Scientology's elaborate use of child labor for pennies an hour, spelled out in black and white - 2018-05-21
Sunny Pereira has become a very effective technical expert here at the Bunker, helping us understand Scientology's arcane ideas. And lately, she's been going back over some of her own career in the church, and digging out some documents, the sort you don't see every day.
Sunny joined the Sea Org in 1985 when she was only 12 years old. She left 17 years later, in 2002, and then was presented with this invoice in 2004. It's asking her to pay for the job training she got as a 12-year-old. (See the "all the above courses are with the minor rate" notation.)
We asked her to explain what we're looking at, and to help us understand why, nearly 20 years later, Scientology would be billing someone for the job training they got as a pre-teen.