Chapter 32 Graham Group was in trouble
Niki hadn’t recovered from the moment she was pushed away by Julian.
Why did they knock at the door just at this moment?! Niki was furious.
She tidied up her clothes and maintained a calm looke. She followed Julian out of the lounge.
“Mr. Graham, I got some bad news…” The assistant knocked on the door while speaking. Before he could finish her words, the door of the office suddenly opened.
The president’s expressionless face appeared in front of him. He looked over his shoulder and saw a woman in a pure white dress.
This woman looked like Mrs. Graham! He couldn’t help but take a few more glances at the woman standing next to him. She was very beautiful, with a delicate and lovely face.
The assistant couldn’t help but think of the face of the CEO’s wife, similarly gorgeous and charming. The conflict on her face made her look much more aloof than the lady beside the CEO though.
After observing carefully, the assistant sighed in his mind that although the two of them looked alike, they were just similar in some ways. Mrs. Graham was more of Mr. Graham’s type.
But why did this woman appear in the CEO’s office at this time? Could it be… The assistant was shocked.
“What’s the matter?” The assistant was brought to his senses by Julian’s deep voice.
The assistant finally remembered why he was here. He patted his head and said anxiously, “Boss, there is something wrong with the laboratory!”
“What?” Julian’s calm expression suddenly changed. Niki sensed that there was something wrong with
Julian’s tone, so she turned to look at the man.
“Wasn’t everything going on well at the meeting yesterday? What could go wrong?” Julian said angrily, looking at his assistant with a gloomy face.
He seldom lost his temper in front of his employees in the company, but now when he heard the news, he
was obviously out of control.
In the past two years, the company had been dedicated to the research and development of this anti-cancer drug, and had invested a lot of money in it. The Graham Group’s future was wagered on this drug, and he
would never allow any mistake to happen to this project.
The assistant got nervous. He worked overtime for nights, and still the clinical test was not going well, which the CEO attached great importance to. He even accidentally broke some secrets that could not be told.
He almost cried in his heart.
The assistant answered, “There’s something wrong with the clinical test…”
Hearing this, Julian frowned. “I’ve told you so many times before! How could it still go wrong while so many people are watching over it. Call the person in charge to the office immediately!”
“Okay, I’ll call him right now.” The assistant hurriedly ran out of the office.
Julian noticed Niki was standing aside. His voice was still filled with anger. Obviously, he was furious about the bad news. “I have some meetings later. Niki, you can go back to your apartment now.”
“I’ll call the driver to wait for you downstairs. You can go now.”
Why does it have to go wrong the day when she comes to the company with Julian? Why does it have to happen at the most critical moment? Niki clenched her nails into her flesh.
But she didn’t dare to say anything when she saw Julian’s gloomy face. Niki lowered her eyes and said obediently, “Well, Julian, take care of yourself. I’m leaving now…”
Niki walked out of the office step by step reluctantly…
As soon as she walked out of the office, the person in charge arrived gingerly. He looked up and saw the CEO was reading some documents with a gloomy face. His hands were trembling uncontrollably, and he didn’t even notice that there was someone walking out.
“Boss, there is something wrong with the clinical test for the anti-cancer drugs…”
After saying that, the man immediately lowered his head and stared at the floor, not daring to look at Julian’s
face at all.
“Cut the crap! I know something is wrong. Tell me what exactly happened!” Julian’s voice was extremely cold
“The dosage was not well controlled, and it didn’t go well during the joint test, causing the entire clinical test to fail…” The person in charge lowered his head.
Julian looked dispirited but his voice was still calm. “So the development has to be delayed because of this little hiccup? How long will it cost us?”
This project was of great importance to the Graham Group which hadn’t developed its own medicine in the field of cancer. Previously, the company’s main medicine, New Bleomycin Drug, was authorized by Glory Group. Now that its own project went wrong… Julian’s heart sank and he was full of anger.
“At least two more years…”
Two years?!! It would be too late!
The man’s eyes darkened, his eyebrows covered with a layer of coldness, and his whole body also emitted an
inhospitable air. “Do you think you’re responsible for this failure?”
“Yes…” The man in charge said in a trembling voice. He knew that the drug was of great importance to the Graham Group and his body was shaking uncontrollably.
*You can fuck off now. Don’t appear in front of me again.” Julian said in a very cold voice, without even considering the fact that this man had been working in the company for nearly forty years.
The Graham Group didn’t need such an employee.
“Mr. Graham, I… the person in charge wanted to say something He raised his head and saw the man’s unfriendly face, sensing that he would not even leave decently if he were to say anything. The man lowered his head and turned around awkwardly.
Julian picked up the phone, “Inform all the senior executives to have a meeting tomorrow morning!”
The next day, in the meeting room on the top floor of the Graham Group.
Sitting in the chair and listening to the vice president’s report on the fallure of the drug development, Julian
fell into silence.
The vice president continued, “Boss, there is one more thing I have to tell you…”
Julian looked up indifferently and said, “What?”
“Our contract with Glory on New Bleomycin Drug is due to expire next year. According to the plan, we can successfully launch our own patent drug before the expire. But now it seems that we can’t.”
“The development of this main drug has failed, and the following relevant ones have to be dropped as well. In addition, we’re also about to lose our company’s best-selling one, New Bleomycin Drug. I’m afraid this is…”
The tension in the meeting room became high the moment he finished his words. The whole room was silent as if even a pin dropping could be heard. For a moment, everyone could only hear themselves breathing.
Julian’s eyes were even colder, and his anger rose to the peak. He tried hard to hold back his anger, “Did I ask you to make more backup plans but you ignored my advice?”
Everyone was silent, and no one dared to speak.
The consequence of this failure was too serious. They didn’t have a solution at all, and they couldn’t find a genius who could quickly develop new drugs within a year, so they didn’t dare to take the initiative to speak in
The news that the person in charge of this project was fired yesterday had spread all over the company.
Looking at the silent board, Julian was even more angry. He frowned and said, “Get out. The vice president
All the senior executives immediately stood up and left, and the vice president stood beside Julian.
“What do you think?” Julian was rubbing his nose with one hand. Obviously, he was very tired.
They had to face the fact that the company didn’t have an outstanding research team.
But he couldn’t allow the Graham Group to return to the state when his father died.
“Boss, there is only one way for us. We can ask Glory for longer authorization. If there is really no other way…”
The vice president opened his mouth.
Ask for longer authorization?
Julian kept silent for a moment, as if he had compromised, “Well, let my assistant arrange for a dinner. Find a
nice restaurant. Don’t fuck it again.”
After the vice president left, Julian leaned against the back of the sofa chair and frowned at the heavy traffic
outside the office building. No one could tell what he was thinking from his face.