The most ethical being in the gullibxy
Ok, emotional old-timer outburst over. I had unenturbulated myself since the previous postActually, it does come down to (1) or (2).
Regarding your superior, what you seem to be saying is that he didn't believe the tech would increase your ability to get your job done, to a degree sufficient to justify even the minimal expense and effort of having a staff-staff auditor.
If he believed that, then on what basis would he agree with Scientology justifing getting people to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for it?
Speaking frankly, I believe we were closer to 2 than 1. Though it certainly wasn;t a cynical: "Tech doesn't work, but we're gonna keep pushing it" approach either. I guess we believed in the big picture, but that doesn't mean we believed in every single piece of scientology there was out there.
To use an analogy to Christians: "We were the guys who still believe in Jesus and prayer, but we no longer believed that prayer alone would save uncle Jim from his cancer".
By SO standards were were a hard-nosed, close-knit, "boots-on-the-ground", "hit the ground running" outfit. No mercy for slow or disoriented people. But we also the most humor-friendly part of scientology I have ever seen. With all the standup-comedy style jokes flying around, I wouldn't trade that team for any other spit&polish deadly serious "stick-up-the-arse" SO outfit.
And just to be clear: That superior I mentioned? By the time I left the SO he was gone and I was sitting in his chair and had to go through the same tough decisions he would. Well, I guess I "led by example". I didn't get any OT levels done there, but I closed a boatload of cases.