Thursday September 28th, 2000
"You have to make up your mind. Either you can work with Jan or you can't". Clark said after threatening to fire Tiffany over her complaints about his wealthy client Jan.
"I can work with her. I'll try harder. It just hurt that she threatened me. I didn't know that you were that unhappy with my job performance," Tiffany said.
"I don't want to see anymore bad press about you in relationship to my clients. This party for the opening of Manhattan Gold International is coming up. There are a lot of important people that will be there. I don't want you involved in personal relationships with my clients," Clark said adamantly.
"Clark I'm not involved with your clients. You make it sound like I'm a loose woman or something," she said as a fresh flow of tears rolled down her cheeks.
"Like I said before, you are as you are perceived Tiffany. Keep yourself on a professional level with my clients. This is the last time I want to have to talk to you like this."
"I'll do my very best," she said jumping when she heard the sound of the front door opening.
"Hi Clark. I brought you CD's to listen to", Jan said closing the front door of the townhouse and walking towards Tiffany's desk.
"Great. That was really nice of you Jan. I hope we can make a decision quickly about which group to use for backup music", Clark said getting up from the chair next to Tiffany's desk and walking towards Jan.
"Here you go," Jan said taking a handful of CD's from her attaché case and placing them in Clarks' hands.
"I was just getting ready to leave and go to the Upper West Side. I have an appointment for this kid's birthday party. Would you like to go? We could have a drink on the way back," Clark said placing the CD's on Tiffany's desk and turning towards Jan.
"No, thanks. I have a date that I'm meeting this evening here in the village", Jan said smiling and glancing towards Tiffany.
"Oh. Sounds kinda' interesting," Clark said as he watched Jan walk over and take a seat by Tiffany's desk. Tiffany pretended to be reading something and never looked up.
"Yeah. I'm looking forward to seeing him. If you want Tiffany and I could listen to some of the CD's while you're out and start weeding through to the good groups," Jan said noticing that Tiffany had been crying.
"I'm so glad you said that Jan. Tiffany and I were just talking. She feels that you don't like her and I tried to tell her you wanted to help her," Clark said hoping this would put an end to the conflict between his employee and his number one client.
"Tiffany did you say that?" Jan asked as if she was talking to a child.
"Please, let's just drop the subject", Tiffany said only slightly raising her head to glance at Jan.
"Tiffany," Clark said.
"Yes", she answered looking up at him.
"I thought you said you were going to try. I told you Jan wanted to help you and she just walked in and offered. Are you going to work with her or not?"
"Oh sure. Sure Jan. Thanks. I would love to listen to the CD's with you," Tiffany said smiling as her lips quivered.
"You didn't have anything you had to do this afternoon anyway, did you?" Clark asked.
"No, not really," she admitted.
"Then enjoy your afternoon with Jan listening to music. I think we need to work out a job description to fill your spare time," he said thinking about how much he paid her and that she might have been idle while he was gone.
"Tiffany and I can work on her job description some while we listen to the music. Can't we Tiffany?" Jan asked smiling.
CONTINUED TOMORROW. MORE PHOTOS BELOW.
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