Marcus was an unknown entity. Moving through the ranks quickly owing to his brilliance, they knew he would be spectacular at his job, but was he a people person and how did he lead his team? Was he hands-on, a micro-manager, a know it all, or would he give his team the opportunity to do their thing their way, a way that worked exceedingly well for them? That was the question uppermost in everyone’s mind.
As accustomed as he was to having his every wish granted, whether it be the latest game available, the fastest computer on the planet, the most brilliant of accessories, he wasn’t stuck on himself either, his ego wasn’t writing cheques his body couldn’t cash.
A triumphant cheer rose from the crowd. People were on their feet jumping up and down waving arms and cheering uproariously. The camera panned the crowd to capture couples kissing and hugging as other high fived each other. It was an exciting long-awaited moment. Five long years since they’d captured the title!
Numbers don’t lie he thought. The data would seem to indicate they had broken the back of their slump. There seemed to be renewed interest in the process. Jake slumped against his chair in relief.
Stella’s comment garnered a sideways glance from Darren who all but spit out his tongue. The look said, ‘what the hell’ since they’d agreed this wasn’t the time to broach the subject. He dropped his head in resignation. That’s Stella he thought. Always the unexpected.
Jeremy had no doubts about his future. He was one of those fascinating people who believed it would be so and it was. He needed a job, he was confident he’d get one and he had, on his first try.
If Steven’s research was correct, and he knew without a doubt it was, then they could do no better than add Nancy Fairmont to their company. She was clearly a front runner and would bring huge benefits to the company in her expertise; her abilities in communication were legendary, as well as her intuitive understanding of people and relationships. She was an all-round winner.
Amy could attest the truth of Judy’s words for she’d been present when they were spoken. The problem was she wasn’t sure anyone would believe her since she was the office jokester and they all knew it. She was concerned she might make the situation worse for Judy instead of better.
Juvenile and adolescent to say the least, but that was Shannon. She took affront at everything all the time. She had such a negative attitude that even a few kind words would likely be taken the wrong way.
The tales the house would tell about this family were of constant humiliation. These teenagers weren’t the happy go lucky teenagers that had passed before them. They walked on eggshells and lacked the confidence of the predecessors before them.
Everyone had words of praise honour and humour for Eric Summers. He was an easy man to memorialize. His integrity stood the test of time. He showed respect consideration affection and gratitude to all around him.
Danielle had worked for Superior Products At Your Fingertips for 10 years and counting. In all that time she’d never to her knowledge met or seen the owner. She’d never even heard his voice. It seemed he was the most enigmatic of men.
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