

Su Shiqing knew that he could no longer stay in the Su family.

He had to go back to the Qin family. Only when he went back to the Qin family could he stay by Qin Yue’s side all the time and live a good life being respected and loved by others.

The security guard said without a bit of tack at all, “Mr. Shen, you are Mr. Su’s friend. When a friend is in trouble, you should reach out to help. I don’t think Mr. Su is an ungrateful person.”

Shen Zhen laughed: “I’m neither his father nor his mother, why should I care about him? This big brother, if you are so kind, then why don’t you help him? If you help him, he will definitely not be ungrateful.”

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Su Shiqing cried out: “Ah Zhen, you can’t not care about me!”

Shen Zhen looked at him: “Su Shiqing, I’m tired of seeing your pitiful act, why not change to a new face.”

“After all, Qin Yue is the only one who falls for it.”

TN: this self-entitled white lotus🔪. And that security guard too😒

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Source of Calamity CH 017 Trap

There was only silence in the conference room, no one spoke, and it seemed that even breathing had to be suppressed.

The group members looked at each other.

How could this newbie Xiao Shen speak more like a leader than a leader?

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Ye Min had a dark face, he didn’t know how to refute Shen Zhen, he remained silent, and only that pair of eyes stared at Shen Zhen with unspeakable anger.

After a while, Ye Min finally said, “You say I’m nothing, but what are you? I’ve been in the company for more than three years, and I’ve contributed to the company. Can a newcomer like you compare?”

Shen Zhen sat calmly in his seat, his head tilted back: “Then tell me, what contributions have you made?”

Ye Min: “I have negotiated three endorsement collaborations!”

Shen Zhen: “Have you succeeded?”

Ye Min said irritably: “At least I went to negotiate. If there is no failure, how can there be success?”

Shen Zhen laughed.

“But the question is, did you negotiate a successful contract?” Shen Zhen asked.

“You only have failure, success is someone else’s.”

Ye Min finally couldn’t bear it anymore. He spent two years to build his seniority and stayed in the position of the group leader for more than a year. When he was a small office worker, the group leader above him was a very responsible and gentle person. So he had never suffered much hardship in the company, other than having spent a longer time waiting for his seniority to increase, everything could be considered smooth sailing.

“What do you know?!” Ye Min rolled up his sleeves, grabbed Shen Zhen’s collar with one hand, and pulled Shen Zhen by his collar closer to him. Ye Min’s breath sprayed on Shen Zhen’s face, and Shen Zhen’s originally expressionless face suddenly became dark and unpredictable.

Ye Min thought that this would scare Shen Zhen, and he pointed at the small office workers around them and said, “If they do a good job, I can let them have a good rating and they can get a year-end bonus of 50,000 yuan.”

“If you are honest and obedient, do your work well, then I will also let you have a good rating at the end of next year.” Ye Min seemed to regain his confidence, “Understand?”

Shen Zhen took out a napkin from the tissue box on the table and wiped his face, but still felt unbearable. He suddenly stood up, startling everyone, even Ye Min who was grabbing his collar, let go of his hand and took a step back. He probably thought that Shen Zhen was going to hit him.

“I’m going to the bathroom.” Shen Zhen stood at the door and said to the group members and Ye Min, “We’ll continue when I get back.”

After speaking, Shen Zhen walked out without looking back.

The rest of the people in the room looked at each other, but no one spoke.

The group members felt that Shen Zhen was right, but no one dared to speak out.

As soon as these people entered the company, they were assigned to Ye Min. When they first came, they also did chores. Ye Min didn’t spend much time and energy in leading them. When Ye Min was thirsty, they poured water for him and when Ye Min was hungry, they went to get food for him.

After a long time like this, they were trained successfully by Ye Min, and even if they had work later, when Ye Min needed something, they would do it like a conditioned reflex, and they didn’t even think there was anything wrong with this situation.

But now hearing Shen Zhen say this, they felt that Shen Zhen was right.

They came to work for the Qin Group, not for Ye Min, nor did Ye Min pay them wages.

The bosses of the Qin Group didn’t need them to wait on them hand and foot, so what kind of onion was Ye Min?

But even though that was said, a higher level official can crush you to death, and even if they felt uncomfortable, they didn’t dare to say it at the moment.

The several group members didn’t dare to speak, so they took their mobile phones and spoke in a group chat set up with only the few of them.

“I think what Shen Zhen said is quite right. In addition to having work every day, we have to take care of Ye Min as well. He also moves frequently, uses my car, and doesn’t even invite me to a meal.”

