Chapter 11: Upgrading and Renovating
Perhaps the heaven heard Duan Jaime’s prayers because two days later, he really managed to hire a suitable employee.
When Duan Jiaze received the call, it was a gentle and kind voice saying that he was forty-one this year, called Xu Chenggong1. He recently lost his job and used to worked as a security guard. He didn’t posses any special skills but he could help to fix the lights and change the lightbulbs. He felt that he was rather attentive so he could take up this job.
Duan Jiaze wasn’t expecting to hire any professional employee anymore. After meeting this person, he realized that this Xu Chenggong-gē and his voice didn’t match at all.
His voice might be kind and gentle, but he looked fierce and evil. Although he did not have any scars to exaggerate his appearance, he just looked like a bad person…
Xu Chenggong was initiative and introduced himself, “We that take care of security must all look threatening… It’s just slightly harder to find a partner-” He made a self-deprecating laugh. “-Who doesn’t duck when they see me. This is why I am still single.”
The company he worked in had just closed down, so he had no choice but to search for another job. He, along with Xiao Su and Liu Bin, didn’t have a house for themselves. He used to stay at his company’s hostel, so even if his workplace was far, he had no problem.
At least, before the poisoning incident, Duan Jiaze would definitely not hire such a fierce looking employee. However, after the recent incident, he felt that having Xu Chenggong wouldn’t be a bad option, moreover, he was in a tight spot. He could figure out the rest after he hire him and complete the task.
Thus, Duan Jiaze and Xu Chenggong talked more in details and ensured that each party did not have any issue before they signed the contract.
After the contract had been signed, he brought Xu Chenggong, Xiao Su, and Liu Bin to meet. As Xu Chenggong was more than ten years older, he was called Xu-gē. Although Xu-gē looked fierce, his temper was good and stable, it this made Duan Jiaze more and more satisfied.
The moment they went back, Duan Jiaze was very contented to tell Luya, “Now that there’s Xu-gē, our zoo’s security measures will be greatly improved. You see, he is such a deterrent force!”
Luya gave a cold laugh. “You mean, Běnzūn has no deterrent force?”
Duan Jiaze: “…”
Duan Jiaze sincerely said, “Dàojūn, let me say something which you may or may not like to hear. There is a disparity in the ideology in these two worlds. You have no deterrent force in our human society, at most, you can help to defend or do some counterattacking. However, if you were to reveal your original shape, you will mostly likely be eaten up. If you are in your human shape, not only do you not have any deterrent forces, you will be easily eyed…”
This was a big and honest truth. Would the villagers not come and stir trouble just because Luya was handsome? And Luya could not just spit fire the moment he saw someone, well, that was truly a deterrent force but that would make the government’s supervision closer too.
Luya was speechless, he really had nothing to retort nor did he had a solution. He belonged to the bird species, especially the males who relied on being flashy and enticing, he cannot possibly control himself to become ugly!
After Xu Chenggong signed the contract, Duan Jiaze took out his phone and looked. The task was indeed completed and he would receive two rewards. The feed would be automatically queued, as for the upgrading of enclosures and facilities in the zoo, it showed that after he had chosen to receive, there would be a three-day time limit to upgrade them.
Duan Jiaze first informed the three employees that the zoo would be closed for upgrading. When they left, he covered the gate before he clicked receiving the reward. He was unsure of the upgrading method and was afraid the technology would be too black and outsiders might see it.
However, Duan Jiaze worried too much, after clicking on the receive button, there was no black technology upgrading the cages in right at the ground. After waiting for half an hour, a team of at least a few hundred people came as a construction team and said that according to the contract, they came to replace the enclosures and upgrade the zoo.
Duan Jiaze observed that they were real human. This construction team was not local and it was not known how they reached here in half an hour time. It was probably arranged by the system.
