Lleyton stared into the distance, saying noting for half a minute. “I can fly her back to her family and friends on one of my jets from any of our stops on our way back to Perth. I think she needs some bed rest for now. While she’s doing that, we can talk to her and find out where she’s from and who we should contact. I think the reason she hasn’t spoken yet is she’s still suffering the effects of her time in the water. Besides, I’ll admit, I’m interested to find out more about her before we send her off.”
“Aye-aye, Sir,” said Robin skeptically. Robin always did what her boss wanted, but she never hesitated to disagree with him. She was typical of the kind of men and women Lleyton surrounded himself with. She was smart, well educated, and anything but shy. Lleyton didn’t want to surround himself with yes-men or yes-women. He wanted people who weren’t afraid to tell him the truth. Lleyton discovered Robin working in a public relations firm in Sydney. She was a junior member of the team that handled his account. During a meeting over the type of ads he wanted to promote Stuart Enterprises, she spoke up, disagreeing with the billionaire. Everyone else in the room just wanted to give Lleyton whatever he wanted, but Robin insisted the Stuart Enterprises brand needed a different boost. He became irritated when she wouldn’t back down. Her boss was about to explode. Before the meeting was over, her persistence paid off, however, and she convinced him he was wrong and she was right. The next day he hired her as a personal assistant at twice her current salary. Within two years he had promoted her to his chief of staff.
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