|Re: work rules in cohousing||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Anne R Tyler (tylerarunm.edu)|
|Date: Sat, 21 Dec 1996 16:41:12 -0600|
I fall somewhere in the middle in this discussion about work/contribution. I currently would choose having monthly (or regularly scheduled meetings) at which there is a list (or diagram or ....) of the work needed for the next month (or ...). Then each person or group or family commits to doing a certain amount. That way the work distribution is flexible enough for different peoples' schedules. I'm a grad student with heavy deadlines at certain times. I could contribute more at certain times of the semester to "make up" for my lack of contribution at other times. If there are problems in getting the work done, there is a way of again negotiating how it will get done. Sometimes there's a need for more learning about specific tasks or groups of tasks. This could be part of the monthly discussion, eg, "we seem to need more training in how to take care of the (horses)--do we have someone here who could do the training or do we need to go outside and hire someone to do it?". This way there's flexibility *and* respect for the different levels of skill and commitment each person has. My 2 cents.... Anne __________________________________________________________________ Anne Tyler master's candidate in Community and Regional Planning University of New Mexico Albuquerque tylerar [at] unm.edu
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