Needing help with HK salary!!

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  1. #61

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    I dont understand why dont you want to be a full time teacher in one of the schools or playgroups ? you get much more paid and could afford to rent out your own place. pluss the place you work could sponsor you with a visa so you will not be working here illegally?
    Thats what my friend from australia did
    If you factor in that she has accommodation and food provided with insurance and a nice club membership, she might be making more money than if she was teaching and living in a much nicer place. On the other hand, there will be less freedom. On top of it, being a nanny can give you more spare time depending on the family and children.

    It's a matter of personal choice... It's not necessarily better to teach if you're stuck in a language or play group school especially factoring in some of the management of these places.

    Matter of fact, if she chose to go that route, the NET scheme would be a more sensible option in my opinion although without teaching credentials, she would be at the bottom of the pile.

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    Quote Original Post:
    I dont understand why dont you want to be a full time teacher in one of the schools or playgroups ? you get much more paid and could afford to rent out your own place. pluss the place you work could sponsor you with a visa so you will not be working here illegally?
    Thats what my friend from australia did
    yeah with that logic you could also wonder why (assuming she is the hot Australian type) she does not sell her body as a high end escort and make Tones of money....(for the uptight on this site, this is a joke)

    7K with housing + food + insurance + club is certainly as good as any new teacher would make.

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    the club membership was $400/month (not including gym ~$350, if i remember correctly) 2.5 years ago. i'm sure it's gone up since then...so that cost isn't insignificant.


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    Lol Mat you have completely opened up my eyes, that's a great idea . No but serz it does sound ok, that was my main problem in the beginning, the trust worthiness of the schools & their management. I will have a lot of freedom from what the family tells me....


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    Minet

    If you check out what au pairs get paid in Europe then it's actually a really food deal, but a real au pair wouldn't have to work more than about 25 - 30 hours per week ( I think there might actually be rules about it in Europe).


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    And P.S considering I am living two footsteps away from the beach and have food provided it isn't too bad I don't think. Medical insurance is included, a membership to a really nice health club (I just found out this info).... 7k is mine only for fun throughout the week, plus if needed there is always weekend work cheers again
    The club membership fees don't cover the gym and/or any of the classes offered either in the Residents Club or in Club Siena. The gym is HK$ 350 and the Yoga classes are HK$ 110 per class.
    The beach in DB is nice, but the water is not that clean/appealing to swim in. It's a man made beach, the ground is fairly muddy - you'd want to enter it wearing some sort of shoes.
    Both clubs have outdoor pools, there is a indoor pool in Club Siena as well.
    When you tutor you need to factor in traveling expenses as well, DB is not exactly cheap when it comes to transport. The ferries to Central are HK$ 27 one way and you pay about the same when you take the bus/MTR route to Kowloon.

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    Does the use of pool in both clubs require a monthly fee? What comes with the membership? I would have thought everything would be incorporated in these fees. Also, is there a monthly pass for the ferry/bus or a card card which has so many trips that you may use as you go?


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    1) swimming pool is included in the membership fees. there are a few other things that do not require additional fees, can't remember what they are, though. gym and classes are extra. the classes are "farmed out" to other companies to provide.

    2) there is a pass for the ferry. it used to be for 50 trips, but i am not sure if that is still the case. there is no monthly pass ANYWHERE in hk for any form of transport. there IS a thing called an OCTOPUS CARD. you purchase them at MTR stations but they are good on all bus routes, at mcd's, at the supermarkets, at 7-11s and various other places around the city. you just top them up when they run out of value.


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