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Fowler Software Design was founded in 1984, "employs" 29 people and earns $1M a year. Template:CiteWeb

For employees and partners, see FSD_People. See also PIGGIPOD.

Fowler Software murder
Main article: William Rex Fowler | Forum threads
Affidavit | Fowler Software Design | Employees, founders and ex-employees
PIGGIPOD investment | WISE Standard practices
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Financial situation Edit

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  • A report indicates $2M annually.Template:CiteWeb There is no way to verify the data in the report as it was self-reported by each company.

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  • Press releases touting Fowler Software were put on spam press release sites until January 1, 2010.Template:CiteWeb

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Team Member Information Letter Edit

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  • FSD is unusual in many respects. For example, we have no employees. Every team member starts as a Contractor. When it is mutually beneficial, Contractors are accepted as part owners [members] of the company. Template:Target

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  • [Progression within FSD :] (1) Part-time Contractor, (2) Full-time Contractor, (3) Member. A starting part-time contractor might earn $30 per hour after FSD bills $70 per hour to the client. Template:Target

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  • Members of FSD LLC build up equity in FSD LLC over the years they are members through a “Business Investment Fund” established inside the company. Five percent of any authorized member distribution is contributed to the Business Investment Fund (BIF) while the remaining 95% becomes the actual distribution to the member. Template:Target

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  • The Technical Division (Tech Div) is organized into Practices. A practice is a collection of FSD clients. Project Leaders work for Practice Managers. Each Project Leader (PL) heads a client project. Techs work for Project Leaders. Template:Target

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  • Techs get a percentage of their own Value of Service Delivered (VSD). Project Leaders get normal Tech compensation plus another percentage of all of the VSD for their project. Practice Managers get normal Tech compensation plus another percentage of all of the VSD for their practice. Practice Managers often lead their own projects and therefore earn the PL percent in addition to the PM percent. Template:Target

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  • Our very best [member] personally earned over $150,000 in calendar 2004. This included his BIF return on investment. He received substantial return on the money he has invested into the FSD Business Investment Fund over the years. Template:Target

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  • The management technology of L. Ron Hubbard is used at FSD because we have found that it works and helps us be more prosperous as a company. Template:Target

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  • FSD is managed using production statistics. A production statistic is a metric that measures production. Rising (up) stats are good. Falling (down) stats are bad. Template:Target

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  • Our turnover is very low indeed. Competent Techs join the FSD team, they are well rewarded, and they stay for years and years. Template:Target

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WISE company Edit

Template:PFowler Software is a WISE (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) business:

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Template:PThe purpose of WISE, as per incorporation papers:

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Template:PRecent discrimination cases involving Scientology businesses enforcing Scientology teachings in the workplace:

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Template:PAn older case (2004) with interesting documents: Measurable Solutions

Template:PMore information available at the Scientology Critical Information Directory, WISE Scientology's Extortion Racket or WISE Larry Brennan Unveils the Genesis of Fraud.

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Misuse of an "investment fund"? Edit

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  • Allegations emerged concerning an internal "investment fund", paid for by the people working at Fowler Software. The stated intent of this fund was to cover risks of malpractice, however these funds may have been used to pay for Scientology courses for Janet and William Fowler.Template:CiteWeb

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  • The following was posted anonymously:

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  • In the Letter mentioned above, a "Business Investment Fund" is mentioned. It might be the fund other sources referred to. Template:Target

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  • So this BIF applies only for members of the LLC ("partners") and not the contractors. It is a way to generate the "capital" of the company. Technicians receives a fraction (total around 50%, it seems) of the amount billed to the clients, the rest remains with the company, e.g. to pay overheads , the managers above the technicians and the partners.

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Articles of Incorporation Edit

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