Seol-Bing’s pictures that were taken by President Shin were uploaded on the Internet, and netizens started writing tons of comments to the posting.
“Seol-Bing, sister, you look gorgeous.”
“You are such a beauty.”
“I could have accompanied you there…
“I love you, Seol-Bing.”
“I went to GH Gallery too.”
“Is Seol-Bing smart enough to understand the avant-garde arts?”
“The one above, you just shut up!”
“Seol-Bing, you are the best.”
Most comments were overwhelmingly positive.
Seol-Bing’s visit to GH Gallery worked favorably to both Seol-Bing and GH Gallery.
Attorney Young-Jin Kim called Gun-Ho to say that he wouldn’t be able to make the lunch appointment with Gun-Ho.
“I just took an urgent lawsuit case. I will have to take a rain check for our lunch.”
“No problem. We can meet at any time later.”
It has been several days already since Gun-Ho went to GH Mobile and Dyeon Korea. Gun-Ho was thinking that he had to go there, maybe today, even though he didn’t feel like driving. He made a call to Tae-Young Im.
“Oh, big brother. It’s Tae-Young Im.”
Tae-Young probably saved Gun-Ho’s number in his cell phone. He knew it was Gun-Ho calling him.
“I’m calling you about the person you recommended for the chauffeur work.”
“Oh, Chan-Ho Eom?”
“Yes. Can you bring it to my office, his papers; like his resume and resident registration?”
“Do you want me to come today? I have his resume that he gave to me when he applied for a job at my security staffing company.”
“I will need his picture on the resume too.”
“Of course. I will bring them to you right away.”
Gun-Ho was reading an economic newspaper when he heard people arguing outside his office. Gun-Ho opened his office door slightly to see what was going. Any visitors to Gun-Ho’s office had to walk through the general office in order to access the president’s office.
Director Kang was arguing with Tae-Young Im.
“Our president is not in the office right now. You need to talk with me.”
“I made an appointment with the president. I just got off the phone with him. He asked me to come to his office.”
“Just talk to me! If you keep on insisting on going to the president’s office without telling me your business, I will have to call the police!”
Gun-Ho had a hard time suppressing a laugh. Director Kang probably thought these men came to bother Gun-Ho, by looking at their appearance. They did look like a bouncer with a firm and big body. They surely looked intimidating.
There was a reason why Director Kang reacted this way. Sometimes, some strange people visited the office. Some claimed that they were war veterans with some badges inside their jackets. There were some gangsters who came to visit the office as well. They all requested something like wanted to sell some cleaning tools or health supplements. Gun-Ho couldn’t blame Director Kang for mistaking Tae-Young Im for one of those people.
Gun-Ho fully opened his office door and shouted,
“Director Kang! They are my guests. Please let them through.”
Tae-Young Im walked into Gun-Ho’s office with Chan-Ho Eom.
“We do often receive some strange people in our office. Director Kang mistook you for those. Please understand him. Let’s have some tea.”
Gun-Ho asked the accounting manager to bring some tea since the secretary—Ms. Yeon-Soo Oh was working at the art gallery for the moment.
“Did you bring your resume?”
“Yes, sir. Here it is.”
Gun-Ho scanned through Chan-Ho Eom’s resume. According to his resume, Chan-Ho graduated high school in Gangnam District and he went to the college of physical education afterward. He had won several times in some Taekwondo competitions and Judo competitions. The usual thing that drew Gun-Ho’s attention was that he went to junior high school in the U.S.
“You went to junior high in the U.S.?”
“Yes. My family moved to the U.S. at that time, and when my father passed away, we had to move back to Korea.”
“Hmm. Are you living with your mother then?”
Chan-Ho hesitated to answer to Gun-Ho’s question.
“Did you run away from home?”
“No. My mom married to someone else. I just didn’t want to stay with my mom and her new husband, so I’m staying with Tae-Young brother right now.”
“I see. Did your father have a business in the U.S.?”
For this question, Tae-Young answered for Chan-Ho.
“His father was a policeman when he was in Korea. And he quit his job and moved to the U.S. with his family, and then he passed away from liver cancer.”
“Hmm, really? You did your military service as combat police, huh?”
“I do stay in this building, but I often travel to Jiksan Town in Cheonan City and also to Asan City. I have manufacturing plants there. So, you will have to drive a lot. I can’t pay you much either. And I sometimes go out in the evening to meet with someone. So, you will have to work in the evening as well. Do you think you can handle the job?”
“I will do my best, sir.”
The accounting manager brought three cups of tea to Gun-Ho’s office.
The accounting manager glanced at Tae-Young and Chan-Ho several times while she was in the office. They certainly didn’t look like typical office workers who the accounting manager was familiar with.
“Please have some tea.”
Tae-Young pulled out some papers from the inner pocket of his jacket.
“This is the business registration for my security staffing company. Chan-Ho is employed by our company and our company places him to work for you. The pay is 3 million won per month. My company pays him 2.5 million won for this work. The office or manufacturing workers usually work eight hours per day, but the workers in our staffing company works ten hours per day.”
“Hmm, I see.”
“I brought the work contract as well, big brother.”
“I think the contract needs to be made with my company in Jiksan Town rather than the one here. Chan-Ho, do you have time in the afternoon?”
“Then, after lunch, let’s go to Jiksan Town together.”
“Big brother, can I go with you? I want to see your factory there.”
“Sure. You can come with us.”
Gun-Ho asked for Director Kang,
“Director Kang, this man will drive for me starting today. The man next to him is the owner president of the security staffing company.”
“Oh, I see. I’m sorry about the earlier incident.”
“This is Director Kang of GH Development.”
“I’m Seong-Il Kang.”
“I’m Chang-Ho Eom.”
“My name is Tae-Young Im.”
Tae-Young Im and Chan-Ho Eum had a tough life involving physical fights, but they had good manners in greeting people.
Director Kang gave his business card to the two men.
Gun-Ho took Tae-Young and Chan-Ho to the first level of the basement in the building where the maintenance office was located. When Gun-Ho entered the office, the team leader—Mr. Soo-Nam Jeong quickly stood up from his seat.
“This man will drive my car from now on.”
“Oh, I see.”
“Please add one more desk in this office for him. I will ask Director Kang to purchase a desk. We will need a desk and a chair.”
Chan-Ho grinned and said,
“I actually don’t need a desk.”
“You will need one. There will be some days that I don’t go out. You will then spend your time here reading cartoon books and surfing the web. Also, you will find some exercise equipment over there, which Mr. Jeong uses most of the time.”
“Thank you, big bro…”
“Well, at work, call me Mr. President.”