Even if You Have a Bad Personality, You Can Develop the Frontier! - Chapter 26: Human Resources are a Treasure
- Even if You Have a Bad Personality, You Can Develop the Frontier!
- Chapter 26: Human Resources are a Treasure
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“… A … well, Noein-sama”
Noein, who had been napping in his office in the mansion, woke up when Matilda called out and gently shook his shoulders.
“Sorry Matilda, I fell asleep.”
“Mr. Noein, are you feeling sick?”
She smiles back at her asking with a worried look.
“It’s okay, thank you. I’m just a little tired of working too hard.”
“Why don’t you take a break at least? I’ll brew tea.”
“Yeah, let’s ask.”
“I’ll bring it right away”
With that said, Matilda left the office, and Noein stood up from his chair and stretched out.
The development is extremely smooth, there is no need to worry about money for the time being, and the livability of the mansion is comfortable.
But Noein is now facing a big problem.
There is a shortage of manpower.
When it comes to managing territories, jobs such as office work and accounting are inevitable. Until now, it was only necessary to calculate the income from monster hunting and the cost of purchasing, but nowadays, the movement of money such as sales of lapis lazuli rough stones and payment by construction rush is increasing, and inevitably management work of those numbers is also done. It was increasing sharply.
In addition, the men of the territory take turns going to the veins of the Restio Mountains for mining work, and even around the residential area, they are doing corvée such as maintenance of wooden fences and roads, hard work of house construction, etc. be. Adjusting so that the balance of workdays does not get out of order is a difficult task.
Since the male hands often leave the farmland due to various corvées, it was also necessary for the owners to take care of the absent farmland with the remaining free territories. We must also make a shift for that.
Therefore, Noein handles such detailed office work and accounting work, and if there is insufficient manpower, he himself uses golems to help with farm work and cuts down the forest to widen the flat land by sewing in between. I continued to do a lot of overwork.
A series of unfamiliar tasks of managing the work of dozens of lords and grasping and recording all the finances of one territory, albeit small. I’m getting stressed and I tend to run out of sleep, so to be honest.
However, no one can rely on anything other than Noein.
Matilda can read, write and calculate, but she has to manage the mansion and do household chores such as cooking, cleaning, washing, and preparing a bath. In addition, the care of the lord-owned fields is now left to Matilda. Right now I can only help Noein when I’m free.
I’d like to hire a maid from among the female lords to free Matilda’s hands, but I can’t afford that much manpower in my current residence.
Yuri and his servants had experience in managing money accounts and supplies during the mercenary era, so if they wanted to do it, they would be able to support Noein. However, they have duties as servants, such as maintaining security in the place of residence, patrols around the area, and shopping for Letovik, and they also manage their fields.
Yuri, who has experience in clerical work as a former mercenary commander and is most reliable, does not live in more than half of the month to manage mining operations in the Restio Mountains.
Edgar was also the son of the village mayor, so he can read and write, but he has the job of bringing the farmers together to teach farming.
In the current Arkvist territory, there was a fatal shortage of human resources who could do brain labor and were free. Noein strongly thinks that there should be at least one person who can handle clerical work and accounting.
Matilda brought me some hot tea while I was thinking about it for a long time. Take it and take a sip.
“I think it’s still a little early, but would you like to hit that person …”
Noein muttered so small, relaxing with the aroma and taste of tea.
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A few days later, Noein was heading to Letovik, manipulating the golems. Today’s companions are Matilda, Pence, and Mai.
There is a reason why Noein himself is heading to Letovik this time, even though the horses have arrived in the territory of Arkvist and have been released from the shopping business, and the purchases have been left to the servants for the past few purchases.
Half a day after leaving the place of residence, I arrived at Letovik and entered Eliza’s shop.
“Oh, welcome, Knight. It’s been a long time.”
“I’m sorry I haven’t been able to show up directly these days.”
“No, thank you for always buying a lot of food from our store.”
The significant increase in the population of the Arkvist territory made the deal with Noein a significant profit for Eliza. From Eliza’s point of view, Noein is one of the most welcoming guests.
After buying and paying for food as before, Noein shook the story of Eliza.
“By the way, Eliza-san, I have a little consultation …”
“Oh, what? If I can help, I’ll be happy to help you.”
Noein continued talking to Eliza, who answered with a smile.
“Actually, in our territory, there is a shortage of human resources who can do desk work such as office work and accounting … I thought that the merchant Eliza might have a messenger for such human resources, but I would like to introduce someone. Is there anyone who can help me? If so, I’d like to take care of the migration. “
“Are you a person who can do office work and accounting and move to the territory of the knight … I can’t think of it right away. I’m sorry.”
“That’s right. That’s right.”
“If you can read, write, and calculate, you’ll find a good job in Letovik. It’s hard to find someone who wants to move to another territory …”
“Ah, my territory is still in the countryside. Okay, I’m sorry to overdo it.”
While exchanging such a conversation, Noein noticed that Eliza’s daughter Anna, who was listening to it, had a humorous face.
I have a bone to pick with. But I can’t decide to say it.
Anna looked like that, but when Noein left the store and tried to go home, she makes a voice as if she had decided.
“Oh, uh! Baron, the story of the migration, wow, could you let me take it?”
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