Chapter 75: Or else what?
A day later, in the pharmaceutical general manager’s office of Martin group- Barr Martin was sitting behind his desk, talking on the phone.
“Hello, Scar, I have a business proposition for you…”
“As long as you promise to cooperate, I won’t turn down your offer after it’s done.”
After hanging up the phone, Barr Martin smiled grimly, “Colin Ward, let’s see what you are going to do this time. Cross me and you’re dead!”
Just then, a senior staff knocked on the door and came in.
“President Martin, our former clients have terminated our contracts for unknown reasons and are willing to pay a penalty.”
“What?” Barr Martin was shocked, “What’s going on?”
The staff replied, “Not only that, the original supplier has also stopped supplying materials, and our production has come to a standstill.”
Before Barr Martin could get angry, there was another knock at the door. This time, not one but a dozen people came in.
“President Martin, yesterday the Health Department came several times. They made trouble for us and told us to stop production immediately.”
“President Martin, the fire department is said to have received a report from an unidentified person that our fire-fighting facilities are of poor quality and are designed to store expired fire extinguishers…”
“President Martin, all the pharmacies and hospitals have stopped using our drugs except our own drugstores and have stopped purchasing…”
A dozen people in the office were all looking at Barr Martin with grave faces. Their company had never faced such a situation in the past.
Barr Martin sobered down after a long pause, knowing immediately that someone was trying to get him in trouble.
“Fuck! Who the hell did all this? How dare they target my company? Don’t they know that Martin group is behind me? Shit! I want you to find out who did this right now! I’m gonna make him disappear in Tianbei City!”
Seeing Barr Martin explode, everyone bowed their heads and went out.
Just after these people left, Barr Martin got another phone call.
“President Martin, the Light Steel Martin Group also stopped supplying raw materials…”
“Not only that, several shareholders are already pulling their money out…”
“President Martin, our hotels and supermarkets have all been caught selling banned products, and they’ve been shut down…”
Barr Martin slammed his cell phone on the table and said, “Shit! Who the fuck is messing with me? How dare they go against Martin group? Damn it, let’s wait and see! I am goona kick your ass!”
Barr Martin grabbed his jacket and drove to the headquarters building of Martin group.
Arriving at John Martin’s office, Barr Martin lunged at his desk and said, “Brother, you’ve got to help me…”
In Marquis group-
A stout middle-aged man with a height of only 1.5 meters walked slowly into the Marquis group building with his big belly.
At that moment, Colin Ward just walked out of the office and saw Nina White. He immediately stopped her and ordered something.
“As for Xinxi group, you’d better send someone to keep an eye on it…”
Before he finished, he saw a a short fat middle-aged man coming up.
“Nina, we haven’t seen each other for a long time!”
Nina White saw him and smiled professionally, “Hello, Mr. Adam Moore, what brings you to the Marquis group today?”
Adam Moore, one of the directors of Marquis group, owned a small stake. He wouldn’t have come to the office if there was nothing else going on.
Prior to the board meeting, Adam Moore just went abroad, but later encountered a typhoon there, so he just returned recently.
“Nothing,” said Adam Moore with a smile, “I just want to know if there is a man named Colin Ward in our company.”
Nina White was stunned, glancing at Colin Ward next to her and replied, “Yes.”
“That’s good.” Adam Moore nodded, “I need to talk to him. No, I don’t need to talk to him. I need to talk to you.”
Colin Ward raised his eyebrows curiously.
Nina White asked quizzically, “Mr. Adam Moore, what do you want with Colin Ward?”
“Alas!” Adam Moore sighed, then said, “I have a friend who said that he met a general manager the other day when he was doing business with the Marquis Groupand, and he knew his name is Colin Ward.”
“Colin Ward doesn’t deserve to be the general manager. He’s just a scumbag, making all sorts of unreasonable demands as general manager of the Marquis Group. He doesn’t know how to behave. He’s arrogant. A guy like that is a black sheep in the our company.”
