A lot has been said lately about Bethel downsizing and here is what I believe the true story is.
Watch where the money is and where it goes. A lot of large company's now are doing two things to maximise profits and bolster the bottom line.
Downsizing the amount of people they did gives them extra money and real estate space (yes people are a liability even when small) and the potential to flip Real Estate in NYC. A very lucrative prospect. They might even get dub's to renovate before the real estate is sold for windfall profits.
The second stage is outsourcing jobs...Think it can't happen?? The GB has already said it doesn't need any "publishing company" Jehovah himself will make sure the message gets told.
Since the Jimmy Swaggart incident they have had their ASS in a sling.They can't charge anything for the publications but only accept "donations" Their bottom line has been in the toilet ever since. They could SELL OFF the publishing part of the empire. It could bring in big bucks on a stand alone sale or some "sympathetic dubs could buy it.
The WT could then go back to charging$$$$ for the publications and the stand alone company would foot the bill for taxes.
They would still be expect to donate to the world wide work even after paying for all the books.
They might keep their core business of WT and Awake publishing although I firmly expect WT will go to once a month to match Awake.
Just remember...You heard it here first