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"The Adventures of Mary Qian"

The 5th Short Story Collection from "Sun on Riches: A Comedy Series"

 

The Adventures of Mary Qian tells a story of the rise and fall of Mary Qian, who joined the fashion magazine Perfect Life right after graduation. Like the majority of the fresh graduates in China, she has been going through a number of challenges, with her attitude towards money changed from doubt, then detestation, to desire. Mixing a sharp sense of humor with everyday life observations, the author tries to dissect an era of China when “money itches”.

Mary Qian had recently graduated from the university after she studied in the Department of Economics and Management for six years. She didn’t want to go to some boring business firms. Instead, she hoped to join a fashion magazine called Perfect Life. Though the job she applied for was irrelevant to what she had learned at school, the magazine recruited her without breathing a word against it.

Gradually, Mary got to know her boss who insisted on using only 20 percent of the staff intellectual capabilities; the editor-in-chief who tried to deal with everything with "grace and dignity"; the HR manager who would reveal to her the crafts of Machiavellism from time to time, and the colleagues whose pockets were deluged with hundreds of name cards illustrating the different titles ...

Qian took photographs and interviewed celebrities. Being a green hand at the job, she was standing in the forefront of this gorgeous world and living a life of extravagance that her income could barely afford. During the three years she worked there, she witnessed the Perfect Life being a joint venture, having its capital increased, purchased and reconstructed. She also fought for her pay raise, was given important positions, moonlighted, loved and was loved, made a fortune, resigned, came back and resigned again. Finally, she realized what money she learned from her college major was supposed to mean in China and what on earth it meant in her own life.

 

孙未金钱系列小说之五《钱美丽》

 

钱美丽站在这个华丽世界的第一排,过着一个新鲜人拮据而迷惑的日子。

经济管理学硕士钱美丽初入职场,不想去沉闷的商业公司,却梦想去时尚杂志《完美生活》工作。尽管专业完全不对口,《完美生活》不动声色地收下了她。在这里,钱美丽遇到了用人只用20%的老板、处理大小事情都“端庄”过人的主编、时常向她透露“御人”真谛的人事总监、怀揣几百套不同名片的同事……

随着《完美生活》被合资、增资、收购、重组,钱美丽几经浮沉,她光辉的历险记幽默诠释了中国这个时代的“金钱之痒”。