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    Getting a helper on Discovery Bay

    Hi everyone,
    I have recently moved to Discovery Bay and having now settled in I need to start looking for a helper. At the moment I only want a part time person, though this may increase to full time once my baby is born and I find out how difficult it is to look after a toddler and a new baby on my own.

    Can anyone give me advice about who to contact in Discovery Bay about helpers; I have heard that it is pretty easy to get one here, but I don't know where to start.

    Thanks

    Jools
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    Have you tried the notice board in the residents club? I believe you can put a sign up.

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    I believe the residents club don't like to accept adverts for part-time work, because it's technically illegal, although in practice everybody does it. Most of the part-time work is arranged by word of mouth, personal recommendations. I know a few helpers looking for extra part-time work so you can send me a private message via this website if you like - just click on my user name.

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    Just saw an ad in InsideDB for local domestic helpers at $45/hour.

    The company is www.homeasydb.com

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    Helpers in DB

    Hi,
    Thanks for the replies. I am still very confused about what you can and can't do (what is legal and what is not). It seems such a huge headache, when all I really want is someone to clean and do the laundry for a few days a week, so that I can focus on the children,

    Jools

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    Jools,

    Taken from the "Guidebook for Employment of Domestic Helpers from Abroad"

    The Helper (FDH) and the employer shall enter into a standard Employment Contract (ID407) as specified by the Director of Immigration.

    The FDH shall onlybe required to perform domestic duties for the employer.

    The penalty for hiring a part-time FDH is $350,000 and three years' imprisonment.

    More information on the Gov't site http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/topical_8.htm

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    Sorry I didn't get to finish my msg above.

    In any case, most people do take the risk and hire part-time foreign help. There are local domestic helpers, however communication maybe a problem.

    HTH

    Rani

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