|Re: Fees for participation||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (ann.zabaldogmail.com)|
|Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2007 11:46:10 -0800 (PST)|
Hi Sharon and all! Just to clarify ... I didn't mean the cleaning team didn't like cleaning. They very much like cleaning. My question centers around why cleaning public areas is so low on a community's task ladder. Our CH cleaning team has had only one new member in seven years altho' it has lost members during the same time going from a team of 6 to a team of 4. I think it has something to do w/ it being a never ending "chore." And that the results are invisible. The environment only becomes visible when something gets really ... uh ... gross. Ann Zabaldo TVC WDC On Dec 13, 2007 2:19 PM, Villines Sharon <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> wrote: > > On Dec 13, 2007, at 1:29 PM, Ann Zabaldo wrote: > > > Other efforts to address the lack of participation > > by the community in helping w/ the cleaning such as HIRING someone to > > help have been rebuffed by the four person team. They don't want to > > spend the money. > > I respectfully disagree with Ann. They do like cleaning and they like > their team. Yes, they could use some help, particularly with the > furniture moving, etc. And the deep cleaning is still a problem and > people don't clean the tables well after meals. And I still declutter > 2-3 times a week and straighten up the mail area daily. > > One reason they don't want to hire anyone is that they don't believe > the hired help will clean any better than the team does. Or they would > be very expensive. I don't think $5,000 would do it in DC. > > But we still have the cleanest commonhouse on the circuit according to > Graham Meltzer. And as she notes, we use it a lot. Right now we are > working a 9,000 piece puzzle so I'm in the commonhouse many hours a > day (obsessed -- I took a vacation to do this) so I see how many > people are there and in and out during the day. > > Sharon > ---- > Sharon Villines > Takoma Village Cohousing,Washington DC > > http://www.takomavillage.org > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/ > > > -- Ann Zabaldo Voice 202-291-7892 Fax 202-291-8594 Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC McLean, VA
- Re: Fees for participation, (continued)
- Re: Fees for participation Villines Sharon, December 13 2007
- Re: Fees for participation Ann Zabaldo, December 13 2007
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