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Radiant Office: Episode 3

As hard as Ho-won worked to get her new job at Hauline, it’s nothing compared to what she’ll go through just to keep it. She can’t seem to get anything right, and when she tries to do the honorable thing, it backfires on her in a spectacular way. She’s swiftly learning that what works in the real world doesn’t always fly in business — and it’s still only her first week.

 
EPISODE 3 RECAP

After overhearing Kang-ho telling Ki-taek that they’re both healthy, thus it must be Ho-won who is terminally ill, Ho-won goes back to the office and writes out her resignation. Woo-jin is still there, and when he sees Ho-won’s resignation, he blows up at her for quitting after finally getting lucky enough to be hired.

He’s even more unimpressed when he smells the alcohol on her breath, so he tells her to just get out. Faced with his rejection yet again, Ho-won’s fighting spirit rises up, and she tells him that she loves working in this office.

Woo-jin retorts that if she loves it that much, she should try sticking around and working hard. Ho-won asks if he can’t make a place for her, but Woo-jin doesn’t see why he should when she’s under-qualified and inexperienced, not to mention thoughtless.

Crying now, Ho-won says that he can’t know that about her in just a few days. She says that she just wanted to be a good worker like him, and sobs that she doesn’t want to die like this.

Woo-jin accuses her of being in a hurry to get a job, and also for not appreciating it once she has it. Given that in his view, she worked for one day, got drunk, then tried to resign, Ho-won can’t really blame him for being angry.

She tells Woo-jin that coming to a job like this every day was a dream of hers, and that someone like him can’t understand how she’s lived or what she’s done to get this far. Ho-won adds that she just wanted to show him she was worthy, but now she can’t.

When she gets home, all Ho-won can think about is the doctor’s voice saying that (she thinks) she has only six months to live. Her mother calls, having heard about her new job, but Ho-won just yells at her for not even asking how she’s doing. She cries that she’s still her daughter, job or not, and hangs up.

She goes inside and starts pulling all of her job search information and research off her walls, ripping it to shreds. Books and tutorials on job hunting are thrown to the floor in her tantrum, then she takes it all outside to burn.

Heartbroken that she spent so many years wanting this job only to lose it this way, Ho-won screams into the sky. A sudden thunderstorm drenches her and puts out the fire, and Ho-won stands still in the cleansing downpour.

After sitting awake all night, Ho-won rouses when her alarm goes off and momentarily clutches her stomach in pain. Then she gets up, makes a decision, and heads to the office. She makes a scene when she breaks down crying on the bus, thinking again about the doctor’s words.

In the Hauline lobby, Ho-won spots a fifty-thousand won note (about 45 U.S. dollars), and though she wants to have too much pride to take it, she’s flat broke. As she grabs the money, she sees a trail of random items on the floor leading to a man who seems to be… well, humping the turnstile.

She takes the items to the man, who thanks her then goes back to what he was doing, thankfully only climbing over the turnstile. Ho-won lets him in with her pass, then follows as he grabs a huge box of stuff and goes right to her office. He turns out to be a transfer from the logistics department, GU-DONG, here to join the marketing team.

Both the sales and marketing teams have a meeting with CEO Han, who is furious that Hauline is at the bottom of the furniture industry. Woo-jin and Manager Park get into an argument over which department’s fault it is, until CEO Han shushes them and asks for ideas on how to fix it.

Woo-jin thinks the marketing team should participate in an upcoming product show, which will help them formulate a more aggressive marketing strategy. “Ice Witch” Suk-kyung points out that the design team, who are in charge of the show, won’t like the interference, but Woo-jin is confident that he can handle them.

In the bathroom, Ho-won rehearses her apology to Woo-jin, intending to leave with her dignity intact. But she forgets all about it when she gets back to the office and finds the new employee, OH JAE-MIN, introducing himself. Well, isn’t he just the perkiest thing you ever saw.

Ho-won and fellow short-timer Ki-taek take in Jae-min’s bright red ID badge, marking him as a permanent hire, while Kang-ho oddly hides behind a partition. Ji-na introduces Jae-min to everyone, and when he spots Kang-ho, he chirps a happy, “Hyung!” No wonder Kang-ho was hiding — Jae-min is his college hoobae, so it’s embarrassing that he landed the better job.

