I found that most staff members I knew were good people, with high ideals. Most of us wanted to help clear the planet, and get ourselves cleared and OT also. The conditions on staff were definitely poor, yet few complained, because of the "cause", and also because of the threat of ethics conditions, or feeling we were giving counter-intention to our noble ideals, etc.
When I finally left the CoS, the unspoken became widely spoken among FreeZoners. The common thread I heard about the church, was not personal attacks or desire to destroy the church. The common thread was that most former Scientologists regretted having to leave, but felt forced to leave because the church was so poorly managed.
Had the bulk of the money taken in by the church been distributed among staff, as was their due, the church would probably have a much larger membership now, and staff would have had the opportunity to get clear and OT without co-auditing or taking other jobs.
So many mistakes......... The CoS is it's own worst enemy.
Funny you should mention a general amnesty.
On several occasions throughout the years since I left the CoS, I wondered if they had ever attempted to lure people back into the church, by some sort of amnesty.
Of course, the requirements for such amnesty would be sec-checking, Ruds with a crunch, word clearing, ethics conditions from the bottom up, etc. There would be the assumption that it was the blown person's fault he or she blew in the first place.