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Ray CHENG, 28 from Australia (male)
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Network: Australia
Present Country: Australia
Join Date: December 21, 2015
Last Updated: January 29, 2018
Last Signed In: January 29, 2018

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=== about the review for host 26556 from me ===

I’m sorry for having had to say that but it was a must.

Three reasons why I wrote it are listed below as I feel that these would be helpful in understanding what happened if you wish to know.

1). As it was not true, harmful rumour made people incredibly angry. Pete, the owner of 26556, wrote a review to friends of mine and mentioned they are “drug related” as their first review. He lied about it and it might ruin their helpx experience afterwards.

2). We worked EVERY DAY. When my friends and I were asking for a day off during our stay, he SHOUTED us “you only work 2 hours a day to exchange your accommodation!!!” But the point was not about the hours but about a day off for exploring Whitsunday. We worked from morning to afternoon every day, past midday so we didn’t manage to have enough time for the amazing offshore area (hiring boats is only in the morning). And how could he shout like that?

Plus, extra negative point was that we actually worked 4 hours a day as it was in a busy season. Even sometimes 5 hours a day, without any food provided, for his business.

- The first day we arrived from different place, he told us “you work 2 hours every day.” And yes, 2 hours. But he wrote 4 hours per day on the page. I don’t know why.

- “This is not a real Helpx. You work as an employee” other people (from different period of staying) wrote on their review.

- When I arrived there, I met some nice co-worker but they soon unsatisfiedly left the retreat in 1-2 days. They didn’t want to write a negative review in order not to be written back.

3). Many things were different from his description on the page.

- “Thanks for your honest review its helpful !” I received an expression from other people. I can show you if you’d like to see :)

=== positive points from the first helpx experience ===

However, It was still a great experience for me. I will tell you why.

Two couple from Melbourne and France I met have been playing significant roles to introduce a wonderful world I believe in. We still keep in touch ;D

When I worked there, a few customer from Asia couldn’t communicate smoothly. Appreciated by Pete, I could assist in communication and translation which was fun for me as well. By that I mede friends and I was invited to visit their countries.

The working time was so happy and we had lots of fun there. All the co-worker are smart, nice and quite professional. We never did the same place twice B-)


In short, if you’re honest, I’m happy to write a positive review for you :)