|Re: Buy out for common meals||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Kay Argyle (argylemines.utah.edu)|
|Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 12:38:11 -0700 (MST)|
> What I want to know is, does anyone have > a buyout system for meals? E.g. you eat, but you didn't sign up to cook > or clean so you pay a certain fee ... We had a system like this, and have discontinued it (thanks be). If you cooked or cleaned twice each month, you paid $3 per meal. If you didn't, you paid $5. I don't know if the Dining Committee actually compared the schedule of cooks & cleanup against the meal charges for each person -- probably not. No other community activity or facility had special conditions on your use of it if you hadn't done/didn't do part of the work in creating or maintaining it -- imagine having a user fee for the lawn. This was a sore point for some of us whose "calling" lay in areas other than common meals. Although we have a participation agreement, we don't track whether anyone is adhering to it -- we don't record attendance at work parties, sign off completion of monthly chores, or go over the community meeting attendance sheets to make sure everyone is reaching their "required" 75%. It's all left up to honor and self-discipline (which fortunately for the rest of us, Management exercises regarding its sine qua non jobs of keeping the bills paid, taxes filed, and the low-income housing agency happy). I was depressed recently to see, at the end of a month in which I was supposed to clean the laundry room and hadn't, that it didn't look much worse than usual. Kay _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
Buy out for common meals Fred H Olson, November 25 2003
- Re: Buy out for common meals Kay Argyle, November 26 2003
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