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    Helper share - possible?legal?

    Hi,
    Thinking about getting a helper - different options etc. (Completely new to the notion of having a helper, but the thought of not having to feed the baby, amuse a hyperactive toddler and cook dinner all at the same time is starting to sound good!).
    Have looked at threads on full-time v part time but was wondering if anybody has ever/ ever wanted to share a helper. Ie 3 days per week each - pay the helper more than usual, but cheaper than paying for 2 full times.
    Is it legal? A possibilty? Completely pie - in the sky??
    Cheers,
    Cath

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    Cath, although it does happen in HK covertly sharing a helper is completely illegal and could wind you and the helper in some serious hot water. But there are agencies which are able to hire out part time helpers.

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    Cheers for that - really don't want to risk any brush with the law. After reading the forums, thinking of going the full hog and applying for a live in helper now - seems to be the best option.

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    once you do, you will have a hard time going back to no helper.

    our helper is great! she makes our lives so much easier!

    but you need to make sure you find someone whom you will trust. AND you need to train them to do things the way you like them done.

    good luck!

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