Magic Industry Empire - Volume 5 Chapter 30




When the news of the large scale layoffs from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was released, the people of the surrounding countries were shocked.

Although it was normal for companies to fire workers they no longer needed, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce suddenly firing eighteen thousand employees was something unique.

Many people’s first reaction to this was that the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was over.

Because in a normal situation, a company would only have large scale layoffs when they were about to collapse.

And where they were developing, the company would recruit a large number of workers to protect their growing businesses.

But before this, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce had been recruiting workers the entire time.

Even half a month ago, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce was using their channels in the surrounding countries to recruit. Why did they suddenly fire all these workers?

Was it because of the strike that had appeared in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce?

If they did fire all these workers because of the strike, that would be too strict.

Suddenly, because of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s strike and large scale layoffs, the people of the surrounding countries fell into intense discussion. The various newspapers all published articles related to this matter and reported on the developments.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce was the company with the most focus in the surrounding countries, no one could compare. Now because of the matters that had happened, they became the center of attention.

But for different people, the things they cared about were different.

Most of the normal people watched the fun, but the people with business relationships to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce cared about how these two matters would affect the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

Especially the people with orders with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they were very worried.

The Frestech Chamber of Commerce’s production capacity had never been enough and now that they had fired eighteen thousand workers, it must have greatly affected their normal production capacity which was even more lacking now.

Facts turned out as they expected. After the large scale layoffs, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce sent a letter of apology to all their customers. It said that because of the internal changes with the company, their production capacity would be affected and their orders would be slightly delayed.

The customers who received these letters could only helplessly accept it.

There was no other way. Even if there were other companies in the surrounding countries that produced magic machines, other than household magic machines, only the Frestech Chamber of Commerce could produce the other magic machines and they couldn’t find another company to replace them with.

As for the household magic machines, the Frestech Brand was the one that everyone considered the most upscale and it didn’t have a match.

Many people only bought the Frestech Brand when buying household magic machines or they wouldn’t buy anything.

So even if the Frestech Chamber of Commerce announced that their production was affected, most people patiently waited for the Frestech Chamber of Commerce to recover and they didn’t even consider buying household magic machines of other brands.

Of course, there were some people who did buy other brands of household magic machines because of their urgent needs.

So after these two matters occurred with the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, the sales of the other brands increased by varying amounts.

Among the other brands of household magic machines, there were several that had decent quality developed over the years. Even if they couldn’t compare to the Frestech Brand magic machines, with the price that was lower than that of the Frestech Brand, it was approved of by many.

In short, these two matters had quite the influence on the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, but it was also a very good chance for these household magic machine companies.

Moreover, compared to the increase in sales for these companies, what most of these companies cared more about were the eighteen thousand workers fired from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

These workers were all workers who had worked a year at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce. They could stand firm in the Frestech Chamber of Commerce which meant that they had decent techniques and experience, which meant they were rare talents for the other companies.

So after the news of the Frestech Chamber of Commerce firing these eighteen thousand workers was released, countless people came to the Stantine Duchy to compete for the workers fired from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

In just half a month, the eighteen thousand workers who had been fired had all found new jobs.

Because when the Frestech Chamber of Commerce fired these workers, they had given them fifty gold coins as compensation, they hadn’t suffered any losses at all. They smoothly transitioned from a Frestech Chamber of Commerce worker to working for another company.

And because of the countless companies fighting over them, when they entered the other companies, their salaries were even higher than when they were at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce!

Perhaps it was even better than being at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce.

For a while, there were many workers who hadn’t been fired that had been moved by this.

“Hey, Archie, you really won’t consider it?” A yellow faced youth stopped Archie who just came out of his house and asked with an expectant look, “The Domino Chamber of Commerce’s wage is much higher than the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, they are giving me twenty five gold coins a month! You are a second grade welder, so if you come with me, you’ll get even more than me! You might even get thirty gold coins a month!”

Archie knit his brows and impatiently waved his hand. He said with a cold snort, “I’m not going. Luther, go if you want, stop trying to pull me with you. You really think I don’t know? The Domino Chamber of Commerce must have told you that if you pull someone from the company, they’ll give you a reward of ten gold coins, am I right?”

