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Where do you buy Dollar Saver and is that the best place to search for a helper?

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    Where do you buy Dollar Saver and is that the best place to search for a helper?

    We're moving to Repulse Bay in September from London and would like to hire a helper. Which are the recommended routes to finding an excellent helper? Thanks for any information :)

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    you don't buy dollarsaver, it's free...
    you can find it online too...i think it's

    www.dollarsaver.com.hk or some variation on that....
    Last edited by rani; 08-25-2005 at 07:55 AM.

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    hi mamma,

    welcome to HK! Unless you have a maid recommended to you through personal sources, the best way to access a large database of maid CVs is to go through a maid agency (where you pay the agency a finder's fee once you have successfully hired a maid through them) OR go through the internet. I used 3 agencies (and to be fair they did send me credible maids to interview) but found my current helper through an ad posted by her on asiaxpat.com - good news is that I didn't have to pay the agency finder's fee.

    You may find it hard to interview from overseas but you could speak to the agencies and get them to start shortlisting CVs for you, they can fax or email it to you and you could line up the helpers for interview the minute you land in HK. Another suggestion would be to do telephone interviews first and then shortlist those you'd like to meet with. Personally, I've always insisted on a verbal (not just a written) recommendation from the current or last employer as good maids always come with glowing recommendations!

    Good luck!

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    thx so much Su Mei for the info - v helpful :)

    Much appreciated - thanks :)

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