Byron Katie is a multimillionaire, and BKI makes millions a month, certainly. They are a private for-profit corporation, owned and operated by Byron Katie and her husband, and it appears a few others.
Below are the job descriptions for the Byron Katie "school staff".
Again, these "Staff" are unpaid labor.
Notice that each of these "jobs" are paid jobs in any field.
Why does Byron Katie use unpaid labor?
Because all LGAT seminars learned years ago they could persuade people to work for free, and LABOR is the major cost of running any business. So to cut labor costs to ZERO means more profits.
Many sects do this, from Ching Hai [forum.culteducation.com
] to Landmark and Soka Gakkai.
Many sects and groups have gotten into serious trouble for labor violations, for breaking minumum wage laws, and other labor regulations.
In the olden days, working for no pay was called slavery.
But beyond this, those who do this unpaid labor, also have to pay their own accomdations and travel.
these LGAT seminars like Byron Katie School produce millions in profit for the LGAT Guru like Byron Katie. They could hire staff, and pay people a decent wage, even though they are working 16 hours a day.
But why hire people to work, when you can persuade them to work for free?
Think of all the money you would save if you did not have to pay your Staff in your company!!
Is it legal to called unpaid workers "Staff" when working for a for-profit Corp?
There are labor laws and minimum wages for a reason.
Is it legal to work someone from Thurs morn until VERY LATE Sunday night, for no pay, no overtime pay?
Ask Byron Katie's daughter, or husband to work for no pay, and see what they say.
Why does Byron Katie get to make hundreds of thousands in profit at her Seminar, and no one else gets paid?
Who wants to work for free doing unpaid labor for a private for-profit Corp owned by a multimillionaire?
-----------job descriptions for the Byron Katie "school staff"------------------------------------
Each of the jobs below requires bringing a gentle and quiet mindfulness to the task at hand, and a willingness to ask for support when you need it and to unquestioningly support others when you are asked. Promptness, flexibility and good humor are a must.
Beauty and Order Coordinator (and Team)
An eye for cleanliness, design, and organization.You must be able to delegate the setup and breakdown of the Workroom. Physical stamina required.
Staffing, setup and breakdown of bookstore. You must check out orders, have knowledge of the books/materials, and be able to lift boxes of books.
Organization, filing, and clerical tasks. You must be able to operate printer/duplicator, be deadline-oriented, and be able to take direction.
Course Administrator Assistant
High comfort level with computer (PC). You must be accomplished in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, very detail-oriented, able to take direction and keep deadlines, able to be at School from early Thursday morning until late Sunday evening. You must be proficient in grammar and spelling and be able to move efficiently through a wide variety of administrative and organizational tasks.
Computer experience in data entry, Word (primarily) and PowerPoint. You must be good with copiers. Attention to detail is essential, as is organizing, working with and supporting the work of others, and meeting deadlines.
First Aid Support
Inventory, stocking, ordering. You must be able to handle minor first aid requests and call 911 in case of emergency.
Love for arranging and freshening flowers daily to maintain beauty.
Food Coordinator and Food Service Staff
Interpersonal skills, organizing, hosting, patience and flexibility with changes. You must be able to coordinate with the hotel chef and participants who have allergies and/or special dietary needs, and be available for food staff.
Organization, filing, clerical, managing of information, clarity, calmness. You must be able to meet deadlines, stay in the Workroom during sessions, welcome last-minute changes, and arrange for efficient timing of handouts.
Media (slide and video) Show Coordinator
Media-editing experience required. You must be able to take photo / video media and quickly create a video slide show with music and timing. Final Cut Pro experience preferred.
You must be able to focus on series of participants raising their hands. This job requires focused attention, physical endurance, patience, plus coordination and speed to move quickly, quietly, and efficiently. Experience with sound equipment is a plus, but not required.
Morning Walk Team
You must be able to enjoy leading a group, walking for 30 minutes, maintaining silence and gettiing up early, and you must have a good sense of direction.
Communicating with, directing and planning with a team, with clarity and patience. You must be comfortable handling special projects, have excellent time management, be good and flexible at making computer lists, organizing, driving truck/van, running errands, mapping, and routing.
You must be good at making computer lists, organizing, driving truck/van, running errands,mapping, routing, taking direction, thinking on your feet, and working with a coordinator and team.
Solid photography experience is preferred. You will need to bring and use a good-quality digital SLR camera and zoom lens for low light conditions (2.8f preferred). Two memory cards and a Mac computer to load and sort pictures are a plus. You must be good at multitasking, photo selection and sorting, and meeting deadlines. You must be able to take great pictures while staying out of sight of the participants.
On the form please indicate your experience with photography and creating slideshows, and what kind of equipment you would be able to bring and use.
Computer experience, good PowerPoint skills, proficient grammar, spelling, and punctuation (this is important), and great focus. You must be able to listen to Katie's instructions and translate them into a PowerPoint slide almost immediately.
Runner/Portable Supply Staff
You must be able to bring and drive a car. You must be able to run errands, be good with maps, organize teams, do special projects, support all staff as needed, and have a solid knowledge of the area.
Computer experience, 20-30 wpm. You must be able to selectively transcribe selectively what is said, type and pay attention enough to rate how good the sessions and pieces are, and understand a new piece of software.
Knowledge of sound equipment. You must be able to focus and quietly take direction from the Sound Coordinator. You must be comfortable with an iPod and iTunes.
Strong interpersonal skills, attention to detail and instructions. You must be present and available in the Workroom, have a willingness to be on-call, have experience with and be comfortable with facilitating The Work.
You must be able to focus in a busy work environment, know how to be organized and stay ahead of deadlines, know how to work independently, make quick decisions, be able to direct others with clarity and patience. You must be comfortable with basic accounting, inventory, coordination, and timely ordering of supplies within a budget.
You must have a willingness to be available, listen and take direction, know how to be organized and stay ahead of deadlines, be able to take inventory, be able to focus and pay attention to detail.
Technical Support Staff
Computer, data entry, and some software and hardware experience. You must be able to troubleshoot software and hardware problems.
Mac computer and/or video experience. You must enjoy high-tech gear, be organized, love to learn new things, be quiet, quick, and comfortable on Mac. You must be able to backup, organize video and photography files and position media in a video editing program (Final Cut Pro) for the Media Show Coordinator and editors. You must be able to organize notes from the Videographer or Katie regarding media for the product. You must be able to generally support the Videographer.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/29/2012 01:26AM by The Anticult.