One of the more colorful managerial positions at the commune is that of the "Generalized Bastard." Kathleen Griebe, a member of the community explains the requirements for this position:
His job is to be officially nasty. For example, suppose that a certain member has a habit of letting his work partner do the dirty part of the work and of skipping out on the last ten minutes of cleanup on a shared job. If this happens once or twice, his partner begins to resent it. He hates to say, "Hey, how about doing a full share of this job for a change?" In order to avoid a building-up of resentment, the complaining member goes to the Generalized Bastard. His job is to carry the complaint to the offender, which he can do in an objective way."