Gun-Ho looked at Jae-Sik. Gun-Ho was impressed by how knowledgeable and professional Jae-Sik had been. He sounded like a real businessman who had been running a company for a long time.
'I didn't know he had been doing this well. I was worried about him running this business since he was a writer dealing with words and papers only, but it seems that he has been handling the business very well like a good businessman in this field. I guess he would do just fine in China too.'
Jae-Sik looked at Gun-Ho's sister and said, "Sister, have you issued a tax invoice before?"
"Huh? Well, I was not directly in charge of that task, but I've done it several times."
"You can easily do it through the National Tax Service's websiteHomeTax. President Gun-Ho Goo is actually an expert on that sort of work. You know that he used to work in the field, right?"
"Did he? He used to work in the accounting field?"
"You didn't know that? He used to work with computerized accounting."
"Is that right? I had no idea. Well, I guess I will have to learn from him then. Haha."
Gun-Ho said while handing the doc.u.ment back to Jae-Sik, "You haven't talked with your workers about selling the land, have you?"
"No, I haven't. We are having dinner together this evening. I'm planning to break the news then. But they seem to have a rough idea about the changes around here."
"I've noticed that they are asking questions."
"In their eyes, I bought unnecessary adjacent farmland and spent a lot of time trying to combine them. Also, people came here to flatten the land. They asked me several times what was going on."
"If they are willing to move with the company to Siheung City, there is no reason not to take them, but if they can't, tell them that you will talk with GH Mobile to get a position for them. I already talked with GH Mobile's general affairs director about it."
"Oh, you did? What did he say?"
"He said that they can't take those two workers in the management department, but they can work in the production site. You have their resumes with you, right?"
"I do have their resumes that they sent to me when they applied for the work."
"Why don't you bring their resumes and meet with GH Mobile's general affairs director? Since the male worker here has several certificates on auto maintenance, GH Mobile probably has a position in the factory for him."
"Hmm, really? Okay, I will meet with him tomorrow."
"Oh, you know what? I received a call from China the other day. They want us to send the person who would be running the business as soon as possible even though we could sign the formal contract later."
"Oh, your workers are coming back from lunch. Let's go out to have our lunch. You mentioned that you know a good restaurant around here, right?"
"Yes, there is one! Let's have a nice lunch today. I'm so happy to see your sister and her huband. We are all from the same town after all."
Gun-Ho came back home at the end of the day. He was watching TV after taking a shower when he received a call from his sister.
"You are not sleeping yet, are you?"
"No, I was watching TV. What's up?"
"It bothers me that I made a mistake today."
"What are you talking about? What mistake?"
"I blurted the word bas.e.m.e.nt to Jae-Sik's face inadvertently. I'm sure that it hurt Jae-Sik's feelings."
"Oh, that. Nah, you don't have to worry about it."
"I'm certain that I hurt his feelings."
"If we were still kids, yes, it might have hurt his feelings. But, we are all grown up. We don't get hurt by things like that anymore. We just laugh about it."
"Well, I just feel sorry for him that I said that."
"Jae-Sik's parents are still living in Incheon City, aren't they?"
"I think so."
"I still remember his mother. His home in the bas.e.m.e.nt was flooded once after the heavy rain, and I remember his mother crying while hanging the comforters on a dry rack."
"Sis, why do I hear your voice trembling?"
"Because I remember that like it was yesterday. She was a very nice lady."
"Do you also remember Jae-Sik's little brother?"
"Oh, that boy who kept crying all the time? He was a special needs kid, right?"
"That boy passed away before he reached 20. Ever since then, his mother hasn't been acting like herself. That's what I heard."
"Jae-Sik is reluctant to talk about his family."
"Oh, I see"
"So, don't ask him about his family when you meet him again."
"Okay, I won't do that."
"Once Jae-Sik goes to China, he will become even more successful. Just know that."
"Also, once Jae-Sik moves to China, the investment funds for the terminal project will be transferred to China with GH Logistics' name. GH Logistics will be working with Antang City's transportation company."
"Oh, is that so? How much investment funds are you talking about? If it's an intercity bus terminal, it should be a significant amount of funds."
"It's a 50 million dollar project, and I have to come up with half of the funds which is 25 million dollars. It's about 25 billion Korean won."
"Did you say 25 billion won? Oh, my goodness!"
Gun-Ho's sister stayed quiet for a moment. She just couldn't imagine how much that amount would be.
"Where do you get that much money?"
"I sell land and take a loan from a bank. It's complicated. Don't even try to know it all. Even Jae-Sik Moon doesn't know the source of my investment funds. And, I can't share that with anyone."
"Shoot. It's scary. I'm not sure if it is a good idea that we just take over GH Logistics. We are having a very peaceful life right now. I don't want to get involved in a complicated business."
"Hahaha, you don't have to worry about it. I don't bring in 25 billion won at once anyway."
"Well, it's still scary."
"I told my brother-in-law the other day that he should sell his wing body truck. Did he sell it?"
"He told me that his colleague wants to buy it from him. Since it's a used truck now with some mileage on it, he is expecting to get around 80 million won."
"Sister, if you want to work for GH Logistics, you know that you need to quit your current job as a social worker, right?"
"I know. I've been discussing that with my husband all day long yesterday without sleeping. It will be more beneficial for our family that I work for GH Logistics rather than keeping my social worker job. I will have a more flexible work schedule, and I can support my husband well at work."
"If you decide to work there, you will have to handle its bookkeeping work by yourself until the company becomes stabilized. Do you think you can do that?"
"I think I can handle the work. I know how to deal with Four Major Public Insurance as well. I've been paying attention to the workers here in the nursing home doing the bookkeeping. I think I can do that."
"Bookkeeping in GH Logistics will be a bit different from the work in a nursing home since you will have to handle the overseas business as well. The work will be more complex. I recommend you take some classes and practical training as well. You can use the company's funds to pay for the classes."
"It sounds like a good idea."
"Even though you didn't go to college, I know that you are good at studying. That's how you obtained the license to become a social worker, right?"
"Haha. Well, I didn't have a choice at that time. I had to make a living."
"If you and your husband start working at GH Logistics, my brother-in-law will be the president, and you will be an office manager doing bookkeeping as well. You are the actual person who takes care of things around the office. You take whatever position you likean accounting manager, an office manager, a director, even a vice president, or whatever. Just pick one for you."
"Sounds great. Since I'm in my 40s, maybe I should take a director position. Hahaha."
"Sure. We have a business card design already made for GH companies. Use it to print out your business card."
"Hahaha. Well, I guess I will have a new job title, as a director."