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Employers who want to have good relationships with their domestic workers should only asked them to do a reasonable amount of work, according to a columnist in a Hong Kong newspaper.

In an article published by Ta Kung Pao on Monday, the columnist told how her son and daughter-in-law maintained a good relationship with their Filipino maid over seven years. She said the relationship stayed good because they didn’t make her work too hard.

Her routine tasks for her domestic worker included washing the car and house cleaning in the morning, ironing clothes in the afternoon and taking the three children to after-school activities in the evening. She did not need to prepare meals or to assist the children with their homework.

The writer advised employers to set a reasonable working environment for their domestic workers to encourage them to stay longer.

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