Domestic helpers in Taiwan earning money on the side

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-07
By: Wong Yu-lan and Staff Reporter

It is not unheard for Taiwan’s foreign domestic helpers to try and make ends meet by working

A domestic helper gives rehab medical care, May 30, 2014. (Photo/Teng Po-jen)

A domestic helper gives rehab medical care, May 30, 2014. (Photo/Teng Po-jen)

“under the table” side jobs outside of their employer’s knowledge, reports our Chinese-language sister paper China Times.

A manager of a tech company in Taiwan who hired a foreign domestic helper found out that the helper had been operating her own online business when she was alone at home. The helper suddenly disappeared last year without letting anyone know where she was going.

Her former employer found out through her mobile phone records that she was able to make up to NT$60,000 (US$1,900) extra money a month, more than twice her official pay, by buying and selling things online.     [FULL  STORY]

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