“Nina, you know, we can’t have a general manager like that. If he stays in the group, then we are finished!”
Adam Moore looked angry, as if Colin Ward was a heinous villain.
Nina White felt a storm coming. But the unlucky person was not her, but this Adam Moore.
Colin Ward smiled at Adam Moore and said nothing.
Adam Moore saw Nina White’s silent and embarrassed expression on her face and asked, “Is it hard for you? Is Colin Ward related to any of the shareholders in the company?”
Nina White nodded.
Abe Ward was the largest shareholder, and because of the rush, and for some other reason, the shares haven’t been transferred to Colin Ward yet. Actually, Colin Ward was a relative of one of the shareholders.
But this relative of his was no ordinary relative.
“Nina, even if he has a background, it depends,” said Adam Moore. “Who do you think Colin Ward is? If he stays here, it will only ruin the company!”
“So whatever his background, you have to fire him. If anyone has a problem with that, tell them I said so. Our company can’t keep such a person!”
“After all, I am a stockholder. How can I watch the company going in a bad direction?”
With this, Colin Ward finally knew who this man is.
This Adam Moore was indeed a shareholder. Unfortunately, his holdings are small. Because Abe Ward owned 80% of Marquis group.
After Colin Ward took over Marquis group, he read the information of every single one of his shareholders and kept it in mind.
In general, directors won’t show up here except for the board of directors and necessary occasions.
Now that Adam Moore was here, and asked to fire Colin Ward. Now Colin Ward realized who was behind it.
He still remembered two days ago when John Martin pulled him over, saying he knew a director at the Marquis Group.
Nina White felt embarrassed and looked at Colin Ward from time to time.
Seeing this, Adam Moore was a little annoyed, “What? Don’t I have a say as a shareholder? Besides, what are you looking at him for? I’m talking to you. Can he make decisions for you?”
It was true. He can actually make decisions for her.
Nina White tried to keep a smile on her face, introducing, “Well, Mr. Adam Moore, he is…”
But Adam Moore waved his hand, “Don’t waste your time. I don’t care about the people in the group, but Colin Ward is a disaster for the company. You have to fire him!”
Nina White felt helpless, took a deep breath and said, “Mr. Adam Moore, is there a misunderstanding?”
“Misunderstanding?” Adam Moore stared at her, “What misunderstanding? This is real! You need to fire Colin Ward right now! Or else…”
“Or else what?” Colin Ward interrupted him.
Chapter 76: You are fired!
Adam Moore gave Colin Ward an unpleasant look, “What is your position? How dare you interfere between me and the assistant? Why are you still standing here? Why don’t you go to work? Is the company paying you to be Lazy?”
Colin Ward said simply, “Let me introduce myself. My name is Colin Ward.”
“I’m asking about your position. What does your name have to do with me? What… What did you say? Your name is Colin Ward?” Adam Moore’s eyes opened wide, and then he looked at Nina White, and she nodded.
“Good!” Adam Moore suddenly smiled and said, “Great! You’re here. I’ve made myself clear. So you’re not coming in tomorrow. You’re fired.”
Colin Ward chuckled and shook his head.
“What do you mean by that?” Adam Moore squinted and said to Nina White, “Do you see that? An employee like that can go up against the board? Isn’t he going to be more aggressive in the future?”
Nina White couldn’t help but put her hand on her forehead and said, “Mr. Adam Moore, this is Colin Ward, his last name is Ward.”
She emphasized the surname.
Adam Moore looked unconcerned, “What I know is Colin Ward is an excrescence of the company, so what if his last name is Ward? Whatever his last name is, he has to be…”
“Wait… his last name is Ward?” Adam Moore looked at Nina White in shock, “The same last name as Abe Ward?”
Nina White nodded sympathetically.
“No! That’s impossible!” Adam Moore shook his head in disbelief, even shaking his paunch.
“Why is it impossible?” Colin Ward folded his arms and looked at him nonchalantly.
