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Post by Wieber » Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:33 pm

This entry has some offensive material in it. It was very offensive before I edited the thing. Now it is just offensive. It is also embarrassing to me to tell, but it happened and I'm telling it. The worst experiences in my life happened while I was in scientology and my behavior and treatment of other people was at its worst when I was in scientology. When I look at who and what I was at the time I was deepest in, that was me, but I hate that person. Here's the next bit.


Near the completion of doing the HAS course, I was told the recruiter wanted to see me. She was a tall beautiful woman with long hair. During the recruitment process she was very friendly and warm towards me but once I was securely on staff she spurned my presence.

I’ll come back to that shortly. First I have to tell this. During the week that I did the HAS course I did not have the time to have a dump. A few hours after completing, my bowels moved. I went to the washroom in the org and got in the cubicle. I knew I needed to clear my bowels and took the time to force the large lump out.

This took considerable effort and was fairly painful. Eventually I passed the thing. It finally cleared and plopped loudly and wetly into the toilet’s water. On taking the tissue and wiping myself I found that the thing was completely dry and had left no residue. I stood up and looked at it. It was large, light brown and riddled with darker brown spots. I resolved to never put off the call of nature again, if at all possible.

In Scientology your time is very much under the control of those who are superior to you, and of those there are a great many. If you are a second late for anything, the punishment is severe. When you are on course, you are expected to arrive free of the need to go to the toilet and not allowed to go during the course time.

Now, I’ll get back to the recruiter. The woman invited me to join staff. Contracts are 2½ years or 5 years. There are two orgs in the building one is called the Day Org. The other is called the Foundation Org. It’s called Foundation because when an org starts it usually only has capacity to run during evenings and weekends as those involved need other jobs to support them until there is enough wherewithal to put the second org in place. You would expect the two orgs to be called Day and Evening, but there you are.

Pay is based on a unit. Each org staff member gets a number of units, depending on their rank, training and where they are in their auditing. She said that pay varied depending on how the org did every week. The org belongs to the staff members and they get paid a share of what they produce.

While I was on staff my pay averaged about $2 a week. The number of hours I worked averaged about 84 a week. Dedicated slave is more accurate than staff member.

At that time if you didn’t have a job you were expected to join staff on both orgs. You would work six days a week with one day off and every year, if you got a replacement for your post you could have two weeks off. I never got two weeks off while I was on staff. Oh and by the way, you are responsible for your replacement if you want to leave your post.

I’m getting ahead. So I agreed to join staff of both orgs for 2½ years. I figured I could spend that time on staff, learn how organizations worked and then get onto a career path.

What I didn’t know then is that everyone is to join staff forever. Once you are on staff the attitude of the higher ups is that the org now owns you and you are there for the duration. The duration being the duration until the current physical universe comes to an end. There’s a billion year contract but that is a token and you will be expected to renew it at the end of the billion years, mate.

Once you join staff there is no regard for your health or well being either. I’ll get into that in more detail later. One of the aims of Scientology is that honest beings can have rights. That sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? But when you sift through all the double talk, scienospeak and PR, what it means is that people who are considered in good standing in Scientology will have rights and no one else will, whether they are honest or not. This assumes of course that Scientology will as is rightfully so, take control over the running of the world’s civilization. (Note that I have used sarcasm here. The “rightfully so” part is what a Scientologist under full control of the cult would think.)
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Post by Wieber » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:51 pm

This feels so weird putting this stuff here. I have two parts to put in right now. This one I just edited. The other is more essay than narrative. I'll have it ready in a few minutes.


So I got recruited. I did an IQ test and another Oxford Capacity Analysis. That’s Scientology’s con game personality test. Even when under full sway of Scientology’s influence I was of the opinion that the OCA was a con game and I was never able to throw off that opinion. Probably a large part of that was because I held the post of Testing I/C for a brief period of time.

Somewhere into this staff entry process this question came up: “Are you connected to anyone who is antagonistic to Scientology?” This question comes up a lot. I don’t know but I would expect that it is on every sec check. Sec check is scienospeak for security check. A security check is a series of questions that a person is asked while holding the cans (electrodes) of an e-meter. Senator McCarthy would have loved this stuff. Many of the questions begin with, “Have you ever . . .”

So I was asked, “Are you connected to anyone who is antagonistic to Scientology?”

“Well, I think my parents are.”