The head of design is a hard sell when Woo-jin tries to convince her to let marketing participate in the upcoming show. She snottily inquires as to whether he even knows anything about furniture, so he opens her design book and rattles off little-known facts about several furniture sets. Wow, she got told.

Ho-won sees her chance to turn in her resignation to Suk-kyung, but Suk-kyung has to leave and brushes her off. The same thing happens with Assistant Manager Lee Yong-jae, so Ho-won simply lays her resignation letter on Suk-kyung’s desk.

She goes to lunch with Ki-taek and Kang-ho, where she offers to treat them with the money she found this morning. She tells them she’s quitting, which shocks both boys.

Next, Ho-won visits helpful secretary LEE KKOT-BI, intending to tell her that she’s leaving the company. She notices the intricate snack schedule Kkot-bi has on her desk for the CEO’s breaks, and Kkot-bi says that’s the least of the things she has to keep track of.

She tells Ho-won about the argument between the sales and marketing teams, explaining that the sales team is jealous because things are better for the marketing team since Woo-jin joined. Ho-won realizes that her resignation will ruin Manager Park’s day even further.

She hauls butt to her office to take back her resignation letter, but she’s seconds too late. Suk-kyung picks it up, along with a pile of other papers, to take to Woo-jin’s office.

Ho-won enlists Ki-taek and Kang-ho’s help to get it back, but Woo-jin’s holed up in his office, so they need to find a way to make him leave. Ho-won takes him an entire tray of drinks, hoping they’ll make him need to use the restroom, ha. Woo-jin stares at her like she’s gone bananas as she loads his desk up with drink bottles, so she says that they’re an apology for her behavior yesterday.

Hiding his amusement, Woo-jin asks if she’s submitted her resignation yet. She says she hasn’t before standing there awkwardly, hoping for an opening to snatch the letter off his desk. But Woo-jin kicks her out, and Ho-won loses her chance.

Since their desks face each other, Ki-taek is forced to watch as his ex-girlfriend Ji-na teaches adorable newbie Jae-min how to use the company email. Ho-won motions to him to go see if Woo-jin is drinking the drinks, and Ki-taek excitedly motions back that he’s had several.

Elated, Ho-won makes a big “O” with her arms at Ki-taek. Ji-na glares at her, and Ho-won turns the “O” into an arm-heart, hee. Suk-kyung tells Ho-won and Kang-ho to go home for the day, but Ho-won has to get that resignation letter, so she volunteers to stay and help prepare for the showing.

At the end of the day, Ki-taek approaches Ji-na, offering her some dinner he picked up for her. She reminds him that they’re broken up, frustrated that she still has to see him every day. Ki-taek says that he knows they broke up, but he’s glad that he doesn’t have to wonder if she’s okay, because he can see for himself.

Over a convenience store dinner, Kang-ho tells Ho-won that Woo-jin still hasn’t left his office. Kang-ho starts to say something else, but she interrupts him to tell him about the rumor that one of them will be hired at the end of their three-month contract. Resigned to the fact that she probably won’t get her letter back, she tells him he has a fifty-fifty chance and asks him to let her know how it turns out.

She goes back to work, where she wilts to see that Woo-jin is still in his office. Ji-na drops a pile of flyers on Ho-won’s desk for her to put up around the building, so she sighs and gets back to work. She’s excited when she runs into Woo-jin on his way out for the night, even when he gripes at her for taping up a flyer crooked.

Ho-won works her way to the showroom, where the furniture has been set up in anticipation of the upcoming show. Captivated by all of the fine things, she strolls through the showroom, stopping in front of a beautiful bedroom set.

She imagines herself waking up in that bed, choosing an outfit from the closet, and getting ready for the day at the vanity. She can’t resist laying on the bed for just a minute, wishing she could own something this lovely.

The show gets underway the next morning, and Ki-taek and Kang-ho are assigned to hand out water bottles to the guests. They both watch as permanent hire Jae-min shadows Ji-na, both of them jealous of the new guy, though for different reasons.

They’re worried about Ho-won, who hasn’t shown up and isn’t answering her phone. Kang-ho fears that she got caught sneaking into Woo-jin’s office last night.

CEO Han calls Manager Park for a private meeting, unhappy with the new product sales numbers. He wants to know why their primary supplier, J.J. Furniture, was left off the new product list. Manager Park assures him that of course J.J. Furniture is on the list, though he fidgets nervously as he answers.

