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    Two helper questions

    Can anyone help with the following:
    1. When you employ a helper, are they on some sort of probationary
    period to start?
    2. How do I go about getting a part-time helper until I have had a chance to find someone full-time. What can I expect to pay for this?

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    1. There isn't a probabtionary period for helpers.

    2. Part time helpers charge anywhere from $40-60/hour. As its illegal for a Foreign Domestic Helper to work part-time, you will not see notices on bulletin boards etc. The best way to find one is through word of mouth, ask the other helpers in yr complex, friends etc.

    Rani
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    Thanks Rani. So what do you do if you sign up a full-time helper for two years (as per the normal contract) and after one month you just don't like them? I think a personality fit is a big issue when you're going to be living with someone. Or what about if you have to leave to go back to your home within two years?

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    You can always give the helper one month notice or 1 month salary if you want her to leave within the 2 year contract time.

    If you want to hire some part time workers, there are a lot of local helper in Hong Kong. I do not know if they will understand English fully, but at least they are legal. You do not want to get in legal trouble in a foreign country.

    cari

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