Malcolm Chisholm has been a member of the religious order for 24 years and has been Director of Human Resources, Golden Era Productions, since 2007. Malcolm attended the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa.
I have been the head of Human Resources at Golden Era Productions for the last decade and as such have the responsibility of ensuring that my staff are well trained for their functions, are serviced by efficient communication lines, and any inequities are dealt with. One of our former staff was Ron Miscavige. Having worked with Ron over time and thus learned the character of this individual, I have seen firsthand his true intentions and level of dishonesty.
Ron was a member of our organization for 25 years. He was a trumpet player in our band and a composer. He had his own scoring room and magnificent music facilities, he was given special training, he was afforded a reduced schedule, and we kept a special eye out to ensure that he was treated fairly. All of his worldly concerns were more than cared for so that he could dedicate his attention to forwarding our religious activities.
Having worked with Ron over time and thus learned the character of this individual, I have seen firsthand his true intentions and level of dishonesty.
The most notable thing about Ron, however, is that he would never reciprocate in kind or produce. I remember going to see him, as he was supposed to be producing music scores, and week after week he would turn in his production reports and he had not produced anything. When I saw him he was complaining bitterly that he could not write “modern music” and that was the problem. So we arranged all sorts of training and his department director spent a lot of time with him. Even at the level of writing simple walk-up music for local Church events, he completed none of this music either. Ron demonstrably was a vampire personality that received and gave nothing in return.
Ron demonstrably was a vampire personality that received and gave nothing in return.
But more than being unproductive, he was a distraction to his fellow musicians who were working to create music. We have numerous complaints by other members of his band. I had my staff work with him to improve his relations with others to no avail. Ron was the type who simply complained bitterly of others for no reason.
HEAR WHAT ANOTHER HUMAN RESOURCES STAFFER HAS TO SAY:
Ron was the type who simply complained
bitterly of others for no reason.
Ron progressively became more individuated and more out of touch with his department. He participated less and less in group activities within Golden Era Productions and had absolutely no knowledge of the workings of management or Church strategy beyond what he saw at Church events. When offered positions of greater responsibility even within the Music Department, he refused. His activity as a staff member consisted of him being in a room pretending to compose music and playing his trumpet poorly at local 4th of July celebrations. His contribution at Golden Era Productions had been negative when weighed overall, while at the same time he had been treated with nothing but dignity, fairness and kindness.
Director of Human Resources