Zhuang Yi sounded as quiet as a fly, but He Jichen heard her clearly.
"...And then, Mr. He, you came in and heard everything else that was said..."
The final word barely left Zhuang Yi's mouth before He Jichen suddenly kicked a chair beside him.
The sheer force of his kick sent the office chair flying. It crashed into the filing cabinet nearby with an ear-splitting "Bang!"
The people at the front of the conference table shook in unison. Then everyone held their breaths and lowered their heads simultaneously.
"I signed her. It appears director Lin has a problem with the person I selected. Oh, a big problem... You even dared to take matters into your own hands without even consulting me! I see that the CEO of YC isn't He Jichen any longer. It'd be more fitting if that title went to Lin Yang! Isn't that right, director Lin?"
When those harsh words left He Jichen's mouth, a disdainful, cold smirk emerged as his eyes fell on the row of YC staff members around the conference table. "And each and every one of you. Did you all have the same thought?"
He Jichen's accusations were overbearingly stern as they startled everyone in the conference room. Everyone's hearts jumped in astonishment. Not only did they not speak, but they didn't dare budge an inch either.
He Jichen's eyes brushed over each and every rep at YC. In the end, his gaze stopped on director Lin. "Director Lin was really thinking about what was best for YC. Even I wanted to applaud you when I heard about it! Don't you think I should give you an embroidered flag now and call you the most loyal official at YC?"
Director Lin's expression shifted slightly as her fingers gripped the desk tightly, still not daring to make a sound.
"What? Director Lin, aren't you always good at talking? Why aren't you speaking in front of me? Alright, if you don't speak, I will!"
He Jichen's brows instantly turned icy the second the words came out of his mouth. "Director Lin was right. Today, in this very conference room, there will be a resignation signed!"
"But, it's not for her. It's for you!"
As he said this, He Jichen raised his voice. "Chen Bai!"
"Here, Mr. He," cried Chen Bai hurriedly.
"Call the human resources manager over!" said He Jichen.
"Yes, Mr. He." After Chen Bai replied, he hurriedly turned around and retreated out of the conference room.
Human resources was on the same floor. Just outside of conference room two, the human resources office was on the left.
In under a minute, Chen Bai returned with the human resources manager.
The human resources manager didn't even have time to say "Mr. He" as He Jichen cried, "Prepare director Lin for her resignation!"
The human resources manager noticed He Jichen's demeanor and didn't dare ask why, so he responded with "yes" and immediately followed his boss' orders.
Soon enough, resignation papers were brought before director Lin.
Director Lin stared at the papers for some time before she pursed her lips, raised her head and looked over at He Jichen. "Mr. He, I did it for the company. What's more, Mr. He, I didn't make this decision alone. It was a decision made by the shareholders over a vote last night at the board of directors conference..."
"What a joke!" It was like He Jichen heard a funny joke as he let out a cold laugh. "When was it ever up to the board of directors to make decisions on the person I, He Jichen, signed to the company?"