Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Embarrassment showed on Xia Ruoxin’s face, and she apologized in a hurry. “I am sorry. It won’t happen again.” She looked down at her sleeping daughter and held her tight as she gave a small smile. It’s alright. She was used to mockery and people rebuffing her. Had she been lacking self-confidence, she would die from the embarrassment.
She turned around and walked in the direction that the woman had pointed. Rainy decided to open her eyes at this moment and stare at the woman behind her.
The purity in those beautiful eyes made one feel inferior, and her look shamed the woman. She kept staring, and the woman looked at her overly pretty face and found that she could not look away. She felt her face flushed.
Being able to work was not something to be ashamed about; neither was it improper. They were merely earning a living for themselves with their own hands.
Xia Ruoxin went to the place where the woman had directed her, and she entered. She was the only woman among the many men present.
“Are you here for a job?” A man, who looked to be the supervisor, began sizing Xia Ruoxin up. Indeed, the greatly despised Xia Ruoxin had long been forgotten. Many new things and old could happen in that one year. It would gradually fade in time. Moreover, humans were forgetful by nature. Even a celebrity could be forgotten at times, not to mention an ordinary man.
Xia Ruoxin nodded, but she did not know why he was looking at her in a peculiar way. She held her child carefully, slightly unsettled. Could it be that she was being rejected again?
“I can do anything, and I am not afraid of hardships.” She took a step forward hastily. If this was unsuccessful, she would have to go home with nothing. She would have to eat preserved vegetable and drink plain water.
“But this job is not for you.” The man slanted his head and explained, “We are looking for a warehouse clerk for the mall. To put it simply, it would be a mover. Are you sure you can do it?
“Besides, you have a…” He pointed at the infant in Xia Ruoxin’s arms, wondering if she would be bringing the little one to work.
“She is very well-behaved. She’s not noisy at all. We really need this job.” Xia Ruoxin looked at Rainy and caressed her face. She had really been a good girl, and she had not cried at all.
The man hesitated for a while. It wasn’t because he was not sympathetic; just that the job description involved heavy lifting which was too much for a woman to handle.
“I can do it.” Xia Ruoxin nodded her head, harder. She was willing to do anything as long as they could pay her and give her the money to buy milk powder for her daughter.
Her tone was almost pleading, and the man hesitated once more. It would be a sin to reject a woman like her.
The child in Xia Ruoxin’s arms opened her eyes wide. Both mother and daughter had the same pleading look, and the man was speechless for a long time.
“Okay, you can try. If it really doesn’t work out, you have to leave.” He stood up. It all depended on whether she could keep the job or not. They had recruited women but not for long. The difference in strength between a man and a woman was huge. To compete with a man for a job was looking for trouble.
“Thank you.” Xia Ruoxin practically cried. She had finally found a job. The future might be tough; however, she could already see the shadow of bliss.
She smiled and carried her daughter while Rainy simply grabbed at her mother’s hair again with a smile on her tiny lips.
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