From: [email protected] (Martin Ottmann)
Subject: Flag Order 3407 - Hubbard's state of mind in late '73 (My DPF/RPF forerunner series)
Date: 2 Feb 2003 13:01:54 -0800
Message-ID: <[email protected]>
10 November 1973
FLAG ORDER 3407
Ethics Tech All SO Staff Hats
HILL 10 MAKERS
A "Hill 10" is slang for a situation that has been worsened by delay or false reports or hat dumps or non-compliance and becomes a mad rush by other persons or a senior to handle.
HILL 10s are made by someone, always. Usually the situation was known in time to handle easily but not-dones, half-dones or false reports make it necessary for another to handle at breakneck speed to avert a catastrophe.
The "too little, too late" of PR events is an example.
The failure to keep a proper admin or finance record and then when the lack is crucial dumping it on another to do with little time left to do it in its another instance of a Hill 10.
Usually Hill 10s in an area are caused over and over again by the same person.
It is necessary, when a Hill 10 occurs, and has been fully handled, to investigate and find whose not-done, half done or false or alarming report caused it.
When the person is identified he should be given a Court of Ethics with the miminum penalty (whatever else is assigned) of 50 hours amends on his own time preferably devoted to hard mest work and/or handling existing backlogs. This may give him the idea of what he is doing to his fellow staff members or seniors.
L. RON HUBBARD COMMODORE