• Ron was “one of the rudest and most self-centered people I have ever had to work with” says training director


    A letter to St. Martin’s Press from Erin DeCrescenzo, Executive Establishment Officer, Golden Era Productions
    Erin DeCrescenzo portrait
      Erin DeCrescenzo  
     

    I was informed that Ron Miscavige is planning to publish a book with your company. Having had the unfortunate experience of having to deal with Ron, I thought it best to apprise you of what I know of him and his true nature.

    As the director of training at Golden Era Productions, I have interacted directly with all of our hundreds of staff, including Ron, for many years. I maintain and run the schedules and programs of everyone’s studies, whether these studies be advancing themselves on their Scientology courses or training materials for their positions in our Church organization.

    I had the unfortunate experience of trying to work with Ron Miscavige to assist him in his studies. In dealing with him, I found him to be one of the rudest and most self-centered people I have ever had to work with.

    For example, we have exact schedules of classes that were very thought through, workable and agreed upon by all of our many staff. Everyone finds them workable and arrives on time to the period that works best for them. Yet, Ron was always running in at the very last second or would show up late. Instead of working out how he could follow the schedule the rest of his fellow musicians kept, he instead tried to get me to give him his own personal schedule, different than everyone else’s!

    And when I didn’t do this he argued with me that I needed to change everyone else’s schedule to accommodate him, with no regard for anyone else. And no one else had a problem with the class schedule except him. He could care less as he was only interested in himself and what he wanted, not his other teammates.

    When Ron came in late for his studies, he would obnoxiously and loudly give his excuses while interrupting me and the other staff around.  

    When Ron came in late for his studies, he would obnoxiously and loudly give his excuses while interrupting me and the other staff around. Even if he didn’t say anything, he would come in with such noise and thunder by how he walked and even opened the door, it was a total distraction in an otherwise quiet room. If I was with someone, or in the middle of something, he would barge in and demand immediate attention.

    As there are with any class, we have established guidelines that all attending agree to follow. Ron would not follow these. There were times he left during the class period and didn’t tell any of the Instructors where he was going. When he came back and was asked where he was, he lied and made it seem like he was with the Medical Officer when he was not as she was not in the office that day. In one of these instances, he was found back in his work area, eating again only an hour after the breakfast meal.

    In the class room where everyone studies, we have a WiFi connection so anyone can use the Internet as needed for their studies. This was specifically put there for that purpose and it was understood by one and all that this is why this was in the class room. Ron was found using this to order something personal for himself that had nothing to do with his studies, during class!

    There is an agreed upon simple administrative system for the staff to follow. He was the only person who wouldn’t follow it. He insisted on having to do it differently to every single other person—rather than wait his turn he would insist on being serviced immediately when others had asked for assistance before he did. And because he was so obnoxious about it, others would let him go first because if he didn’t get his way he would get loud and upset about it, disturbing everyone around him who was trying to concentrate in peace.

    I will also note, that out of respect for the fact that he is the father of our Church leader, myself and anyone in my department would be very tolerant with Ron and work to accommodate him so that he had what he needed and would be doing well.

    Unlike all the other staff I work with, never once did I see him attempt to learn anything to advance his skills as a musician. Whereas all the other musicians and other specialized staff we have are constantly rehearsing, studying the most current books and training for their field, he did not do anything of such nature on his own. His superiors would offer things that he could do or study to advance his skill as a composer but he would not do them. When I attempted to go over this with him and help him with such matters, he was arrogant, rude and not interested. Despite this being the position and function he was responsible for, he was not trying to make himself better at performing it.

    There were multiple instances when I would go through the Music area to see the staff and walked into an argument that Ron had just created amongst the musicians. Since he left, I never see this happen and everyone in the area is getting more done and advancing their skills like never before. He was holding the team back by his antics.

    Ron left our Church due to his own faults and as he is trying to paint a decisively different picture, I wanted to give you true information.

    Sincerely,

    Erin DeCrescenzo