Tips to Improve the Relationship with Your Domestic Helper

Hiring a domestic helper for your house is great! It allows you to focus on more important things such as work and family while your domestic helper does the household chores like cleaning, sweeping, or dusting your house. But like anything else, having a domestic helper means you’ll have challenges along the way. Be prepared for these 5 common domestic helper problems. Most of these problems don’t have to lead to dismissals. Instead, with good communication you…

4種常見外傭問題及克服的方法

這些問題有時會令你同外傭的關係變得複雜。如果問題沒有得到及時解決,最終會導致你和外傭關係惡化。這裡是一些最常見的你可能會遇到的問題和解決問題的小竅門。

 

問題1:對你的外傭工作不滿

可能你有各種對外傭工作不滿的理由,使你感到沮喪甚至生氣。有時候,這是因為她沒有像你所希望的那樣打掃房間,或者是因為她把各種雜物放在廚房櫃台上太久而沒有把它們放回原處,或者因為你有理由相信你的孩子沒有得到很好的照顧甚至被忽略了等等。…

4 Common Domestic Helper Problems and How to Overcome Them

Issues can sometimes arise and complicate your relationship with your domestic helper. If they have not promptly been dealt with, they can end up deteriorating your relationship with your helper. Here are some of the most common problems you can face and a few tips to overcome them.

 

Problem 1: You are not satisfied with your domestic helper’s work

There might be various reasons why you are not satisfied with your helper’s work, causing you to feel frustrated and even…

5 Tips to Manage Your House When Your Helper is On Leave

You never quite realise how useful your domestic worker is until they go away. Whether they are going back to their home country for a few weeks or are taking a break in a different city, it can be difficult to manage the house during this period. However, it’s important to keep your house clean and your family well looked after throughout this time, and while it may seem tricky, there are lots of ways to do it. Here are five tips to help you – from spending some time doing a clear…

Bringing Assistance to Abused Domestic Helpers

Any search about domestic helper abuse in Hong Kong will send you down a scary rabbit hole. Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) abuse is widespread. In the past few years, several cases of mistreatment and abuse have shed light on those inhumane practices that (still) take place behind closed doors. Shockingly, those practices are by no means isolated incidents; however, the majority of cases go unreported – FDWs are not allowed to work while waiting for a case to be tried. This…

What Do You Need to Know About Domestic Helper Loan Sharks?

Many foreign domestic helpers are caught in a spiralling debt cycle due to employment-related fee loans that they owe to domestic helper loan sharks. And all that even before they start their job.

 

“When I got a job in Hong Kong, I paid US$300 in the Philippines and then another HK$11,000 in Hong Kong. I didn’t have the money, but then the agent told me I could give him my passport and loan the money. The interest was 60%, but I had no other choice. It took me 6 months to pay everything…