Managing the Ayi
Xinchejian has an ayi 阿姨 (a cleaner or housekeeper), to help make sure the space doesn't become a total mess.
Who is the ayi?
We should have some basic information about who our ayi is.
She has to do this daily:
- Throw out unattended food or drinks (including in the fridge, if it's not labeled with expiration)
- Move anything left unattended or unlabeled on the work surfaces to the outgoing pile
- Clean all work surfaces (all tables)
- Clean floor
- Clean whiteboard (do not expect your scribbles to stay on the whiteboard overnight)
- Clean fridge
- Empty garbage bin
- Move content of used batteries into batteries recycling
- Sell (or if no buyers, throw away) anything in the "for recyling" pile (separate from the "outgoing pile")
Basic Member Responsibilities
These are pre-requisites for the ayi to do her job correctly:
- Cleared out floor and tables (THESE SURFACES ARE NOT TO BE USED FOR STORAGE)
- Anything that you want to keep, should be identified with a label with an expiration date
What if you need to store something?
- small parts and components storage? rent and use your own storage box (LABEL IT CORRECTLY)
- project too big for a storage? ask for permission to use space on the available shelves (ADD A PROJECT LABEL)
- done or abandoned project? you can add it to our display shelves (DON'T FORGET TO LABEL IT)
- overnight project setup? LABEL, LABEL, LABEL with contact information and project explanation
- see something in the outgoing pile you think we should keep?
- claim it with your name and future project idea
- store it on the right shelve or in your storage box
Rules about keeping the space clean
Instructions for the Ayi
- The Ayi has explicit permission to move anything without labels left on tables or the floor into the outgoing pile.
- If your project is in the outgoing pile, it is because you left it unattended and/or unlabeled on a work surface; do not bitch to the Ayi about it.
Not happy? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The main issue is that her job has been made difficult by the fact that it is unclear what she can throw away and what she needs to keep.