The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 53: Adding More Employees (2/2)

The 4 employees I hired today also wanted to work live-in, so we had to go back to the store. Before leaving, though, the guild master had a few words with me.

“Ryouma, if things keep going like this, I suggest you start thinking of opening a second or third branch in another town. You can open them anytime. Just make sure to consult me.” [Grisiera]

I was taken aback to hear her say the same thing as Carm-san and the others.

Before parting, she hit my back with her cane and encouraged me, saying, “pull yourself together!”

After that I brought the 4 new employees to the store. Apparently, Carm-san and the others haven’t gone home yet.

“Boss, weren’t you going to go home?” [Carm and Carla]

I told them that the new employees were going to be live-ins, then after introducing them, I went my way.


4 days later.

4 days has passed since I hired the new employees.

The 3 girls are very hardworking, while Sherma-san’s cooking is delicious. I stayed in the store on their first day just to be safe, but everything went just fine. The other day I cleaned the outer walls and mowed the lawn. Yesterday, I did my rounds around the abandoned mine.

Although it hasn’t even been a week since the store opened, the store income shows no sign of stopping. Every day the store makes enough for a person to live modestly for three months. It’s a bit scary, but it’s only thanks to everyone that the store could become so popular.

They’ll probably do fine even without me, so I can go back to my adventurer work now… Or so I was thinking, but then Serge-san called for me.

“Sorry to keep you waiting.” [Ryouma]

“Ryouma-sama. Thank you for coming. Please, take a seat.” [Serge]

“Thank you.” [Ryouma]

“My apologies for calling you out so suddenly.” [Serge]

“It’s alright. My store doesn’t need me anymore anyway. The two employees you introduced to me have been very hard Working.” [Ryouma]

“I see. I’m glad to hear that they were able to be of use.” [Serge]

“I seem to always be in your debt.” [Ryouma]

“It’s the same for me. I have also been making a profit thanks to you. After all, you’ve been purchasing a large amount of bags and daily necessities every day.” [Serge]

“You’ve been a great help so far. And now, the store is doing so well that it’s honestly quite scary.” [Ryouma]

“It has already become a rumor around the block. And it’s getting quite popular even within the guild.” [Serge]

Serge-san took a breath, then he said this.

“But what’s surprising is that there’s still even more room for income.” [Serge]

Seeing I didn’t understand, Serge-san continued.

“It’s about the waterproof cloth, Ryouma-sama.” [Serge]

“Ah, right…” [Ryouma]

I forgot…

“Are you aware that it’s almost time for the grell frog outbreak?” [Serge]

“Yes, I’ve heard of it.” [Ryouma]

“Grell frogs are monsters that live in the marsh. Their hide can be used to make armor, while their innards can be used to make good medicine, so they sell for a large sum. Which is why during the outbreak a lot of adventurers start gathering around the marshes that these grell frog inhabit.

So, I was thinking, wouldn’t this be a good opportunity to make those waders that you made out of those waterproof cloths and sell them? Ryouma-sama, my invitation to you today is to know how many waterproof cloths you could produce.” [Serge]

Umm… I have about 907 sticky slimes right now, so it would depend on how many cloths are available.

“I will need normal cloths to turn into waterproof cloths, so I’ll have to rely on you to provide those. About how long do you think these cloths will be?” [Ryouma]

“Since I will be providing them, we can make each cloth about 70m long.” [Serge]

If I ask for more than I can handle, it’ll just trouble us both, so I should leave some leeway for myself.

“In that case, if you can provide the cloths, then we can process about 45 to 90 per day. Drying will take some time, though, so there might be less in actuality.” [Ryouma]

When I said that, Serge-san’s countenance brightened.

“Just 10 cloths at the start will be more than enough. Any more than that is a welcome surprise.” [Serge]

“Alright. Shall we start producing them as early as today?” [Ryouma]

“Yes. Please.” [Serge]

“I’ll need to purchase the cloths then.” [Ryouma]

“I’ll give them to you for free since you’ll be turning them into waterproof cloths. When you hand the waterproofed cloths to me, I’ll pay you for the waterproof treatment. How much will you be charging?” [Serge]

“I’ll leave it to you. Please give me a fair price.” [Ryouma]

When I said that, Serge-san chuckled.

“Normally, a merchant would try to get as much money as he could when he has the advantage in negotiations, but this way is a huge help to me. That aside, where will you be processing the cloths? If people were to catch wind that you are the manufacturer, it wouldn’t be odd if some no good people were to be involved. Do you know a safe place where you can work? If not, I should be able to prepare you one.” [Serge]

“I was thinking of treating the cloths in the abandoned mine.” [Ryouma]

“It’s true people aren’t likely to go there, but will it be alright doing it there?” [Serge]

“I’m the person put in charge of it, so it’s not strange for me to be there, and I can also make a large workshop using my earth magic.” [Ryouma]

After this I got the cloths from Serge-san, then I left the store and went to the abandoned mine.


Tl Note: Will post again tomorrow. Oh, and I decided to go with Sherma.






23 responses to “The Man Picked up by the Gods – Volume 2 Chapter 53: Adding More Employees (2/2)”

  1. João Avatar

    Thank you for the hard work!!!

  2. Bean Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter

  3. Daiz71 Avatar


  4. Nea-er Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter

    Some how this story turned from adventure story to a business one…..

  5. Zax Avatar

    Slime factory is coming to a place near you. Thanks for the chapter

    1. rintransbun Avatar

      Nonono, this is slime slavery at its finest ✨👌🏻

  6. sfcipher Avatar

    Thanks for the treat.

  7. twinnnn100 Avatar

    thanks for the chapter

  8. ThePlaneskeeper Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter!

  9. Tokanya Avatar

    This make me realize. That one chapter is close now, the one before the time skip. The original start to go haywire at that part. What will change this time and how much it will effect the story.

    1. DRAGO Avatar

      Here’s hoping the people who send the mob at him are rival Laundromats rather than the tamer guild. That always struck me as a bit dim since the guild leader should have heard the rumor of his thousand slime army.

  10. Creative Boundaries Avatar
    Creative Boundaries

    Sounds like Ryouma through the guild will attract unwanted attention
    Thanks for the chapter

  11. CCaprice Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter.

  12. Slime waifu when Avatar
    Slime waifu when

    This is only the beginning of his slime empire.
    Soon, his slimes will be able to perform even more “tasks”, and more interesting shops will pop up.

  13. Matti Avatar

    So when does he open a meth lab?

    1. Prothvar781 Avatar

      Nope not meth. Far more dangerous products………..but that’s spoliers lol.

  14. kariageweb Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter! 🙂

  15. Yamadipati Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter~

  16. Jonathan Hurd Avatar
    Jonathan Hurd

    Thanks for the chapter just a personal note…. In the chapter it says one sheet is 70 meters long…. That seems like a ridiculously long piece of cloth if its true. You sure that isn’t supposed to be Centimeters?

    Other than that thanks for the chapters. Really enjoyed this novel since the first time around and looking forward to reliving some of my favorite moments in the second time.

  17. Ami Lory Cruz Avatar
    Ami Lory Cruz

    Thanks for the chapter!

    hard Working -> hardworking

    the word is used as an adjective to describe the status of the new employees in doing the job.

  18. ironyisnotdead Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter

  19. darkLoki Avatar

    Thanks for the chapter, he begin his second business

  20. noname Avatar

    Thx for the chapter this is an amazing novel

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