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BPLW Chapter Six

The Back of White Figure and Top Student Employee

Shen Ran was taken aback. He had just received the key from the intermediary and was about to clean the small facade room.

Su Su’s voice also jumped out at this moment, and said, “Not bad! Dear one’s progress is quite fast, unexpectedly has rented a suitable office location so quickly.”

Shen Ran said, “It’s just so-so, the environment is a bit worse, but the money you gave is only worth for renting such a room.”

Su Su smiled awkwardly: “The environment is not important, the most important thing is whether or not to make the corresponding profits.”

Shen Ran understood this truth, he opened the doors and windows for ventilation, and while he was tidying up the mess in that place, he accepted the new tasks.

The new task was very simple, it was to give the new company a resounding name.

Shen Ran was actually a naming waste1Raw 取名废(Qǔ míng fèi); not good at naming somethings or person., and felt that the company he has started should have his own name in it.

After thinking about it, he choose the name of Xinran Technology Development Co., Ltd.

It sounded quite bluffing, who would know that this was just a facade room with no more than fifty square meters?

After choosing the name, Shen Ran was rewarded with another ten credits.

Immediately afterwards, he took on new tasks, established a company and named it, the next step was naturally recruitment.

If workers were recruited, he can apply for a business license while working on the project.

Shen Ran regretted that he came out wearing white sneakers and a hoodie today. Less than half an hour after cleaning up, the white hoodie was dyed gray.

As for why he has to clean it himself, it was naturally because of his poor special funds.

As long as it was related to the company’s business, all expenses were counted on this 10,000 yuan.

Hired a housekeeping aunt to clean it for half a day, two hundred yuan was gone, better sort it out by himself!

After cleaning the tables, chairs and benches, Shen Ran used the printer left by the former tenant to printed out a job recruitment notice and posted it on the glass door.

After finished posting, he continued to clean up. If he didn’t clean up, he wouldn’t realized that this was not a small project.

On the main road, a team of young men in suits and leather shoes, together with few people in a safety helmet and working clothes passed by.

It was Min Xingchuan who came to inspect the work and his team.

A leading engineer said: “The municipal plan is to refurbish this area, and all the surrounding areas will be demolished and rebuilt. Because this area has ancient buildings, so it cannot be demolished, can only be repaired. Mr. Min, you see, how about we just surround this piece of land and build a cultural public park?”

Min Xingchuan was a little absent-minded. He frowned and looked towards one direction, felt like the back of that white figure was a bit familiar.

Seeing that he was silent, the engineer followed his gaze and asked, “Mr. Min? Did you see someone you know?”

Min Xingchuan came back to his senses and said, “It’s nothing, I got the wrong person.”

That person led a pampered life, let alone sweeping the floor and cleaning the windows, perhaps he would even felt that walking was wasting calories.

For the rectification of the old street in H City, it was ChuanXing2Raw 川行(chuan xing/hang[in reverse] is the same character of Min Xingchuan’s name 行川.. As I explain before, this 行 character can read as hang or xing.  At first, I went with Chuan Hang,  but as I ponder about it, Chuan Xing might fit more than chuan hang. So, yeah…. This is really confusing! I really hope author can tell us how to spell his name and his company’s name _(:_」∠)_ Real Estate under the name of Min Xingchuan that took over all the rectification projects.

The old rival, Qin family, came home defeated3Raw 铩羽而归(shā yǔ ér guī); to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one’s ambitions (idiom), that was why Shen Ran had the confidence and went to Qin Ke to show off.

Recently, H city focused on the demolition of villages in the city.  There has been several accidents occurred because of centralized renting as well as routing problems in the previous two years.

The problems of the villages in the city have been accumulated for a long time, if they still don’t rectified it, perhaps something would happen again.

Previous years, Min Xingchuan won all the renovation projects at the first bid price, and has personally followed up on this project since the beginning of spring.

For projects worth tens of billions, he must personally do it himself until it get on the right track before he can be assured of handing over to his people.

Compared with Min Xingchuan’s tens of billions of dollars, Shen Ran’s 10,000 yuan project start-up special fund can hardly be described as shabby, it was simply just a stinky beggar4Raw 臭要饭的(Chòu yàofàn de); stinky/smelly beggar. I hope I didn’t translate this wrong😅.

He did not pay attention to a group of project team members passing by the street, and was throwing a pile of garbage that he had just cleaned up into the trash can.

Shen Ran take a breath, washed his face, and finally done.

Although the place were small and the environment were simple and crude, it can still be regarded as bright and clean.

Tomorrow he will go to the flower market to buy a few pots of green plants and put them in the company, which also can make people eyes’ shine.

