Probationary Period

Probationary Period


Members at Buspatch agree upon joining to follow our membership agreement and other community guidelines. Probationary periods are designed to provide members with extra guidance & support to help ensure they understand these expectations, and help them be able to achieve this baseline. They include:

  • Weekly one-on-one meetings to help get on track for the week’s expectations 
  • Individual power audit 
  • Personal assistance getting set up on our communication channels 
  • Extra individual support

Probationary periods are assigned to both new members and members who have fallen out of good standing by not fulfilling these expectations. For new members, it can be considered a trial period. For existing members entering a probationary period, it should be considered official 30-day notice to improve conduct or leave. Members who do not wish to cooperate to participate in the probationary period with the goal of improving conduct may instead sign a membership termination agreement.


At the completion of each 30-day probationary period, we hope and expect members will be well-versed in their expectations, and comfortable following them. If a member fails to meet these minimum expectations, they will be asked to leave by the end of the 30 day period.