I thought I would just list one of the unbelievable things that happened to me while on staff at an org. Maybe others here can do the same. QUARTERMASTER DUTY (1978/79) This assignment usually followed a knee-jerk response to something scio did and was being investigated for. FULL ALERT or some shit like that. I was Day AND Foundation staff and being the lowest on the totem pole I would inevitably draw QM duty. I would have to work the Day hours, then my Foundation hours and then stay up all night, watching the org, making sure that the 'bad guys' didn't break in and,... well,... it was too awful to think about. That's being awake and working for over 24 hours straight. I would be allowed to sleep during the follwoing Day hours but not the Foundation hours, even if it meant I had to do another 10 hours QM duty. This duty was kept for the lowest members only on the org chart. Everyone else was "too important" to do QM. One morning, after total exhaustion and a week of on again and off again QM duty I fell asleep and was woken up by the ED when he opened the org in the morning. A comm Ev followed and I was assigned 25 hours of 'amends', along with my Day and Foundation hours and the still present threat QM duties. Someone here has summed it up all too well: the only thing worse than being on staff is prison. Sadly, it was an agreed upon prison with an open door that fear kept me from walking through so many times, until I had finally had enough.