Chapter 91 Changes in the Arms Bureau! Ministry of Education and Industry!

Novel Title:Ming Dynasty: My father Yongle, Yongzhenshanhe Time:2024-1-25 / 18:29:18 Author:I heard about ancient times Word Count:7809

After the court meeting, Zhu Gaoxu walked like a gentleman and came to the Ordnance Bureau workshop again.

At this moment, after the Ordnance Bureau has been reorganized, it is slowly getting back on track.

After all, Zhu Gaoxu had also worked in the factory to tighten screws, and he was very familiar with the factory’s method of motivating workers.

According to the production model of later factory assembly lines, weapons and equipment were split into different components.

Each craftsman at each work station only needs to be responsible for one process, and there is no need to run around like a headless fly like in the past.

In this way, the craftsmen are doing the same process every day, and their technical experience will naturally increase and improve over time. Even if it is a piece of iron, he can hammer out a flower for you.

The principle that practice makes perfect has existed since ancient times, and production efficiency will naturally be greatly improved.

After the assembly line production model was established, wages were calculated based on piecework.

How much work you do, how much you get paid, the accounts are clear and clear at a glance. No one has an excuse to hang around and wait for death like before.

After all, some people can make a whole lot of money after working diligently for a month. This is the best example for craftsmen!

In the past, they, low-status craftsmen, had their salaries deducted by officials. Not to mention receiving such a high salary, even supporting their families became a problem.

Finally, the Lord of Han came to rectify the Ordnance Bureau and gave them a living environment that was a hundred times more comfortable.

Any craftsman with a bit of shame will not be lazy now.

On the contrary, they are trying to seize this opportunity and repay His Highness the King of Han’s kindness in the simplest way through hard work.

Old Liu Tou was recommended by Zhu Gaoxu and became the manager of the Ordnance Bureau, similar to the position of Li Wenhui, the ambassador of the Ordnance Bureau, but he did not receive official status.

After all, it was an official position, and even though it was only a seventh-grade position, it was not something that a craftsman could do.

However, Old Liu Tou was already very satisfied with his current life, and he happily took Zhu Gaoxu and others to inspect the workshop.

Wherever Zhu Gaoxu passed by, almost all the craftsmen stopped their work and paid him high respect.

‘My lord, before you came, no one treated us craftsmen as human beings. Our lives were worse than those of wild dogs digging for food on the roadside.’

‘Now the craftsmen are all thinking of the prince’s great kindness, and they will go all out to complete the tasks assigned by you.’

After hearing this, Song Li seemed a little embarrassed.

After all, he, the Minister of Industry, is the nominal highest boss of these craftsmen.

But he couldn’t refute, and he didn’t even dare to say a word.

Zhu Gaoxu nodded with a smile and said a few words of comfort.

‘Old Song, go and allocate a sum of money to customize exclusive work clothes for the craftsmen of the Ordnance Bureau.’

Song Li was a little dumbfounded when he heard this, and asked in a low voice, ‘Your Highness, King of Han, is it not a good idea to do this? I just want to serve you good food and drink, but why do you need to customize some exclusive work clothes?’

The current living conditions of the craftsmen of the Ordnance Bureau are the best in the entire world.

Not only are they served with white flour, steamed buns and rice every day, but they can also eat one or two meals of meat from time to time. Their salary has also been tripled, which has made many officials from the Ministry of Industry dissatisfied.

What does it sound like for a group of lowly businessmen to have higher salaries than themselves?

Now that it’s fine, the King of Han wants to customize exclusive work clothes for them. It would be strange if those officials don’t blow up!

Upon hearing this, Zhu Gaoxu glanced at Song Li coldly, and his expression suddenly changed.

How come this important minister of the Ming Dynasty who has achieved great political achievements has not realized his true meaning?

‘Old Song, I will tell you one last time, they are all the most precious talents of the Ming Dynasty, and they deserve the top treatment!’

‘If your thoughts can no longer keep up with my footsteps, then you should not take up the position of Minister of the Ministry of Industry!’

As soon as these words came out, Old Liu Tou was moved to tears, but Song Li’s expression changed drastically.

Because he knew that His Highness the King of Han would never just talk about it.

Look at Jin Zhong, Minister of the Ministry of War, who followed the emperor to conquer the world and was a hero of Jingnan. Just because of a word from the Han prince, he is still at home recuperating from his illness!

