The Bethelites sign a vow of poverty for tax purposes.
Severance Pay ($10,000 for each year)for Those Laid Off From Bethel?
I personally know a man who left Bethel after 42 years of service. He left as a JW in good standing. He received nothing when he left. He worked doing manual labor until he died at age 70.
I read that some Bethelites take on outside work, and it is called "G-jobbing". I don't know why it is called that, and I really don't know how any of them can find the extra hours in their schedule to work at an extra job. --VM44
G-jobbing has been restricted or forbidden for several years; not that someone would go around that.
The only time I ever heard of someone getting a sum of money was Ray Franz and that was not from him. Other people such as Ed Dunlap received nothing and had to go to work full-time hanging wallpaper in his 70's. He worked with his JW brother who was DF'd for giving him a job. The WTS has downsized before and no one received any money. The WTS operates as a NON-PROFIT corporation and can only be held to the laws governing such entities not the laws re corporations trying to make a profit.