A Special Correspondent recently sent this to me. I thought it worth publishing as documentation of a published Sea Org schedule.
As almost any SO member will confirm, a schedule like this is merely an ideal scenario. In practice three items are rarely adhered to: “study,” “exercise time” and “securing time.”
Note also this issue is from 1987. Things degenerated significantly after this time. In many places (most notably the Int base) meal breaks were reduced to 15 minutes much of the time. Exercise time was canceled. And it was VERY rare after the 90’s to even theoretically get 7 hours of sleep. I think in my time at the Int Base my average nightly sleep over 20 years was probably 5 hours a night.
Sea Org members are expected to stay on post until they have met their “production quota” for the day. But if they stay up until 2 or 4 or 6am, it does not mean they are excused from “morning muster” unless of course they are COB. Sleep for Sea Org members is an expendable resource for the “greater good.” No SO member who is with “command intention” gives a second thought to sacrificing his or her sleep time. Likely in service orgs, where public are being trained and audited (at least in theory) during the day and for the most part you cannot try to suck money out of people after 10pm, those SO members may have had a more routine schedule (be interested to hear from those who were at FSO or AO/SHs, as I know about “management orgs”).
Sleep deprivation IS a form of mind control. Chronic sleep deprivation, which is the norm for SO members at least in management orgs, lessens if not destroys willpower. It’s a way of controling people and keeping them in line.