Extraordinary Genius - Chapter 590 – I want all of them
Liu Jichuan looked at Feng Yu in a daze. Work for you? What do you mean?
Wen Dongjun turned to Liu Jichuan and said: “Brother Chuan, Feng Yu is now also a big boss. If you work for him, you will earn more than working for your Company Commander.”
“Xiao Yu, you are not studying at the University?” Feng Yu and Wen Dongjun were admitted to the universities in Beijing. Liu Jichuan’s father told him the day he returned. They were the pride of the village.
“Going to school and doing business have no conflicts. I am still attending University, and at the same time, I have some business. Come and work for me. Be my bodyguard. I will give you 1,000 RMB every month, and I promise you to have increments every year. During festivals, you will also get a bonus.”
“How much? 1,000 RMB? Xiao Yu, are you joking with me?” Liu Jichuan was shocked. 1,000 RMB a month was very high. Did Xiao Yu offended someone and need his help? If someone was going to find trouble, Feng Yu could just tell him. Who would give a driver and bodyguard 1,000 RMB a month?
“I am not joking with you. People like you are worth this much. I do not have any grudges with anyone. But I want to be safe. Prevention is better than cure. Work for me for a few years. If you do not want to work for me after you got married, you can quit anytime, or transfer to another position. You will still earn enough to raise a family.” 1,000 RMB a month was nothing to Feng Yu. To have a war veteran as a bodyguard, it was worth it.
“What business are you doing?” Liu Jichuan was curious. What business could afford to give a bodyguard such high salaries? Was he spending Uncle Feng’s money? Will Uncle Feng be angry and say he was cheating Feng Yu’s money? How would he return to the village in the future?
Wen Dongjun removed his pager which was clipped to his belt: “Here, this brand of the pager is his. Also, the Wind and Rain, Songjiang, etc. are all his. You see that Lehaha drinks on the counter? That is also his. Anyway, the amount of money he earns in one day is more than what other people earn in their lifetime.”
Liu Jichuan’s eyes were wide opened. His earnings in one day were more than what other people earn in their lifetime? Was this exaggerated? But Wen Dongjun does not look like he was lying.
Actually, Wen Dongjun was not exaggerating. If Feng Yu earns 400 million RMB a year, then it was more than 1 million a day. In the current era where the average annual salary was only a few thousand a years, this was more than what others could earn in their lifetime. But Feng Yu’s earnings was more than 400 million a year. On average, he was making millions or even tens of million a day!
This might seem a lot and looks like an astronomical amount. But compared to the top tycoons in the West, this was nothing. Feng Yu’s income was also as much as some tycoons in Japan and Hong Kong.
This was because Feng Yu’s biggest investment was in Russia. There were still no profits from this investment. If it was not for the value of minerals kept going up, Feng Yu would have made losses from this investment.
The bigger the invested amount, the higher the returns. Feng Yu’s returns for his investments could reach 100%. Even if others were getting 20% returns, but if the invested amount was 10 times more than Feng Yu, their profits will be two times of his!
Feng Yu does not have lots of liquid cash. His biggest investment in China was the Machinery Company. Until now, he still had not recovered his investment.
People like George Soros and other financial predators had more than 1 billion USD of funds a few years back. Compared to them, Feng Yu was nothing. But this would change in a few years.
“Brother Chuan, work for me. Uncle Liu can also be assured. In less than two years, you will be able to buy an apartment in Bing City and fetch him to the city. If Uncle Liu does not want to move to the city, you can also buy an apartment in the district. He is not young now. Can you bear to see him farming at his age?”
Feng Yu mentioned Liu Jichuan’s father and Liu Jichuan had a troubled look: “But I had already promised my Company Commander. I cannot break my promise to them. How can I face my old comrades in the future?”
Feng Yu was happy to hear Liu Jichuan say this. He was not tempted by money, and this made Feng Yu wanted to recruit him more.
“Brother Chuan, how many people did you old Company Commander contacted? Why not I buy over that company. This way you can continue to work for me, and you will not break your promise to them.”
Huh? Buy the company over because of me?
Liu Jichuan was touched. If his old comrades could also get such high salaries like him, it would be great.
“Xiao Yu, no…. Manager Feng, although we are no full company, we have more than 30 people. Other than those that are injured, there are about more than 20 people who can work as drivers and bodyguards. Is it a lot?” Liu Jichuan asked.
“About 20 people? It’s not a lot. I want all of them!”
More than 20 people? Feng Yu could assign 2 of them to protect his father and also assign bodyguards to all the keyholders of his companies. This was to prevent any accidents from happening. Furthermore, if he assigned bodyguards and drivers to protect his key personnel, they will be grateful to him and be more loyal.
In Feng Yu’s previous life, there was an online poll about what employees want from their employers. The number one thing which the employees wished was not salary or benefits. The employees wanted their bosses to show more concern and respect for them.
“all? All of them? Manager Feng, are their salaries also the same as mine?” Liu Jichuan asked.
“That will depend on their performances. If they are about the same as you, then it should not be a problem. If they are not as good as you, then their salary will be lower. If they are better than you by a lot, they will be getting more.”
“Manager Feng, I represent my comrades to give you a toast. I will bottoms up!” Liu Jichuan was very excited. He downs his glass of Baijiu in one big gulp. Feng Yu could not stop him.
“Manager Feng, in future, you are my boss. You should not be calling me Brother Chuan. Call me Chuan Zhi or Da Chuan will do.”
“Fine. Then I will call you Da Chuan. Give a call to your old Company Commander tomorrow and let him notify the rest of the people. After Lunar New Year, get them to Bing City or Beijing to have a meeting. All those injured personnel can also come and work for me. I will help them find a suitable job with a good salary in my companies. They will be able to support themselves and do not need to depend on others.”
There were lots of injured soldiers who retired from service. They do not want to depend on the country to support them. Their pride will not allow them to be a parasite leeching on the government. Many of them would rather work as guards for a measly salary than to get payouts from the government. Feng Yu was full of respect for these people.
Liu Jichuan was deeply touched when he heard what Feng Yu said. “Manager Feng, rest assured. My comrades and I will work hard for you. We will put in our 100%!”
“Da Chuan, you are too serious now. You should also stop drinking. Give a call home to let them know you are staying at the district tonight. Tomorrow when you wake up, we will continue to talk.”
At the district hotel, Feng Yu booked a room for Liu Jichuan before returning home.
“Where did you go today? I did not see you the whole day after you return.” Feng Xingtai asked.
“Dad, I saw Liu Jichuan today. The son of that Uncle Liu from our village. He is slightly older than me by a few years. He and his comrades had retired from military service. I want to recruit all of them and set up a private security company. In the future, you will have a personal driver to drive you around like those top officials.”
“Really? Hehehe…. That sounds cool. Your father has not experienced this type of treatment before. Come and tell me about the details.”