I've been a mod for awhile now. I can't talk about the initiation ceremony.
Mai Tai scratch someone? Oh, no. Mai Tai is the most gentle and affectionate cat I've ever met. She never scratches or bites anyone. Mai Tai just wants to snuggle up then roll over for a bellyrub.
Anyone and everyone is welcome to be on Mai Tai's staff. Between me, my family, friends, and neighbors, Mai Tai has almost 50 people wrapped around her little white paws. Including two veterinarians who just adore her. Mai Tai has secured food, water, treats, leftovers, shelter, free medical care, and lots of love. Not bad for a little homeless dumpster-diver who was thrown out in a dirt alley. She will happily accept additional staff.
I've said it before, but I want to clone Mai Tai and give them away. That might be the secret to World Peace. Everyone would be busy pleasing the Mai Tai clones and hanging out on the sofa holding them. That would ratchet up the happiness index and cure depression, too.