Instead, she asked someone from the legal team.
“Whew, back from the brink, another close call!”
But once the immediate relief passed, the group huddled together again, wondering why Alyssa had summoned someone from the legal team.
Could there be a lawsuit brewing?
“Hey, have you guys heard that Alyssa’s granddaughter-in-law is actually an actress?”
Several well-informed heads nodded, “Sure have, I thought a prestigious family like the Howards would never let an actress cross their threshold. Sure, acting is different from other showbiz gigs, but it’s still showbiz, right? Anyone marrying into the Howard family is punching above their weight.”
Everyone else nodded in agreement. “Do you know which actress it is? I’m rather curious, myself.”
What kind of woman would snag their CEO for a wife?
Balfour always had a penchant for efficiency and had little patience for slackers.
That was why at the Howard Group, it was all hustle and no slouch. Every employee was
on their toes.
But Balfour was fair with his rewards. Those who made the cut enjoyed top-tier compensation nationwide. That’s precisely why they were loyal to the Howard Group, working their tails off for Balfour.
Come bonus season, everyone else was green with envy. Balfour, with his deep pockets, was never stingy. Before the company’s annual gala, he’d have each department collect everyone’s wishes, then they’d hold a raffle. Any wish drawn from the raffle would be granted, with Balfour footing the bill personally
Of course, there was also a hefty bonus for each and everyone, ensuring no hard feelings for those who didn’t hit the jackpot.
What set the Howard Group apart was their stance against overtime. Balfour believed that only the incompetent resorted to overtime to prove their worth. Time was the most precious asset, and he preferred the lights out on the dot, with everyone packing up to go.
With the CEO setting the example, everyone followed suit, leaving as soon as their tasks were done.
“As for which actress, I’m not quite sure, but I heard it’s a newcomer.”
The mention of a newcomer brought Ivy to mind, who’d been buzzing on social media
“That seems unlikely, with all her scandals. Even if she wanted to marry into a wealthy family, they’d scrutinize her background, wouldn’t they? How could someone like her become Mrs. Howard?”
They had seen Ivy’s clarification, but with new rumors swirling, many suspected Ivy herself might be the problem.
“Who knows? The truth and falsehoods in showbiz aren’t for us regular folks to discern. But I’m really curious about which actress caught the eye of our ‘Empress.”
The staff had taken to calling Alyssa ‘Empress due to her formidable reputation. Back in the day, she was notorious for her keen business instincts, like a wolf that could sniff out opportunities at breakneck speed.
She led the Howard Group’s expansion into new territories, growing the family’s empire into the commercial behemoth it is today.
The Empress had truly earned her
“Enough gossip, let’s get back to work. I’ve got just a bit left, and then I’m outta here.”