In the showroom, Ki-taek sees a little boy climbing on a shelf, and he rushes over to shield the child with his body as the shelves come crashing down. The boy’s mother yells at Ki-taek for not doing his job properly and for almost letting her son get injured.

Woo-jin takes the mother’s side, and he pulls Ki-taek and Kang-ho aside to yell at them for being careless. Kang-ho tries to explain that they prevented an accident, but Woo-jin screams in his face that there was an accident.

He accuses Ki-taek of making phone calls instead of paying attention (he was trying to reach Ho-won) and orders both of them to get lost. He stomps off, and Kang-ho quips that now he knows why Ho-won felt like driving a truck through the lobby of the last place Woo-jin worked, ha.

Back in the showroom, Ji-na and Jae-min show some customers the bedroom set that Ho-won admired. The customer sits to check out the mattress, then leaps up in horror. They pull the comforter back to find Ho-won, fast asleep.

Woo-jin takes a thorough dressing-down from CEO Han for embarrassing the company. He tries to downplay the disaster, saying that it was just an employee’s mistake and unrelated to the quality of the product. Manager Park interrupts to supposedly defend Woo-jin, though he immediately fusses at him for not preparing enough.

Everyone but Woo-jin heads out to a company dinner that evening, but Ji-na tells Ho-won not to come. Instead, she orders Ho-won to organize today’s surveys and email them to her before she goes home. Ho-won tries to ask her how to use the company email, but Ji-na just sails out.

Ho-won is still working when Woo-jin finally leaves his office. He flings her resignation letter at her, so Ho-won tries to apologize. Woo-jin isn’t interested in her explanations, and snaps that he hopes he doesn’t see her back here in the morning.

Ho-won stays late, writing out a long email to Ki-taek and Kang-ho, explaining why she’s leaving and sympathizing with their own scolding at Woo-jin’s hands. She sends the email, but instead of just sending it to her two friends, she accidentally sends it to everyone in the company. Oh nooo.

The next morning, as Ho-won packs to move out of her apartment again, she gets a call from Yong-jae. He doesn’t listen when she tries to tell him she doesn’t work at Hauline anymore and gives her an address where he needs her to run an errand.

His directions lead her to a hospital, where she’s supposed to find someone and get a signature from them. The floor Yong-jae sends her to is undergoing major reconstruction, and when she finds the person she’s here for, it turns out to be ER doctor Seo Hyun.

Hyun obviously knows who Ho-won is and looks delighted to see her, but she never saw his face that night. He doesn’t tell her that he’s the one who revived her, but just introduces himself as the owner of this hospital.

Ho-won is a bit twitterpated by Hyun’s good looks, but she does the job she came to do and takes pictures of the office space while Hyun looks through the furniture catalog. He asks for Ho-won’s name before smiling at her, and they share a cute little moment. Hyun asks if she’s new at Hauline, and Ho-won starts to tell him that she’s not staying, but Yong-jae calls and orders her to the office immediately.

Woo-jin arrives at the office to find Manager Park throwing a tantrum, furious at the things Ho-won mentioned about him in her email. Woo-jin reads the email, and he laughs at Ho-won’s sleepy ramblings about how she’d never been in a bed that nice.

The email mentions Manager Park forcing Ho-won to drink more than she wanted on her first day, and that the subcontractor paid for their dinner. Woo-jin gets an idea and makes a call to the IT department.

Manager Park paces his office nervously, knowing that he could get in huge trouble for what Ho-won revealed regarding his activities the other night. Woo-jin smirks in Manager Park’s direction as he promises to send a certain document to the IT guy, and seconds later, Ho-won’s email is deleted from the entire server.

But CEO Han already saw the email, so he calls Manager Park, Woo-jin, Suk-kyung, and Ho-won into his office to discuss its contents. Manager Park’s biggest sin is taking bribes from the subcontractor, but he stammers in outraged denial when Woo-jin calls for him to be fired. Manager Park orders Ho-won to tell the “truth,” but he insults her several times in the process, getting her hackles up.

So she does tell the truth, the real truth, and she brings Kang-ho in to back her up since he was also there. Ha, the theme music from CSI plays as Ho-won is labeled as The Whistle-blower, Suk-kyung as The First Witness, Kang-ho as The Second Witness, and Manager Park as The Suspect.