“He also borrowed my car. He doesn’t buy one himself and when he borrows other people’s cars, he borrows for several weeks. The last time he borrowed my car for two months, and I also had to pay for the gas.”

“Damn, I thought I was the only one whose car was borrowed by him.”

“But the year-end bonus…..only if he handed in the name list will we be able to get it.”

“Actually, I didn’t tell you guys this but after winning the year-end bonus last year, he invited me to have a barbecue during the New Year, and I gave him a red envelope of 200,000 yuan.”

“F**k, a total of 500,000 yuan, and you paid him 200,000 yuan. Isn’t this robbery?”

“I didn’t even dare to tell you guys.”

“Then, should we go and react with the supervisor?”

“Forget it, it’s not like you don’t know the relationship between the supervisor and him. He is very good at currying favor with the supervisor. The last time the supervisor was going on a business trip, he threw me the work he was doing while he went off to take care of the hotel reservations and travel tickets. Even if we complain, the supervisor will protect him, and then we will have bad luck.”

“What are you guys doing!” Ye Min kicked the chair Shen Zhen was sitting on in irritation.

The group members quickly put their phones away.

“We were just wondering if we could react to the supervisor and let him transfer Shen Zhen to another work group.”

“Yes, yes, it affects the unity of our work group. Besides, Brother Ye, you are so busy, it’s not like you can bother with him every day.”

Only then was Ye Min in a better mood, and said, “Don’t learn from him, people like him can’t do long in the company, and you all know how difficult it is to join the Qin Group. Now when companies recruit new people, the worst education is at least first tier universities, and Xiao Zhang and Xiao Chen graduated from second tier universities, right?”

Xiao Zhang and Xiao Chen lowered their heads.

Ye Min loved to talk about academic qualifications, as he himself graduated from a first tier university.

In the group, except for the two second tier university graduates, Xiao Zhang and Xiao Chen, the others graduated from first tier universities, and there were even two among them who were postgraduate students.

He would always mention Xiao Zhang and the others’ degrees, but when he went out, he would say in front of others, “What’s the use of studying well, don’t postgraduate students still have to work under me?”

“You all know what the Qin Group’s status is in the country. Branch companies have spread all over the country in various provincial capitals, as well as in small and medium-sized cities. Every day, there are too many people who want to squeeze into the head office.” Ye Min used a lecturing tone to brainwash them, “You have to cherish this job.”

“Last year’s ranking of the world’s richest people, the Qin family ranked third globally, and ranked first in Asia.” Ye Min looked proud, as if he had made this achievement, “Our CEO Qin founded his first company at sixteen years old. He was not yet a legal adult at the time, and so the company was registered under his mother’s name. People say that CEO Qin is called CEO Qin because of the Qin Group, but this is inaccurate.”

Ye Min was quite clear about the company’s history: “Before the founding of the country, the Qin family was engaged in heavy industry and mechanized production. CEO Qin came out to work and build his own wealth from scratch. When the Qin family went downhill, it was Mr. Qin who stood forward and turned the tide. Therefore, you guys are still young, as long as you work hard, maybe the next CEO Qin will be you?”

The several group members smiled on the surface but cursed him out in their hearts.

This pie was too big for them to eat.

When Shen Zhen came back, what he saw was this group of people sitting on separate sides. The group members were sitting on one side, and Ye Min was sitting on the other side with his arms crossed, the line distinct. Shen Zhen was really not in the mood to continue to waste time with them as even if he wasted his time here there would be no extra gains.

“I think this meeting can be dismissed.” Shen Zhen leaned against the door frame and said, “You guys can go back first, and I will have a few words with Ye Min alone.”

The group members looked at each other, of course they wanted to go home, but if Ye Min didn’t speak, no one dared to leave.

Shen Zhen: “Go.”

Finally someone dared to speak: “I have to go home to see my dog, I’ll go first.”

Holding his bag, he didn’t dare to look at Ye Min, and went straight out.

“My girlfriend just texted me to urge me. Today is the first anniversary of our relationship, so I’m leaving first.”

“I also…..”

The people left one after another.

Ye Min was originally sure that no one would dare to leave, but at this moment, he felt that his face hurt, so he did not attempt to stop them.

“What do you want to say?” Ye Min looked at Shen Zhen coldly, “Don’t think that if you say a few good words, I can pretend that these things never happened, I will go to the supervisor tomorrow and let you go to another group, I am unable to deal with you, but there will always be someone who can.”

Shen Zhen sat opposite Ye Min, he smiled slightly, with indifference, distance, and contempt: “Ye Min, I let them go first, not to make peace with you, but to save you a little face.”

