If we are seeing an attempt by the Society to reduce its collective liability, then what about the Circuit Overseers?
I have long felt that, if the Society is unable to overcome a growing cloud of liability, then Circuit Overseers could become the
fatal link that brings them down. Clearly, they are remote agents of the Watchtower Society - although I would bet that Watchtower
lawyers would fight tooth and nail against the idea that they are employees of the WTS. Nevertheless, I would think that, sooner
or later, that classification must be made legally.
After that, what happens? Circuit Overseers use their cars to a degree far greater than Bethel elders - and that means liability.
Yet, the organization cannot maintain coherence without these itinerant KGB officers cracking the whip in local congregations.
Some years ago, there were rumors about trying some different arrangement in Europe, after problems with pensions and other
labor payments surfaced. The rumor was that they were going to try to put Ministerial School graduates in various congregations
to keep an eye on things - but that went nowhere.
What will they do?