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Published at 13th of September 2020 07:22:34 PM
Chapter 96.2
Author: Ash Original Source: Syosetu Word Count: 3882 characters Translator: Musubii English Source: Re:Library Word Count: 1674 words


It was at that time the guild staff heard about me .

According to the rumors, I taught novices and young adventurers how to read and write and how to calculate for free . I also gave them free meals .

When they checked whether such a strange person existed, they found out that the rumor was true . Because of the exaggerated rumors, people started calling me a saint . I want them to give me a break . Just who is a saint?

However, from the guild’s point of view, I was exactly what they needed . But that didn’t mean they could just force me . So, the guild master told the staff to collect information on me and strictly ordered them to refrain from doing anything rash since he would handle this matter alone .

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I wanted to tell them that I didn’t care about any of their explanations . It’s all their own problem anyway .

By the way, the source of the rumors was Gim’s friend .

They got excited at a bar and started talking about me . However, unlike the widespread rumors, it seemed like they only said that, “She teaches literacy and calculation for a small fee so cheap that you can even say that it’s free,” “the food she cooks is incredibly delicious” . But before they noticed it, the story got exaggerated to a crazy amount . And for some reason, people started treating me as a saint who did stuff for free .

Regarding Gim’s friends, you could say that they repaid my kindness with ingratitude, but hmm… I’ll tolerate them this time . It’s bad that they were speaking nonsense at the bar, but this cancels my debt to Gim just now .

“I see, I understand the situation . But I refuse . ”
“So it’s still a no… Is it because of the way Ricardo acted?”
“There’s that too, but I feel like if I accept this, it will prove that I’m a saint . I hate that . ”
“…It’s certainly possible, but with our current circumstances, we can’t afford to back out now . How about this? We’ll raise your adventurer rank with a special rule and provide you a reward from the guild?”
“I’ll pass . If I receive such special treatment, other adventurers may reject or bully me . ”
“That’s… I suppose you’re right . Most people will feel jealous…”
“In the first place, if you don’t have anyone to teach the adventurers, how about increasing your staff? You can’t ask for a public contribution?”
“It’s not that easy… It’s not like we can side with the country and the aristocrats . The Adventurer’s Guild is a neutral international guild . If we ask for a public contribution, the commoners will also apply . If it was the child of a merchant, it’d be fine, but if it were a commoner, we have to teach them literacy and calculation or they won’t be much of a use . ”

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“What about that person earlier? Can he read, write, and calculate?”
“He’s… I guess he can, but not very good at it . I’ll just say it here, but he’s the third son of a noble family who can’t become the heir or marry into another family . In the end, his parents asked us to hire him so we did, albeit unwillingly . ”

As I thought, that self-proclaimed guild staff person was the stupid son of the noble family who took care of Gilmouth when he was young . The parents told him that he didn’t have to give him special treatment and that they didn’t care if he was punished for causing problems . Apparently he’s done something like this before so this time he’ll be given a severe punishment .

“The son of a noble family received education for literacy, calculation, and administrative skills . That alone would make them an immediate asset to the team . Not to mention that the men learn martial arts such as swordsmanship . I might be able to rely on them if there was a fight, but…”
“What’s the problem?”
“Even if their family has lost their rank, the family still has some influence on the children . Meaning, they are mostly cocky . When hiring staff, any guild will bind the personnel with contract magic, but that won’t prevent them from leaking information . Also, it’s normal for family members to request their children to enter the guild forcefully . Rather, it happens a lot . That’s why most of the guild staff are idiots . ”

Still, it didn’t mean that all of them were idiots, right… When I asked him about that, he told me that the good children below the second son would usually find a job and leave the house . Half of them became adventures and even though they may have mastered swordsmanship, they had no experience in actual battle, so they often died . And the leftovers that couldn’t find a job would get pushed to become guild staff by their parents… how can I say this… hmm .

“By the way, is it okay for you to tell a child like me about the internal conditions of the guild?”
“No, I usually can’t . But I’m asking a request to you, so I can’t persuade you if I don’t show my sincerity, right? I even plan on persuading you with tears if needed . ”

He’s planning on crying!? Well, I indeed hesitated a bit after hearing the whole story… No, I won’t accept it . But, hmmm…

“Why don’t you make a public appeal to a noble family?”
“But what if they have a trashy personality?”

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“Please give up on it a little . With how things currently are, it’d be better for you to hire those who have garbage attitudes than idiots . ”
“What do you mean?”
“Determine your recruitment criteria . After taking in the applications, make the applicants take an exam . ”

Since the guild wanted someone with literacy and calculation ability, they had to screen the candidates first . The test consisted of calculation and essay questions .

Calculation questions would be changed with new ones regularly . If it was the same each time, past exam questions might leak from successful applicants and rejected applicants .

For the essay questions, give examples of customer complaints and quarrels that happened in the past and ask the applicants to answer how they would respond to them . In a sense, there was no correct answer .

After the written exam, they would have an interview . Even if the score of the writing just barely made it, they could be accepted in some cases . If they had a good personality, a little training would make them useful . And the influence of their family would be somewhat suppressed . Maybe .

Also, the top employees of each department and the executives would participate as the examiner . The skills and personalities required for each department often differed .

“I see . An interview, huh… But if they have a noble education, don’t you think they can keep up appearances?”
“Yes, everyone with a noble education should be able to do it to a certain extent . But the Guild Master, the top staff of each department, and the executives should be able to see through them . ”
“Even if you said that… You’re right, we have to do that much . But what if there’s someone who managed to fool all of us?”
“If they can fool you and everyone else there or do something close to that, that’s also a type of talent . I’d think they’d be suitable to be negotiators or clerks . ”
“I haven’t thought that far . But what should we do if we were tricked?”

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“To judge that, you can give a trial period to the candidates . The minimum is around three months . It’s also good to send them to various departments during their probation . After that period has passed, you should have gotten an idea of whether to officially hire them or not, and then place them in their respective departments . If you find any problems during the probation, just don’t hire them . ”
“…I see . There are still some problems, but that’s where I have to do my best . Even so… you’ve given me a good idea, Miss . ”

That’s probably thanks to my experience and knowledge from my previous life . Well, I just gave him an idea irresponsibly so there should be many holes here and there, but please fix that by yourself . To be honest, this had nothing to do with me anyway .

“In that way, you can increase the staff . And if you can afford it, you can hold a workshop on your own . If one of the staff has mastered regular martial arts, they can teach it . The initial investment is necessary, so don’t be stingy . Once the adventurers grow, the guild will be able to recover . After that, it will only be advantageous for you . ”
“…Amazing! Can I use your idea!?”
“Sure, I’m just suggesting something to you, so feel free to use it . But I believe that there are various holes, so feel free to make changes where you think necessary . ”
“Yeah, I know! We can’t immediately teach the adventurers, but this gives me a lot of insight! …Right, I will add this as Miss’ contribution . When you reach the appropriate age, you can immediately rank up . ”

That’s… hmm, I guess it won’t hurt to accept that . I’ll take it for now .

After talking for a while, the Guild Master went home with a big smile . The self-proclaimed guild staff person was taken by the escorts who restrained him . In the middle of our discussion, he tried cutting in, so the guards beat him up . He deserved it!

His face became something dreadful when we parted ways, but he reaps what he sows . By the way, they would come to tell me what his punishment was after it was officially decided . I guess they could punish him for as long as they wanted assuming it didn’t affect me .

Anyway, all of the students were watching me talking with the Guild Master . Probably because I gave suggestions to the Guild Master without reservation, they were looking at me like they saw something strange .

Hmm, I feel like I screwed up a bit…?

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