Like I had said earlier I was born into it. My mother and father were both on staff at the detroit org...I spent almost my entire childhood there...
When you mentioned that in your post it reminded me of a couple I knew while I was on staff.
They had a son who was probably 8 or 9 years old.
They would often bring him to the mission after dinner because, of course, they could not afford a babysitter to watch him.
He did things like stuff envelopes, file, put away promo or whatever menial task he was asked to do.
He was a cool little kid.
The sad part was when it came time for him to sleep. He slept on the floor in my office on a couple of occasions (because he had no other choice) but most of the time he slept in the "film room" because it was dark & it was empty.
("out ethics" on me because I was supposed to have floods of people in the film room watching the "Orientation Film" & signing up for all kinds of services)
Anyway, I remember seeing him leave late at night--all half asleep--& I felt so sorry for him because the structure of his life was so f*d up.
Who lets their child go on sleeping on the floor night after night while they fulfill the ridiculous "admin tech" & long hours required by the church?
I don't think so.
Did you have things like that happen while growing up in the org?
I really--REALLY--hope not!
Peace to you & thank goodness you are free!!