Ho-won tells CEO Han (The Judge) that not only did the subcontractor pay for their dinner, he also gave Manager Park a large amount of cash. Manager Park protests his innocence, so Ho-won turns to Kang-ho and begs him to tell them what he saw. Kang-ho wrings his hands and makes several false starts, scared to tell the truth and risk his job.

Out in the office, Yong-jae frets about what might be happening in the meeting. Ji-na snaps that everyone knows the sales team takes bribes, mostly because of Yong-jae’s big mouth.

Suk-kyung re-enters the office, followed by Ho-won and Kang-ho. We see that Kang-ho chickened out and denied seeing Manager Park taking a bribe. He’d added that Ho-won was very drunk that night, implying that she didn’t know what was really happening. Oh, you traitorous coward.

Ho-won cleans out her desk, asking Kang-ho why he had to lie that way, and at least he has the grace to look guilty. Ho-won apologizes to Suk-kyung, and Suk-kyung apologizes in turn for not being able to tell the truth. She tells Ho-won that what matters most in business is the outcome.

Ho-won finds herself in the elevator with a trio of employees from another floor, who gossip cruelly about her email. They’re very insulting towards temporary workers, saying that this kind of thing is why temps can’t get a permanent job.

The elevator jerks to a stop, and Ho-won fantasizes that she’s saying what she really thinks. Her alter ego yells that temporary employees are still employees, and that she made an honest mistake because nobody bothered teaching her how to do things like send emails properly, because she’s just a temp.

Of course it’s all in her head, and the elevator is soon running again. But then one of the workers jokes that the elevator must be a temp, and Ho-won has had it. She tells the workers that she’s the temp who sent that email, and screams, “I’m really going to die!”

She heads back up to the office crying angry tears, and marches to the middle of the room. She throws her belongings and purse on the floor and announces, “I can’t quit like this!”

 
COMMENTS

Good girl! I’ve been waiting for Ho-won to reach her breaking point — not the one where she gives up, but the one where she fights back. She truly has nothing to lose at this point, because she’s already lost her job and she thinks she has only months to live. She knows she’s right about seeing Manager Park taking bribes, and she knows that everyone else knows she’s right, and I can’t wait to see her kick some ass and take some names.

Generally, office dramas aren’t my thing, but there’s just something about Radiant Office that keeps me wanting to hang in to see what happens next. It’s not that the show offers anything new, really, or that we can’t predict exactly what will happen next. The show isn’t going to break any new ground, but it’s the real, down-to-earth characters that speak to me, with their small dreams and simple hopes. I find myself just wanting to follow them as they carve out their little corner of the world.

Ho-won particularly touches my heart, since she’s such a simple girl who doesn’t ask much from life. She just wants a normal office job, and though it’s a small dream, it feels so big to her. She’s a smart girl who does the best she can, she just didn’t have any particular advantages growing up, so even her everyday wish to work in an office seems like a pipe dream. It must be so frustrating to watch others who are no smarter or harder-working than she is get what she wants so easily, and yet Ho-won can’t seem to land even the lowest of entry-level positions. No wonder she felt like killing herself — when your very best isn’t good enough no matter how many times you try, seeing your life stretching before you in an endless line of thankless part-time jobs with verbally abusive bosses would definitely make a person want to just end it all.

But that determination to get her small dream is also what keeps Ho-won alive and unwilling to back down on what she wants. She knows she’s not asking for too much, so even when she wanted to die, there was still a spark inside telling her not to give up until she gets it. Every time Ho-won wants to just lie down and surrender, her pride won’t let her buckle under the pressure. I think that finding a nemesis in Woo-jin, as much as she hates his guts, will give Ho-won a focus for her resolve to show him that he’s wrong about her. She’ll succeed, even if only to prove to Woo-jin that she’s worth more than he thinks she is.

As for Woo-jin, while I don’t approve of his selfish, bullying methods, I can see where he’s coming from in his anger at Ho-won and her cohorts when they create problems. Since he hired them (though remember, he was forced to choose them by the boss’s son, Hyun), everything they do reflects on him. And he’s new at Hauline too, trying to pull a failing company out of its recent slump and make a good showing of himself. Not only that, but this is the last bridge that Woo-jin hasn’t burned. There are no more companies that meet his criteria — he has to make this one work. So he must be frustrated beyond belief to have three under-qualified employees thrust onto him, with no idea why he has to take the blame for their mistakes.

