Re: Theos-World TS - Elvira Carbonell's Letter - Some Comments
May 26, 2008 08:47 AM
Here is some interesting information.
The highest paid employee of TS in America, was visiting my Lodge some years
ago and was carrying his cell phone and out of curiosity I asked him for his
cell phone # and he would not give it to me. The implication was he did not
want to be called after formal office hours -- typical low level employee
mentality. When compared to how many dedicated theosophists worked long
hours for very little, I was able to appreciate the sacrifices of these
Generally the salary information of top paid employees are kept very secret
because of the wide disparity between that and those of other workers.
Unfortunately, there are Government requirements for reporting top salaries
of non profit organizations and these reports are in the public domain and
was available on the Internet. In those reports, one year, there was even
salary/compensation reported for Algeo which was not generally known to
members. Nothing wrong in paying good salaries. The question is
On 5/26/08, prmoliveira <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org <theos-talk%40yahoogroups.com>, Jokela
> Petri <jokelap@...> wrote:
> > Also one thing here is very weird. I am told that Pedro Oliveira
> > for the Australian section of TS.
> > But they are paid for it. But Adyar (Radha) pays they salary. Maybe
> > very much, but anyway, as much that they survive.
> > I have gone through some of Pedro´s messages and sending times and
> > checked from internet what is time zone
> > difference between our countries. So my conclusion is that he
> writes and
> > reads Theos-Talk and probably other mailing list messages
> > during working hours. So I think he is a kind of paid presidential
> > election campaing manager. Isn´t this a kind of a scandal?
> > I voted Radha, but screwing election is screwing election.
> The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines "ad hominem" as "personal; (of
> argument) appealing to feelings not reason".
> I do work for the Australian Section, but neither Radha nor Adyar pay
> my salary. In Australia, employees are allowed reasonable use of
> private emailing and web browsing, in the same way that they are
> allowed reasonable personal use of the company telephone.
> My day begins at 5:15am and ends at about 11:00pm as I need to
> commute to and from the office. I have the theos-talk url bookmarked
> both in my home computer as well as in my office computer. I do check
> messages at work from time to time and eventually reply to some
> during my leisure time but my personal computer time is at home.
> You have accused me of being "paid presidential election campaing
> manager" and of "screwing election". I will ponder if I should
> consider this as something deserving more serious attention or as
> psychological projections on your part.
> > Though if Radha win election Pedro goes to working at Adyar as
> > stated in her letter, it would be good as as
> > far as I know there is not any priest in LCC church right now. I am
> > he is bishop of LCC. Friends of mine told me
> > that he is funny fellow. His wife will probably be the next
> > vice-president. Maye they will deny me getting at Adyar for things
> > I have written here.
> You continue to elaborate on speculations. Under the international
> Rules of the TS it is the President that authorizes residence
> (temporary or of longer term) at Adyar. That prerogative belongs only
> to him or her.
> Pedro Oliveira
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