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    yuukalim0404 is offline Registered User
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    Apr 2008
    Tseung Kwan O

    Helper's birthday

    Mine's coming up next month, she's only with us for a 1-2 months but so far I am quite pleased with her overall work. Wondering what is the norm here? money(if so how much), gift or just a card or nothing??? Please share your experiences, thanks

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    carang is offline Registered User
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    Sep 2004
    Sai Kung
    our helper started with us 2 weeks before her birthday. we gave her $500 then and have done so every year since (her 5th year with us is about to start).

    i've also baked a cake for her and now my kids like to decorate it.

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    Obiwan is offline Registered User
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    Jul 2009
    Hong Kong
    Same as Cara, gave ours a $500 red packet on her birthday, 2 months after she joined us.

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    DebbieChan is offline Registered User
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    Mar 2010
    Hong Kong
    I know this is out of the date for the yukalim0404, but maybe useful for others...

    i usually take her out for a dinner celebration, birthday cake at home and a present. I don't want to give money - rather do something special for them to feel happy their bday is being celebrated.

    the first time i got her a birthday cake, she cried, it was her first birthday cake at the age of 38!!!!!

    i usually buy presents depending on what they need/ like, New Balance shoes, adidas bags, Reebok jogging pants - all gifts around $300.

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    southside852 is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008
    I usually have my son make her a picture and we also give her $$$ in a red envelope.

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    Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    We also give cash and she makes a cake which she takes to church to share with her friends.

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