It’s Maid-O’Clock Part 2


After listening to some very good advice from several friends, my mom and I decided to change the schedule and come up with a more realistic one, something that is easier to understand. For those who haven’t read my earlier blog, check it out here.

This new schedule took into consideration that we wake up late, and our entire ground floor is being used as work areas majorly from 2pm to  6pm, Mondays to Fridays.

We also revised our House Rules a bit, adding some Bible verses for encouragement.

Household Rules:

  1. Salary will be given every week.
  2. Bawal magsampay ng labahan sa labas from 2pm to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays
  3. Use washing machine for Jeans, t-shirts, linens, curtains
  4. Hand wash underwear, blouse, polo, slacks, dresses
  5. Downy is for our clothes only. If you want to use, you have to buy your own
  6. Use brush when washing/cleaning the basahan
  7. You can watch TV during breakfast, lunch and evenings. Bawal ang TV from 9am to 12, and 2pm to 6pm Mondays to Fridays. Ok lang pag Sundays.
  8. Alternate day-off during Sundays. Pwedeng umuwi at bumalik bago mag-7am the next day.
  9. Lock the front and back doors at night, when you throw away the trash. Lock the front door or screen door pag walang tao sa baba.
  10.  Turn off all the lights and electric fan when not in use
  11. Answer the phone with “RHYME LAB, HELLO?”
  12. Do not mix the chairs from room to room: red chairs for outside, white chairs for kitchen, square for room 1, round for room 2 and 3, blue chairs with sandalan for all teachers
  13. Ask permission
  14. Keep the screens closed.
  15. Ask questions to clarify if you are not sure
  16. Take down messages if there are visitors or callers
  17. Follow daily schedule, and magtulungan sa mga gawain
  18. Pag may nakitang batang makulit at nangingi-alam, isumbong sa yaya or sa amin
  19. Bawal umakyat ang students sa taas, or pumasok sa stockroom and teacher’s room
  20. Tawaging “teacher” ang mga teachers

Colossians 3:23 “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord and not for people.”

Hebrews 6:10 “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.”

Proverbs 31: Portrait of a Godly Woman – “”Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

We will talk to our helpers this afternoon. Hopefully, all will go well. 😛

3 responses »

  1. good to hear it’s going okay so far and hindi pa sila nagpi-picket sa labas ng bahay nyo. 😀 just be flexible lang and be willing to adjust, and you’ll be fine. 🙂 nobody gets these things right the first time (or even the 2nd. or third. or 4th.). 😀


    • It went so-so. They liked the schedule because they liked knowing what we expected of them. We gave them the autonomy to mix and match stuff though, but leave strict instructions for the non-negotiables.

      They follow the schedule, but not according to the way I wrote it. They like to do as much stuff as they can, when they can, to leave a bigger gap for resting. We have no problems with that because they get the job done.

      We occasionally spot check and remind them of their task in the morning.

      But honestly, I don’t know if they are doing everything that’s written there because we dont check at all times. There are also tasks that we want them not to seven days a week, such as cleanup our rooms, but they still do them.

      One thing for sure, this schedule left all parties with a clear expectations and concrete ideas on how to do it.


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