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We have the detailed specs for your dream job: Public Relations officer in Scientology

[Copenhagen’s May 2017 grand opening]

Rod Keller has some new insights for us about how Scientology “Ideal Orgs” evolve, including a fascinating new ad posting from the church…

The new Ideal Org in Copenhagen is following a predictable path from boom to bust. That and other interesting revelations come from an online job posting currently available on The job is entitled “Public Relationship Officer – Field Service” but former members tell us based on the duties that the real post is Director of Public Relations, or Dir PR, in Div 6C. It’s a complicated job requiring extensive study of the policies of L. Ron Hubbard. Public Relations means something very different in Scientology than in any other organization. Through the use of a variety of front groups, Div 6C is responsible for manufacturing a favorable public opinion of Scientology.

I. Public Relations Area Control: Consists of these duties:
A. Classifying, researching and listing the various publics that exist.
B. Locating who the Opinion Leaders are.

C. Surveying the various publics and Opinion Leaders for what they want, what is popular, public relations and preferences.
D. Formulating from surveys what to campaign and push and tailoring PR messages that hit the right buttons (per surveys) for the right publics.
E. Contact and getting Opinion Leaders on our side giving us favorable mention and assistance.
F. Image and Appearances of the org, policing same and keeping them acceptable to the public.
G. Community PR, liaison and participation to increase favorable image.
H. Campaigns and PR programmes using surveys, contacts. events, mass media to get across our PR message.
I. News-stories, press, TV and Radio to increase Scientology impingement on the public.

These duties if performed will create favorable opinion and response from publics and get them into the Org.

HCO Policy Letter 14 November 1971 Issue II, OEC Volume 6, page 83

The Denmark Ideal Org is on the Nytorv (new square) and part of the Strøget pedestrian zone, one of the most popular pedestrian streets in Europe. They have unrivaled foot traffic, but the org has nobody to coordinate distribution of The Way to Happiness or Foundation for a Drug-Free World brochures. They are lacking somebody to organize a Psychiatry – Industry of Death exhibit or a Volunteer Ministers trash collection event.


[Orlando Ideal Org is opening with around 120 staff]

When an Ideal Org opens, it is now supposed to have about 120 staff members. To make that number Scientologists from other countries are often recruited. An individual staff member can move from org to org, making the numbers work for each to open. It’s expected that an Ideal Org will quickly move up to Saint Hill size with 130-200 staff members. The job posting says Denmark now has about 40 staff members, a steep decline in one year. As we predicted last year’s Birthday Game winner is finding it hard to keep the expansion going.


[Dóra Kincsesné Darabos, a Hungarian Scientologist pantomiming the levels on the tone scale,a part of the PTS/SP course.]

The author of the job posting is Dóra Kincsesné Darabos from Hungary. She is the Public Contact Secretary in Div 6A. She organizes events for public Scientologists, such as Sunday service, Dianetics Day, L. Ron Hubbard’s birthday and the rest. In the regimented structure of Scientology she is not in charge of recruiting staff. That responsibility lies in HCO – the Hubbard Communications Office in Div 1. In theory Div 1 establishes the org and is responsible for recruiting staff and hatting, the Scientology word for job training. Something is rotten in Denmark not only with Div 6C, but also Div 1 since the ESTO (Establishment Officer) is not on the job.

The job posting is typical for Scientology recruiting efforts. It sounds like a real job that pays wages but fails to mention any pay would be only a stipend. The usual caveat that this is a religious volunteer position is missing and is replaced by the odd phrase “non-dogmatic.” Scientology is actually the ultimate in dogmatism, “inclined to lay down principles as incontrovertibly true.”

— Rod Keller


Orlando goes Ideal!

Scientology has posted its photos from yesterday’s Ideal Org opening in Orlando…


And here are the local shills the church managed to corral into speaking at the event: Justin Drach, Lieutenant, US Armed Forces; Pastor Joel Lewis of Out of Our Heart Ministries; Susan Valdes of the Florida School Boards Association; and Edward Herman, At-Risk Youth Educator, City of Orlando.


Make your plans now!


Wow, we’re now less than two months out, and Chee Chalker is working hard to make sure things are going to run smoothly at this year’s HowdyCon in Chicago, June 21-23. As in past years, we’re looking forward to meeting readers of the Bunker, culminating in Saturday night’s main event.

The biggest difference this year is that our Saturday night event is separate from that evening’s dinner. Chee is setting up an inexpensive pizza dinner that you don’t need to pay for ahead of time, after which we’ll walk over to the theater where our event, hosted by Chicago Fire star Christian Stolte, will take place. Because it’s a separate event, we’re asking that you pay $10 each to get into the Saturday night event, which will help us recoup what the Bunker paid for the venue. (We have never made a penny on our HowdyCon meetups, we only try to break even.)

Please email your proprietor (tonyo94 AT gmail) in order to reserve your spot for Saturday night’s main event. Seating is limited, and we’re going to have some really interesting people on stage and they may make a few announcements that you don’t want to miss.



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,113 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,716 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 259 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 147 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,322 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,096 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,870 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,216 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,450 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,710 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,750 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,462 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 988 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,077 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,217 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,537 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,512 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 868 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,170 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,276 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,679 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,551 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,133 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,638 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,882 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,991 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 13, 2018 at 07:00

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