And Baires’ response to him was equally honest. “I was really, really tired. I told him I don’t have the money.” Nevertheless, she also recounted, “I felt a connection with him.” As a result, then, she decided to offer him a deal.
Marcus, meanwhile, was not averse to any kind of offer, not least because he had been living rough since he was just 16. And with no roof over his head, and a string of felonies for theft and the like not helping his employment prospects, he was willing to consider almost anything Baires put to him.
What Baires offered, though, may have shocked Marcus. Instead of turning him away empty-handed, in fact, she decided instead to turn him into an employee. Firstly, though, she got tough by asking him, “Why don’t you have a job? You know nothing is given to me for free, right?”