Forums  •  Classifieds  •  Events  •  Directory

 

Need a domestic helper; where do istart looking?!

  1. #1
    Sahroora is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    13

    Need a domestic helper; where do istart looking?!

    Hello ladies,
    as our baby is close to arriving, it seems that we will be needing a domestic helper to help us with cleaning, house work, and some help with the baby. Please let me know if you know a good domestic helper , or if you are aware of a good agency.

    Thanks,
    sahroora

  2. #2
    dimsum mum is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Pokfulam Hong Kong
    Posts
    228
    Hi Sahroora
    Congratulations on your upcoming arrival!
    I would start with your network - ask friends/family if they know any good domestic helpers who are looking for positions. If you have seen other domestic helpers in action and like what you have seen, ask them if they have any equally as good friends who are looking for positions. Stress that the friends need to be here in Hong Kong already.
    There have been some good threads here recently on agencies people were happy with, if you do some searching you should be able to find them.
    Congratulations again and good luck.

  3. #3
    rani's Avatar
    rani is offline Administrator
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    Pokfulam, Hong Kong
    Posts
    5,729
    Here are a few helpers looking for work:

    Domestic Helper Available - Hong Kong Classifieds

    We have a couple of good articles on selecting the right helper for your family

    How To Choose a Helper

    Hiring a Helper

    Good luck!

  4. #4
    putput is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    164
    Where in HK do you live? My helper's sister, who has years of childcare experience, is looking for a new contract. My helper is excellent at cleaning and I believe her sister shares the same work ethic.

    Let me know if you are interested.

  5. #5
    Sahroora is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    13
    Thank you ladies, I appreciate all your advice and info. fingers crossed !

  6. #6
    Sahroora is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    13
    Putput,
    I live in Midlevels; where is your helper from, and do you have more info about her sister?

    Thanks

  7. #7
    putput is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    164
    Sorry for the late response. My sister's helper is keen to work around here (Midlevels where I too am based) hence asking for your location. She is 44 yrs old, and has been working with the same employer for 12 years. She has looked after 3 children so has childcare experience. She also has three children of her own. She can cook chinese and some western dishes, and is eager to learn to cook more. Her number is 69350054 and 67407281.

    Hope this helps.

  8. #8
    TheQuasimother is offline Registered User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Hong Kong
    Posts
    515
    Sahoora

    Make sure you that you ask for an employment history. And two latest references i.e. the last two jobs (or speak to both husband and wife) with valid telephone numbers and reference letters from their employers if you are hiring someone who has had a lot of experience.

    We've experienced fake referee letters and phone numbers.

    Cheers!
    QM
    “If you want to get to the castle, you’ve got to swim the moat.” Richard Jenkins in Eat Pray Love

Similar Threads

  1. Looking for domestic helper
    By plumtree in forum Parenting - Toddlers and Preschoolers
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-10-2010, 09:32 PM
  2. Domestic helper
    By lemonade in forum Babies Born in 2010
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-09-2010, 09:59 PM
  3. Looking for Domestic Helper
    By hkmum73 in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 04-20-2007, 05:15 PM
  4. Domestic helper while we're away
    By ollyvia in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-27-2005, 10:08 PM
  5. domestic helper
    By Joyce in forum Helper Forums
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-03-2005, 11:04 PM
Scroll to top