Gainful Employment is the 97th main story mission in Red Dead Redemption 2 (RDR2). This walkthrough will guide you through all objectives of Gainful Employment Main Quest including all Gold Medals for 100% completion.
Gainful Employment is unlocked after completing Motherhood.
Quest Giver: Ansel Atherton
Chapter: Epilogue – Part 1 or Epilogue – Part 2
Region: West Elizabeth
Gold Medal Requirements:
- After arriving in Strawberry, locate the bounty within 30 seconds
- After mounting your horse, catch and hogtie the bounty within 1 minute 15 seconds
Starting Location: Valentine, West Elizabeth
Talk to Sadie Adler
Back in Valentine after all this time, meet Sadie Adler for a drink and a supplemental career choice. Join Sadie for a ride to Strawberry to find her bounty, Nathan Kirk.
- GOLD MEDAL: After arriving in Strawberry, locate the bounty within 30 seconds
Immediately head to the Welcome Center and kick down the door of room 3. Nathan will jump off the balcony to the street below.
Jump off the railing to the left and onto your horse.
- GOLD MEDAL: After mounting your horse, catch and hogtie the bounty within 1 minute 15 seconds
Spur your horse after him and equip your lasso. Follow him, cutting corners wherever possible to reduce his lead. When he sweeps to the right towards Sadie, keep going forwards towards the road ahead to gain a lot of ground on Nathan. Lasso him as soon as you can.
Alternately, there is a much easier and slightly less tasteful solution to stopping Kirk…
I won’t tell if you won’t. Follow it up with a lasso and a hogtie and you should be able to make the time easily. Pick him up and put him on Sadie’s horse, and your share of the bounty is earned.
This finishes Gainful Employment main mission in Red Dead Redemption 2. Now the next quest Bare Knuckles Friendships starts.
Next Up: Bare Knuckles Friendships
For more Walkthroughs with all gold medals, check out the complete Red Dead Redemption 2 Story Walkthrough.