Su Tang had made up a random excuse to reject them, and it was clear that the rest of the Su family wouldn’t speak up to help them. Since things were like this, Su Yonggui knew he would not be able to get any benefits here today, so he directly turned and left.
A moment later, the rest of Su Yonggui’s family also quietly followed them to leave. As they were leaving, Madam Wu turned back and sent a deep look at Su Tang. Meanwhile, the rest of the Su family just laughed when they saw the group quickly escaping.
As for the several women who had been full of jealous words before, they were all caught and beaten by their own husbands in an attempt to curry favor with Su Tang and get her to give them a chance. However, these families had a bad reputation in the Su family, so the other members began to laugh and toss out snide comments. One said, “Aiya, aren’t you too ugly? You don’t think such a great opportunity would fall to an ugly person like you, do you?”
There was actually a reason the surrounding members of the Su family were playing along with Su Tang’s ridiculous excuse and using it to chase off these people. There were a lot of people in the Su family, and there are also many young people who had the strength to work. It was rare for such an opportunity to appear, and they didn’t even like the people from these families in the first place. So why would they ever help them to fight for a chance to get a slot on the quota? Instead of trying to help them, they actually wished they wouldn’t be able to get any quotas at all! After all, if these jealous people didn’t get a quota that meant there was one more quota that their own family might be able to get.
Thus, not only did the group of jealous people not get any benefits, they were also laughed at and ridiculed as being ugly. In the end, they couldn’t stand the abuse and ran away in a hurry.
Just like that, all the people who had been saying jealous words earlier were driven away one by one. After these people left, Su Tang stopped talking and didn’t interfere any further. From here, she could leave it to Su Yongqiang to arrange all the specific details. She just needed to show her face and pay the money.
Su Yongqiang also understood her intentions, so he stood up and said, “Anyone who wants to work, come to me and sign up. Yongshun will also take a look, and we will decide who to hire together.”
Su Yongqiang’s intention was basically just to let each family who didn’t have any big internal problems send one person out to work. This way, every branch of the Su family would be able to take advantage of this opportunity and earn. And if any worker stood out, then he could consider hiring more people from that family.
Of course, his family and Su Yongshun’s family would both send out all their able-bodied workers, which was somewhat taking advantage, but Su Tang also agreed to this. And it was difficult for the rest of Su family to say anything about this arrangement even if they knew. After all, who let those two families reach out to help back when Su Tang and her brother were still in distress? They had helped her back then, so it was only natural that they were in an advantageous position when she brought back opportunities now.
Su Yongshun had experience in building houses so he actually knew better than Su Yongqiang how many people they would need to hire, which was why he was going to be included in the hiring process. He nodded and said, “I need to go back and figure out exactly how many people I will need. Plus, so many people have come today, I think it would be better to let them take the rest of the afternoon to decide if they are willing to sign up. Then they can come back tomorrow and sign up if they want to at that time.”
Su Yongshun had already started planning before this and had considered how many people he would need to hire and how much he would need to buy and so on. But after talking to Su Tang again he found that she actually wanted a much larger house than he originally thought and she also had a lot of unique requirements for how the house should be heated, so he needed time to go back and recalculate the figures.
He wanted to draw up a good plan in advance so he could arrange everything properly, including the number of workers and what each worker would be responsible for. This way everything would run more smoothly and everyone would have clear responsibilities and, if anything went wrong, it would be clear who the problem was.
And Su Yongqiang had called for a rare family gathering today, so apart from the very young children, basically all the men, women, and children of the Su family were here, so the scene was a little noisy.
It would be good to let them go back and have only the ones who were interested in working come back tomorrow to sign up. That would also give him time to make proper arrangements.
Su Yongqiang felt that Su Yongshun’s idea was reasonable, so he quickly relayed it to the rest of the Su family. Of course, no one had any objections, and they all agreed to disperse for now and come back to sign up the next day. Then they spread out and started going home.
The members of the Su family slowly broke up and dispersed. Su Yongqiang and Su Yongshun stayed at the side and quietly discussed with one another. Meanwhile, Madam Qin and the other women and girls went to wait inside.
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