That’s a PTS situation. PTS stands for Potential Trouble Source. One is PTS if one is connected to a person or group antagonistic to Scientology. So the term PTS, potential trouble source gets the ronitude treatment. I thought it meant my parents were potential trouble source. No, kid, YOU (echo and reverb) are PTS!

So the next thing to do is go see the Ethics Officer or EO. Funny thing is this person is most often referred to as the ethics officer and not ee-oh. I’m told before I can sign your contract and join staff I have to handle my parent’s antagonism.

Now by this time, I have this urgent need to go clear and OT, like someone who wakes up from a long deep sleep and seriously has to pee. During the course, I had come to the conclusion that all this stuff was true and that all the stuff delineated on the grade chart could and would be delivered to one. This included the ability gained for OT VIII, which at that time was “knowing and willing cause over thought, life, matter, energy, space, and time subjective and objective.”

OT VIII was then unreleased. It was released about a year after I was routed off staff. I’m getting ahead. Like I told my family member, I was away, but I wasn’t out. However the ability gained has been changed to “truth revealed.”

I read enough of Bare Faced Messiah to know that the revealed truth is that L. Ron Hubbard was a liar and a con man, even though he claimed he wasn’t.

So I took the train home, wearing a Scientology cross around my neck. I thought it looked cool and bought one from the book store. I wasn’t supposed to wear it as I wasn’t trained as an auditor and I lost it very soon after. The official version is that L. Ron found a cross like that at a monastery somewhere in Mexico or New Mexico and adopted it for use as the Scientology cross. This never rang true for me, and there were never any photographs of the monastery cross, despite the fact that Hubbard had a lifelong passion and interest in photography.

What rings true is that it is taken from Aleister Crowley’s Ordo Templi Orientalis Cross, which is the Christian cross that has been crossed out, or if you will a double cross. I have a copy of the tarot deck which has this cross on the back. I also have a copy of the Golden Dawn tarot deck, which has a similar cross on the back.

As I understand it Ordo Templi Orientalis, Golden Dawn and AMORC, the Rosicrucians are all destructive cults as is Scientology. I plan to stay far away from those organizations. I had a friend in high school who was into all that occult stuff. He used to get a magazine called Fate. Every issue had ads promoting the Rosicrucians. For all I know the magazine was published by them. His argument for believing all that stuff was, “what would anyone putting this stuff forward have to gain by telling about it?” He’s not a friend anymore, and now I have an answer for him. “What they have to gain is all your money and possessions and your dedicated enslavement.”
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Post by Wieber » Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:57 pm

Right now, right this instant, I don’t hate any of them. I don’t pity any of them either. I don’t have much feeling for any of them. I’m talking about all the ones who are left behind, who are still members. Every single one of them from the top to the bottom, from the inside to the outside is a victim every bit as much as I or any other former member was a victim. Even L. Ron himself became a victim. He may or may not have come to believe his own lies, but he became a man in a cage, on the run, and eventually died an ignominious death.

I may hate him again tomorrow. I may hate one or more of the people who are in still. Right now I don’t.

I read about Mormon’s yesterday. The Mormon church meets all eight characteristics of a destructive cult and fits most of the characteristics of the BITE (the organization’s control over an individual’s Behavior, Information, Thought, and Emotion) model of destructive cults.

Jehovah’s Witness, the moonies, Hare Krishna, Christian Science, National Socialism, Communism, Amway; the list goes on; are all destructive cults.

The Mormon church was founded in 1879. Was John Smith a con man? Did he set the thing up so he could have all the women he wanted to satisfy his overreaching sexual appetite? Did he set it up to get everyone’s money and their possessions and bring them under his control? Did he know what he was doing?

How far back does this go? Did the Christian church start out as a destructive cult? Did Judaism? Did Islam start as a destructive cult as well? What about Buddhism and the eastern faiths?

It would be interesting, informative and useful to have historical research done on this to find out how far back this goes. It would be interesting to see how much war, conflict, injustice and other social ills have some form or other of a destructive cult at their root.

It would be nice if some day in the not too distant future, freedom of mind can be the truth experienced by everyone. For now, I’ll settle for my own freedom of mind.
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Post by Snow White » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:53 am

Wieber, you have a flair for writing. I get a lot from your posts. Your detailed descriptions of what you went through reveal the con aspect. The devil is in the details. Otherwise one would miss the con aspect and be swept up with the apparent hackneyed phrase "We're trying to help". The whole Scientology experience is a carefully scripted plot with a multitude (dwindling though) of Ronbots loyally passing the baton, getting each requisite of compliance reports IN, IN, IN.

