A long-time secretary to Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum recalled yesterday how the billionaire talked of fighting a long probate battle with her father-in-law for her Chinachem staff, not for herself. Speaking outside court after testifying in the probate case over Wang's estate, Dinly Au praised Wang as 'super-smart, extremely hardworking, and a very, very, very good boss'. She said Wang had told her staff at a dinner that she had fought the eight-year and ultimately successful probate battle over the will of her late husband - against her father-in-law, Wang Din-shin - not for herself but for her staff. 'She told us: 'How much [money] could I use for myself? ... But if I lost the battle, it would affect the staff.' That was why the staff at Chinachem were so loyal to her,' said Ms Au, Wang's secretary for 19 years. 'I can say that even those who have left the company remain loyal to her until now.' In Ms Au's eyes, Wang was a strong, caring and loving boss who treated her staff as her equals. 'She would sit on the floor to work on documents with us, and she would help us to pull paper out of the photocopier machines when they were jammed,' she said. Ms Au appeared slightly emotional when she recalled one particular incident late in Wang's life. 'We had a Lunar New Year lunch. She kept asking me to eat more abalone, as she knew it was my favourite,' she said. 'Even though she was suffering from cancer, she still remembered what I loved to eat.' Ms Au also cited another incident that she said showed Wang's love for her staff. 'I remember we held a Christmas party [when] she had already suffered a lot from her cancer. But she still insisted on attending the party, solely because she wanted to meet us.' Ms Au also told the journalists that Wang missed her late husband Teddy Wang Teh-huei desperately, often speaking of the days before he was kidnapped and vanished, and what they would do when he returned.