But I think that seeing Ho-won stand up and fight for herself could very well change Woo-jin’s opinion of her for the better. He obviously respects those who respect themselves, and this is the first time he’s seen Ho-won demand the respect she deserves. Hopefully Woo-jin will see something in Ho-won worth believing in and start fighting with her, instead of against her.

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I don't know if it's just me, but I don't like the female lead. Whenever I see her I am reminded of how I felt about Introverted Boss's leading lady when the drama just started. I feel like Howon's bosses already had enough reasons to dismiss her, because she's actually extremely careless and "bad" when it comes to her job...but she's the leading lady so I don't think that's gonna happen soon.

I hope she starts to become more competent with her job...because if not, this drama is going to be a frustrating watch for me that I might actually end up quitting it. Here's to Character development!!! ??????

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I think it probably is just you. (And I don't mean this in a snarky way at all.) I didn't watch Introverted Boss. And I loved this actress in Heard It Through the Grapevine, so before this show even started I had positive feelings about her.

It's weird, but understandable human nature to let likes or dislikes carry over from past shows. I think that's why I kept waiting for Namgung Min to do something vile when he played Ahn Dan-Tae in Beautiful Gong Shim.

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I dont think @Camille is referring to the actress. It is more on the characters - both are quite similar. They are careless and did number of mistakes that a rookie / temp worker should never done. Both are different actressess, the one in Introverted Boss was Park Hye Soo.

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It is understandable disliking for certain main character could be a reason for anyone to quit the show. While I do think this girl seriously need to do her job properly, I also understand she is shocking with the thought that she can die in anytime soon (seriously who won't) and it happened when she just got the job. This character is full of flaws as normal human being, who is still young, was unemployed, doesn't have many skills, never work in the company, she recently got hired, she wanted to do well but suddenly heard about the news that she can never want think of. Her mistake shouldn't be done, but that is what she is going to learn a lot from. Anyway, I am enjoying characters' flaws rather than too-good-to-be-true kind of character.

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You spoke my mind... literally a minute before I posted haha.
But yes to all of this.

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+1000!

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All that's fine, but then she shouldn't have this job. That's the point. She only has this job and the writers want us to sympathize with the female lead just because she is dying?? Even though she is completely incompetent at her job? Sorry, no one is entitled to anything in life. If you are that incompetent that you can't do SIMPLE intern tasks then you don't deserve that job. The writers should take a cue from Scent of a Woman (another drama where the female lead is dying) and make the character competent and likeable. Therefore, it's sadder that she is dying. I'm not sure if I'd be so sad if Eun Ho Won died from her illness in this drama.

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To be fair, while she isn't doing anything to prove that she's not careless or bad really, she does make a good point when she says that 'Nobody taught me'.
Because as far as I can see, nobody did. They all just lumped jobs on her without leading her through the steps, probably because she's a temp and they don't really care.
So I don't think she's actually incompetent; I mean she did deal with that client in the other episode and, she just found out she's going to die, didn't sleep all night and day, she's emotionally and physically a mess already... and there was a bed... and then someone told her send emails without telling her how... the events kinda lead up to unfortunate circumstances, which seem to pile on top of her.
The way the drama feels atm, is that it will be leading up to her CD and her being far more competent than she is now, but you have to hit rock bottom before you can get up again, and she just hit rock bottom.

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Every single rookie employee(i will say she is the same, because she never experienced working in the company), facing this kind of thing 'nobody taught me'. This kind of practice should stop, it is right not to spoonfeed the employees, but the expectation for them esp for the inexperienced ones to think everything by themselves seems wrong. At least for a first week should be a period for new employees to adapt with things and teach them the basics.I know in certain way it can benefit the employees especially for them to be independent and mature, and of course employer has every right to be mad, but from my own experience having a good superior and seniors seriously helping for me. A good superior won't spoonfeed and teach every single thing to do, but he give guidelines how to do the works. I see the difference, my colleagues from some other dept failed im some basic knowledge they should have because from the day one, their boss just give the jobs to them and they need to think how to solve the problems etc by themselves, without anyone's guidance. By the end of the day, they just doing the job and repeating the same mistakes over and over again because they simply don't know what their mistakes are and nobody teach them. My point is, it is good for Ho Won to raise it, because she is not expecting everyone to provide her with everything. she needs someone to teach jer as the first timer.

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I agree generally about training. And my second week at my current employer was 100% class - and that was in 1980, so I guess you could say it worked out.

