J. Swift as usual makes many good points about scientology.
But I still want to do some taunting.
There cant be any winners in this game, the only way to win is not to play.
Now how come I was not that perceptive going into my ordeal with scientology? So far you are all coming up with A+.
Thursday at 2 has arrived along with the hustle and hurry up just preceding it. By the way very few scientologists have lunch on Thursdays because they are on a last minute stat push. This occurs even it they are well ahead of last week's score, although I never could figure that out.
I have to digress briefly. I don't know how but I managed to score a post where I was in charge with three or four people under me. We had to promote to the public to make them active. I ran my team by consensus and we covered each other's ass. We all managed to be upstat and we helped each other out to make sure we all made it every week. Three weeks in we were investigated for being upstat. Four weeks after that we got "unmocked" with the team disbursed into other areas where there was "greater need."
Early on we decided we would "hold the form of the 'org'" per policy. We agreed to rigidly stick to the daily schedule and not make an exception for Thursday unless the stats were in trouble. Week two we came up to 11:30. We checked - everybody's stats up? Great. Let's go to lunch.
We were heading out to go to lunch and the department head from the next department over met met us as we were leaving. "Where are you going?"
"We're going to lunch."
"But it's Thursday."
He explained that it was traditional to work through lunch on Thursdays and blah blah blah. We explained that our stats were well up and that we were holding the form of the org per policy. After several more minutes of arguing he went off shaking his head and we went to lunch. He probably wrote a knowledge report, too.
Back to what I was meaning to go into.
After Thursday at 2 if you are downstat you get a minimum of a visit from Mr. Ethics Officer who acts like Dracula when he's down a quart. This is well known and I really don't need to go into it.
What happens with those who are upstat? Upstats are supposed to get rewarded. Those who are really upstat are supposed to get auditing sessions, pay bonuses and other nifty things. If they get an ethics chit they can write "upstat" on it and the chit is supposed to be torn up and discarded. Well, that's what is supposed to happen.
When you are upstat you do get the pay bonus, but it could mean an extra thirty-five cents to two dollars on your pay. As to the rest, the first thing that happens is you take part in a muster for your section, department, division or whatever. At that muster production targets are set for the week and you had better get busy working on that right away and don't you know it because you have to get a higher stat come next Thursday. You don't have time for a session. You don't have time for time off. You don't have time for anything but production time.
One more thing. Even if there were time for you to have an auditing session you won't get one because there are too few auditors to go around. If there's anyone paying for auditing they will bump the staff that are scheduled. While I was in the only staff who got audited were those who somehow got the money to pay for it. There are a couple of horror stories connected with that but they are for another thread and if I get around to telling them.
So, lurking scientologists, Thursday at 2 has recently gone past. Another Thursday at 2 looms less than a week away. How are your stats?