Thanks again for all the advice!
He used to be a chef but is now the General Manager. Over here he does 12 hr shifts over 5 days (although he still has to be contactable the other 2 & always seems to be working!), he doesn't really get a lunch break, just a couple of coffee breaks & he has been known to do 16 hr days when it's busy - crazy industry, but that's just the way it is and for whatever reason he absolutely loves his job - so as long as he's happy!
He will have to do 5 1/2 days in HK but they will be split shifts so actually being close really helps in terms that I could at least come and meet up with him for lunch or something. I think the Olympic, Kennedy Town, Sai Wan, Hung Hom and maybe Tsim Sha Tsui & as a long shot Discovery Bay might be good. Maybe even some of the East areas on HK island. When we come over I'll have a scout around. I do want to cut his commute down as much as possible.
It seems to be really hard to find out what General Manager restaurant salaries actually are in HK, I've looked online but can't really find anything. Obviously the difference here is that he pays 40% tax on what he earns, take that off and they're not offering him much less, although they suggested we would get an apartment between 11,000 & 15,000 HK which seems crazy! We are currently trying to see if we can get a better accommodation alowance but I'm not sure they'll budge. I guess we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed. More than anything I don't want him coming over and being on less (overall) than he is here... But then we also don't want to miss out on the opportunity to come to HK, we've wanted to get out of the UK for awhile now!