They acted in a professional manner and immediately became busy with incredibly fast speed. They changed the layout of the entire zoo, re-distributed the space more scientifically and rationally, demolished the old enclosures and installed new enclosures. The originally abandoned open space was also utilised and an additional fish pond was even dug out…
The overall style was more ecological and natural, which synced with the Cape Mountain behind. Even the display boards were designed. With the increase in animals in the future, it was well organized.
Compared with the previous enclosures, the newly built enclosures were a difference of heaven and earth.
The original enclosures were just bigger enclosures. These new enclosures used a large number of tempered and laminated multi-layer glass walls in the indoor exhibition area. The lighting and ventilation were good, the entrances and exits were replaced to be automatic, water dispenser equipment had been transplanted in. Many plants were moved inside as decoration, creating a rich ecological atmosphere.
The outdoor exhibition area was also diverse and was designed according to the characteristics of the different animals. The height was different, some were capped, some were open-air.
According to the needs of the animals, various ingenious designs had been carried out in a limited space so that the animals could have a place for sheltering. This design had many uses for animals.
There was everything about disinfection, drinking, bathing, and more.
There were also rest facilities outside the enclosures and monitoring was also provided. The zoo keepers’ workshop and lounge were also established.
In addition, each exhibition area had a board with the animal’s descriptions and QR codes on it. After scanning, you would enter a website and could click on the voice commentary. This was also a consideration due to the shortage of manpower in the zoo.
Duan Jiaze was an amateur, even though the designer did not even show him the blueprint, he was not dissatisfied.
Anyway, when he looked around, everywhere were satisfactory for him. After all, his starting point was bitter. After comparison, he felt that these designs were very convenient. Of course, this also made clear about the rough treatment of the animals previously.
After the animals were moved back to the new enclosure, it was apparent that their moods were surging.
Considering that there was a lion comrade in the zoo, the place where it used to live was an extreme grievence. However, the construction team had now given it a total area of 50 square meters with up to three to four meters height.
The original bird shed had changed greatly. Other than the area being enlarged, there were many plants transplanted inside to create a small jungle. As the birds here were all in harmony, they also took out the cages and chose to set up a lot of perched wooden frames.
Although the current number of animal species were not abundant, the construction team still designed a large number of exhibition areas. In the future, when new animals would be brought in, they would be able to move in rightaway.
Once the revonation was completed, the construction team left.
During this period, Duan Jiaze also contacted the reporter and asked her to come over for an interview after the renovation. At this time, there was still a week more before the opening date.
On the morning of the fourth day before the reporters arrive, Xiao Su, Liu Bin and Xu Chenggong arrived first. They saw the new zoo and neatly echoed, “Wow—“.
Xiao Su shouted, “Yuánzhǎng, you still said that you have no money!”
Duan Jiaze vowed, “I really have no money. I have no more money after renovating.”
“Wait, don’t you think that-” Liu Bin mysteriously said, “-it used to be a garden of grey in our zoo. Now, after the renovation, the enclosures are beautiful and it seems to make our office building exceptional crude…”
Everyone acted in concert and looked upwards. Sure enough, in between the exhibition areas with a sense of design was a two-story building with a combination style of urban and rural; it was so old fashion.
Duan Jiaze: “…”
If nothing was mentioned, he indeed did not feel anything, but now that he take a look, it was so ugly that it stood out.
This is good, last time it was just the animals having better food than the humans, now their homes are even better than the humans….
Luya also made a round at his own office, it was indeed better than before.
As respect to Tàijūn, Luya’s office and other birds were placed separately.
Duan Jiaze satisfying said, “Gē, how is this? It it much more impressive than before? You can flap your wings freely now.”
Luya extremely detested his attitude and he took out his phone to let Duan Jiaze see a webpage. It was a news article reporting a certain country welcoming pandas and spending a large amount of funds to renovate a garden as big as a palace, just for the pandas to stay in.
“Why are you so happy? I also want this.” Luya was enivous and hateful. “On what basis allowed these fat bears to have such a large place? Are they even rarer than me?”
Duan Jiaze: “…”