Manager Hee-Yeol Yoo insisted strongly that it had to be Director Park who would be sent to the new factory in India to install the machines and train the local workers.
"The only people who can handle installing the machines are Director Park and Manager Ahn within GH companies. If Manager Ahn can't make the trip for family emergency reasons, we have to send Director Park instead."
"We don't have time, sir. If our Director Kim makes a request to GH Mobile to send Director Park to India for Dyeon Korea's business, GH Mobile's President Song would reject the request. You are the only person who can convince President Song to approve it, sir."
"What about GH Mobile's maintenance manager?"
"You mean the old manager? He is highly experienced in the maintenance field since he has been in the field for quite a long time; he is very good with handling machines, but for matters related to electricity, Director Park is certainly better than him. Installing Dyeon Korea's machines is not a simple job. It requires complicated work such as connecting electric control devices to other parts."
"It seems that we need to cultivate more competent workers in the maintenance team and research center as soon as possible."
"That's right, sir. In fact, I allow the two assistant managers, who are being sent to China and India, to be in charge for 80% of the work. I will share my work with those two assistant managers, so they can develop and improve their skills and competency quickly. And, that will let me have more time to focus on other matters here."
"I see your point. I will discuss with GH Mobile's President Song about sending Director Park to Dyeon India."
"Thank you, sir."
When Gun-Ho entered his office on the second floor, Director Kim followed him carrying a couple of forms to be signed by Gun-Ho.
"These are the relocation approval forms for the two workers to be sent to India."
Gun-Ho said as he was reviewing the approval forms, "Both of these two workers are in the assistant positions, huh? One is from the research center, and the other is from the maintenance team."
"That's correct, sir."
"You have already talked with these two workers individually about working in our India location, haven't you?"
"Yes, I have. I made sure that they are willing to be relocated to India. They both like the fact that they will get paid 1.5 times more than their current pay, not to mention that they will have additional scores on their upcoming work evaluation."
"Can they speak English? They need to communicate with people in English in India."
"The assistant manager from the research center can. He has been taking the English class that we are offering to our employees every morning. You know the class where the native English speaking teacher from Hoseo University is teaching. On the other hand, the assistant manager from the maintenance team is not so good with English. He knows all the technical terms in English, but his speaking is not sufficient. But, I don't think we should be concerned about it since his job at the maintenance field doesn't require frequent communication with people outside the company. He will be okay."
"Hmm, you think so?"
"And, I'm sure that he will learn English very quickly once he starts living there, in order to survive. I don't mean to be presumptuous, but President Min-Hyeok Kim and President Jae-Sik Moon learned the Chinese language after they moved to China, didn't they? They now speak Chinese very well."
"When I went on the trip to China last time, I was amazed by President Min-Hyeok Kim's Chinese speaking. He sounded like a native Chinese speaker to me."
"Do you think it has something to do with having a spouse who is Chinese?"
"That could be one of the factors helping his Chinese, but I'm sure that he put a lot of effort to reach that level."
"I see. Well, let's send these two to India."
Gun-Ho signed the relocation forms that Director Kim placed on his desk.
"Are we sending Manager Hee-Yeol Yoo and Manager Ahn to India for training, just like we did with Dyeon China?"
"I'm still thinking about it, sir. Manager Ahn has family issues, and he asked me to reconsider sending him to India this time. He is the first child in his family, and his mother is very ill."
"If Director Jong-Suk Park is willing to go instead of Manager Ahn, that would be perfect. But the thing is that President Song wouldn't want to send Director Park there. I'm trying to figure out how to talk him into this. To make things worse, GH Mobile is going to be very busy soon with H Group's new product order of brackets."
"What if we send their maintenance manager instead?"
"He is not very good at working with electricity. It has to be Director Park. As a matter of fact, setting up the production site by installing the machines can take only three days if Director Park does the work. However, Manager Ahn spent 1 week in China for the same job."
"Okay. I will give a call to President Song."
"Thank you, sir."
Gun-Ho picked up his smartphone and called President Song.
"This is Gun-Ho Goo."
"Dyeon Korea is in need of your help. In setting up the production site, they want Director Park to go to Dyeon Korea's new factory in Chennai, India to install the machines. It will take only a week."
"They have Manager Ahn for the job, don't they?"
"Manager Ahn can't make the trip this time; his mother is very sick. So, Dyeon Korea is hoping that Director Park could help them."
"Oh, hmm, well We just received the new product order from H Group for their brackets, and we are about to get extremely busy I understand though that if Manager Ahn can't do the job, Dyeon Korea has no one to install the machines. Well, what can I do but let them borrow our Director Park? Okay, we will send him to India."
"GH Mobile has several managers in the production team 1, 2, and 3 and other very competent engineers. They will be fine without Director Park. This is just for one week."
"That's true. But, Dyeon Korea tends to heavily rely on GH Mobile. They shouldn't do that."
"Let's help them out this time. We will figure out what to do with Dyeon Korea's lack of competent engineers."
"Yes, sir. I will let them borrow our Director Park this time. But we will send a bill to Dyeon Korea for Director Park's man-days (a person's working time per day)."
"Haha. Of course, you should do that. I will let Director Kim know that."
Once Gun-Ho hung up the phone, Director Kim asked, "What did he say?"
"He will send a bill after calculating Director Park's man-days."
"He acts like a cold-blooded businessman sometimes. Well, I guess we will have to pay for his work."
"Yes, I think you should."
"Yes, sir. By the way, did President Song talk about the company Deepack?"
"Deepack? It sounds familiar. I think I heard that name very recently."
"Deepack will possibly become our new client. I was told that H Group's purchasing team introduced that company to us. So, I contacted Deepack the other day. It's located in Gumi City. If we start getting product orders from them, it's going to be huge."
"I talked with their director in the purchasing department, but he told me to meet him later; he was about to leave for a trip to Japan. I will contact him again tomorrow."
"Hmm, I see."
Once he finished his reporting for the day, Director Kim stood up from his seat to leave Gun-Ho's office.
"Well, sir, if you don't have anything else, I will just get back to my office."
"Would you have a cup of tea with me?"
Director Kim sat on the sofa in front of Gun-Ho.
Gun-Ho asked Secretary Seon-Hye Yi to bring two cups of jujube tea.