Volume 5 Chapter 55 Workers far from home
The small transport Magic Car gave a sharp sound before it stopped by the Magic Refill Station.
Old man Sarkozy looked by the road and was surprised to find that this remote Magic Refill Station that clearly hadn’t been built long was actually filled with people. There were even people standing outside the Magic Refill Station, making him unable to fill up his small transport Magic Car with a bit of Magic Crystals.
“What is going on here?”
Old man Sarkozy was confused as he came out and slowly walked over.
His eyes swept over the people gathered in the area and old man Sarkozy was surprised to find that he recognized someone in this crowd.
This person was from a small city in the northwest of the Lampuri Kingdom. When old man Sarkozy had been delivering goods for the Armani Chamber of Commerce, he had unknowingly become close with him.
“What did this fellow run all the way here for?”
Old man Sarkozy couldn’t take the curiosity in his heart, so he went over to talk to them.
After asking them, old man Sarkozy knew that the group of people at the Magic Refill Station right now were all from the Lampuri Kingdom’s northwest province.
Their destination was Noxus Town in the Norton Duchy. They were all going there to work at the Anke Magic Chamber of Commerce’s new Magic Air Conditioner Factory in Noxus Town.
Old man Sarkozy was a bit surprised.
“if you want to work, can’t you just find some work in the northwest province? Why do you need to come all the way to the Norton Duchy? This is over two thousand kilometers away from the northwest province.”
Old man Sarkozy’s acquaintance was named Laudsack, he had been an old farmer in the northwest province for over thirty years. He gave a simple and honest smile as he replied, “The northwest factory was only set up by some small companies and the boss has a black heart. Even if the wages don’t seem small on the surface, it’s actually cut by 70-80%, we might not even get five gold coins a month. This Anke Magic Chamber of Commerce came to recruit workers and said they would give us at least ten gold coins a month, so I came after considering it.”
“You can’t even get five gold coins a month?” Old man Sarkozy’s eyes opened wide, “Which company dares to be this stingy? There’s still people willing to work for them?”
Laudsack gave a bitter laugh and shook his head, “Of course it won’t work in your Banta City, but this is a common matter in our northwest province. There are few companies willing to invest in factories in our northwest province, so if it wasn’t for all those magic machine companies in the kingdom now, there wouldn’t be a company that would come to our small city. So for people like me, it’s already good enough to have a job, how can I be picky? Then again, no matter what, isn’t it better than farming still?”
Speaking of this, Laudsack showed off the clothes he had spent eighty silver coins to buy to old man Sarkozy with a happy look on his face. He said that these were the best clothes he had worn in his life.
Seeing the simple and honest smile on Laudsack’s face, old man Sarkozy couldn’t help feeling sad.
With the appearance of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, Banta City and the surrounding cities had developed quickly.
In just a few years, the lives of the people of Banta City had completely changed.
Take old man Sarkozy for instance. In the past few decades, he had to work to pay his rent and he might not even have enough food for himself each year, so he would often have an empty stomach.
But with the appearance of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, after several years, what old man Sarkozy was worrying about was what kind of Magic Sedan he should buy.
As for basic living conditions like food and clothes, he already no longer thought about them.
Old man Sarkozy thought that others would be like him, but after seeing Laudsack, he found that many people of the Lampuri Kingdom were still as poor as before. Not everyone was living the same good life as him.
Thinking of this, old man Sarkozy couldn’t help feeling happy in his heart.
It was a good thing the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had appeared in Banta City. If it had appeared in a different city or even in a different country, wouldn’t he be living the same poor life as before?
Turning around to ask the other people around, he found that although those people had some different reasons from Laudsack, generally speaking, it was because the Anke Magic Chamber of Commerce offered a higher wage that they were moved.
Old man Sarkozy was still a bit surprised.
“If you really want a higher wage, there are many companies to choose from in the Lampuri Kingdom. Not mentioning anything else, just the companies in Banta City offer at least ten gold coins as a starting wage. Then because of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the benefits they give are all quite good, so why didn’t you consider them?”
Laudsack and the others looked at each other before giving bitter smiles.
“There’s no way. Although Banta City’s companies give better wages and benefits, they have higher requirements. We haven’t even gotten the lowest technical worker certification, so how could we enter such good companies.”
Old man Sarkozy gave a sigh and slowly nodded.
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Indeed, although with the lead of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the magic machine companies of Banta City and the surrounding cities gave good wages and benefits, it also raised the requirements of those companies towards their employees.
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