And I agree on the Rosicrucian parallel. In fact if I hadn't become a Scientologist I would've fallen for them, I think. It is a very attractive carrot, this invitation to master the universe. And very profitable as it turns out. If I wanted to join a cult, I would choose the Rosicrucians. They were "earlier on the chain" as such. They even pip the Freezoners to the post, in my opinion. If one believes in BTs (*starts singing Kylie Minogues"I Believe in You"* lol. I am only joking.) the Rosicrucians will have you getting rid of them at next to no cost and basically from the start, unlike in the more heavily dollar-driven "church".

It is funny though, I do occasionally miss something in regards to cult membership. I think it fills a void of some kind. Now, that I have more time, I think I better get back to reading "The True Believer" which I have yet to finish.

p.s I am against cults. I just need to do some more analysis of some of my leftover thought patterns.
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Post by tommygormanxenu » Sat Jun 23, 2007 2:54 am

Wieber Keep up the great post k. It is nice to see you write more of your story when you can. I look forward to reading more of your story after you post it. Thanks for writting this all up for everyone to read. Anyone else that has a story please post it on this website.

Scientology is Evil to the core. SCIENTOLOGY PROTECTS RAPIST AND KILLS. Scientology ruins families and lives everyday. The only thing scientology can Clear is one bank account at a time

LRH was married 3 times which shows he could not stay with one wife.
L.Ron Hubbard was and evil man, crazy in the head schitzo, paranoid, psychopath, who was a psych drug taking, heavy drug using, wife beating alcoholic drunk, pathological liar, coward who let his 3rd wife go to prison for his crimes as he hid and ran away for the remaining years of his life from the FBI. L.Ron Hubbard died with psych drugs shot in his butt.
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This is my own opinion. I'd rather die speaking the truth about the harms of the cult of scientology than hide and be afraid.
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Post by programmer_guy » Sat Jun 23, 2007 5:35 am

Wieber wrote: This took considerable effort and was fairly painful. Eventually I passed the thing.
Your report about this is not a problem for me to read. (After all, medical doctors and nurses have to deal with all sorts of stuff like this every day - and worse.)

One of the purposes of the large intestine is to remove water from the waste and return it to your body via your blood system (i.e. conservation of resources). If one waits WAY too long then the feces gets too solid and the result is constipation or a difficult bowel movement.

You didn't gross me out. For example, I am a father and changed many diapers, have wiped up puke, and etc.

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Post by Wieber » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:22 am

I'm going to a movie on Saturday. I may not visit this message board over the weekend, so have a good one. What follows has a lot of names in it. Don't go wracking your memory trying to remember any of these people or asking yourself if you knew them, because I have changed all the names.


So I went home on the train, all enthusiastic about Scientology. I told a girl on the train about it. She seemed interested and gave me contact info. When I got back I offered this to someone at the org and they shoved it back on me to disseminate to her. I wrote her. Happily for her she never replied.

I got home. I talked to my parents. They reached a point where they weren’t antagonistic, I thought, and let me do what I wanted. I took out all my money from my bank account where I lived and cashed in my bond. A few days later I was back at the org and turned over my money.

I had signed an agreement to join staff before I left. You aren’t allowed to sign an actual contract until you complete staff status 1.

I gave Norma the cash. She said that because of me the org was now upstat. Upstat is scienospeak for up statistic. I’ll get to explaining that and the associated trap later on.

I expected that the money for the services would go in an account and that I would get them delivered to me for half price when I finished staff status 1 and signed the contract.

However, Scientologists, especially the staff members are a knee-jerk lot of people. Harvy Mendes (since declared SP), the DTS (director of technical services) found out about my payment and routed me onto Method 1 word clearing the next day at full price. That kind of pissed me off. SP stands for suppressive person and there will be more on that later, too.

I have to go back a bit. On the last day of my course, after I had cleared my bowels, a group of us decided we would go out on the main street and sell Dianetics books. There are several Dianetics books, but when a Scientologist says Dianetics book he is referring to Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health. There are as well, Dianetics, the Original Thesis, Dianetics 55 and Dianetics, Science of Survival.

