Re: Hours?
From: Muriel Kranowski (
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2018 07:46:27 -0700 (PDT)
We don't measure hours worked, though there's an expectation that
households will do (IIRC) 6-8 hours per month. We sign up (or show up) to
do some task, however long it might take. Some households do a lot and
others do very little, but so far at least the work gets done.
    Muriel at Shadowlake Village

On Thu, Oct 25, 2018 at 7:22 AM, Dick Margulis <dick [at]> wrote:

> On 10/24/2018 2:28 PM, Karin Hoskin wrote:
>> . . . Wild Sage Cohousing is revisiting a Play-or-Pay system and is
>> interested in specifics such as how to track hours
> Karin's post reminded me of a topic I wanted to bring up, as Rocky Corner
> works to develop some kind of work policy.
> We have four basic ways to compensate people for work: wages per hour
> worked; piece rate for countable output; salary for satisfactory
> performance of duties; and contract price for delivered output. They all
> have their strengths and weaknesses in different contexts.
> I get the feeling that most cohousing communities base work requirements
> on the wage model: how many hours did you spend shoveling snow? Maybe the
> contract model would be more useful: did you finish shoveling the area you
> agreed to shovel? Different models might work better for different
> situations within the community.
> What are the various ways communities measure work and determine whether
> people are stepping up?
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