Chapter 349: Hiring a Chauffeur (2) – Part 2
Director Kim started speaking,
“I just heard this from Mr. Adam Castler. Do you remember that Gyoda Company from Japan asked GH Mobile to make a part for their motorcycles?”
“I believe that GH Mobile is already supplying that product to Gyoda Company.”
“Right. I was going to say that Gyoda Company is highly satisfied with the product that they are receiving from GH Mobile, and they are asking another product to develop. They want GH Mobile to develop an industrial tool. Mr. Adam Castler received this request from Gyoda Company through Mr. Richard Amiel just like last time.”
“That’s really nice.”
“But the problem is that GH Mobile is not capable of manufacturing that sort of tools. The size is too big for our machines to handle.”
“The quantities they are requesting are very high.”
“Well, if our factory can’t handle, then we can’t handle, right?”
“Egnopak has machines that can handle the product order since they have heavy equipment to handle various ranges of products.”
“So you are suggesting that we let Egnopak manufacture the product and ask them to use Dyeon Korea’s raw materials to do so in return.”
“That’s right. The problem is that the Egnopak’s president is hard to deal with.”
“He will probably promise to use our raw materials in manufacturing the products and once he is connected with Gyoda Company, then he will change the raw materials from ours to German materials of BASF or American materials of Monsanto without even bothering to tell us.”
“That would be a better scenario than I’m thinking right now. I think he will get the necessary raw materials from one of our national suppliers, such as Hyundai, Hanwha, and Kumho. They all have chemical companies. Oh, there is Hwaseung as well.”
“We can have him sign a statement or contract, but he would breach it in a blink of an eye. What should we do? We can find another company which is capable of manufacturing the product for Gyoto Company.”
“We don’t have time for it, sir. They gave me a week to decide. If we don’t give them our answer by the end of this week, they said they would contact a company in China or some other countries.”
“Do you want to me let them contact companies in other countries?”
“You and I, let’s pay a visit to Egnopak tomorrow.”
Gun-Ho forgot that Tae-Young Im and Chan-Ho Eom were still sitting in his office while he was talking with Director Kim.
“Oh, I need to get you guys to Seoul.”
“Don’t worry about us. We can go to Seoul later today. We will wait until you finish your work here.”
“No, no. We need to leave for Seoul now. I’m done here. Chan-Ho Eom! Where are you living in Seoul?”
“I’m living with Tae-Yong bro in Sadang Town.”
“You all finished looking around the factory, right? Let’s go then. Chan-Ho, do you want to try to drive?”
“Sure. I will drive.”
Chan-Ho sat in the driver’s seat while Tae-Young sat in the front passenger seat. Gun-Ho sat in the rear seat. Once the car started moving, Gun-Ho also started dozing off.
“Sir, we arrived.”
“Huh? Where are we?”
“We are at TowerPalace.”
“Huh? Really? We are already here?”
“We can leave your car at the parking and take a taxi from here.”
“Do you have a place to park a car around your house in the Sadang Town?”
“We don’t have our own parking space, but there is a paid parking lot nearby.”
“Then take the car with you and come back here tomorrow morning by 8:30. For the parking fees, collect the receipts for a month and take it to the general affairs department.”
“Okay, sir. We will take this car then. Have a nice evening.”
Gun-Ho loved the fact that he could take a nap on the way home, but he felt somewhat empty after Chan-Ho took his car.
“What if I need to use my car later?”
Gun-Ho decided to buy another car with the company’s name.
The next day, Chan-Ho came to Gun-Ho’s TowerPalace condo with his Land Rover, but he came at 9 am.
“Why did you come late?”
“Whew, the traffic was really bad from Sandang Town to Yangjae Town. I didn’t expect it since it is my first time trying. I won’t make the same mistake again, sir.”
“I guess everyone is trying to get to work at this hour.”
“Where would you like to go today?”
“Let’s go to Jiksan Town.”
Chan-Ho Eom drove Gun-Ho’s Land Rover and entered the highway.
“It is nice to be on the highway without any traffic light.”
“If you look at the left side of the sun visor, you will see a highway pass card. You can use the card to pay toll fees. You can recharge it at a rest area in a highway and bring the receipt to the general affairs department. They will take care of it for you.”
Gun-Ho had his morning coffee in the rest area on the way to Jiksan Town with Chan-Ho. He enjoyed the moment without any pressure. Since he was the owner of the company, he could get to work at any time.
Once they arrived at work in Jiksan Town, Gun-Ho headed to his office and Chan-Ho went to the general affairs department. The general affairs manager handed an ID card to Chan-Ho along with a company uniform. With the ID card, Chan-Ho would be able to access the company cafeteria to have a meal.
“Change to this uniform and put this ID card around your neck. As long as you hang it around your neck, no one here will question you about who you are or why you are here.”
“And, we don’t have any specific waiting area for a chauffeur. You can either stay with the truck drivers at the distribution team or you can stay in the security office. In the security office, there is a small resting area where you can take a nap.”
“We already have your cell phone number and the president’s secretary has your number as well. Mr. President will call you directly or his secretary will contact you if he needs your assistance.”
“Now, why don’t you go to the resting area in the security office and put this uniform on. You can introduce yourself to people you meet on the way. If you tell them that you are the president’s new chauffeur, they will welcome you.”
Chan-Ho Eom went to the security office and changed his clothes to the company uniform. Once he put his ID around his neck, he started taking a walk inside the factory.
He first headed to the distribution department and talked with the truck drivers.
“Hello. I will be driving the president’s car starting today. I’m Chan-Ho Eom.”
“You are his chauffeur? I didn’t know he hired a chauffeur. Since you will spend a lot of time with the president, you will get close to him easily. If you need anything, just let us know. And you can help us if we need your help.”
“Hi, I drive a forklift truck here. I look forward to working with you.”
Chan-Ho Eom walked around the company and met with the security officer and also with the cooking lady in the company restaurant. Once he introduced himself as the president’s new chauffeur, everyone indeed welcomed him, and they were all kind to him. One worker even told him that,
“Mr. Chan-Ho Eom, you will see how nicely people treat you around here. Even the executive officers will try to get along with you.”
Chan-Ho had no idea what they were talking about, but he felt good.
The internal officer was walking into Gun-Ho’s office carrying some papers.