" Daydreaming at work miss Rachel, that's definitely not so competent of you' Leo tsked.
Absolute embarrassment flooded Rachel's veins. She felt so mortified that she wished the ground would open up and swallow her "what are you talking about sir? I'm definitelynot Daydreaming" Rachel snarked pissed at herself for not being better prepared for her asshole boss.
Focusing back on his phone with a smifk on his face, Leo typed away ignoring her completely.
Rachel stood on her side of the elevator and practiced her breathing exercise. 'I would show him how competent I am Rachel thought. Relaxing on the walls, she thought about the conversation she had with Celine yesterday and how her friend not so subtly enquired about williams yesterday, she had always suspected that her two bestie had the hots for each other and Celine had unknowingly confirmed her theory.
'Was this elevator slow or was it just her' thought Rachel for the second time. Glancing at Leo who was still very much engrossed in his phone, she breathed a sigh.
Finally the grudgingly slow machine came to a stop and she followed Leo into his office. "Sir, where is my office?" Rachel questioned praying Leo would be straightforward in his answer but if course the universe was not on her side " Did nobody inform you of where you would be working *temporarily for the duration of your probation?" Leo questioned angry at this wasteful conversation.
"No sir, just point me to my office and I would be out of your hair" Rachel answered as politely as she could muster.
Picking up the exotic looking telephone on his desk, he commanded someone to come in. Few seconds later, There was a tentative knock at the door followed by the entrance of a lady I assumed he called earlier.
"Yes, Mr. Dante?" The lady asked in a gentle voice. I could sense anxiety too. Thank goodness at least I was not the only one who felt anxious in this man's presence.
"Show miss Rachel her office " he barked at her.Damn this man was rude. No amount of politeness just commands here and there and I'm going to work for him.
"Sure" The lady replied. I walked to the lady who I still didn't know her name because this rude man had failed to even neutron it while talking to her.
"Miss Rachel, I want you back in my office in 5 minutes " Leo commanded again . I was going to keep calling him only his first name in my head if only to remind myself that he was just a man.
I closed the door and sighed heavily. I sure felt a lot of tension in that room and I got just five minutes to be free of him.
"Isn't he the hottest man you've ever seen?" The lady gushed dreamily. "I would give anything to be his personal assistant " she sighed.
"What's your name? Cause I would like to stop calling you 'the lady' in my head." I teased
"It's mia and you're Rachel, nice to meet you" mia said smiling at me "come, I'll show you to your office " she then led the way.
I noticed that my office was a little beside Mr. Douchebag's office.Yay me!
My office was a plain one, painted in a Ruby beige with a desk in the middle and an office chair attached to it. It included a cupboard on the other side as well. Nothing extraordinary. I also took note of the phone on one side of the desk but no computer.
"You'll be given a computer and some work e-mails by tomorrow " mia offered as if sensing my thoughts.
"Okay" I smiled at her.
She was about to say something when the phone rang. I looked at her and she gestured towards the phone signalling me to pick it up.
I nervously picked it up and heard the most annoying voice ever.
"I told you to be in my office in 5!" Mr.douchebag snapped making me wince albeit slightly.
"Uh I'm sorry, I'm coming sir" I quickly hung up and ran out of mine to his office leaving mia to close the door and leave to her own office.
I knocked on his door tentatively and came in when he answered to meet his terse expression. Oh come on I thought I was only like half a minute late.
"Sir?" I questioned calmly
"Go and get me some cofee. Ask mia for directions." He said dismissively. For real just coffee? It's official I have the most arduous boss ever.
"How would you like it sir?" I asked swallowing my irritation
"Very strong with one sugar" he snapped while focusing on his computer.
Leaving his office, I asked mia for directions, made his coffee and brought it to his table After which I started taking my leave.
"Miss rachel" he called out making me turn to him. " You leave when I say so" He spat. I nodded.
"I want you to sort out all the files in that cupboard over there" I nodded.
"If you're tired miss Rachel, you can stop now" I fumed quietly noting the sarcastic note in his voice.He wants me to quit to prove himself right that I'm not good enough.well I won't because I, Rachel has never been known to be a quitter
"No, sir. But I appreciate your concern" I retorted calmly smiling slightly on seeing his face darken. Ha! Take that. I resumed my work a little bit faster now.
"I'm done, sir." I told Mr. Dante showing him all the files on the couch. He seemed very displeased at that though perhaps because I finished rather quickly I thought chuckling to myself.
"I want you to attach all the files you sorted to their appropriate file jackets" he commanded pointing at what looked like hundreds of file jackets on his desk. I felt my eyes widen when I saw the workload I still had to do.He could have just told me to do it simultaneously. "And mind you, I don't want any of this documents to be misplaced, they are very crucial" he warned. It took me about 30 minutes to carry all the files and the jackets to my office since I needed a wider space to work.
Once I was done, I started filing the documents accordingly paying meticulous details to the numbers and dates.It was tiring and boring but by 2pm I was almost done.
"Hey" I looked up and saw mia smiling at me."I didn't see you come down for lunch so I brought you a kebab sandwich and yoghurt" she chimed sweetly.
"Oh thank you so much mia" I gushed really touched by her kind gesture. "I totally lost track of time" I offered surprised myself at that fact. I have never forgotten to eat.
"It's fine. Wouldn't want Mr.sexy beast to get mad when his beautiful P.A faints" she double-winked making me laugh. I knew it. Double-winking was totally a thing. Remembering the argument I had with Celine in highschool.
"I'm really grateful mia i said again.She nodded and left. I ate the sandwich realising now how hungry I am. Boy! This was one mean sandwich. I mused.
Finishing up with my work, I take some files to Mr. Dante's office.
"I'm done with filing sir" he looked at me intensely making me a tad unease" His eyes were so enchanting. So green
"I see"he hummed with an expressionless face. He gestured to me to drop the files and told me to go sort out the files in the cabinet In my office. He didn't even say thank you I fumed and sleft his office.
After a very arduous day, I snacked on some hot cheetos with coke on my bed while vowing to make Mr.Dante eat his words.
I'm officially at the end of my probation and Mr. Leo had asked me this morning to report in his office. Going to his office I knock 3 times to which he answered.
"Good morning sir?" I greet purposefully posing it as a question so he would be fast with whatever he wanted with me. I had lunch scheduled in like 3 hours with Celine at the john's bistro, it was this new place that I heard made amazing rice. Mr.douchebag looked positively dashing today in his long sleeved shirt tucked in black dress pants.
"Yeah miss Rachel As you know you're at the end of your probation and I want to inform you that-" he paused stroking the operation ge held.gosh his fingers were sexy! "You're officially my P.A" " But this doesn't mean you should slack or stop giving me your all. Take today off and begin on Wednesday. Bye" dismissing her Leo turned to his computer still irritated at the fact that she proved him wrong. She sure was a persistent and hardworking thing showing up cheerful and bright each day while she was on probation.
"You have been excused miss rachel"
"Oh thank you, thank you, sir " i said still smiling.
"Why the hell are you smiling? I would have you know that I can still take this job from you at anytime!" Bewildered at his outburst, I run out of his office angry and in tears.