"Hm our hospital director has an exquisite taste." Huo Mian laughed awkwardly.
He knew how Huo Mian felt about Su Yu, so he stopped asking as he was not worried.
"When do you get off work today?"
"I'm not sure yet, I took three days off, so there's quite a bit of work piled up." Huo Mian's head throbbed as she stared at the pile of reports.
"Let's eat together if you get off early."
"Okay." Huo Mian nodded.
"Remember to drink some ginger and brown-sugarwater," Qin Chu reminded her with much seriousness in his voice.
"Yes Mom..." Qin Chu was often a miser with words, but when it came to Huo Mian, he always managed to become a nagging mother. Huo Mian was speechless.
The two of them got busy with their own work after hanging up.
In the afternoon, Huo Mian received a notice from the Finance Department that the Engineering Department will be using money from the Huo Foundation to service the hospital's back garden.
Huo Mian immediately took off her lab coat and headed towards the Engineering Department.
Feng Yiqing, the director of the Engineering Department, was said to be Deputy Director Guo's brother-in-law. He was a man that abused his power and bullied others, and he was a rather arrogant person.
Rumor had it that he would frequently use public funds for himself. Deputy Director Guo usually looked the other way since the amount was never too large.
In terms of other people in the hospital, they were much too afraid to displease the deputy director, and so, no one would ever escalate the matter to Director Wu. In turn, it only inflated Feng Yiqing's arrogance.
"Director Feng?" Huo Mian knocked on the door.
"Oh hey, Mian, come in!" Feng Yiqing appeared extra welcoming when he saw Huo Mian.
"I just received notice from the Finance Department that you will be using three million yuan from the Huo Foundation to service the hospital's back garden?" Huo Mian said as soon as she walked in, without wasting a single second.
"Yes! That's correct. It was an emergency, so I didn't have the chance to tell you yet. According to the regular process, I should speak to you first since you're currently the chairman of the Huo Foundation."
"Sorry, Director Feng, but that fund hasn't passed through me yet. Any funding from the Huo Foundation requires signature directly from either Mr. Huo Siqian or me. Did the Finance Department not mention it to you?"
"Oh yes, they did, and it's good that you're here then! You can sign right here." Feng Yiqing actually had the face to ask.
"I'm afraid there's a misunderstanding. I'm not in agreement to approve the funding for this backyard service, so I can't provide you with the money."
"Why not? Wasn't the Huo Foundation established to contribute to our hospital? It's not like I'm using it for myself. Have you seen what the back garden looks like? It needs to be completely replaced, look at the grass, and the pavilions and bridges and how worn down they are. The industry will laugh at us if we are offering our patients such a terrible environment."
Huo Mian waved her hand and immediately interrupted Feng Yiqing, "You're still misunderstanding the situation. The Huo Foundation is a non-profit organization funded by Mr. Huo Siqian. It's intended to help patients who live around here that can't afford the down payment and is not intended to service the hospital. We're a public hospital, and every year the government will provide funding for maintenance. So, you should be requesting funding from the deputy director, not from the Huo Foundation."
"I know that, but my brother-in-law is out of town on a business trip right now. Who am I supposed to go to for funding then? How about this, why don't you sign first, and we can pretend that you're lending me the money. I will pay you back once my brother-in-law comes back."
"Sorry, I can't do that. These are different matters, and I don't think servicing the back garden can be considered an emergency.It's barely worth any mentioning compared to saving lives."
"Mian, it's wrong of you to say something like that. You must be new here, right? I've been working here for almost seven years. There's something that you should know, by being a convenience to others, you are also bringing convenience to yourself. There's no advantage for you to go against me." Feng Yiqing threatened as he realized that Huo Mian had no intention of approving the funds.