Chapter 38: Interview of Real Intention
「I’m the president of D-Minor, Kanzaki Kotaro.
This girl is my daughter, Kanzaki Maika.
She’s the one who handles all kinds of administrative jobs.」
When Yuuma turned his line of sight to the young woman, Maika waved her hand toward Yuuma with a smile on her face.
「There’s another employee but he’s out right now.
So, e~hm… What’s your name again」
「Ah, it’s Mitaka.
I’ll take out my CV right now.」
Yuuma took out an envelope with his CV inside.
And gave it to Kenzaki in front of him.
[TL: How nostalgic, job hunting.]
「High school graduate eh… Most applicants are coming from college or working adults lately.
Is your “Mana Index” high enough」
「N-No… My mana index is zero.」
Kenzaki touched his chin, and looked at Yuuma’s CV with wrinkles on his eyebrows.
Yuuma was honestly feeling nervous, wondering if this company was also taking the importance of “Mana”.
「Uhm, I-Is it really that hard to find a job if you don’t have “Mana”」
Kenzaki’s eyebrows rose up to a notch upon hearing that, and then he looked at Yuuma.
「Nope, the mana index is something that will rise as long as you do your job after all.
I don’t really care about such things.」
When Yuuma heaved a sigh of relief, Kenzaki throw Yuuma’s CV on the desk as he said 「MORE THAN THAT!」.
「Motivation is essential! Mitaka.
Why do you want to become an Explorer Is it money Is it an honour! Or fame! I’ll see whether you’ll be accepted or not depending on your answer!」
Kenzaki looked at Yuuma with a sharp glint in his eyes.
Although Yuuma was a bit faltered by the guy’s sudden reaction, he couldn’t afford to fail anymore.
Should I answer with a counter-plan answer that I prepared before such as 『To contribute to society』 or 『For self-fulfilment 』
No, I feel that such a shallow answer won’t move this person’s heartstrings.
Then his only choice was to express his real intention――
「I-I want to become an Explorer to earn a lot of money.
I want to earn much more than my peers, and then…」
「Hou, and then」
Yuuma took a deep deep breath, ready to throw out the desire that he buried in the depth of his heart.
「ＦＩＲＥ(Early Retirement), and then living the rest of my life with dignity! Since I hate working, I want to retire as early as possible!!」
He already said all he wanted to say.
When he raised his face, he saw President and Maika looking at him with a dumbfounded looks..
――OH SH*EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET! I SCREWED UP FOR SURE THIS TIME! I DEFINITELY LOOK LIKE SOMEONE WHO DOESN’T WANT TO WORK AT ALL!!
「Uhm, I guess I said too much.」
The President was looking at Yuuma with a serious look on his face.
Yuuma gulped his spit as he replied in hurry.
He definitely will shout at me―― The moment he thinks so.
「Nice answer you got there! You have a clear goal.
And I’m pleased with your motivation!!」
「Well, honestly I’ve had enough of that cr*p about contributing to the society that is often said by young people nowadays! Honestly, I’m gonna give you a piece of my mind if you spat out the same cr*p as them but, I see ＦＩＲＥ(Early retirement) is it… TRULY A NICE GOAL!」
「Y-Yes! Thank you very much.」
As it turned out, the President was pleased with his answer.
Yuuma heaved a sigh of relief but Maika who sat behind President Kenzaki made a dumbfounded face instead.
「Wait a minute, President.
He said himself that his goal is early retirement you know Isn’t that mean he will retire as soon as he earns a lot of money!」
「FOOL, THINK CAREFULLY! HE CAN WORK MORE EFFICIENTLY WITH SUCH CLEAR GOALS! In fact, I hate to go to work every day too.
That’s why I work my ass off since I want to retire as soon as possible.
You know, We-are-like-minded-fellow.」
Maika heaved a sigh with a resigned look on her face upon hearing her father’s remark.
「Anyway, you pass.
You can start working tomorrow!」
「Wait a minute, President!」
Maika interrupted in place of the bewildered Yuuma.
「Mitaka-kun has sent an application to another company.
We’re among them.
There’s no way he can decide to accept our offer or not without seeing the other company first!」
「The heck, so that’s the case eh」
The President asked with a frown on his face.
「Well, actually… I still have scheduled interview with the other company.」
「The heck, that’s boring man! You must decide right now!」
「Stop! I don’t want our company to become a bad company that forces youth to decide on the spot.
We’re not looking for trouble!」
The President had finally given in after being reprimanded by Maika but he still looked at Yuuma with a serious look on his face.
「Well, anyhow, take this as an unofficial offer from us.
We welcome highly motivated youth like you after all.
Come again when you’re ready to accept our offer!」
「Y-Yes! Thank you very much.」
Yuuma thanked the President and left the company in high spirits.
The reason being this was the first time he received an unofficial offer.
「Nevertheless, the term of employment of this company is the worst one.
Let’s take it as a backup plan if the other company rejected me.」
Yuuma returned home in high spirits.
And then, he sent job applications to other companies too.
He wanted to find a better working place after all.