“I need a group member to lead me.”

“I also need a normal work environment.”

“You don’t have a broken arm or a broken leg. Do what you need to do by yourself.”

“You need to separate personal life from work.”

Ye Min: “Heh, I need you to teach me?”

Shen Zhen glanced at the time: “That’s all I have to say, it’s up to you whether you listen or not, as long as you feel that you can accept the consequences of not listening.”

Ye Min snorted coldly, grabbed his bag and walked out.

Before leaving, he also cursed: “What a little sh*t, a mere worker, really thinks he is the king of heaven, the consequences? I want you to know the consequences.”

Looks like it was time to have a chat with the supervisor tonight.

After Ye Min left, Shen Zhen called Yang Changsheng.

“The day after tomorrow at nine o’clock.” Shen Zhen said, “see you then.”

Yang Changsheng asked cautiously on the other line, “Did something happen?”

Shen Zhen smiled: “It’s nothing, I just felt that the sparrows by the window are a little noisy.”

Were there sparrows in winter? Yang Changsheng agreed in a daze.

Shen Zhen mooched off Qin Xing’s car home tonight. Qin Xing’s schedule was a mystery. He spent three months a year dealing with company affairs, and his subordinates took care of everything the rest of the year. He only needed to look at the reports while spending his other time flying back and forth from home and abroad. He managed a huge corporation, but he did not appear to be very busy.

Because of him, all the Qin family could still live a noble’s life.

Shen Zhen had only been in the company for two days, but he already felt that Qin Xing was the most capable person he had ever seen. In the past, Qin Xing in Shen Zhen’s heart was a symbol, representing power and money, but now, Shen Zhen even felt that Qin Xing was a bit deified in his eyes now. He almost felt that Qin Xing was omnipotent in his field.

The driver parked the car downstairs in the company building, and Shen Zhen got in the car. He was now much more comfortable in front of Qin Xing.

Sometimes Shen Zhen felt that Qin Xing would not be angry no matter what he did.

He was like an ascetic Buddha.

Shen Zhen looked at Qin Xing’s profile and felt that his throat was a little dry.

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So that when the car was parked downstairs in his residence, he said to Qin Xing uncontrollably, “Uncle Qin, do you want to go up and sit for a while?”

Qin Xing seemed to feel a little novel about Shen Zhen’s invitation, he smiled and nodded: “Okay.”

Qin Xing was like a cheetah, he guided his prey with ease to slowly walk towards the arranged trap.

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Source of Calamity CH 016 You Are Nothing

“Xiao Shen, pour me a cup of coffee.”

“Xiao Shen, bring me the box of tissues.”

“I have to continue working at noon today, Xiao Shen, could you help me pick up takeout.”

“Xiao Shen…..”

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Shen Zhen listened to these people commanding him, his face expressionless. This was his second day at work, and no one led him still,. He still sat at his desk playing with his cell phone or in a daze.

“Xiao Shen.” Seeing that Shen Zhen didn’t move at all, and didn’t look like he intended to help, Ye Min walked over with a frown, and said in a bad tone, “Did you not hear your colleague?”

Shen Zhen glanced at him: “You also know that they were colleagues?”

Ye Min: “What do you mean?”

Shen Zhen chuckled: “Those who didn’t know thought I was here to be their nanny.”

“No that’s not right, the nanny doesn’t have to be so comprehensive.”

It was still working time, Ye Min didn’t continue arguing with Shen Zhen, he just gave Shen Zhen a deep look: “Do whatever you want.”

Then, Shen Zhen was ostracized.

A group of grown men even played the trick of ostracizing. Not even children played like this when Shen Zhen was in kindergarten.

When it was time to eat at noon, Shen Zhen took the elevator to the top floor again. Qin Xing had said that he would dine with him in the future, and Shen Zhen was too lazy to go to the cafeteria.

Shen Zhen didn’t complain to Qin Xing. In Shen Zhen’s opinion, these were trivial matters, and there was no need to mention it.

It would be ridiculous if he couldn’t even handle these few people.

The closer to the end of the year, the busier Qin Xing was. In addition to various business meetings and contract renewals, he had to review the company’s financial situation for this year. He could only meet with Shen Zhen at noon. The time they spent together in a day was just under an hour.

“Are you tired?” Qin Xing asked Shen Zhen.

Shen Zhen just used his chopsticks to pick up a piece of shredded pork and shook his head when he heard this: “I’m not tired.”

He really wasn’t tired, just bored.

