How Many Staff Is Ideal?

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  1. RSS Feed

    RSS Feed RSS Feeder Bot

    There is a new post up at the Mike Rinder's Blog

    How Many Staff Is Ideal?

    Well, according to this promo piece, the answer is 200. And after being in business now for more than 50 years, Perth apparently has accumulated 40 staff (though I suspect the 10 pictured are “going to be” on staff and at least 15 of the 30 others are VERY part-time…) But even that is only […]

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  2. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    Even when Scientology was doing well, like in the 1970's, it was impossible to grow an org beyond minimal staffing. If there were lots of public, there would be pressure to open new missions in the area. If there were staff, SO would poach them.
  3. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Silver Meritorious Patron

    FCDC during my tenure must have been one of the top five orgs ever and staff size stayed around 150=180 while I was there
  4. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    IIRC, when I left the Riverside Mission (1970s) the staff there was about 100.
    But the majority of staff were working very long hours for poverty pay.
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  5. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    The actual ideal number of Scientology staff is ZERO. World wide.
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  6. pineapple

    pineapple Patron Meritorious

    When I was in Riverside the second time (in 1977, I think) they had begun serving the staff three all-you-can-eat meals during the week and I believe 2 meals a day on the weekends. Bent's brother Rene, who was head of the Estates crew, was in charge of this. He bought from farmers in the area (I was told), so he got eggs, chickens, etc. in bulk at low prices. This was an excellent idea, as it handled a major living expense and made surviving on the low salaries more doable. The food was quite decent. (If you were in a lower condition you were allowed to eat, but not sit with the other staff.)

    I was getting paid $55/wk at that time, which was the most I ever got paid in scn. I paid $45/month in rent for an apartment shared with one other staffer. With meals mostly taken care of, I was actually surviving okay. This was my best period. The rest of my time on staff was much worse. :eek:

    I would estimate the number of Riverside staff at that time as 150.
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  7. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist


    Way back in my days there, Rebecca was doing the food prep.
    (Her husband was on estates.)
  8. DagwoodGum

    DagwoodGum Scientology - A Living Quicksand of Souls

    Can we use negative integers?
  9. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Silver Meritorious Patron

    You can swing with the square root of minus one if it suits yer fancy
  10. Bill

    Bill Gold Meritorious Patron

    Imaginary numbers are what the Church of Scientology excels in.
  11. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    and where are they all now?

    Playing tennis or chasing butterflies?

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  12. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Silver Meritorious Patron

    Various places...

    Several still in

    Several have been on esmb


    Several people I dearly love are ****

    Some have done fair well like craig an barbara waters...

    And many...

    Who knows.