2 thoughts on “Cautionary Tale of Giving More to a Yaya

  1. ah, mahirap naman din talaga without proper financial education and understanding. most of them are like that. ubos biyaya then utang pag kukulangin.

    i had a yaya before na walang pakelam if may nasasayang, natatapon. I had to talk to her but learned later on na hindi nya talaga maintindihan ang concept of budgeting because where she came from, they didn’t have to pay for water and most of their food. may iniigiban na free and they just harvest from wherever their food – for free din. she didn’t understand na we pay for water consumption, electricity consumption – kasi they didn’t have it. matagal na pag aaral and willingness to learn ang kailangan. kasi they come to manila thinking they will have money to spend – yun lang.

    1. You’re right!

      Actually, a lot of people, hindi sanay sa trabaho. As you said, sa province, maraming free na binibiyaya na lang sa kanila. Kahit hindi magtrabaho, ok pa din. May pagkain, tubig and tirahan. Kahit konting pera, napagtiyatiyagaan.

      So when they have access to a lot of money, parang jackpot. Gastos agad: bibili ng cellphone, pasalubong sa pamilya, gastos na. Walang savings. It’s sad nga. With our yaya, hindi niya inalagaan din ang trabaho so nawala din sa kanya. All her work after us was half her salary here, so she really regretted leaving us.

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