Streetlamp Lucozade (orange_fell) wrote in little_details,
Streetlamp Lucozade

[Anon Post] Drug Lord Hiring Non-Criminal Staff

Setting: Fictional country, 1970s-current
I've tried various Google searches, but, basically, if your search includes "hiring," Google assumes you're looking for a job. I've also found information on how crime organizations recruit and initiate members, but nothing on civilian work, so to speak.

How would the leader of an international drug empire go about hiring chefs, personal assistants, tailors, and other non-criminal employees? He can't just pull people from his own organization, since he wants the best of the best, and not many world-class chefs are involved in organized crime. While I'm sure there are top-of-their-field professionals who would have no qualms about working for a drug lord, how would he find them? Placing an honest job opening on the internet ("Work for me! I'm a notorious criminal!") seems like a good way to attract law enforcement, but hiding his identity would probably make it harder to find applicants who would fit well with his lifestyle. Once he has some candidates, how would he interview and screen them?

Additionally, how would he accomplish this in the 70s and 80s, pre-internet? Quite frankly, how did anyone hire non-locally before the internet?

Tags: 1970-1979, 1980-1989, ~jobs (misc), ~organized crime

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