Luther who had been exposed revealed a wronged look and loudly complained, “The Domino Chamber of Commerce has indeed said this, but god, Archie, I want you to come with me because you are my friend, I hope that you can be with me! If you’re willing to come, I’ll give you the ten gold coins the Domino Chamber of Commerce gives me, I won’t keep a single copper coin! How about it? Is this enough to show my sincerity?”

“Then I won’t go.” Archie coldly said, “I am being treated very well at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, I’ve never thought of going to another company. As for you, Luther, since you treat me as a friend, I’ll tell you that while you might get a higher wage at the Domino Chamber of Commerce now, haven’t you thought about what happens after? Can the Domino Chamber of Commerce compare to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce? Can you obtain the same treatment as the Frestech Chamber of Commerce? Can you still have a pension plan when you’re too old to move?”

Luther pursed his lips, “Che, you think that you can get this at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce? Don’t talk about how good the Frestech Chamber of Commerce makes it sound, who knows how long the Frestech Chamber of Commerce can last. They might even go out of business tomorrow.”

Archie knit his brows and angrily said, “Luther, do you think you can curse the Frestech Chamber of Commerce just because you’re leaving it! I know that you were fired from the company, so you are angry, but I also told you back then not to follow those follows to cause trouble. Now you’ve been fired from the Frestech Chamber of Commerce for causing trouble, you’re still blaming other people?”

Luther steeled himself and shouted, “So what if I want to be treated better? Isn’t this allowed? Why can those dwarves be treated so well and why can’t we humans be treated the same? If it was me, I’m saying that sir chairman is biased! He is protecting those other race workers, he doesn’t care about us human workers at all! Is he even still human?”

Seeing Luther’s agitated look, Archie became more calm.

He narrowed his eyes to look at Luther for a while before calmly saying, “Luther, there are three dwarven workers at your Magic Air Conditioner factory, right?”

“Right, it’s because those three dwarven workers have a better wage and benefits than the other human workers that I couldn’t take it. If sir chairman gave us the same treatment, how could we cause trouble? We’re all doing the same job, why are they treated better than us?” Luther said with an angry look.

Archie gave a cold laugh, “Luther, if I remember correctly, among the three dwarf workers, the weakest one is still a grade four technician, but they are still working in the factory, right?”

Luther gave a snort, “So what?”

“What about you?” Archie gave another cold laugh, “Haven’t you still not passed the second grade welder test?”

Luther’s face turned red before he angrily said, “What are you doing? Are you laughing at me? Do you think that you can laugh at me just because you pass the test? You aren’t that much better than me, alright?”

Archie shook his head, “I’m not talking about myself, but the three dwarf workers. You can’t even pass the second grade welder test and you want to be treated the same as the dwarves who have passed at least the fourth grade test, aren’t you embarrassed?”

Luther’s expression froze. After pausing, he angrily waved his hand and loudly said, “Hey! Archie, which side are you standing on? Are you the same as sir chairman, speaking up for the dwarves? Are you still a human? Are you still my friend? Ah?”

Archie looked at Luther and said word for word, “I am a human, but I stand on the side of truth. Sir chairman already said it, you’re treated better if you have stronger skills, this is the same for all workers, whether you are human or not. As for you…..Luther, if you keep talking nonsense like this…..it is better if we stop meeting.”

“Stop meeting?” Luther looked at Archie in a daze and he couldn’t help taking two steps back. He pointed at Archie and stammered, “You…..You’re actually protecting some dwarves….and want to break ties with me? I…..I am your friend who grew up with you……”

Archie’s expression relaxed a bit and after a bit of silence, he gave a sigh and patted Luther’s shoulder.

Luther, if you aren’t doing well at the Domino Chamber of Commerce, think of a way to come back. Believe me, the Frestech Chamber of Commerce has a much better future than all the other companies, it’s safe staying here. It’s much better than all the other companies.”

Without waiting for Luther to say anything, Archie turned to leave as soon as he finished speaking.

Luther watched Archi leave in a daze. After a while, his anger filled his heart again and he gave a strong snort before turning to leave in another direction.

The Domino Chamber of Commerce promised that if he could pull a Frestech Chamber of Commerce worker over, they would give him fifty gold coins.

If Archie wouldn’t agree, he should make use of his time to find someone else.