|Re: Scarcity of meal cleaners discussion||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: David L. Mandel (dlmandelpacbell.net)|
|Date: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 19:35:29 -0700 (PDT)|
Sounds like a recipe (pardon the pun) for disaster if it can and does easily happen that people cook when no one has signed up to clean. Whether your teams are permanent or ad hoc, If the cooks also clean, then the problem will never occur. It doesn't create more total work, someone who cooks on day X is presumably also available to clean, and it avoids potential grumbling I'd imagine by a cleanup crew about a particularly messy cook group. I guess I have to believe it works in some communities, Of course a meal team could itself decide to divide the labor however it wants, but as a whole I can't imagine any meaningful advantages to separating the functions. David --- On Sun, 6/24/12, Martha Wagner <wordbizpdx [at] gmail.com> wrote: From: Martha Wagner <wordbizpdx [at] gmail.com> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Scarcity of meal cleaners discussion To: cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org Date: Sunday, June 24, 2012, 10:55 PM Thanks for your reply to my post, David. To explain a bit more about our mea program, ourl head cooks usually sign up to cook several weeks in advance; when I said that our cook and cleaning teams are not established I meant that they are not a set group of people who always cook or clean together. Cleaners are asked to sign up in advance of the meal but it does not always happen, or only one person shows up when more are needed. People are requested to do a meal task every month, but not required to do so, primarily because we have other work areas requiring many hours of members' time, especially tasks related to our landscaping and food growing. More ideas on how communities handle meal cleaning would be welcome! Martha Wagner Columbia Ecovillage Portland, OR _________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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