Volume 2 Chapter 160 Banta City’s ambitions
Hearing the number “five hundred gold coins”, the six researchers who were cheering were stunned and the room fell into a strange silence.
After a while, Akali asked Xu Yi with a look of disbelief in a trembling voice, “Sir…..Sir chairman, you just said…..I’m receiving a first grade reward?”
“Yes, first grade reward, five hundred gold coins. You didn’t hear wrong.” Xu Yi nodded with a serious look.
Akali was stunned for a bit before suddenly cheering and jumping up.
“Ha, ha, that’s great! Five hundred gold coins! I can buy so many new clothes!”
Xu Yi was speechless.
This Akali in the end was just a young girl in her early twenties. Suddenly receiving this large reward, the first thing she thought about was buying new clothes.
Seeing the other researchers looking at Akali with looks of envy, Xu Yi added, “Don’t be jealous of Akali. I will always be generous for breakthroughs in technology and Akali’s achievements are worthy of this reward. If you want to receive the same reward as her, then you just need to properly study and make a breakthrough that can compete with hers.”
The six researchers all gave strong nods.
Although they were jealous of Akali, they knew that Akali played the biggest role this time. It could even be said that this magic resonance technology was completely developed by Akali alone.
Being able to receive a hundred gold coins as a reward was already considered a pleasant surprise.
Seeing Akali and the other researchers cheering in celebration, Xu Yi couldn’t help revealing a smile.
Actually, according to his ideas, Akali’s magic resonance technology had many uses. Just using it to control all the Magic Lamps in this small city square was just a very simple application of this technology.
If they continued researching this technology, they could use it in many different other places. Even now based on what Xu Yi could think of, he already had three different ideas.
Moreover, as they continued studying this, there would definitely be more applications/
For a technology with such influence and such a broad area of use, Xu Yi felt that it was quite cheap only giving Akali five hundred gold coins.
If it was possible, he felt that it was worth it even if he gave Akali fifty thousand gold coins.
Of course, the reward system of the magic research facility was something that Evita made and Xu Yi recognized, so he couldn’t just break the rules at will.
Not to mention that only rewarding five hundred gold coins now, there would be more room to increase on in the future.
When the magic research facility created more and more magic machines, with increasing importance, it would be inevitable that the amount given would increase.
When that time came, perhaps it would be like the companies on earth where a single piece of technology would be worth tens of millions.
Thinking of this, Xu Yi turned to look at Sancheli who had been sitting in the corner, looking excited, but also quite awkward.
Seeing Xu Yi look over, Sancheli revealed a smile that seemed rather forced.
Xu Yi thought for a bit before sitting down beside him. He patted his shoulder with a smile and said, “How about it? Your work is this outstanding, why do you have this kind of expression? Come, tell me honestly, what grade reward do you think you deserve?”
Sancheli’s smile became even more awkward as he kept waving his hand and saying, “No, no, no. I’ve already mooched off you for a year and now I can finally help, I’m already very happy, how could I dare want some reward. Sir chairman, you not blaming me for taking this long to develop something is already very good.”
Xu Yi looked at Sancheli for a bit before asking, “So you always looked for a reason to avoid me because you felt ashamed?”
Sancheli revealed a look of shame as he nodded and said with a deep voice, “Yes, seeing the other colleagues have results all day and develop all kinds of products for the company, I feel like I’ve never done anything. Although sir chairman hasn’t said anything, I feel quite sorry in my heart. If it wasn’t for you, I might have starved to death in Anvilmar City. Not only did you save me and fulfil me wishes, letting me have my own laboratory and study the magic I want to study, I really don’t know how to repay you. I thought that if I could make the programming technology that you spoke of, I could repay you, but…...I never thought that it would be this hard.”
“You’re surprised?” Xu Yi said with a smile, “To be honest with you, I didn’t have any hope with this at all. I only had this idea when I saw the crystal ball that you made, so I decided to let you give it a try. I'm very clear on how difficult this technology is, so I didn’t have any hope of you developing this in a short period of time. This time you being able to apply a part of your technology and letting the Water Magic Array in the fountains create shapes was already a pleasant surprise. So there is no pressure on you, you just need to keep researching.”
