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I’ve never heard such a deep and depressing sigh before in my life.
The words that followed stopped me in my tracks.
“Lady Evia, I knew this man was…” (Suela)
“Oh, Nord Nodis. Reluctantly, he’s a relative of mine…” (Evia)
I didn’t expect it to be stopped by the person who thought he was caught.
“Sis…” (Enemy Boss? => Nord)
“No, just hit him once to shut him up.” (Evia)
When I thought she had stopped me, she told me to hit him, but that seemed to be a bad choice so I refrained.
“Supervisor, weren’t you supposed to be caught?” (Jiro)
“Yeah, that was the plan, but thanks to his mismanagement, the plan is destroyed.” (Evia)
“I’ll conclude it right away.” (Evia)
The supervisor then quickly deploys a magic circle after a gesture of shaking her head like she’s having a headache.
“All personnel within the company will be notified. Situation over. I repeat the situation is resolved. This is the end of the summer pay review. All personnel, terminate the battle immediately and proceed to the cleanup process.” (Evia)
What did this demon just say?
If my ears hadn’t been so dumbed down by the battle, I’d have thought it was something like a very clear salary review.
I hope I heard wrong.
“Ow-ow-ow-ouch!? Hey human! Don’t put too much strength into it! Oh, my bad, could you relax a little bit?” (Nord)
Maybe you need to shut up, no. I need to calm down.
Okay, let’s calmly recall the situation.
There was a power outage, a report of a terrorist attack, and then we set out to subdue and liberate it.
Then, I fought the Instructor’s daughter, arrived at our destination, and came in contact with what I thought was the last boss, but he was a small fry.
And when I subdued him, the cause was a salary review… Yeah, I don’t know what happened in the second half.
“Did you know about this Suela?” (Jiro)
“No, my information is that there really was a rebellion.” (Suela)
“Same with me.” (Memoria)
“Of course. Only a few people in the company, including myself, know anything about this. (Evia)
“What do you mean?” (Jiro)
You’ll explain it now.
With that declaration, the supervisor who shut down the telepathy spell began to speak.
“I mean, it was an unannounced inspection of the entire staff.” (Kaley)
What’s with that reaction to my words, they are looking at me with suspicion.
This Sis is really hurt you know?
This is why I didn’t want to accept that offer.
The story goes back to about a month ago.
“Am I an auditor?” (Kaley)
“Yeah, you’ll be doing it this time.” (Evia)
I was individually summoned by Lady Evia and went to the small meeting room with some thoughts in my head that I might have made a mistake, but what came out was an order to audit the assessment of the summer salary bonus.
I was told that the focus of the audit would be to see how well we could cooperate with other races in an emergency, and even if we couldn’t, whether we could build a close relationship with them.
At first, the testers acted cautiously, but recently they’ve gotten used to it and their loud posturing is noticeable.
This attitude is especially noticeable with weaker races such as goblins.
As a person who has received such reports, the supervisor wondered if she should give them a bonus.
The other side of the coin is that we should judge whether we are treating them equally or not, or whether we are doing our job without discrimination, by how we respond to emergencies.
And I kind of understand why they brought this up to me and not to Suela.
If I may say so, I’m pretty good with people.
I’m able to draw a certain line between everyone and me at the start.
Suela, on the other hand, is not so good at drawing such a line.
She doesn’t have any preconceived notions but rather is driven by her emotions.
Still, she’s been promoted, which means she’s good at her job and diligent as well.
But I’m not suited to work like this, hiding things behind the scenes.
“I understand.” (Kaley)
As long as I’ve heard the words, I know that Lady Evia is telling me to do it.
There is no option of refusing.
Fortunately, there are other people who can help me coordinate my work, and I have time to plan.
Best of all, the people who participate in the audit will get a small bonus, so there’s no reason to refuse.
Well, I regretted it after I took the job.
Because the workload is so much more than a normal job!
We had to adjust the schedule for the day, request personnel to be dispatched from the home country, prepare magical tools to convert the dispatched personnel into magical bodies so that they wouldn’t be injured, adjust the concentration of magical power within the company, bring forward the work so that it wouldn’t interfere with our normal duties in anticipation of a long battle, and to make sure that the important audit would go well, we had to make sure that the personnel would be distributed appropriately and that there would be a complete surveillance system in place, and we had to prepare in advance for information manipulation so that we wouldn’t be found out.
It was a painstaking task to keep this from being discovered until the day of the review so that I wouldn’t feel uncomfortable.
“That’s why it was hard for this older sister.” (Kaley)
“I could have used a little more sympathy there.” (Kaley)
“Here, I only have water though.” (Masaru)
“Thank you.” (Kaley)
My audit targets were Jiro and his party and the employees around them, of course, there were auditors in the midst of their hostages, and there were also auditors in the enemy group.
Still, it was a painstaking process, that’s for sure.
“I’ve never been audited like this before, so just think of this as a good experience and give up on thinking about it.” (Kaido)
Another Side END
“So that’s it.” (Evia)
“I finally understood what I thought was unnatural. I understood it, but…” (Jiro)
“Was it not convincing?” (Evia)
What I found most questionable about this battle was the bleeding of the opponent.
It was as if I was fighting a Soul, but their abilities were on par with Bloods, and I couldn’t shake that feeling of discomfort.
There were also some indications that I was worried about.
It was a rough overview, but I understood the unusual salary review method, and my doubts were cleared up.
However, the otherworldly method was so innovative that my mind couldn’t keep up with it, so I was left with a feeling of discomfort as if a fishbone was stuck in my throat.
“The mistake I made was leaving him in charge.” (Evia)
“Well, you Sis forced me to do it.” (Nord)
“I wouldn’t have given you command if Father hadn’t gotten tired of you not working at home and told me. This is an opportunity for you to learn to work.” (Evia)
In addition to the young man called Nord, there was originally a duke-class demon accompanying him, but he was sent to the front to intercept our invasion.
Thanks to the fact that we took a shortcut and bypassed him, he rushed to fetch us back, but when he came back, he bumped into the instructor.
Good luck for us, bad luck for him.
“I’m taking tomorrow off, I’m definitely taking tomorrow off.” (Jiro)
“Will our leave request be approved?” (Suela)
“There will be temporarily shut down for tomorrow.” (Evia)
I hope this kind of chaotic salary review will never happen again.
Jiro Tanaka: 28 years old – Unmarried
Girlfriend(s): Suela Handelberg & Memoria Tris
Occupation: Dungeon Tester (Regular Employee)
Magical Aptitude: Eight (General Class)
Job Title: Warrior
Note for the Day
I’m expecting a summer bonus.
Ahhh, I got myself a cigarette.
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