But who in this day and age doesn't know about "select all" or "send all"? OK, I used to know some who admitted to having made that mistake once, but it was about 23 years ago when he told me and longer ago when he did it. Expectations about computer literacy were just a tiny bit lower back in the stone age :)

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LOL I do agree about her computer literacy - that is so basic requirement. This mistake honestly is an embarrassing one. I can understand if she comes from country site who doesn't know much about modern tech.

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I agree. She is a graduate with good grades and lives in an IT savvy country, Korea. It is frankly, NOT possible for her not to know how to send e-mails properly.

I simply thought that it was an accidental mistake...cos she was tired, stressed, etc...and didn't realise that she had sent the email to all and sundry.

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The lack of training I thought was in the area of what is acceptable and appropriate to write to colleagues, and what is not.

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I'd give her the benefit of doubt.

Their email could be different from what we think. Otherwise, why did Ji Na have to teach the new permanent employee Jae Min such a simple step.

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@ET it is obviously double standard. Jina can do it for the new guy, why cannot she do the same for Ho Won?

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Replying to all of the above...
Sorry I couldn't reply quicker, I'm in a different time zone and was at work all day.
I agree Sera re. the workplace thing. Where I work there is a training period time in place for newbies, but there are still kinks that need work, ofc.
I think it's pretty terrible for anyone to assume a newbie can suddenly do everything. And shouldn't be practiced at all.

You have a good point re. the computer literacy but remember, she's had like no sleep, and is emotionally distraught so even though it's probably just actually a writing flaw, it's a writing flaw that at least makes sense in world, because if you were that shattered it'd be easy to make that mistake. And work emails CAN be kinda confusing if there are different groups already made, plus individuals, plus all, and you don't know what's what because nobody has bothered to teach you anything about the company...

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@Sera, Ji Na could have taught the 3 at the same time as the new guy Jae Min but in her eyes, temp staff aren't worth the time. I find that in office hierarchy, it's not just the higher ups that pull rank but even those at lower ranks. The pecking order permeates through every level.

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It was an in-house software they were using for mail.The UI would be slightly different (and all the more confusing) for a new hire. If it was super intuitive, then Ji Na wouldn't have mentioned it to the new guy hire.

And then of course, pile in all the stress she was feeling from thinking she was dying. She's obviously going thru the stages of grief. My reaction would probably to hide in my room for days until I get a grip.

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@ET based on my own experience the higher rank staff like manager and above don't exactly doing this kind of thing. Normally the lower rank keeps doing this. Just because you have worked longer doesn't give you authority to do whatever thing you please. I respect Ho Won because she has the courage to speak up, because normally we will just take it without do anything because we afraid to lose the job.

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I didn't see any task that they gave her that required any special "training." Mostly common sense. This day and age you can't send an email?? Didn't she use her email to check to see if she got an interview? I hate it when interns use "no on taught me" as an excuse for incompetence. I was an intern and a beginner too and I was proactive in learning about my job duties, asking around for special tips from other co-workers, looking up online every task that I was assigned and learning it by myself and then going to my supervisors with specific questions about things I didn't know. In this fast-paced work environment how can you possibly have the excuse that "no one taught me??" Be proactive! Don't wait around for a training session! Learn things by yourself on your own time and ask pointed questions to fill in the gap, that's what makes you a good employee. Others are on the clock too, they can't handhold you through everything. What's worse is the fact that they didn't even task her with anything hard. It was a VERY SIMPLE COMMON SENSE tasks. And she couldn't even pull that off!!

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Well, she shouldn't have sent a personal e-mail through work, though she might not have had the experience to know that, and she also shouldn't have sent an e-mail without being sure how to use the system, but did you see the scene when Ha Ji Na was teaching Oh Jae Min? She told him to be careful to do a certain thing so she didn't e-mail the whole office.

Actually, the e-mail server in the school district where I work used to be similar! It wasn't simple and intuitive like gmail. If you responded to an e-mail, it wouldn't go to sender, but to the whole school! You had to type in specifically and make sure the correct boxes were checked off or you'd send to everyone. And many people made this mistake! So I related to that situation. Haha.

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I really like her!! I didn't watch Introverted Boss (thanks to the bad reviews). Glad I didn't because I love this girl. She is doing a great job...

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I watched both and I still love her (and I hate the one in introverted boss) I don't find them similar, honestly.