Song Li was self-aware, and he did not think that his status in the emperor’s heart was comparable to that of Jin Zhong.

In other words, the King of Han could really win his position as minister.

‘Your Highness, I am not targeting them intentionally. This is the view of all officials from the Ministry of Industry…’

‘Haha, whose opinion is it? Go and call all the officials from the Ministry of Industry immediately!’

Zhu Gaoxu got angry and scolded sternly.

He really didn’t expect that these self-proclaimed people would dare to chatter around.

In the past, the craftsmen were harshly criticized and their salaries were deducted. Now that the craftsmen’s lives have improved a little, they have started to behave badly again.

The craftsmen can endure it, but Zhu Gaoxu cannot!

Ming Dynasty wanted to become an industrial power, and these craftsmen were the most valuable talents!

By improving the treatment of craftsmen, craftsmen will have the motivation to innovate!

Continuous innovation can give birth to new technology!

And technology is the primary productive force!

Zhu Gaoxu is devotedly studying science and technology books and giving wings to the Ming Dynasty to take off.

Now there’s a bastard chattering around. He can’t stand this bad temper!

Seeing that the King of Han suddenly became confused, Song Li trembled with fright and hurriedly went to shake him off.

All the officials from the Ministry of Industry who had taken up their posts soon were called over, and a large group of them all stood obediently in the courtyard of the Ordnance Bureau.

Opposite them was a craftsman from the Arms Bureau who was a little embarrassed.

The two sides just looked at each other, looking a little embarrassed.

Many craftsmen even lowered their heads, due to their deep-rooted fear of officials!

Seeing this, Zhu Gaoxu shouted angrily, ‘Look up, you haven’t done anything bad, what are you afraid of?’

After hearing this, the craftsman subconsciously raised his head.

Their trust in King Han was enough to overcome the fear in their bones!

Seeing this situation, Zhu Gaoxu nodded with satisfaction.

He then turned to look at the officials from the Ministry of Industry, looked around with his hands behind his back, and asked with a smile, ‘I heard that some of you have strong opinions on my plan to improve the treatment of craftsmen?’

All the officials, from the ministers to the assistants, all looked a bit ugly.

They did not expect that the King of Han suddenly summoned them and others with great fanfare just to stand up for these craftsmen!

Just for some lowly craftsmen, you supervise the King of Han Dynasty. Is that so?

Zhao Yi, the left minister of the Ministry of Industry, sighed and said, ‘Your Highness, the King of Han, the imperial court has its laws, and the craftsmen also follow the craftsmen’s rules.’

‘What rules? Why don’t I know this?’

Zhu Gaoxu asked with a smile, a cold light flashing in his eyes.

This Zhao Yi was knowledgeable and versatile, and was deeply favored by Zhu Laosi.

Moreover, he is the young master of Zhanshi Mansion and the minister of the Ministry of Industry. He is an out-and-out princeling.

Zhao Yi said in a deep voice, ‘King Han, this is the ancestral system established by Emperor Taizu Gao. The craftsmen…’

‘Oh? What kind of ancestral system?’

Zhu Gaoxu smiled and said sarcastically, ‘My grandfather stipulated that craftsmen should be exploited and bullied by you officials? My grandfather stipulated that these craftsmen should live like wild dogs grazing in the ground?’

Zhao Yi was startled and opened his mouth to explain.

However, Zhu Gaoxu did not give him this opportunity at all, and directly ordered, ‘Where are the Jin Yiwei?’

Nie Xing immediately pulled out his long sword and said, ‘Here it is!’

Song Li was dumbfounded and didn’t understand what the King of Han was doing.

Why did Jin Yiwei still draw his sword?

‘Prince Han, this doesn’t mean…’

Zhu Gaoxu glanced at him coldly, and then ordered, ‘Send all the adults from the Ministry of Industry to the workshop to produce weapons and equipment!’

‘Aren’t you claiming to be noble? Don’t you claim to be loyal to the emperor and patriotic? The emperor is about to go on a northern expedition in the spring. You noble and elegant people must also do your part!’

As soon as these words came out, everyone’s expressions changed.

Zhao Yi’s face was livid and extremely angry.

Let them do the work of craftsmen?

How is this appropriate? !

‘Take them in and kill anyone who dares to resist!’

Everyone ‘!!!’