Xu Yi was very generous, so the look of shame on Sancheli’s face became even stronger.
It was like he said, Xu Yi had not only saved him, he had also given him what he wanted.
If he didn’t insist on studying his unique magic, with his decent talent in magic, he wouldn’t have come close to starving himself.
To him, his magic research was more important than his life.
Now that he was at the Frestech Chamber of Commerce, Xu Yi had given him an environment to study the magic that he loved, almost giving him a new lease on life.
“Alright! I will definitely work hard!” Thinking of this, Sancheli gave a strong nod, “Sir chairman, be assured, if I can’t do it in a year, I’ll do it in ten years! If I can’t do it in ten years, I will use my entire life! I will definitely develop the programming technology that you want before I die! You don’t need to give me a wage, I only need food and magic materials! I will dedicate my entire life to the Frestech Chamber of Commerce!”
Xu Yi shook his head with a faint smile, “I already said so, there’s no pressure, you just need to research it at your leisure. Also, through this performance, I’ve realized that I’ve neglected a problem. Akali could develop and apply this magic resonance technology so fast, other than her own talent, it was because she had six researchers helping her. Rather you have been working by yourself the entire time. So starting tomorrow, you will pick a few assistants to help with your research. What do you think?”
“There’s no need, right?” Sancheli said in a surprised voice, “I can just research this thing by myself, there's no need for assistants.”
“Even Great Magicians have assistants when they research magic, why don’t you need them? This matter has been decided. I’ll give you three days to consider and then you can give the lists of assistants you want to Evita, as well as consult with her on assistants. When this list is finished, come talk to me.”
Seeing Xu Yi not giving him room to negotiate, Sancheli swallowed all his words of resistance and just nodded as he agreed.
“Other than this, my principle is that acts must be rewarded. The Magic Array delay technology you invented had very good results. Although it isn’t as amazing as Akali’s magic resonance technology, it is still very important. So I’ve decided to give you a second grade reward, which is two hundred gold coins.” Xu Yi said with a serious look.
Sancheli was stunned. He wanted to reject, but seeing Xu Yi’s determined look, he couldn’t say a thing and could only accept it.
“Alright, keep working hard. Although your performance this time wasn’t as good as Akali’s, I have always had good views of the Magic Array programming technology. I believe that it will become a very important technology and won’t have prospects worse than the magic resonance technology.”
Xu Yi patted Sancheli’s shoulder again and comforted him before saying goodbye to Akali and the others. He stood up to leave the room and being guided by a servant, he went to another small room to talk to Count Sean and Hannas.
Those two were talking and when they saw Xu Yi come in, they stopped and looked over at him.
“Xu Yi, were you just giving rewards to the researchers from your magic research facility just now?” When Xu Yi sat down, Count Sean asked this with a smile, “We can hear their cheers from here, I think the reward shouldn’t be small, right?”
Xu Yi revealed a faint smile, “It’s not much, it’s just one hundred gold coins per person.”
“Ha, a hundred gold coins per person isn’t much?” Hannas shook his head with a sigh, “Should I say the Frestech Chamber of Commerce is rich or that chairman Xu really is a wastrel?”
Xu Yi gave a shrug, “It’s fine however you say it, I’m very satisfied with their performance this time. Since I’m satisfied, of course I will give them a satisfying reward. Otherwise, would they still be willing to work in the future?”
“This is right, but isn’t a hundred gold coins per person too much? Even for companies in Anvilmar City, it’s already really good if they gave their workers ten gold coins as a reward.” Hannas couldn’t help saying in an emotional voice.
“That is your Anvilmar City’s companies being too stingy, it’s not related to our Frestech Chamber of Commerce.” Xu Yi gave a soft snort and said in a voice filled with disdain, “Let me tell you, not only our Frestech Chamber of Commerce, if you ask around outside, even for the smallest companies with a yearly revenue of less than five thousand gold coins, if their employee makes an innovation in their technology, they would receive at least fifty gold coins.”
“It’s that exaggerated?” Hannas couldn’t help knitting his brows, “Are your Banta City’s companies crazy? What technology innovations…..I’ve seen those innovations in the «Banta Times» and they are at most just small adjustments. Are they really that unusual? Does it need to be rewarded that much?”