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Old April 3rd, 2007, 05:51 PM   #41
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Let's open a thread for this... "home helper" is VERY Hong Kong, I don't see it anywhere else, here in the state you need to be exthemely rich to get a full time stay-in home helper (most ppl will hire "home helper" by hour, they come to clean your place and leave, they dont' stay.) but in Hong Kong most of the upper middle class have one (some have two or more!) ... but Hong Kong have some of the smallest building in the world, do they really "need" a full time stay-in home helper...

(I hate to call them maid, because they are not since they don't bring you coffee and they don't rub your dirty feets )
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 06:40 PM   #42
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If I remember correctly, domestic helpers get pay around $3000 a month. That's not enough to survive on a daily basis.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:35 PM   #43
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If I remember correctly, domestic helpers get pay around $3000 a month. That's not enough to survive on a daily basis.
I am not saying $3000+ is a lot; but the employer provides housing and food. So if you add those expenditure on top of the cash, it is better than a lot of local helpers and workers.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:47 PM   #44
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I think Hong Kong's next issue after democratic elections and developing a more sustainable economy is social justice. Racism and human mistreatment are a big problem in HK's society.
Campagin on racism and discrimination are going on at the same time as political and economic reformation. It's a less talked and focused topic, but it's ongoinging.

Being 95% of the population are Hong Kong Chinese, the population does need a lot of education to understand the other cultures and accept the foreigners as part of HK's population.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 07:51 PM   #45
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Let's open a thread for this... "home helper" is VERY Hong Kong, I don't see it anywhere else, here in the state you need to be exthemely rich to get a full time stay-in home helper (most ppl will hire "home helper" by hour, they come to clean your place and leave, they dont' stay.) but in Hong Kong most of the upper middle class have one (some have two or more!) ... but Hong Kong have some of the smallest building in the world, do they really "need" a full time stay-in home helper...
Although HK's flats has some of the smallest flats in the world, but the helpers are more than just cleaning the flats and cook. A lot of the families hire these helpers to babysit, too; as HK do also have some of the most workaholic people in the world. Both parents have very long work hours and no time to take care of their children, the job turns to the helpers' hand.
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Old April 3rd, 2007, 10:06 PM   #46
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I am not saying $3000+ is a lot; but the employer provides housing and food. So if you add those expenditure on top of the cash, it is better than a lot of local helpers and workers.
but if it is me...I want $7000 so I can live in a room, not a closet. And go eat whatever I want...not employer's funky Chinese leftover
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Although HK's flats has some of the smallest flats in the world, but the helpers are more than just cleaning the flats and cook. A lot of the families hire these helpers to babysit, too; as HK do also have some of the most workaholic people in the world. Both parents have very long work hours and no time to take care of their children, the job turns to the helpers' hand.
Yes! teaching baby bad English too...that's why my English is so bad right now, thanks to my old "home helper"
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Domestic helpers are not forced to come to Hong Kong to work for local families. They can always choose to work in another country. The wages are market-driven. If they're worth $3000 a month, then that's what people will pay. After all, it's low-skilled labour. Washing dishes and ironing clothes doesn't take that much brain power, and will not be worth a fortune anyway.

Besides, Hong Kongers live in very small apartments. 1000 square feet is a luxury. Most only have about 600 square feet. Keep in mind that is gross. The net usable area is at best 80% in the newer apartments these days, and a bedroom is only about 50 square feet. So getting 30 square feet for boarding isn't so bad after all.
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I hate how some employers threaten the naive workers by suggesting physical harm if they report abuse to the police.

Disgusting; a shame to HK, the Chinese people and the 21st-century human race.

Ok, I've cooled down. BTW, we're off-topic here...should we create a new thread? =P
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The LV in Causeway Bay (as in the photo above) is the one in Lee Gardens, right? Or is there another one?
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The LV store in HK is very well decorated. I always walk pass it when I go for dinner in Hard Rock Cafe.
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