Just as Shen Ran was planning tomorrow’s plan, there was a knock on the door.

The glass door was open, a young man held a file holder in his hand and knocked on the glass door lightly, and asked, “Hello, excuse me, is here hiring?”

Shen Ran raised his head, oh ho, what a coincidence.

He smiled playfully, went forward and laughed: “Yo5Raw 哟(yo); (sentence-final particle expressing exhortation), (syllable filler in a song)., isn’t this the top student in our class?”

When the other party saw it was Shen Ran, he turned and walked out.

Shen Ran immediately stepped forward to stop him: “Hey, what are you running for? Didn’t you look for a job? Show me your resume.”

Chi Haoyu’s cheeks was flushed red, and said, “I…I…I’m not looking for it anymore.”

Seeing Chi Haoyu’s flushed face, Shen Ran said, “Oh? Not looking for it anymore? Then what about your living expenses for this month?”

Probably because he had hit close to home, he didn’t know if it was to cooperate with Shen Ran’s words, his stomach made a gurgling sound.

Shen Ran can’t hold it back, and laughed out loud, he stretched out his hand and pulled Chi Haoyu back.

He had him sat in front of the desktop computer and say, “Now, make a small program for me on the spot, if you can make it, I will recruit you.”

Chi Haoyu hesitated, he naturally knew about Shen Ran’s character.

Although he has no sense of presence in the class and he was just a bookworm of top student.

No matter how unreasonable Shen Ran was, he also wouldn’t bully people for no reason.

Moreover, he doesn’t really like going to classes. He has been in college for about three years, and probably didn’t even know that there was such a person as Chi Haoyu in the class.

Maybe it was because he was used to being cautious since he was a child, and deep in his bones, Chi Haoyu just didn’t want to cause trouble, so he didn’t want to get involved with Shen Ran.

But today was different. His parents called him yesterday and said that they could no longer send him living expenses.

Not only they can no longer send him living expenses, but they also hopes that if he has extra money, he can help the family.

He doesn’t blame the family. After all, it was not easy for his parent to make money, and there were still three younger siblings to raised.

His father was in poor health, all was relied on his mother to farm the land and raise chickens to feed the four siblings.

But he was only in his third year, and almost no company wanted him. He has submitted more than a dozen resumes but they rejected him.

Living expenses will run out immediately. If still can’t find a job, he was going to consider about online loans.

Last month his father had a surgery on his leg, and he sent all the money in his hand back home.

There was no way, and this week he has been wandering around the village in the city, wanting to return to his old part-time job.

However, he discovered the facade room here which was hiring, although it was only a small facade room, at least it matched his profession.

Even if the salary was a little lower, he was willing to give it a try.

So he finally made up his mind and sat down in front of the computer.

Although Shen Ran’s reputation wasn’t good, as long as he can be paid, what was the different?

People were always had to yield to the fate.

Seeing him sitting down, Shen Ran picked up an airs of a boss and said: “You write first, I’ll go out, when I come back later, I will check it.”

Chi Haoyu didn’t say anything, just looked down at the installer and typed the code.

Shen Ran had nothing to say about Chi Haoyu’s ability.

Merely the commend that the teacher gave him during classes, as well as the Professional Grade Certificates he took, has deeply imprinted in Shen Ran’s mind.

More than half an hour later, Shen Ran came back. He put two bulging convenience bags aside and asked, “How’s the writing?”

Chi Haoyu were dully pushing his thick black-rimmed glasses slightly and replied: “You don’t have all the tools here, everything is lacking. I can only write a simple small program.”

Shen Ran leaned forward and saw Chi Haoyu was running a small program.

The window opened, which was an online and offline interactive program.

Chi Haoyu introduced: “This is a web interactive chat box, similar to a consultation interface, which can be applied to the customer service systems of major websites.”

Shen Ran watched him enter a line of words in the dialog box, and then an automatic reply popped up.

Chi Haoyu said: “The time is limited, I can only do the User Terminal6Raw 用户端(Yònghù duān); terminal user, user end, client. On yabla, there’s only one explanation; 用户端设备(yòng hù duān shè bèi) this words, which means Customer Premise Equipment
(CPE). Obviously, with only 2 words less, the meaning is different. I almost make a mistake by using only CPE 😂 FYI I have absolutely zero knowledge about computer term Orz
, if you need it… then give me some more time.”

Shen Ran waved his hand and said, “No need, come, let us talk while eating.”

As he said that he put the Yunnan Bridge noodles7Raw 过桥米线(Guò qiáo mǐxiàn); lit. crossing-the-bridge noodles. It’s a rice noodle soup originating from the Yunnan province of China and one of the best-known dishes in Yunnan cuisine. Image below that he had just packed back on the small dining table, and murmured: “Top student is really amazing.”

