lt;pgt;Melanie jolted up from her seat, pacing back and forth as if she would be unable to restrain her anger
once she stopped. Olivia ignored her, stretched, turned around, and sluggishly walked back to the
laboratory as if she was unwilling to work
lt;pgt;Melanie finally collected her thoughts and looked at Olivia again, “Okay, what do you want? Whatever
your conditions are, I will do my best to satisfy them.”
lt;pgt;At that breaking moment, Melanie had to endure her anger for a while instead of begging Lily. Melanie
would rather negotiate with Olivia face to face. At least the situation would still be within her control.
lt;pgt;Olivia tilted her head and glanced at Melanie. She giggled, “Oh, you‘re so authoritative, Ms. Thayer.
Any conditions at all? That does sound tempting, but is anything up for consideration?”
lt;pgt;Melanie felt contempt when she saw Olivia‘s high–spirited appearance. After all, this was just a deal,
and no one could ever put a price on affection and loyalty. Since Olivia asked such questions, it
seemed she had an important request in mind.
lt;pgt;Melanie cleared her throat and replied thoughtfully, “We can‘t discuss power and position in MN Inc.,
but we‘ve worked together for so long. Although I‘m a director, you should know my relationship with
Nate. If you settle our issues, I‘ll tell Nate about it. I won‘t brag, but at least it‘s better to depend on your
indefinite lab experience, don‘t you think?”
lt;pgt;After pondering, Olivia seemed to have a serious thought and nodded solemnly. “That‘s quite
reasonable. However, are you honestly open to any conditions?”
lt;pgt;Melanie became wide–eyed, looking hopeful. She found this amusing and sneered from the bottom of
her heart. Still, she had to maintain a heartfelt expression, saying, “I‘m open to suggestions. What dolt;/pgt;
lt;pgt;you want? A promotion or a raise?” “What can I do to get both? Gosh, I feel so greedy!” Olivia frowned
with a tangled face and admitted her greed since Melanie could not reject her.
lt;pgt;Melanie smiled. “It‘s perfectly normal to be greedy. How can you not when you‘re human, so that‘s not
a problem. Okay, tell me what‘s wrong with the essential oil formula.”
lt;pgt;Olivia shook her head disapprovingly and replied, “Hey, we haven‘t finished our negotiation yet. Why
are you so anxious?”
lt;pgt;“Didn‘t I just agree? I will double your salary and promote you to the R&D department‘s deputy
manager when this is over. Does that sound good?” Melanie gritted her teeth and thought this condition
was as good as it got.
lt;pgt;Olivia‘s qualifications and achievements did not match that position, but it did not matter. Melanie
wanted to prioritize the current situation. Afterward, it would be easy to find an excuse to demote Olivia
with a salary reduction. By then, Olivia could not retaliate.
lt;pgt;“I never said I wanted that.” Olivia was her typical nonchalant self. The more indifferent she was, the
more she angered Melanie.
lt;pgt;This made Melanie realize she had always been in a passive position. “Then what do you want?” She
lt;pgt;Olivia stopped, clapped her hands, stood up, and turned to face Melanie. She looked at Melanie with a
half–smile, saying, “I do want a raise in salary, Ms. Thayer, but it‘s not as simple as doubling it. I want
ten times what I earn now.” Olivia gestured to ten with her hands and smiled.lt;/pgt;