It was the day when Gun-Ho went to work in GH Mobile in Jiksan Town.
"Chan-Ho, aren't you feeling tired whenever we have to go to work in Jiksan Town and Asan City?"
"I'm good, sir. It's not very far from Seoul anyway. It's a good distance to enjoy driving."
"When we have to come to Jiksan Town, do you stay in the security office most of the time?"
"I stay in the security office and sometimes I stay with the logistics team."
"I stayed with the production team 2 last month watching the products coming out of the machines. When Director Park saw me there, he made me work there for two hours."
"Sir, I have a question."
"What is it?"
"When the employee stock ownership program was executed last time, I talked to the general affairs manager because I wanted to buy the shares as well. But he said that I was not eligible to do so."
"Hmm, I think that's because you are working with us here through a staffing company; you are not an employee of this company."
"I feel like being excluded from the group whenever things like this happen."
"That's how it is. I can hire you as an employee. Do you want that?"
"I can't, sir. I found this job through Tae-Young bro. I can't do that to him. We are brothers, and we don't do that to brothers."
"Well, I will talk to the general affairs manager about raising your pay next year."
"Thank you, sir. Haha."
Gun-Ho stopped by GH Mobile's second factory. The manager who was in charge of the second factory quickly came to Gun-Ho when he saw Gun-Ho.
"Do we currently have 150 workers in this location?"
"Yes, sir. According to President Song, we are hiring 50 more production workers soon, and they will be located in this second factory as well."
"Then, we will have 200 people working here."
"That's correct, sir."
"The cafeteria here is being operated separately from the one in the first factory, isn't it?"
"That's right, sir."
"Is there anything that you want to improve in this location?"
"Everything is good, except that we don't have enough space to park our cars. Many workers here come to work by their cars."
"How do you manage the parking problem right now?"
"Some of us park beside the wall of the factory, but that space is also limited. We compete with each other every morning for a parking space."
"Hmm, it sounds like that parking problem should be addressed. I will talk to the general affairs director to find a solution for it."
Gun-Ho came back to the first factory and went to the maintenance department. The workers in the maintenance team were busy building the machines for Dyeon Korea. Director Park was not there, and the maintenance manager came to greet Gun-Ho.
"Are we building four more machines with the twin screws that we additionally purchased from America?"
"Two machines are already completed, and we are working on the other two right now."
"Hmm, I see. Very well done."
When Gun-Ho went up to his office on the second floor, President Song followed him into the office.
"We sent the new product sample to H Group without bubbles, and they were satisfied with the new sample. We are currently manufacturing 100,000 products for them."
"Are those products being produced at the production team 1?"
"Yes, sir. It requires large hydraulic press machines exceeding 1,500 tons in manufacturing them, so we brought in two new Toshiba machines and installed them. We of course leased them."
"I thought that Toshiba manufactures only electronic devices such as laptops and DVD players. I didn't know that they also manufacture a large machine like that."
"Toshiba actually started their business by building machines."
"By the way, how did we get connected with Toshiba to bring in those Japanese machines?"
"There are retail stores that import machines from Japan and other countries. We actually need more of those machines, and they don't have them in their stores right now, so they ordered two more machines for us."
"The maintenance team is currently building four more machines for Dyeon Korea, and they almost finished building them. I want you to place an order for ten more twin screws from West Moulding in the U.S., so we can later build a machine whenever we need more machines."
"Okay, sir. I will do that."
"Are we currently generating more than 500 million won of sales revenue on a daily basis?"
"It's a little bit more than 500 million won now. I talked with the accounting director Ms. Min-Hwa Kim the other day about it, and she said that our sales have increased more than 2.5 times of the sales during the mulpasaneop era when it was under the court receivership. At that time, the company couldn't even make 200 million won per day."
"I do thank you for it, Mr. President Song."
"Thank you, sir, but I don't feel like I've done much to make it happen."
President Song left the office after giving a bow to Gun-Ho, and Gun-Ho thought about it.
'GH Mobile is making 500 million won per day, and that would make our monthly sales revenue 15 billion won. Our annual sales revenue is 180 billion won then. Assuming our net earnings are 10 billion won, Minister Jin-Woo Lee's father will be able to take 1.5 billion won. Would it be enough to make their slush fund to support his political activities?
If his goal is to be a congressman, then maybe it would be enough, but he wants to go further. Maybe what he currently makes through GH Mobile is not enough.'
Gun-Ho called for Secretary Hee-Jeong Park.
"I'd like to have one more cup of tea, and please tell the general affairs director to come to my office."
A moment later, the general affairs director entered Gun-Ho's office.
"You wanted to see me, sir?"
"I understand that we are hiring more production workers right now. When are they going to come to work?"
"They will start working on the 16th of this month."
"How many workers are we hiring?"
"We are hiring 50 workers in total at this time, sir."
"Are we sending them all to the second factory?"
"Yes, sir. That's the plan."
"When I was passing by our second factory earlier, I noticed that a lot of cars are parked along the factory walls. Once 50 additional workers join us in that location, parking in the morning will be a nightmare for our workers. We will have 200 people working in the second factory."
"As a matter of fact, sir, the parking problem is not an isolated problem to the second factory. Our first factory has the same problem. I'm sure that many of the cars parked along the second factory's walls belong to the workers from the first factory."
"We will have to come up with a solution for it."
"We are actually contacting a church to resolve the parking problem right now."
"There is a big church about 200 meters from our second factory."
"That's right. I think I saw a church there."
"That church has an enormous parking lot. Its size is about half of our second factory. That huge parking lot remains empty without being used during the weekdays. They seem to use the space only on Sundays. So, I talked to the pastor there and asked him if we can lease the space during the weekdays. He rejected our offer without hesitation. He said that he doesn't want to see any possible complicated issues or troubles in the property, even though I told him that we would pay for it."
"I guess that church is making enough money. I didn't know people come to a church in this location. There is no residential area nearby, but there are only a bunch of factories and farmlands here."
"That church used to be situated in Cheonan City and recently moved here. So, many people from Cheonan City come to the church rather than the local people."
"That's a shame since the space is vacant during the weekdays."
"We are contacting the church's Elders and other church officers right now."
"How did you find out about those people?"
"One of our lady workers in the production department is going to that church. We are contacting the church officers through her."
"Hmm, I hope that works."