ANZO Staff / Sea Org : Request for info

cantsay

Patron Meritorious
In answer to the original poster - I worked at the Perth org from the late 90s onwards.

Pay
- What are staff paid at the ANZO Orgs?
Usually, nothing. If you got $20 once every few months it was cause for celebration. Even if we were supposed to get pay, it usually ended up paying the phone bill or whatever other legal-action-pending-bill.
- Is the staff pay worked out using the same proportional system based on Org income as in US Orgs? As far as I know.
- how does pay vary between different posts? Who gets higher priority when money is tight? Execs got more I think, not that there was much to go around.
- Is income tax deducted? Nope.
- Does CoS pay its share of compulsory Superannuation? Super?!?!? HAHA!!! No way in hell.

Hours and Leave
- examples of hours worked by staff
I worked Foundation hours, so 5.30 to 10ish or later on weekdays, and 6.30am to 6.30pm or later on weekends.
- amount of time off? Nada. There was no such thing. If you were lucky you might have Christmas Day off, but usually not because you couldnt get someone to cover your post.
- paid sick leave or holidays? hehe, not a chance! The thing that used to piss me off the most was calling in sick and being told to drive into the org for an assist. Through peakhour traffic, all the way to the org, for a bloody assist, and they woudldnt let you go home again either. If you were sick often (more than a couple of times a year) they would start send people out to your house to physically escort you into the org, as you were considered ethics bait/faking it/CI.

Abuse
- any examples of unfair treatment, unreasonable demands, cruel punishment etc
Lots of people being screamed at, expected to work all-hands (all night working,then to your normal job during the day). I was threatened with a comm-ev and harrassed for obeying doctors orders when I was pregnant (bed-rest).
When I was supposed to go to the AO for training I was sat down with the DED who went through a list of every possession I owned to see what I could sell or hock, so I could afford to go to Sydney. Bed, clothes, anything of any value. when I finally got to Sydney I became almost skeletal on the rationed food.

I could go on and on. I really cant believe that I thought this bullcrap was all for the benefit of mankind.
 

Zhent

Leakus Maximus
Oh, and to answer the original poster; while chatting to a guy who had just left staff in a ANZO Class V org a few days ago, he told me he had not been paid a single dollar for more than one year.

This is very interesting info. I would love to hear from someone who has recently blown staff in ANZO, I don't suppose they will be joining us on this forum?

And could you tell us which ANZO org it was? *fingers crossed for Sydney*
 

Once bitten

Patron Meritorious
Moana and Rose Deness

A friend told me Moana was sent to Int and told to go to RPF and didn't want to so she left went to NZ and is running some kind of business consultancy.
Rumor I heard was Pat left her before this, blew and got declared, that was about 5 years ago tho...

Does anyone know what happened to Tom Steward, he was at the AO round that time?

Moana and Rose are running a 'Way to Happiness' group in Taranaki. They just got charitable status for this group

http://www.register.charities.govt.....aspx?id=b255bf3e-6d47-df11-9281-0015c5f3da29
and are running cheesy groups like this:

http://www.nzcharities.com/wordpress/?p=1204

Looks like lots of fun
:coolwink:
 

Doom

Lurking.
Part of the answer for what happened to Tom Stewart was he was RPFed about 97 and was still there in 2000 but after that I don't know where he went to.
 
I heard he's back in NZ. He gets sent to NZ every so often because he is on a UK passport and legally has to leave Australia every so often.
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
Moana and Rose are running a 'Way to Happiness' group in Taranaki. They just got charitable status for this group

http://www.register.charities.govt.....aspx?id=b255bf3e-6d47-df11-9281-0015c5f3da29
and are running cheesy groups like this:

http://www.nzcharities.com/wordpress/?p=1204

Looks like lots of fun
:coolwink:

Thanks for that.
They are still looking for happiness then. :coolwink:
I wonder how it's classed as charitable? I mean in the real sense of the word. Maybe they actually give a free something, I note they include education and counselling.
 