We went out on a cold windy evening. There were about eight of us. I thought it would be a breeze. None of us sold a single book. This is supposed to be a best seller. It takes all the doing you can do to sell one of these things. Even now, you can’t just go out and say, “Do you want to buy a Dianetics book?” or put them out with a sign, “Dianetics books for sale $Price each.” They won’t sell. You have to do something cute like a stress test or a survey or a free personality test, and even then you have to use considerable force to make a sale. That’s been my experience.

Norma’s boss was Jack Welden the Dist Sec (Distribution Secretary). Distribution is division 6 of an org. The org has an org board. There are seven divisions on the org board. This comes from an ancient civilization on some other planet. It survived for a trillion years but finally failed because it didn’t have a Qual. (Qualifications Division – div 5). There are seven divisions on the org board: HCO, Dissem, Treas, Tech, Qual, Dist, Exec. Each division has three departments. Except that in the interim that I was away Div 6 was expanded to Div 6a, 6b, 6c.

Anyway, Jack, eager to get his stat up, fixed it so I would work in his division. The statistic for division 6 at that time was NNCF, which means new names to central files. Everything that was done in the division resulted in new names with addresses and if possible phone numbers that would be sent to central files in division 2. Those names would be sent promotional material and letters. All letters from Scientology staff members to the public are the same letter. I’m paraphrasing Stephen Leacock here.

So I got sent out to sell books. The bookseller I/C was a guy named Fred. He was Milly’s boyfriend and about four months later they both blew together. Blow means to leave, as in, “Milly and Fred blew staff.” Then there’s this other bookseller called Jeffrey Martin. Jeffrey asked me what I wanted to do on staff. I said I wanted to promote Scientology – you know sell books, that sort of thing. What I had in mind was ad campaigns. What Jeffrey had in mind was I was his replacement, but he didn’t tell me that.
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Post by truthseeker » Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:59 am

im reading it all too, its very interesting

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Post by tommygormanxenu » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:28 pm

Wieber
your right about selling a Dianetics book and how it is not easy at all to even sell one. I helped div 6 for a little while when i was on staff at mountain view org CA. I would be in front of 7Eleven for hours a day with no sells. I would bring people to the testing center which was next door and give them stress test. I would think how is this book a best seller if after hours not one book was sold after talking to many people or bringing them to the testing center for a free stress test and not even one book sold.

We need to let scientology know they can't push everyone around or kick people around at all like they are trying to do with Keith Henson so we need to help others speak out and tell their stories.

Here is something everyone needs to know about because it undress the true harms of scientology.
http://www.lermanet.com/books/henson.htm . Keith Henson is a 64 year old man who is now sitting in a jail cell, they tell him, for 1 year.

Scientology is Evil to the core. SCIENTOLOGY PROTECTS RAPIST AND KILLS. Scientology ruins families and lives everyday. The only thing scientology can Clear is one bank account at a time

LRH was married 3 times which shows he could not stay with one wife.
L.Ron Hubbard was and evil man, crazy in the head schitzo, paranoid, psychopath, who was a psych drug taking, heavy drug using, wife beating alcoholic drunk, pathological liar, coward who let his 3rd wife go to prison for his crimes as he hid and ran away for the remaining years of his life from the FBI. L.Ron Hubbard died with psych drugs shot in his butt.
IMHO Tommy Gorman
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http://www.lermanet.com/tomgorman/jeffreyquiros.htm

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Post by Snow White » Sat Jun 23, 2007 6:45 pm

Part of the "tech" used when selling Dianetics is to hand the person the book to look at it and then quickly take it back from them before they have the chance to finish looking. This is meant to cause the person to 'reach' and thus make the purchase.

Tricks, deceptions, gimmicks are de rigeur throughout the entire organisation.

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Post by jax » Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:12 am

Snow White wrote:Part of the "tech" used when selling Dianetics is to hand the person the book to look at it and then quickly take it back from them before they have the chance to finish looking. This is meant to cause the person to 'reach' and thus make the purchase.

