My recent post, Bonnie’s Sad Tale, noted the use of the term “volunteer” repeatedly to describe working as an org staff member.
I commented that this “volunteer” status is a legal sham. It is simply a way of taking advantage of the law — and that no org staff are actually “volunteers.” It’s simple to prove. If they cease to “volunteer” before completing their contract, they are given a bill for services they have taken in “exchange” for their work (a freeloader bill). That, by definition, is not a volunteer. And they also have to sign a contract. And they are promised “wages.” And they can’t pick and choose the time they come to do their volunteering or leave from it.
One of our readers sent me this Flag Order.
It makes clear the disdain Hubbard had for “volunteers”…
Once again, despite their claims of being “on Source,” scientology picks and chooses what they do and don’t follow of Hubbard. Generally, when something protects scientology from legal liability or makes more money, Hubbard’s dictates are malleable, if not entirely discarded. But heaven forbid you try to avoid a Hubbard policy that directly generates income and hell hath no fury like the wrath of a registrar stymied at the close.