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    Hiring a Maid

    Having unsuccessful luck at hiring local maids. I've finally decided to hire a foreign helper. This will be my first time so does anyone have any pointers or any recommendations. There will be a newborn so is there anything i should be aware of or pay close attention to?
    Any advice will help.

    Thanks!

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    Avi,

    Had a read through this thread on Helpers:

    Need help with your helper?

    Rani
    Founder of GeoBaby.Com

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    Thanks Rani,

    They have good recommendations at that link. Another question i have is i am trying to look for a philipino maid that has local experience and is soon finishing her contract. Does anyone know of any agencies that have a pool of these people?

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    We got our helper through this agency:

    Goodearth Services Co., Ltd.
    354 Worldwide Plaza
    19 Des Voeux Road Central
    Tel: 25301743

    We worked with a woman called Angie. They faxed us lots of application forms to choose from, then we screened them over the phone first, before selecting a few to interview in person. Worked well for us.

    Good luck!
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    Routine Schedule for helper

    Thanks Sandra. I'll give them a call.
    I was also wondering if any mom has a daily/weekly/monthly routine schedule set out for their helpers. Would anyone mind sharing their schedules? Since I'm new at this, i'd like to get it right from the beginning. Thanks.

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    Avi,

    Our first helper started working for us a couple of months before D was born and I didn't give her a schedule....BIG Mistake! Plus I was eager to do everything for D myself and when I slowly started handing over more responsibilities things got out of control and the house got neglected. With our new helper, I sat down with her the first week and made a list of all her daily, weekly and monthly chores. I also gave her D's schedule and I left her to decide how to manage her time.

    Helper's Helper includes a detailed schedule. I gave my helper a copy of the book when she started too.
    Founder of GeoBaby.Com

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    There are often helper recommendations in Dollar Saver - mainly helpers who have been with a family in HK for a while and the family is leaving. The helpers in there sound great and you get the benefit of a recommendation from their current family.

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    Helper's help. Can I find a copy of this book at the bookstore? And who is the author?

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