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原创英汉双语小说:《创业之路——东山再起》{76}

(2009-11-08 16:50:40)
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原创英汉双语小说:《创业之路——东山再起》{76}

 

‘I thank you again, Mr. Henry. I suggest you donate the money to the local Hope Engineering. The joint venture will be welcomed by the local people. The company’s image will be built locally. Don’t you like the idea?’ A white-hot idea comes flaming through Jack’s head. He nearly intends to highly praise his wisdom. But he looks indifferently.

‘What a wonderful idea! I will embrace it unconditionally. Furthermore, I will augment the sum to one million. By the way, I have an idea in brainstorm. Would you mind being in charge of the joint venture? I’d like you to be the general manager of the joint venture if we launch it successfully.’

‘I must pour out my thanks to you, Mr. Henry. But I may let you down once more because I don’t think it is proper to let me be in the office. It seems it is I that contrive the position. As you said just now, I am aboveboard. I don’t like to be suspected by others.’ Jack pretends to refuse this time. He knows Mr. Henry will insist on the idea. He remembers the story that Mr. Liu Bei visited Zhuge Kongming thrice in the age of Three Kingdoms.

‘Ok, I won’t push you, lad. But I tell you that your employment will be one of the negotiation conditions. I don’t think you want to enlarge the difficulty of the negotiation.’ Henry says so seriously that Jack begins to feel sorry.

‘亨利先生,我再次表示感谢。建议贵司把这笔钱捐给本地的希望工程,这样一来,合资公司会受到当地人民的爱戴,公司的形象会很好地树立起来。您同意吗?’杰克灵机一动,想到这样一个主意,他几乎有点儿沾沾自喜了,可是脸上却是一副无动于衷的样子。

‘好主意啊!我无条件接受。还有,我要把金额扩大到一百万元。哎,我突然有个想法,你来负责管理合资公司怎么样?要是我们合资成功,请你出任总经理。’

‘亨利先生,我对此感激不尽,不过,可能又要让您感到失望了,因为我觉得自己不适合这个职位,让人看起来好像我在图谋这个位置。正如您刚才所说,我是个光明磊落的人,不想让别人对我指指点点的。’这回杰克是假意推辞,他很清楚,亨利先生肯定会再三邀请,那就让他来一次三顾茅芦吧。

‘好吧,小伙子,我不勉强你。但是,我要把你的出任作为一个谈判条件,你不想给合资谈判设置障碍吧?’亨利说得如此认真,杰克有点儿不好意思了。

‘Obedience is better than politeness. I accept your appointment, Mr. Henry. But I have a request that must be accepted.’ Jack needs an outlet to save his face.

‘Name it. I’ll make you satisfied if it is not overdone.’

‘I’d like Miss Lily to be my assistant.’

‘It’s a deal. Every hero fails to pull through beauty pass, as the Chinese saying goes.’ Henry is glad to say yes to Jack’s request because it is his own idea. ‘Now let’s toast for the joint venture, lad.’

‘Cheers and thank you, Mr. Henry.’

‘恭敬不如从命,我接受您的任命,亨利先生。可是,我有个条件,请您务必答应。’杰克需要找个台阶,挽回面子。

‘说吧,只要不出格,什么都行。’

‘我想要莉莉小姐做我的副手。’

‘就这么办。你们中国的俗语说得好,英雄难过美人关。’亨利满心欢喜答应了这个条件,那正是他想要的。‘来吧,小伙子,为合资成功干一杯。’

‘干杯!谢谢您,亨利先生。’

 

 

 

                    Chapter Twenty-nine

 

A week later the joint venture is set up. The registered capital is a hundred million. GM holds fifty-one percent stocks. They invest ten million cash and all kinds of generators that cost forty-one million. The local government invests land and an office building.

Jack is the general manager of the joint venture. Lily is the standing deputy general manager. Sam is the deputy general manager, too. He has another position, the director of municipal energy office. Jack asks Cheryl to be the office director of the joint venture.

On the first Saturday evening after the American delegation has gone, Sam feasts Jack, Cheryl and Lily in a private room of the hotel dining hall.

‘Jack, you’re my friend indeed. I’d like to drink up this glass of wine to express my gratitude to you.’ Sam says hoisting his glass.

‘You stand on ceremony, Sam. The saying is better. A friend in need is the friend indeed. I did what I should. What’s more, I have got what I need. It is I that should thank you. Let’s drink up the wine together.’

‘Jack, I must thank you for your recommending me.’ Lily strikes in.

‘You’re wrong, belle. It was your boss that promoted you to be the deputy general manager.’ Jack denies immediately because there is no rock-solid witness to support Lily’s gratitude. He doesn’t want to fret Cheryl who is very jealous. But his wishful thinking doesn’t work. Cheryl apparently gets angry with him. She quaffs a glass of wine saying.

一周之后,合资公司成立了。注册资本一亿元,美国GM公司持有百分之五十一的股份。他们投入一千万元现金和价值四千一百万元的各种发电设备。当地政府投入了土地和办公楼。

杰克出任合资公司的总经理,莉莉是常务副总经理,山姆也是副总经理,他还有另外一个职位,市能源办主任。杰克让谢丽尔做合资公司的办公室主任。

美国代表团走后的第一个星期六的晚上,山姆在酒店订了一个包间,请杰克,谢丽尔和莉莉吃饭。

‘杰克,你真够朋友,我先干为敬,表达对你的谢意。’山姆说着,举起酒杯。

‘你太客气了,山姆。俗话说,雪中送炭的朋友是真朋友,那是我应该做的。再说,我也分得一杯羹,应该谢你才对。咱们一起干这一杯。’

‘杰克,谢谢你推荐我出任副总经理。’莉莉插嘴道。

‘美女,你错啦。是你的老板要提拔你。’杰克急忙矢口否认,因为莉莉没有证据支持她的‘指控’。他不想刺激谢丽尔,后者太敏感了。然而,他的如意算盘没有奏效,谢丽尔显然跟他生气了,她一口气喝光了杯中酒,说道:

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