It was ten in the morning, but already, Favian had used up all his patience for the day. After meeting the first two candidates, he wanted to cancel all the interviewees scheduled to come. If it wasn’t for Richard’s angelic personality, he would have sued the nanny matching agency for providing scam artists instead of professional caretakers.
Not mentioning how the ladies didn’t match the pictures sent. Some didn’t even speak proper English despite graduating from one of the top universities in the world, majoring in English literature.
How could they entrust the pups to any of these worthless interviewees? It was better for them to learn under Ambrose’s tail than to have stupidity rub on them. Favian refused to give any of the candidates they viewed a chance to even step foot into Blue Moon Mansion.
After three painful weeks of searching, shortlisting, interviewing, Richard and Favian were forced to admit it was futile.Logically, they understood that it wasn’t the pups’ fault that every single candidate who turned up for the trial ended up resigning after a day. They weren’t very good candidates and couldn’t meet even half of the criteria everyone wanted. However, good talent was hard to find.“Could you tell me why the most recent caretaker decided that she didn’t want to show up anymore?” Richard asked over dinner as the three unhappy boys stared at their plates.William was starting to show signs of minor transformation, getting more used to human speech and walking on his hind legs. Everyone was excited to see William’s transformation, but the grey-furred shi
With every passing day, the Taleman empire’s handsome CEO and secretary duo looked more haggard. The office ladies frowned and whispered in pity at the pathetic state of their eye candy bosses. Despite the efforts to look fresh and professional, the tell-tale sign of sleep deprivation beneath their eyes could not be hidden. Their perpetual coffee breaths and lackluster smiles broke hearts. However, the stubborn CEO and his aide wouldn’t accept any help from concerned employees.Only the HR team knew the true reason for their haggard appearance. Ever since the search for caretakers began, CEO Taleman and Mr Beowulf looked more irritated and lifeless. Many candidates came and left the Taleman CEO’s office but none of them stayed long enough to lighten the personal burdens of the single father. The HR manager wouldn’t be surprised by their fickleness. None of them was qualified for the
Five minutes ago, Richard received a new message from the stand-in shifter tutor complaining about his pups’ conduct. Oliver started learning the bad influences from his older brothers and refused to do as he was told. Even though he wasn’t the worst troublemaker, he was still a fussy fluffball to manage.Immediately after the text, the CEO’s personal phone rang. Before the CEO could greet the other party, he was dropped with terrible news. The nightmares he had were coming true.“I’m quitting by the end of this week. Please find someone else to babysit your pups. I can’t deal with them.”It was the fifth time the shifter caretaker tried to resign, and the first few times, they were able to convince him to stay by increasing his pay. The last time he tried to quit, they redu
When Favian heard that his boss was going to interview a shortlisted candidate recommended by their HR, he almost booked himself the first flight back until Richard convinced him that he wouldn’t hire her on the spot.“You can sit in the interview and grill her if you want. Just stay in Lithuania and relax. Even if we don’t have a caretaker for the boys, Ambrose can look after them until you return for her trial period if you like her enough.”Hearing Richard’s promise to not act rashly, the secretary calmed down. However, he wasn’t convinced to leave Richard alone to meet her personally after hearing how Richard’s inner wolf felt about the candidate.“I’m going to ask Annie to sit in with you. She knows more about the school’s education requirements and ch
The interview with Emily Horton happened two days after. Favian and Annie were still sorting out some technical issues with the tablet while Richard was forced to visit the bathroom before the girl arrived. The CEO felt that it was a little ridiculous to be treated like a child at his age by his best bud. However, he understood that his secretary was concerned about his accidental meeting with the interviewee. After all, the CEO and secretary were out on business trips and couldn’t attend in person, according to Annie.Waiting for Emily to show up made Richard feel like a kid again. When was the last time he felt giddy with butterflies in his stomach? His palms were a little clammy, and no matter how the CEO tried to focus on his work, his eyes kept drifting towards his wrist to check the time.The meeting was decided on ten in the morning, and Richard en
Stunned by her pure beauty with just a smile, Richard didn’t realise that his mouth was parted until Favian cleared his throat.“And pray tell, why would you do that?” the bespectacled man asked.The smile on Emily’s face grew wider, but there was some sadness in her eyes. Whatever answer these people were expecting, they certainly weren’t expecting Emily to play dead in the face of violence. Ordinarily, people would retaliate. However, her rather religious grandmother often taught Emily with an extraordinary amount of patience, kindness and forgiveness that what others did unto her should not be reflected in haste if it was negative. Negativity only begot negativity, and it took the stronger party to become that ray of light this dark world needed.Although Emily couldn’t become
After selling her grandmother’s house and paying off all her debts, Emily Horton learned to travel light without many physical possessions. The minimalist lifestyle on the go wasn’t too terrible. She had all her essentials and needed only a few sets of clothing for interviews. She did not wear makeup and used dual-usage products instead of a whole line of specialist beauty essentials. Whatever she needed, she would buy from stores to be used whenever required. Apart from that, all of her belongings fitted nicely in one plain duffel bag.“You’re leaving for real?” a tangled haired night worker asked while taking her morning puff.Emily looked at the lady with smeared make-up. Her housemate must have entertained clients last night at a back alley or something, judging by her ripped tights and shag appearance. Although she wasn’
“That’s all?” Annie could hardly believe her eyes when Emily returned.Even for a minimalist, this was too little belongings to move! When the red-haired young lady told her she was homeless, it was a little hard to believe. She looked very well groomed despite the circumstances. However, that single duffel bag of belongings spoke volumes about the hardship she must have suffered.“Do you have all the essentials like shampoo, toothbrush and soap?”Emily nodded. “It’s not a lot, but I have some.”Looking at the duffle bag, the HR Manager wondered if she should get Emily other things that she might need. Even if the staff dormitory was furnished adequately, there would still be little things missing that required employees to