|Re: Work Requirements and Contracting||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Victoria (victoriatrillium-hollow.org)|
|Date: Wed, 5 Jan 2000 16:12:32 -0700 (MST)|
Though other work is appreciated and valued, such as cooking, cleaning up after meals, going to > general meetings and setting up the Trillium Hollow Musical Appreciation > Society, these are not Work Fairshare contributions. Jose March, Duwamish Cohousing, asks > I'm wondering about the 2nd part of this. I feel that if someone were a > great cook and took on the work of meals which took maybe 15 hours a > week...that this should not be considered a Work Fairshare contribution. I > just feel like it places a value on spending time one way that benefits the > community and not on another. What do you think? Jose, in the case of Trillium Hollow, we decided not to count cooking team work in our hours partly because it is optional work (not everyone participates in the meals program) and partly to keep it simple. Keeping it simple is why we're not counting community wide meetings (held twice a month) either. If I counted the time I put into my meal team (and didn't subtract the time it actually saves me) and my 6 hours of community meetings, well, that would be over 12 hours of community work a month right there. Partly in order to not alarm ourselves, we are counting our other work instead. It's arbritrary, and in no way is meant to say the cooking or attending meetings isn't important. I hope this makes sense. Vicky Leary Trillium Hollow Portland, Oregon PS: Jose, to send to the whole list, send your email to cohousing-l [at] freedom.mtn.org. >
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