Once bitten

Patron Meritorious
There's no such thing as a free lunch

Thanks for that.
They are still looking for happiness then. :coolwink:
I wonder how it's classed as charitable? I mean in the real sense of the word. Maybe they actually give a free something, I note they include education and counselling.

I'm wondering that as well FTS. I note that there is a charge for 'designing a book cover' ..... Their 'charitable status' is something that certainly needs investigating that's for sure. I have a feeling that the NZ Charities Commission will be interested to know that this is a cofs backed organisation, and that's not hard to find out thanks to the internets.
:thumbsup:
 

Free to shine

Shiny & Free
I'm wondering that as well FTS. I note that there is a charge for 'designing a book cover' ..... Their 'charitable status' is something that certainly needs investigating that's for sure. I have a feeling that the NZ Charities Commission will be interested to know that this is a cofs backed organisation, and that's not hard to find out thanks to the internets.
:thumbsup:

I'm sure they will be interested and I am sure they will be told. :coolwink:
 

Blowin

New Member
Re: Welcome

Hey - Welcome themessenger! :)


I was around in those days too. It was insane for many - and given you were on crew during that whole "AOSH ANZO is going ST Hill size" evolution, it would have been particularly insane for you (that was a bloody nightmare).

Rachel was a real sweetheart girl. I'd love to know how she is doing these days. A lot of the crew were good folk then (not that they aren't now). That was also the time when the AO crew annual christmas concert was still fu'king hillarious, cause the anal censorship hadn't yet come into play (I'll never forget Vince in his fishnet stockings dressed up as Freddy Mercury, singing a couple of the "Queen" classics :)ohmy: how nice it is to remember some of the fun stuff!).

Good to hear you had and enjoyed your libs days. Glad you got out when you did.

Cheers,
SNC
Yes Rachael was a sweet girl. I was intimate with her at one stage. I remember those christmas concerts too. Boy those were the days.
 

J3nn1f3r

New Member
Hi everyone,
I was in AOSH ANZO 1986-1988 when I was aged 14-16. I didn't make much of a splash but have fond memories of my fellow teen crew, up-stat pizza nights and the Christmas concerts. One year four of us teen girls did the can-can and I always loved Mutu's Haka with the guys.

I left the church 25 years ago, but my parents are still in it.
Thanks for the posts, great to see you all doing so well and healing together. Do spread the love and healing to me :)
J3nn1f3r
 
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tetloj

Silver Meritorious Patron
Hi everyone,
I was in AOSH ANZO 1986-1988 when I was aged 14-16. I didn't make much of a splash but have fond memories of my fellow teen crew, up-stat pizza nights and the Christmas concerts. One year four of us teen girls did the can-can and I always loved Mutu's Haka with the guys.

I left the church 25 years ago, but my parents are still in it.
Thanks for the posts, great to see you all doing so well and healing together. Do spread the love and healing to me :)
J3nn1f3r

:welcome2: Jennifer
 
I did a couple missions to ANZO back in the 80s. I knew a couple people at the AO but was mainly in the FOLO/CLO. I do remember Maggie Pearce, she seemed pretty rigid and unfunny to me. I liked her husband, he was a bit less rigid and funny. A bit of an artist if I remember. I think they had a son that was a big deal because he was one of OT course room supervisors at a very early age. Think his name was Matt. Not to familiar with other people.

From the FOLO/CLO I remember Kerry Ellis, when she wasn't popping out kids, was a very mean person. THere were a couple kids often at the CLO and she seemed to enjoy yelling at them. I remember Pat Colosimo was the finance director at that time, which I found odd because he seemed more of a follower to me. There was a impromptu canteen in the D/COs office (Margy? Marcy? Rogers) which was just a bookshelf with candy bars and cigarettes that didn't last long because people would take stuff and leave IOUs that were never paid. I can't remember any other names, just faces. There was this irish guy, very funny, but very hard to understand, Jim I think. I'll come back if I remember more names.
 
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