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Need to eventually be able to support this feature from FactoryGirl:
One pattern that I use in rails (good or bad, I don't know) is I'll "default" associations if they haven't been filled in during create. So if I create an "Employee" object and don't specify an associated "Manager" object during creation, then the after_create will see that there is no Manager, and create one via an associated factory.