Tricks, deceptions, gimmicks are de rigeur throughout the entire organisation.
That is "reach & withdraw".
According to LRH, a thetan naturally "reaches" for or "withdraws" from things & there are "drills" that utilize this "phenomenon" to get a thetan to "reach" where he or she would normally "withdraw" or vise-versa.
This is "tech".
"Reach & Withdraw" is also an audtiting process.
The commands are:
"Reach for that _______"
"Withdraw from that _____"
"Reach for that _____"
"Withdraw from that _____
continued until "EP" has been reached.
Powerful stuff.
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Post by Wieber » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:20 pm

When we got back to the org that night, Jeffrey went running off to Jack. Almost immediately after that, I was posted to book seller, and Jeffrey was promoted to Dir Clearing, (Director of Clearing).

I must have some chronology out of whack here, as I was posted to Testing I/C (I/C = In Charge – scientology is full of jokes) shortly after joining staff and was made a bookseller later. So I must have had that job before the relationship with Jeffrey.

I think I was testing I/C for a very brief time, probably less than two weeks. This is the way that worked. There was a girl in HCO (Hubbard Communications Office, Division one) who was in charge of the expeditors. When you sign an agreement to join staff you then work as an expeditor until you are posted or complete staff status 1 and then posted. A post is a position with a title somewhere on the org board. (By the way, right now, under Miscavage, as far as Scientology is concerned, everyone in the world is on the Scientology org board. That includes you, whoever you are who are reading this. That’s quite an assumption on my part that someone will read this.)

So I was assigned to testing I/C. I was given three or four pages of material to read, some cardboard sheets with cutouts on them, and a ruler. As testing I/C it was my job to score the tests done by public people coming into the org, then to evaluate the test to them and get them to the public registrar wanting a course. I was under the misapprehension that I should be honest with people and so I stank at doing this job. I didn’t hold it long.

However, later, when there was no one else around, I would get called on to administer the test because I was trained at it. I spent about twenty minutes learning it. Another thing with this is that I was also expected to do tests for every other reason. Anything to do with tests other than scoring them and evaluating them to a raw public person did not score on my statistic, so I wasn’t very interested in doing the other things.

I may as well tell you about the conditions and statistics. It plays a significant role in this story and is a major part of the life of every Scientologist, especially those who are on staff.

Every staff member gets posted to a post with a title. That post also has a product and the product is measured with a statistic. One person, one post, one product, one statistic; get it? The org is divided into divisions, the divisions are divided into departments, the departments are divided into units and the units have individuals in them. Each unit has a product and a statistic, which belongs to the I/C of the unit. Each department has a product and a statistic, which belongs to the director of the department. Each division has a product and a statistic, which belongs to the secretary of the division. The org has a product and a statistic, which belongs to the ED.

Every day on staff each staff member keeps track of his or her statistic and records it on a graph at the end of the day. At the end of the week the total for the week is compiled. This is reported to a variety of places and the ethics officer gets a copy. The statistic for the week is then compared with the statistic of the previous week and a condition results.

There are two types of condition – statistic conditions and lower conditions. The conditions from lowest to highest are confusion, treason, enemy, doubt, liability, non existence, danger, emergency, normal, affluence, power. Each of the conditions has a formula. When you are in or assigned to a condition you are to do the formula. Conditions below normal also require atonement and amends, except when you start out, because then you are in non existence and that’s OK for about thirty seconds.

There are some exceptions to the following as auditors have a statistic based on the number of hours they audit and there aren’t any more hours in a week than there are hours in a week. As well, some statistics are expressed as a ratio, and in those cases, there is another formula at work. By and large what follows is what most staff members suffer with.

If you produce exactly the same number of products as the week before, you are in emergency. This produces a horizontal line and gets you yelled at by the ethics officer and your senior. If you produce a few more products than last week, you are in normal. The line on your graph angles slightly up to the right and you breathe a sigh of relief as no one yells at you. No one is very happy with you but at least you are up stat. If you produce many more products and your line slopes up at about 45 degrees you are in affluence and now people are somewhat pleased with you. If you produce a great many more products than the week before, you are in power. Your graph slopes up at eighty degrees or more and everyone is ecstatic with you.

Elron’s statistic we were told one time was affluence of power, but then he made the rules, didn’t he?

If you produce less products than the week before you are in danger. You are a lowly ****er and a stat crasher, you bastard-pig-dog-asshole-****-face-degraded-piece-of-shit! Oh, and your graph slopes down. Now keep up being in danger a few weeks and you will find yourself in one of the lower conditions.

