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Ch 3 Notes In Search of Respect

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University of Toronto Scarborough
Maggie Cummings

Chapter 3: Crackhouse Management: Addiction, Discipline, and Dignity ANTA02 Crack selling is like other businesses in that it involves risk and management versus employee hierarchies Living with Crack Primo was once addict, but his first cousin Felix, who founded the Game Room (crackhouse) Felix offered Primo a job after Felix was injured, allowed him self-worth and confidence to kick crack habit Ray took over after Candy sold the Game Room to him o Felix lost it after he was sent to prison o Candy shot Felix after she found him sleeping with his sister Restructuring Management at the Game Room Ray kept Primo, but gave him shift hours and commission from crack Ray was very good at labor relations o Knew when to be violent and when to show friendship without appearing vulnerable o Did this by hiring people that were related to family or made them relate to his family E.g. by making Primo a godfather they established compadre Compadrazgo sanctifies solidarity and reciprocal obligations with men Primo was a founding member of Rays crackhouses, so he got benefits and became a successful manager of the Game Room location quickly o Wouldnt be possible so fast in legal world Primo hired Benzie and Caesar as lookouts o Benzie would disrespect customers a lot o Caesar smoked crack so couldnt be trusted Curbing Addiction and Channeling Violence Caesars crack and drinking binges made him violent www.notesolution.com
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