Profile BOE Arrived & Couple More!
This is an important thing going on.
First the letter has a giant lie in it.
There is NO growth to speak of - not RAPID in any way.
And this is just the constant news of something NEW to make people think something is actually happening, when the Org is not really growing, and selling off KHs all over the place.
But more than that, this is a way of tracking publishers in a way they have never been able to in the past.
This opens up many ways that they can know more about you and what you do.
It will be interesting to see what they really use this for.
More evidence of the cult's ever-increasing control tactics. Not to mention the increased begging for free labour.
yea but labor for what? they are not building anything?
Busy work, of some variety, that either will directly save the Corporation money or will shield the Corporation from direct liability to lawsuits. Guaranteed. It really doesn't matter in the long run; that's what they always use volunteers for. Including the elders.
So if they are going to be able to apply for regular pioneering and bethel service online soon does this mean the elders do not have to approve of the application? Perhaps they will email the elders. The GDPR applies to online information and they will be gathering a lot of information about individuals.
So if they are going to be able to apply for regular pioneering and bethel service online soon does this mean
the elders do not have to approve of the application?
Probably the elders get a notice in their JW mailbox that "Joe Publisher has applied to be a regular pioneer - please review his application and if approved, click on the little box."
For GDPR countries, the r&f JWs probably have to sign a waiver of their rights in order to use the system - which most will gladly do, because surely Jehovah will protect their confidential info from getting out, right?
The Spiritual Status Tab is a real option!
I wonder if this will really be voluntary, or required as with the HC-POA.
I can remember when the elders were told not to maintain congregation lists of publisher names, addresses, and phone number in case the government authorities raided the houses of jws and got a gold mine of info about other jws. Some jws would make their own list and were told not to do that. Some BOEs actually passed out these lists to the publishers.
Whether hard copy or on computer, the WTS felt this info could be compromised. I don't remember this info being in print in WT publications accessible by the publishers.
The WTS must think their computers, databases, etc., are impregnable if they are setting up info this way.
PS some jws had unpublished numbers and the elders would call jw family members or friends to get their number. Those people would not give it out and said the elders would have to ask that person at one of the meetings. That person would not give the elders their phone number (and nowadays their email account). The elders did not realize that few jws at the congregation trusted the elders to keep their info confidential.