Qin Shan came to eat once yesterday and stopped coming. This was what she said to Shen Zhen: “Dining with Youngest Uncle, nothing I eat tastes delicious, and the psychological pressure is too high. It’s impressive that you can handle it, but I will not be eating together with you two, you can just accompany Youngest Uncle more.”

Qin Xing didn’t say anything after learning that Qin Shan would not come again, he simply didn’t care at all.

Qin Xing smiled and said: “There is a meeting on the weekend, Xiao Zhen, why not make a cameo as Uncle’s secretary for a day?”

Shen Zhen had never been a secretary, but he also knew that the secretary needed to record everything that went on in the meeting. He asked, “Do I bring a pen and paper or a laptop?”

Qin Xing: “Use whatever you are used to.”

Shen Zhen smiled at Qin Xing: “Then it’s settled, I’ll be Uncle’s secretary.”

Qin Xing looked at Shen Zhen’s smile, and the hand he had rested on the table moved slightly, but he quickly resisted the urge and calmed down. The smile on the corner of his mouth did not change at all, only his eyes gradually became darker: “Su Shiqing went back to the Su family.”

Shen Zhen was stunned: “Really?”

Qin Xing’s tone was doting: “Uncle has never forgotten anything Xiao Zhen has said to Uncle.”

Shen Zhen didn’t know why but his heart felt a little bittersweet, and his voice was hoarse: “Uncle.”

He had never been cared so much by anyone. His biological parents were as good as stepparents, and the only friend and object of his affection would not care so much about him either. Shen Zhen was a little dazed.

Qin Xing didn’t say anymore: “Xiao Zhen, come to Uncle if you have any problems.”

Shen Zhen nodded, and then only dared to focus on eating with his head buried.

In the afternoon, Shen Zhen was still sitting on the cold bench.

He looked at the time on the phone, and a sneer appeared on the corner of his mouth.

When it was time to get off work, Ye Min began packing up the documents. He turned his head to see if Shen Zhen had left. As a group leader, he also worked in the company for two years before being promoted. His ability was average and could only rely on waiting for his seniority to increase. After waiting for the group leader who had been on top of him to leave, and his colleagues were almost all promoted, it finally became his turn.

Although he was just a little group leader, he still had a bit of power. Since becoming the group leader, group members would call him to send messages during holidays, and on birthdays, group members and colleagues would also send him red envelopes.

Walking in the company, it seemed that he could hold his head up.

Shen Zhen’s arrival was like a wake-up call.

At first glance, he could tell that this newcomer had backing, but this backing was definitely not big, otherwise he would not be just a small office worker.

Even if the relatives of the leaders above join the company, they would not come to the media department, but definitely go to the departments with real power.

Ye Min wanted to knock him down a peg or two, and let him know that he shouldn’t think that he could do whatever he wanted just because he had backing.

Moreover, he had finally become a group leader. If even a newcomer could disobey his words, where would he put his face? He had to let Shen Zhen know who he should listen to in the company.

“Shen Zhen, don’t go yet.” Ye Min saw that Shen Zhen had walked to the corridor, and called out to Shen Zhen.

Shen Zhen stood tall and straight, leaning against the wall with a smile on his lips, the black suit he wore made him not look like just a small office worker, but like some family’s young master: “Is something wrong?”

Ye Min’s tone was mild: “Today our work group has a small meeting.”

Shen Zhen shrugged: “Okay.”

He had an appointment with Yang Changsheng today to talk about taking over the building projects.

He sent a message to Yang Changsheng, and pushed back the agreed time.

Shen Zhen walked into the conference room. There were several conference rooms on each floor. After all, after taking over a project, internal discussions must be held. The sizes of the conference rooms also varied. For a group meeting of ten people, the smallest one was used, but the sound insulation effect was very good.

After a few minutes, the group members came in.

As soon as Ye Min came in, he instructed Shen Zhen: “Xiao Shen go to pour the water first, the disposable water cup is over there.”

Shen Zhen sat still.

Ye Min became impatient: “Xiao Shen?!”

Shen Zhen looked at him: “What?”

Ye Min: “Didn’t you hear me?!”

Shen Zhen smiled: “I heard.”

Ye Min had long been holding back his anger: “Then why don’t you move! You are here to work! You are not here to be a young master!”

The group members were originally not prepared to speak. It was fine for them to speak ill of people behind their backs, but not in person. After all, working in a company, you could scheme however much you want behind the scenes, but directly and face to face? Forget it.

But at this time Ye Min already stood forward. The group leader could control their performance evaluation at the end of the year. The number of year-end awards depended on the group leader. The group members looked at each other and could only support Ye Min.

