Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
I'm glad those few details helped to clear things up.You were hired non-SO. That explains the breaks, thanks. Of course you had breaks, you weren't even on a staff contract. AOLA had a lot of non-SO tech staff in the early 80s, too. I was just shocked to hear your description of renovations at the complex because my memories and those of others who were on the RPF there in the 70s and 80s doing renos are very, very different from yours. You were apparently treated quite differently. I believe you.
I don't question your Excalibur stories, just the time frame.
The staff parties became exceptionally lame in the early 80s. The late 70s Christmas parties even provided good food and beer for staff. They were fun. Big difference after that. I remember because I was newly married and my husband and I were like
WOW, your mom was also an SO nanny in PAC. RESPECT. You know, then.
Thanks for the clarification. Maybe things changed again after I left. I have no idea. I left in 1986 and did all I could to get away from Scientology in every way after that, just to get away from the insanity.
As to graduation nights on the Excalibur, this would have been in the '73 to '74 time frame. It was a blast while it lasted. I impressed more than one young damsel by taking them on a midnight cruise