The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 137

Read The Substitute Wife: My Poor Husband is a Billionaire Chapter 137

As soon as Janet sat down at her desk, Gerda swiveled her chair around to face Janet. “Did you hear the news? The annual intermediate designer evaluation is about to begin. Everyone‘s been running around like headless chickens trying to prepare for it. By the way, why’d you go on leave again yesterday?”

“Something urgent came up at home.” After taking a sip of water, Janet glanced around at the bustling office. “It seems everyone’s excited.”

“Of course everyone’s excited. This is a good chance to be promoted. Besides, the fall–winter fashion week is approaching. Everyone is secretly competing with each other.” Then, Gerda leaned over and whispered in her car, “There are only three positions. All the new designers are itching to get a spot. I know of two who have been working here for a while now, and they both have performed excellently. I just know that they‘ll get the promotion -but as for the third position, it‘s hard to say who will get it,”

“There‘s a lot of people in our department. The competition must be tough.” Janet pressed her lips nervously, sensing that a fierce battle was about to begin.

While the battle had not yet begun per se, people were already loading their weapons. “Well, what choice do we have? I know I‘m way out of their league, so I‘m pretty chill.

After all, there are too many strong competitors this year. I feel like I‘ll just be cannon fodder out there.” Gerda sighed bitterly. Then, she looked at Janet and her eyes lit up.

“You and Kaya might have a chance.”

“Kaya?” Janet blinked at her colleague questioningly.

“You know, Kaya Dixon–oh, right! She went abroad to study so you haven‘t met her yet.” Gerda‘s eyes wandered towards the tea room and she pouted. “That‘s her.”

Janet followed her gaze and saw a slender woman with short hair.

Kaya’s eyes met hers. She strode towards Janet, high heels clicking against the floor, and she asked, “Are you Janet Lind? Nice to meet you. I‘m Kaya Dixon.”

“Hello.” Janet smiled and shook hands with her politely.

“I heard that the company has a big upcoming project, and that many designers will need to participate. It‘s said that this will be used as a reference for the promotion. I‘m looking forward to your performance,” Kaya nodded and smiled at Janet with grace.

It seemed that Miss Dixon had already regarded her as a potential competitor.

“Oh, thanks. I also look forward to your designs.” Janet secretly breathed a sigh of relief. To be honest, she didn‘t want to put too much pressure on herself.

Because of the upcoming evaluation, countless designers worked overtime, doing their best for the project.

Janet was busy taking care of Hannah recently, so she had spent less time and energy on work. So now, she did her best to keep up the pace and finish her work.

She hadn’t been with the company for that long, but her outstanding performance had shone a spotlight on her. In the words of Gerda, the third position was between her and Kaya.

The night before the deadline of handing their designs, a lot of the designers were still working overtime.

Janet looked around and found that all her colleagues were bent over their desks, working hard.

She massaged her aching neck and found herself parched. Just as she stood up to go to the tea room, she found that Kaya was standing behind her.

“Do you want to take a break? Here, I just made some coffee. Want some?” As she spoke, Kaya subtly glanced at the laptop on Janet’s desk.

However, Janet didn’t notice and gratefully accepted Kaya’s offer.

“Sure, thank you.” Janet did feel like coffee would be a great pick-me-up.

“No problem. Is this your cup? Let me pour some for you.” Smiling sweetly, Kaya picked up Janet‘s cup. Suddenly, she lost her grip on the kettle and it fell with a clatter, spilling coffee all over Janet‘s laptop.