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For me, it's the other way round: I don't really like the male lead (Woo-jin). I mean, I can see where he's coming from and there's probably a lot of potential to explore his character further, but I just don't really give much of a damn about his (working) relationship with Ho-won. It's probably a highly subjective thing and I hope to get over it within the next few episodes.

Honestly, I like Ho-won a lot. She's deeply flawed in a way that appeals to my messy and depressed self. I won't deny that there's lots of room for personal improvement, but we'll get there in time (I think).

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I absolutely agree! I hate incompetent and naive female leads who try to win sympathy points for being incompetent. I find her SO dislikeable and can't root for her at all. In real life she would have been fired several times over! Why are they giving her so many chances! She says this is her dream job but she is not trying hard at all to try to be good at her job. Instead she gets into trouble, falls asleep at work, sends a gossipy email to everyone at the job, etc. etc. etc. WHY any boss in their mind would keep an incompetent person like this is beyond me. On top of that, she has anger management issues! The point of any workplace is to have some political and workplace savvy. None of which she seems to have or is interested in learning.

I don't know who wrote this drama but they clearly are using old old trophes of female leads from twenty years ago. Why can't we have smart, COMPETENT, capable female leads?? Just because they yell doesn't make them competent, especially when all they do is get in trouble and are not good at their job. That just makes them belligerent! Can we please have female leads like from Scent of a Woman, Weightlifting Fairy Descendants of the Sun, Moonlight, Signal, and etc.

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Actually, on DramaFever it seems like almost everyone dislikes the heroine! I don't, but I thought I'd add that to validate your feelings.

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These days, only this show and SWDBS are worth watching for me. Hwaiting HW!

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Wow.. Kim dong wook is handsome and looks so mature here.... So many memories from Coffee Prince where he was like a kid.... This makes me realise I be gone a little older than i used to be....
Ha suk Jin is getting better in acting day by day.... He is so good here.... I am getting used to his character in this drama...
Hope this keeps me hooked.... But none can beat SWDBS....

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Agree, suddenly I think Kim Dong Wook is so attractive here. Maybe because he is playing sweet and charming character here. I miss him kdrama, he is more active in Chungmuro. One of his best performances in my opinion so far was in The Concubine, as an obsessed and tormented King.

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While this show doesn't break any new ground I still like it and the characters. Ha Suk Jin plays a similar character to the one he played in Drinking Solo and probably others, but he does it so well. And I can feel Ho Won's stress at having to do things without being trained at all. I think it will be a fun ride.

As far as comparing it to SWDBS, which took me a while to figure it ouut -- I watch that show as well, but they are both totally different shows, so I wouldn't compare them, just enjoy both for what they are.

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"I want this job more than anything - I want to quit - I want this job - I want to quit but I don't know the difference between 'send' and 'send all' - no I can't quit".

Sorry, I don't buy it. Just quit - quit changing your mind, that is.

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Agreed! Dang, it's annoying. I really want to like her, but this wishy-washy behavior is getting on my nerves.

I must admit I find the glasses wearing newbie's fixation on his ex frustrating as well. I actually really feel for her, imagine having the sad sack you just dumped end up working in the same department as you AND acting sickeningly sweet and considerate of you. It would feel suffocating.

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How hot would she have been in her office clothes under that comforter?

And lucky her to be able to fall asleep so quickly. I have to do things like start watching a boring kdrama to fall asleep so easily when I'm not trying to.

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<It’s not that the show offers anything new, really, or that we can’t predict exactly what will happen next. The show isn’t going to break any new ground, but it’s the real, down-to-earth characters that speak to me, with their small dreams and simple hopes.

I guess there's nothing totally new here (it's a quirkier and not so deep in despair version of Misaeng in a way – despite the suicide attempts/potentially terminally ill person), but I do feel it's on grounds that aren't all that well trodden – strong heroines Ho-won are pretty hard to come by in dramas IMO.

I'm so very glad we've got a heroine like her.

And somehow, Go Ah-sung is giving me flashes of Gong Hyo-jin. Not sure how to explain that but that's a very good thing in my book.

Plus, the show sincerely tackling corruption in a country that hasn't talked enough about this, is still refreshing in my book.

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it’s the real, down-to-earth characters that speak to me

I agree. While the show plays up certain parts for comedy, the characters on the other hand feel very real.

