Chapter 1200 You Should Be Glad
During the meeting, several directors kept raising difficult questions for Oliver to answer. “Why did you provoke the Sawyer Group for no good reason? Do you have any idea how much the company’s stock has plummeted in just a few days now?”
“Our assets have decreased because of a stupid decision you made. How do you plan to make up for these losses?” “It has been so many days, and yet you’re still not done dealing with it. I have serious doubts about your ability to handle affairs.”
Oliver quietly took it all in despite facing these aggressive questions. His gums were almost crushed from the forceful clenching of his jaw as he stopped himself from losing his temper.
After all, with how things were going, he couldn’t afford to continue offending these directors. Otherwise, it would be a fatal blow to the company if they were angered and chose to divest at this critical moment.
In the end, it took him half an hour to finally let out a breath of relief when he appeased these directors before he sent them off. He had already begun to regret provoking the Sawyer Group now.
Just as he was about to return to the office, this assistant came over and told him, “President Hadfield, Chairman Hadfield arrived earlier. He is waiting for you in your office.”
Worn out, Oliver massaged his forehead. “Alright,” he uttered before he strode into his office. Francis Hadfield’s face was dark as he sat on the couch, his body exuding the natural intimidation of a superior.
As he already knew the whole story, the first thing he did when he saw Oliver coming in was to chew his son’s head off.
“Since when have you become such a blabbermouth? Why did you start talking sh*t out of nowhere? Nicholas Sawyer is not someone you can afford to make an enemy of!”
Oliver didn’t dare make a peep when his father continued to bark at him. “It’s because of that stupid mouth of yours that many of our clients have terminated their collaboration with us. Do you know it’s not just 5 million we’re losing from this?
“Now I see why so many directors are against you. You do things without thinking! You should be glad that I didn’t go to the board meeting just now. Because if I did, you might have been sacked from your position now!”
Oliver’s mood only worsened after he was scolded by his father.
That night, he called Wanda for a drink, in hopes to find some comfort from her.
While he took swigs of alcohol in the dim bar, he complained to Wanda about what made him so disgruntled.
“Bunch of stinking old farts. They always go ‘President Hadfield, President Hadfield’ when I do something that’s to their benefit, but they’re doubting my work just because of such a minor inconvenience?”
“Okay, I admit. Hadfield Group is nowhere near Sawyer Group’s level. But! We’re not bad. Do they really have to be so afraid?
“Hadfield Group has never gone through any big problems all these years. There’s no way it will fall into Sawyer Group’s hands this time.”
Wanda’s eyes were disdainful when she heard those words.
How is he planning to trap Nicholas with this foolish behavior of his? In his dreams, maybe!
Even so, she nodded cooperatively and echoed, “Hadfield Group has been in business for so many years, and its foundation is still stable.”
However, the man only grew upset upon hearing that. He felt as though she was saying these words to brush him off.
“Is that all you have to say, Wanda?”
He suddenly grabbed her wrist and inched toward her; his breath was thick with the smell of alcohol. “I only provoked the Sawyer Group because of you. Don’t you have anything to say to me?”
Seeing this, Wanda was so repulsed she abruptly pulled her hand out of his grip.
“What do you want me to say?” she asked in return. “It’s not like I was the one who told you to do that.”
As she spoke, she took a piece of paper napkin from the side and wiped where he touched her.
His face quickly fell when he saw her doing that out of disgust. “What is the meaning of this, Wanda?” he growled.
“That’s what I want to ask you. Why are you blaming me for what happened to your company?” She wasn’t afraid at all as she retorted, “If that’s what you think, we might as well call off our wedding as soon as possible!”
With a livid face, he stared at her. “Call off the wedding, you say? Don’t even think about it! Are you still dreaming of marrying Nicholas? I’m telling you. It will never happen!”