“That’s right, Xiao Shen, Brother Ye is right, no matter how lazy you are at home, you have to be diligent at work.”

“Xiao Shen, Brother Ye is also doing this for your sake. Besides, it’s not a big deal, it’s just pouring a cup of water.”

“Xiao Shen, your attitude is not acceptable.”

However, Shen Zhen just smiled slightly, his arms crossed over his chest, and sat in the same position as steady as a mountain, looking with a smile at this group of people.

Ye Min: “Shen Zhen, if you don’t want to endure hardship, leave early. I can’t deal with you. Find someone who can deal with you.”

Shen Zhen finally laughed aloud: “To endure hardship is to bring tea and water to you? Diligence is to be a nanny?”

Ye Min’s face turned darker: “Who didn’t go through this? If you aren’t even willing to pour tea, can you still do your job well?”

Shen Zhen: “It turns out that the company actually has a rule that newcomers must serve tea and water. I wonder who set this rule. Tell me, I’ll go ask them about it.”

The group members were also angered by Shen Zhen’s tone.

“Shen Zhen, Brother Ye sees that you are a newcomer and wants to take care of you. Why is it that there are so many newcomers, but you are the only one stubborn?”

“You are here to work, not be a young master.”

“That’s right, Brother Ye has such a good temper, yet even he has become so angry because of you.”

“The company doesn’t lack newcomers like you. If you don’t want to do it, then get lost.”

“If you are that proud, then go ahead and leave the company.”

Shen Zhen looked at these people. These people were very young. When they first came out into society, they probably had ambitions and wanted to make a career for themselves. However, after working in the company for so long, their vitality was worn away. Every day they only thought about how to get the job done as soon as possible, not to make progress. So long as there was a stable salary they were satisfied.

Perhaps the only goal was to wait for their seniority to increase, until they could be the group leader. Then they were content.

If these people appeared in front of Qin Xing, Qin Xing very directly would fire them all.

The salary of the employees at the head office was not low. Ordinary employees who were not late, did not ask for leave, and did not make mistakes had a basic monthly salary of 50,000 yuan.

Not to mention after promotion, Ye Min’s basic salary was 80,000 yuan a month, and there was also commission, which made his salary basically able to be stabilized at 100,000 yuan a month.

“Clap clap clap.”

Everyone closed their mouths and watched Shen Zhen clapping with a leg crossed and propped over the other knee.

“Interesting.” Shen Zhen said with a smile, “It’s the first time I’ve heard that it’s your duty to serve tea and pour water. And if you don’t serve tea and pour water, you’re a young master. Are you here to be office workers in the company, or servants in the company?”

Everyone glared at him in anger.

Shen Zhen: “Don’t force me to speak too harshly. You people are willing to be servants, but I’m not.”

“Ye Min, do you know what your face looks like? You are here to work, I don’t know what you are usually like, but at least you should do your job well at work. Letting the newcomers sit on the bench and serve tea and water, of course you don’t feel bad about it since you are not the one paying our salaries.”

“Do you think the company’s money fell from the sky?”

“In order to always have a special status, you insist on suppressing the people below and brainwashing them.” Shen Zhen looked at Ye Min, then turned to look at the group members, “What do you think he can do for you? Or, at the end of the year, you think your evaluation will depend on his whim?”

The group members did not dare to speak, they were indeed afraid of the end of the year evaluation.

At the end of the year, if they could be rated as an outstanding employee, the year-end bonus would be 500,000 yuan.

Ye Min: “What nonsense are you talking about!”

Shen Zhen patted the table and stood up, startling everyone.

“Ye Min, if the company’s employees are all like you, this company would not be far from bankruptcy. You don’t want to make progress, you only know how to play small tricks to control the people below. You don’t dare to be open and honest but you are quite capable at randomly finding reasons.” Shen Zhen pointed to the door outside, “I’ll call the supervisor now and we can have a chat about this together.”

Ye Min: “…..You, don’t think that I’m afraid of you just because you bring out the supervisor. You have backing, but don’t think that you are all that capable just because you have backing.”

Shen Zhen sneered: “Even a person like me with backing can see reason better than you, shouldn’t you be ashamed?”

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Ye Min: “Don’t make excuses!”

Shen Zhen looked at him indifferently, gaze like an iceberg that would not melt for ten thousand years, there was no other emotion in his eyes except indifference, and even his words seemed to take on the quality of ice: “Ye Min, I don’t quibble with you, because you are nothing. But before you held this denunciation meeting, did you think about the consequences?”

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