Re: work allocation
From: Dave and Diane (
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 05:26:28 -0700 (PDT)
Hi Sharon and others in coho-land,
I am surprised (but not flabbergasted) to hear this since I remember your saying something to the effect that the reserve study you did noted that it would take something like 400 units to support to your extensive common amenities if you didn't have volunteer workers. Did this ever come up for discussion? If so, what did people have to say about it?
  JP Cohousing, Boston

On Thursday, August 10, 2006, at 14:51:16, Sharon Villines wrote:
I've been trying to get my community to adopt a similar system for
years. I have a database of tasks that we do now and how many hours
each one is estimated to take, etc. The community has gone over it
twice to adjust jobs and figures but we haven't moved closer to getting
any program implemented.
There is HUGE resistance to quantification. And to preserving the
status quo. People who do not work are not penalized so why work? (My

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