I had put up an earlier report showing the Las Vegas org parking lot with ONE car taken at 7pm on Saturday. That seemed a bit unfair as orgs shut their doors at 6pm on Saturday apparently and you couldn’t expect anyone to be there “after hours” just because they like the place.
So, I asked if someone could swing by and take some new shots during the week and during peak production hours.
Special Correspondent Mark Fisher obliged and sent in these photos as well as a good write up to put this in perspective. Mark Fisher is an old time management person — a trained evaluator, in fact he was in AVC authorizing evals as to purity of form and subsequently became “Corporate Liaison” which was the cut-out for Miscavige when he was “COB ASI” and theoretically (at least on paper) was not controling the church (hah…)
He knows of which he speaks (writes) and his views are interesting.
I went out to the Las Vegas Ideal Organization again this week during a weekday and took photos outside to see how many cars were there. This Las Vegas Ideal Org was opened by David Miscavige himself 2 or 3 years ago to great fanfare!!! Millions of dollars was spent to buy this location and then renovate it into Miscavige’s image of what an Ideal Org is.
These were taken at 4:00 PM in the afternoon on a Thursday. The parking lot is huge and I counted a total of 25 cars in the lot. (Ed note — there is no viable public transportation so the 25 cars represent the total staff and public at the org)
The location of the Las Vegas Org is one of the worst locations in the city to have an Org. It is located down a side street in one of the oldest parts of town and if you tried to give a lifelong resident of Las Vegas directions to find it, they would have trouble. Thank goodness there now is GPS systems that will take you there!
In order to properly evaluate a given situation, according to the Data Series written by L.Ron Hubbard, you have to have an “Ideal Scene” to compare it to.
Back in the early 1980’s and LRH was still alive, someone asked him what he wanted for his birthday. He supposedly stated that he wanted all Scientology Organizations to be “The Size of Old Saint Hill”, the last organization that he ran as Executive Director in the 1960s and was considered the model size of an expanding and prosperous Scientology organization.
Management in the 1980s put together the production statistics of Old Saint Hill and published them in a booklet that was sent to all Organizations so that they could compare their current production against the production expected at Old Saint Hill.
Here is a chart from that booklet listing out the key statistics.
Since the main production concentration of any organization in Scientology is Auditing (counseling) of Scientology Public and the training of future Auditors in the Scientology Academy, let’s take a look at those statistics.
Old Saint Hill was delivering over 1,000 hours a week of Auditing. If you had each Auditor delivering 5 hours of processing a day, 5 days a week (leaving some time for their own study and administrative work) you would need a minimum of 40 full time Auditors on Staff. It would then take approximately another 20-25 other technical staff to support that production (Case Supervisors, Tech Services and Qualifications Division personnel).
Since an Ideal Organization according to LRH policy has 2 Technical Personnel to every 1 Administrative Personnel, you are looking at a minimum of another 35-40 people on Staff working as Executives, Registrars, Human Resources, Book Sellers, Treasury personnel and Public Division personnel.
This would give you a minimum of 100 people on Staff in order to deliver to the Scientology Public. Based on the booklet number of Gross Income divided by Staff – Old Saint Hill had 250 people on staff.
And how many Public would be in the Organization on a given day in an Org the size of Old Saint Hill? Based on the chart, Old Saint Hill produced 136 NEW student and pc starts per week – 544 a month. And that is just new public. It doesn’t count the existing public getting sessions or training each week.
An Ideal Organization would have approximately 750-1000 people there throughout the day.
Now compare those numbers to the photos of the Las Vegas Ideal Organization? 25 cars? There is no Public Transportation nearby to bring people to this location.
If this place was even a Quarter of the size of old Saint Hill, their parking lot would not only be full, the staff and public would be parking all along the streets leading to the place.
Seem impossible? Talk to any veteran Scientologists or former Scientologists who were around the Organizations prior to 1986 when LRH died. Scientology Organizations were booming and expanding like never before. Led by veteran and experienced Executives both in the Sea Org and out. Organizations were beehives of activity.
And I’m not just talking about the Flag Land Base (which was booming after the release of NOTS) or the Big Blue Complex in LA. Some of the largest organizations in the world were located in Orange County and the San Fernando Valley of California. Miami and Washington DC were huge organizations at that time. Now they are pretty buildings that are empty in comparison.
In Europe, Guillaume Lesevre was the Commanding Officer for Europe and was opening up new missions and Organizations all across the continent. Italy was booming at the time. The same was happening in Mexico and Latin America.
As has been pointed out on this blog again and again, the definition of an Ideal Org was changed by David Miscavige from “the Size of Old Saint Hill” to “a Real Estate Investment with money “donated” by an every decreasing in size Scientology Public.” Miscavige can then crow about his new empty palaces at his annual televised events.
Like a Hollywood movie set, it is all smoke and mirrors and a façade meant to keep the charade going and bilk as much cash as possible from the following flock of sheep.
Denver “ideal” org
Another Special Correspondent happened to be in Denver on Sunday. It was “Open House” at the Denver “ideal” org on Sunday.
Here’s how it looked (obviously no Rockies game at the stadium that day)….
About 8 cars including the old “VM Van” that all orgs were forced to purchase and the vast majority are inoperational as the orgs cannot afford to maintain them (good luck on maintaining a huge, marble encrusted, overlit building).
Idle Orgs is the perfect name for this brilliant “COB strategy”…