Chapter 88 – Is He Caring About Me?
With other people watching, Xu Ya Ze, who flaunted himself as a public figure, could only force a smile on his face and said, “I am Xu Ya Ze, the general manager of Yalan. May the Spring and Autumn Hall’s products sell well.”
They could do whatever they wanted in private, but in public, on the surface they must mutually compliment each other’s business.
He wanted to ruin Duan Shu Tong’s image in public, but who knew that Duan Shu Tong would be so slippery and slick? There was no loophole at all.
Xu Ya Ze had no choice but to leave in anger.
Duan Shu Tong didn’t take his words to heart, but seeing how arrogant Xu Ya Ze was, he really wanted to see how Yalan’s new products were like.
Word has it that Yalan just released a new product and that the effect was comparable to Spring Flower No. 1. He didn’t know if that was just marketing rhetoric or the truth.
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Duan Shu Tong went to the Yalan showcase. There were specialists at the booth to explain the product.
As soon as Duan Shu Tong picked up the new product, the employee began to praise the advantages of this product, and finally bumped* into Spring Flower No. 1.
[*T/N: The word used here had a very specific meaning. 碰瓷 peng ci – to scam somebody by setting up an “accident” in which one appears to have sustained damage or injury caused by the scam victim, then demanding compensation. Variations include putting “expensive” porcelain in a place where it is likely to be knocked over by passers-by, and stepping into the path of a slow-moving car.]
“Can this really shrink pores within a week?”
The employee beamed from ear to ear. “Of course. If you don’t believe me, you can see our comparison chart.”
Duan Shu Tong squeezed out a bit of the sample product. He studied it carefully for a while and then asked, “Who is the developer of this new product?”
The employee was stunned for a moment. Normal people wouldn’t ask about the R&D staff of the product, right? However, he still answered professionally: “The R&D team leader is General Manager Xu Ya Ze.”
“Isn’t he a manager?” Duan Shu Tong was confused, “Why is he doing the work of a technician?”
“Manager Xu has a professional background and likes to engage in research and development.”
“Oh.” Duan Shu Tong nodded, so that meant that Xu Ya Ze had more than one job title.
Not only could this Xu Ya Ze manage a big company like Yalan well, but also he could develop products in his spare time. This manager Xu was really an all-rounded talent… uh, this joke was too much.
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Although Duan Shu Tong did not use any tools to study the product, after so many years in the field, he has a certain level of sensitivity.
This new product of Yalan’s bumped into Spring Flower No. 1, with an amusing marketing gimmick of being able to see results in a week, but the real effect truly failed to meet the standard.
There was an even more serious problem. Before, when Spring Flower no. 1 was first launched in the market, people slandered it for having side effects. After fact checking, it was proven that there were no side effects. However, Yalan’s new product did indeed have some problems with it.
Because Duan Shu Tong did not use any professional equipment to study the specific problem in this product, it was hard to say exactly what it was.
After leaving the Yalan showcase, Duan Shu Tong went around and looked at every showcase in the venue. Now he was well aware of the situation at hand. Just as he was about to send a message to He Run, he received a WeChat message from the aforementioned man. It said: Spring Flower No. 3 passed the test!
Duan Shu Tong’s head was full of question marks. When was there a Spring Flower No. 3?
He immediately replied: Spring Flower No. 3?
He Run returned: It’s the couple’s eye cream. After your guidance last time, the experiment went very smoothly, and the effect of the product has also been improved qualitatively, so I want it to be one of the spring flower series, is it possible?
From the very beginning, He Run never thought about taking the credit alone. If it weren’t for Duan Shu Tong, even if he developed a new eye cream, the effect might not be really top-notch.
Duan Shu Tong: This is the result of your team’s independent research and development. I did nothing.
He Run: I asked them for their opinions, and they all agreed. You just have to nod your head. Besides, credit will be recorded in the curriculum vitae, and we can also ride the flow of the spring flower series’ popularity.
Duan Shu Tong must say that Director He was much livelier than when he had first met him. Now that He Run has a space where he could freely exhibit his abilities, his entire person has become bold and unrestrained.
Since He Run has put it this way, Duan Shu Tong could not refuse any more, so he could only reply: Okay, but there’s no need to write my name for the product developer.
He Run sent him an emoji, neither saying yes nor no.
Helpless and exasperated, Duan Shu Tong could only throw in the towel.
Zhai Jun messaged him soon after, as if the two had calculated it.
Zhai Jun said: Young Master Dua, there are two pieces of good news. We have reached an agreement with NT and will be able to build a new laboratory in the near future. Also, many hospitals and companies have placed an order for Spring Flower No. 2. Should we expand production?
Translations by Vanilla Muse.
For ordinary people, the effect of Spring Flower No. 2 would take time to prove, but for those engaged in related industries, it was easy to analyze the effect of Spring Flower No. 2.
Even if they couldn’t parse the development process of Spring Flower No. 2, the result was clear at a glance.
Duan Shu Tong was not worried that his achievement will be embezzled. Not to mention the fact that his paper has been published to JMC, just based on the chasm in skill set, other people would not be able to steal his product even if they wanted to.
Duan Shu Tong was a technician. Production wasn’t part of his responsibilities, so he replied: Manager Zhai decides the production matters.
Having gotten a satisfactory answer, Zhai Jun happily went on to discuss business.
Duan Shu Tong held his mobile phone in his hand. His mood shot up quickly. When the new laboratory was completed, he would start to climb a new ladder.
But before that, they had to recruit suitable researchers!