Putting Together a Fair Roster Part (4)
After you have done the same thing for the weekly and monthly chores, put all three rosters together and give them a final look over to make sure that you have done it as evenly as possible. Pretend that you are each housemate in turn, and follow your name through the roster to check that your workload is fair.
Getting the thumbs up
now it’s time to show the roster to your housemates. Don’t just shove it up on the wall, but explain how you put it together and how it works. Get agreement from everyone on what should happen if they don’t do a particular duty. You might also like to get agreement on rules about job-swapping, and when it is or is not okay.
I know this all sounds a bit bossy, but once you have a roster up and going you will be amazed at how much easier life is and how few disagreements or hassles come up. However, be careful to avoid falling into the role of policeman as this is guaranteed to cause more stress in the long run.
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