Adam Moore was still shaking his head, “there must be some mistake! I’m talking about Colin Ward, the group’s general manager, and he’s an arrogant, entitled scumbag. He can’t be the chairman! There must be some mistake!”
Nina White felt helpless and said indifferently, “Mr. Adam Moore, there is only one Colin Ward in the group, and that is our chairman.”
Adam Moore’s eyes widened as he flashed a look of panic, “How… How is that possible?”
Colin Ward lost patience and said, “Adam Moore, first of all, as a director of Marquis group, you don’t even know who the chairman is? You have failed in your duty”
“second, as a director of Marquis group, you work for Martin group. Do you think Martin group’s job is better than Marquis group’s?”
“No, chairman…” Adam Moore was shocked and anxious.
Colin Ward didn’t want to listen to his explanation, “Enough. From now on, you are no longer a director here. You will be removed from the board of directors.”
“As for your shares, do what you like with them. I won’t interfere. But I still advise you, you’d better not have any other wicked ideas.”
“Chairman, this is all a misunderstanding…” Adam Moore wiped the cold sweat from his brow, “This has nothing to do with me…”
Colin Ward chuckled and said, “Misunderstanding? None of Your Business?”
“I’ve made myself clear. Starting tomorrow, you’re no longer a director of the Marquis Group, you’re fired!”
Adam Moore was alone in the hallway for hours, muttering, “It’s all over…”
Suddenly, he stood up with a grimace in his face, “Damn it! John Martin, you son of a bitch, how dare you do this to me!”
Colin Ward learned that the Xinxi group was changing at this point.
No one knew who has acquired Xinxi group. Xinxi group started to operate normally after a massive injection of funds, and Lee group has been attacked again, more aggressively than the last time.
Colin Ward frowned uncontrollably. This attack was more serious than the previous one, which meant it was costing more money than before. Who has such power? Who has got the balls to go up against Marquis group?
After all, the Lee Group was highly valued by Doris Lee, and Colin Ward had no choice but to help it.
In Martin group’s office, John Martin had a serious look on his face when he heard what Barr Martin said. “Think about what you’ve done to people lately.”
“I haven’t! ” Barr Martin refuted. No matter how arrogant he was, he would only offend the little guy. He would never dare to offend those big names. He was pretty clear about that.
John Martin thought for a moment, then looked up and said sternly, “It’s too serious this time. Even the regulars won’t say who’s behind it. It just means they are really strong, at least we can’t match them.”
“We don’t even know who they are. We can’t find a way to attack. I think I need to tell my dad about this. Dad must know some great men, and maybe things will work out.”
Hearing this, Barr Martin was shocked. He said, “John, you can’t tell dad about this! If dad knew, he’d take my business back!”
John Martin persuaded, “Barr, I know you are worried that dad will be angry when he finds out, but think about it. We don’t even know who’s attacking us. If you keep this up, sooner or later you’re going to get screwed by the other side. There won’t be any property in your name. If we tell dad then, it’ll be worse!”
“I…” Barr Martin didn’t know what to say.
John Martin tapped Barr Martin on the shoulder and said, “Don’t worry. I’ll tell dad in my own way. In that case, you can get away with it.”
Barr Martin felt helpless and could only nod.
After Barr Martin left, John Martin showed a meaningful smile.
At that moment, there was a knock at the office door.
When the door opened, Belle Moore, wearing a business suit and shaking her hips, walked in and smiled. “President Martin, it’s noon. Are you hungry?”
“Sure, let’s go! We’re going to dinner.”
Belle Moore nodded and smiled. Seeing John Martin approaching, she held his arm naturally.
Now Belle Moore’s company, funded by the Marquis Group, was getting better and better, and it was working on several projects with the Martin Group.
Belle Moore met John Martin at a co-op dinner.
Back in college, Belle Moore was a beautiful girl, and even Colin Ward treated her as a goddess. However, Belle Moore didn’t like him at that time.