Practical solutions to 10 common yaya problems
Your dirty dishes pile up in the kitchen sink. You notice that only the eye-level shelves are clean, but the higher ones are covered in dust. Your TV is spotless in front, but you see cobwebs in the wires behind it. Wait, don’t you have house help?
Before you blow up over the realization that yaya is too lazy to complete all of her tasks or that she takes shortcuts, try and find out why first.
Are you assigning too many chores? You could help by structuring her day with specific tasks and timeframes. This limits slacking off and ensures that every part of the house is dealt with over the course of the week.
Make sure to equip yaya with all the tools she needs to get the work done, including complete cleaning materials and training.
Most importantly, check that you are paying her enough to compensate for the amount of work that she does for you at home. Also provide adequate amounts of food and time for rest. These should keep her satisfied and driven to do her job.