Now when you are being recruited to join staff the recruiter tells you, at least the person who recruited me told me that when you join staff you will get auditing and training. When you sign the contract it says you will get auditing and training. Most people can’t come up with the $300,000 plus to do the bridge so they join staff.

However no one tells you about the catch 22. Everyone gets administrative training. A few people get technical training, where the glamour and accolades go. You get audited if your statistics are up. The higher your condition, the more likely you are to be rewarded with auditing. However, when you are in power and you go in for auditing, who is left on your post to get your products so your stat will be up for the following week? You have to forgo that auditing.

Mind you if you pay for auditing, you get it because paid well done auditing hours and paid completions are statistics that somebody can count on.

The other thing going on here is eventually you are going to hit the wall, your stats will crash and you’ll be put in a lower condition. It’s very nearly inevitable. It’s worse in the sea org. In the sea org, stat crashers get to be in the rehabilitation project force or RPF. You can read about this nightmare on the internet. There’s a scholarly paper on it.

Here’s the current URL for it:
http://www.lermanet.com/scientology/gul ... tForce.htm
The article is called, Brainwashing in Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF).
It’s by Stephen A. Kent (Ph.D.), Professor--Department of Sociology, University of Alberta
Read it and cringe.
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Post by Wieber » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:31 pm

So I got assigned to sell books. Jack Welden made the necessary arrangements with HCO and got me on the team.

There was this girl in HCO. She was one of Hans Guttman’s sisters. She was in charge of the expeditors. She came up to me and said matter-of-factly, “I’m your senior.” She comes into play a little later.

Jack’s second was a guy named Bert something. He was an OT III. Jack was a Grade V release, Power completion.

I remember one Sunday we were sent out super early to sell books on the main street. Scientology executives are always having great ideas. So we were on the street Sunday morning, 8 a.m. You could roll a quarter down the street and not attract the attention of a derelict.

Our little group of about five people with their satchels full of dianetics books and receipt books and pens arrayed ourselves on the sidewalk to wait for the people so we could sell them the book that would set them on the road to total freedom. We set up right in front of an adult video business that showed porn movies on their own televisions that people could come in and watch for a price.

The guy who owned the place must have wanted to distract us. One of the workers inside put a TV in the window facing out, and then ran a very hard core pornographic movie. I know I was distracted. I think most of the guys on the street on the bookselling team were as well.

For the next several months I sold books on the main street. This went through the winter. I did not get to go home for Christmas. I didn’t go home again for Christmas until I was routed off staff.

I was sent out with the book selling crew to the main street to sell dianetics books. Fred was the in-charge. Jeffrey continued on for a while. He was the in-charge when Fred wasn’t there. Fred wasn’t there a lot. He was getting audited frequently. That was his story but now that I look back at what was going on, I think he may have been going to spend time with Milly but told us the acceptable truth that he was getting a session. Yes but what kind of session?

We spent half or more of our time taking coffee breaks in the local restaurant. About a week into this, a guy from the org showed up near the week end to see what he could get.

In Scientology the week end isn’t Saturday and Sunday like in the real world. In Scientology the week end is Thursday at 2:00 O’clock p.m. That’s when all the stats are collected and reported to management in one of the higher orgs. The reports have to go in very quickly after 2:00. Most people on staff, except for the technicals, do not have lunch on Thursdays. The game is to boost your stat at the last minute before 2. After 2 you are busy getting your stat in and then you are encouraged to get going on the next week’s production.

So the guy shows up at the restaurant where we are having coffee on a Wednesday night, though it might have been a Tuesday. He was the book store officer. So he’s in the eleventh hour and needs to get his stat up. Fred asked him what he was there for. He said “I came out to see what I can get.” What he got was the remaining fifty dollars in my bank account. I got books I didn’t really want.

Just recently I figured that he must have been told something like, “Look, there’s this new guy on staff selling books. Bet he’s got money in a bank account.” He, Fred and Jeffrey triple teamed me into giving him my money.
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Post by Wieber » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:34 pm

There you go. Three entries in two posts. I combined two of my entries into one as they were short. Some of this I have posted before. Now it is more in context.
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Post by moontaco » Sun Jun 24, 2007 9:16 pm

I've been reading your posts and finding them awfully interesting. I appreciate your attention to details, particularly regarding stats and products. I've read mentions of stats before but had just a vague idea of what they meant and how they were used. I look forward to reading more (of course, about everything, not just stats!). :)

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