Chi Haoyu obviously hadn’t expected that Shen Ran would invited himself to have dinner.

He was hesitating in place and refused to go over.

Seeing that he didn’t come over, Shen Ran stepped forward, pulled him over and said, “Yunnan Bridge Noodles, eat or not? If you don’t want, I will eat one portion and throw one portion.” He was like ‘Lao Zi is rich and not afraid of wasting money’. Anyway, meals were not counted in the special funds.

He has Min Xingchuan’s secondary card in his hand, and he can swiped it as much as he wanted.

Chi Haoyu was indeed hungry, he didn’t have much money in his hand, and now he even couldn’t bear to eat a portion of Yunnan Bridge Noodles worth more than ten yuan.

Shen Ran handed him a pair of disposable chopsticks, and while opening the lid of the lunch box, he said, “It’s so fragrant! Hey, let’s talk about the salary! Our students wages are not very high. I can only give you 2,000 during the internship period. However, after the internship period, the basic salary will increase to 3,000, bonus was 500, and the performance commission was added. What do you think?”

Chi Haoyu, who was eating rice noodles, was startled, probably because he didn’t expect to get such a high salary in his first job.

His work-study program was only a few hundred yuan a month, added to his part-time job was only more than 1,000 yuan.

For a college student who was not a full-time worker, 2,000 a month was already pretty good.

Shen Ran also said: “The internship period is three months. In the initial stage of my entrepreneurship, it may be very hard. For the time being, there are only you and me. How about it? Is it acceptable?”

Chi Haoyu swallowed the rice noodles and nodded, “I’m not afraid of hard work.”

At this moment, he was a little doubtful whether his classmates had any misunderstandings about Shen Ran.

Shen Ran smiled, he thought with Chi Genius8The 迟 in 迟学霸(chi xueba) is CH’s surname, and 学霸 is a slang for Top Student or a genius. So, SR directly call him Chi Xueba or Chi Genius/Top Student in his mind lol, the project in his mind will probably proceed smoothly.

At least, there would be no problems in the program development.

In the afternoon, Shen Ran talked to Chi Haoyu about the direction of the program he was going to developed.

Chi Haoyu didn’t have any comments, he just nodded and started to work.

He has a second-hand old notebook. Although it was heavy, but it was well maintained by him.

There were many valuables collection he treasures in it, which can be used when developing programs.

New company, no projects, no funds, no channels.

In this way, a three-no company, a boss, and an employee, just started to work like that.

Just when Shen Ran has decided to hired Chi Haoyu, a reminder that the task was completed came from his system.

As a result, another ten credit points entered his credit progress bar.

***

Yunnan Bridge Noodles 👇

[7] 迟 in 迟学霸(chi xueba) is CH's surname, and 学霸 is a slang for Top Student or a genius


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Three no-company was established, which is a bit shabby! But our Ran Ran definitely holding back!


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  • 1
    Raw 取名废(Qǔ míng fèi); not good at naming somethings or person.
  • 2
    Raw 川行(chuan xing/hang[in reverse] is the same character of Min Xingchuan’s name 行川.. As I explain before, this 行 character can read as hang or xing.  At first, I went with Chuan Hang,  but as I ponder about it, Chuan Xing might fit more than chuan hang. So, yeah…. This is really confusing! I really hope author can tell us how to spell his name and his company’s name _(:_」∠)_
  • 3
    Raw 铩羽而归(shā yǔ ér guī); to return in low spirits following a defeat or failure to achieve one’s ambitions (idiom)
  • 4
    Raw 臭要饭的(Chòu yàofàn de); stinky/smelly beggar. I hope I didn’t translate this wrong😅
  • 5
    Raw 哟(yo); (sentence-final particle expressing exhortation), (syllable filler in a song).
  • 6
    Raw 用户端(Yònghù duān); terminal user, user end, client. On yabla, there’s only one explanation; 用户端设备(yòng hù duān shè bèi) this words, which means Customer Premise Equipment
    (CPE). Obviously, with only 2 words less, the meaning is different. I almost make a mistake by using only CPE 😂 FYI I have absolutely zero knowledge about computer term Orz
  • 7
    Raw 过桥米线(Guò qiáo mǐxiàn); lit. crossing-the-bridge noodles. It’s a rice noodle soup originating from the Yunnan province of China and one of the best-known dishes in Yunnan cuisine. Image below
  • 8
    The 迟 in 迟学霸(chi xueba) is CH’s surname, and 学霸 is a slang for Top Student or a genius. So, SR directly call him Chi Xueba or Chi Genius/Top Student in his mind lol
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