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Agency fees paid by helper?

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    rani is offline Administrator
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    Sep 2002
    Pokfulam, Hong Kong

    Biggie can you share the name of the agency.

    Founded GeoBaby in 2002

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    Biggie is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2010
    Hong kong island

    My helper used it before to process her niece. I'm currently using them to process a new helper. No issue so far. They are in world wide plaza
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    lesliefu is offline Registered User
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    Dec 2008
    South District

    yes - i use Emry's too - they have various locations...wanchai, central (apart from worldwide)..haven't had any problems with them - they are owned by Chinese but day to day staff appear to be philippine ladies so they can talk directly in tagalog...nothing is lost in translation.

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    Portia is offline Registered User
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    Oct 2006
    Hong Kong

    I've used Emry's twice. The first time they were good. The second time they were very slow and very inflexible and I kept having to call them all the time and chase them. I think Emry's is only as good as the individual employee who is handling the file. The second time I was hiring back a helper who had previously been employed by our family. Emry's insisted that she take a medical even though I said that I did not require it. After the medical, she was required to pay extra to get glasses and have her teeth fixed.

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    Gracey is offline Registered User
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    Sep 2009
    Hong Kong

    Hi everyone, Thanks for all your advice.
    I wasn't trying to be critical of the agency. So far they have been honest and upfront, both about their own charges and some problems with other agencies. Plus, she is a "new girl" for them, and went through a one-week training course and medical check.
    When I asked why fees were so high, I didn't mean for this particular company -- just in general.
    Anyway... it's not that I'm unhappy with the agency. I'm glad they are so forthright. I'm just wondering what happens if the amah can't pay her share? Does she owe the agency later? If so, it probably wouldn't take her more than 3 months, since we are paying her extra for all sorts of stuff, like food, transport, etc,
    As nice as I am, I don't want to pay the amah's share outright, since it is technically not my responsibility.

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