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    Trying is offline Registered User
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    Hiring a driver

    We are looking to hire a driver - can anyone share some thoughts on average salary and the best way to go about this? Thanks in advance...
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    Word-of-mouth is usually how drivers are hired (from my own experience). If not, you can also try going thru the HK labour department. http://www2.jobs.gov.hk/1/0/WebForm/

    Average salary per month is about 10k-12k with overtime pay. I would definitely give them a probationary trial period.

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    Now that I think about it though, finding a driver who can also speak English in HK might be a little tougher...

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    Post an ad on geoexpat and look through the ads there?

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    Apart from drivers from the Philippines, the drivers in Hong Kong that would most commonly speak English fluently are Nepalese. There are agencies that can help, I believe.

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    Thanks everyone, I'll try those suggestions.

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    Hi Trying, I think salaries of $10-12k are for local Hong Kong drivers. We paid our driver $4,500, he was Sri Lankan. My friend paid her Sri Lankan driver $6k, but he had a lot more experience than mine. I interviewed 3 or 4 other drivers when I was hiring and they were looking for $5-7k (Filipinos and Sri Lankans).

    There are some women who drive too - but not many. But they are around.
    Last edited by Liquorice; 09-20-2011 at 08:00 PM.

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    Thanks liquorice!

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