Real people are flawed. This is why I don't hate Kang Ho for not speaking the truth. He has failed in numerous interviews, as many or maybe more than Ho Won. He was desperate enough to take his own life because of this failure, why do we expect him to give up everything for Ho Won or the truth? It is also why I don't hate Ki Taek for still harboring hope for Ji Na to change her mind. He hasn't done anything to pressurize her or make things difficult. He's just there and unfortunately seated facing her.

I certainly don't hate Ho Won for being 'incompetent', careless or wish washy. She is pretty much like the average girl who didn't always have good grades from the start but does work hard. She makes mistakes like most do especially in a new job(considering that she's never worked in an office environment, pretty much the 1st job). She's also unlucky and who hasn't have one of those days where anything and everything goes wrong? Knowing that she is going to die soon also makes her more emotional and temperamental. Who wouldn't be if in her shoes? I also like that the drama isn't excusing her from the consequences of her actions even if we sympathize with her.

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i was getting so annoyed with ho-won up until she finally exploded in the end. finally! i cant wait to watch the next episode!

the moment when kang-ho denied seeing the bribery take place was heartbreak but so real...go ah-sung killed the emotion during that scene.

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I have a good news (I hope it is). Radiant Office's rating experienced a slight jump from 3.8% on the 3rd to 5.2% on the fourth episode. Is this a good sign? I hope it is. 축하해!

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Amen.

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Wow, that's amazing! Congrats, Radiant Office! ♥

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Yah. I hope it continues to rise.

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It is definitely good news. I have hope it will continue to rise after Chief Kim ended next week. Chief Kim also started with single digit, I hope this drama can reach two digits too. This drama and MBC really need it. ?

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It would be great if that could keep rising. The Wednesday-Thursday MBC slot has had a string of amazing shows over the last year - Shopping King Louie, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju - which have been poorly rated. Radiant Office needs to get the slot out of this slump.

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Does anybody have any site suggestions for watching dramas?
Dramafever and Viki don't work cos I live in NZ (don't ask- apparently we're Narnia or something, so certain vids won't show *eyeroll*)
Dramacool and myasiantv are down/broken and my usual site of kissasian has decided to update and won't work with adblocks anymore... which I could just disable but it's lagging like crazy...
which kinda leaves me stuck... woops haha.
I know I'm fussy... don't judge me too hard please lol :)

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dramacool is now at dramacool.io and myasiantv at se.
I prefer the former because the latter has terrible adware.

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dramacool.io has been unable to connect for me for about a week now... O.o

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U need to put an extra 's' after the dramacool

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Oh you are right! I didn't even noticed!

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Usually I am watching at kissasian, but like you said, it is updating. I am now back to dramacool. Another one dramafire.

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I'm honestly getting really frustrated with Dong-hwi's character and his obsession with Ji-na like I get that he didn't want to break up but she did and that's it. Aside from doing one of the creepiest things in the world by getting a job at her workplace, he won't leave her alone even though she's repeatedly asked him to. I genuinely hope someone smacks some sense into him but since this is a tv show that's definitely not going to happen and he's going to get painted with the sympathetic brush.

Also I just realized that the main character's brother is Feeldog! How cute that him and Hoya are working together. Makes me so happy tbh

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He got a job, because he seriously needed a job. It's not like he had multiple offers coming his way and all the choices in the world – he's been searching for months and months and finally got something temporary at least.

He's not done anything other that interact with her in a professional manner while at work and he's not "not leaving her alone" (he called her a couple of days after they broke up, and that was it). It's not his fault he's been seated across from her.

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Except he said that he was going to the interview so that he could get a job to get her back? And from the reason that they broke up he wasn't serious about getting a job before and now he's suddenly super serious about getting one at the same place that she works.

tbh asking after whether she ate and things like that aren't professional at all. esp if she keeps saying she wants to be left alone. if she was the only one around and he asked where the printer was it would be a diff scenario but that's not the situation

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The CSI scene was the best part of the episode; it had me rollin'.

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Finally catching up on this one. I am rediscovering my love for Ha Suk Jin. I started watching this when it first aired but somehow did not get hooked after the first 2 eps. I thought Ha Suk Jin was playing Ha Suk Jin all over again (from his previous works that I watched: Something about 1% and Drinking Solo). But I saw a little bit of a difference in him in this episode. Still can't pinpoint what it is, maybe the succeeding episodes will tell me.

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