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#1 Posted on 19.12.05 0832.53
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I was just wondering who (i.e. Superintendent, Mailman, etc...) and how much everyone thinks it's appropriate to tip around the holidays?
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#2 Posted on 19.12.05 1355.32
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I tip the same people during the holidays that I tip any other time of year: waiters/waitresses & delivery persons.-- And the same amounts, also. 10-20% for the wait staff depending on service and $2-5 for delivery regardless of the value of the product delivered, but depending on efficiency and difficulty reaching me.
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#3 Posted on 19.12.05 1611.31
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I'm generally a little more giving when it comes to tips...especially when the service is above and beyond what is normally expected. However...I'm not afraid to NOT tip if the service or food sucks.

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#4 Posted on 19.12.05 2210.22
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What's an appropriate tip for a barber/hairstylist? That one always gets me.
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#5 Posted on 19.12.05 2230.11
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    What's an appropriate tip for a barber/hairstylist? That one always gets me.


$11 cut, I usually tip $2.

BTW, on topic, I tip (in addition to the unsual) my Garbage guys, my mailman and the paperboy ($10 Wal-Mart card for everyone but the paperboy, who got a $15 Gamestop giftcard).
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#6 Posted on 19.12.05 2238.46
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    Originally posted by The Goon
    What's an appropriate tip for a barber/hairstylist? That one always gets me.


I usually go with $5 on my $30 cut. I think Mrs. JJD typically adds $15 or so, but she's more like $150 per visit.
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#7 Posted on 20.12.05 1415.30
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Rob, your hair is fabulous. You should tip more.

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#8 Posted on 20.12.05 1638.22
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Rob, your hair is fabulous. You should tip more.

    (edited by Guru Zim on 20.12.05 1216)


You're right, I should. My hair is fabulous, and my hairstylist has a fabulous rack.

I have to go get the hair cleaned up tonight, so maybe my generosity will reach a new level.
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#9 Posted on 20.12.05 1850.08
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It's funny, I was just talking with some co-workers about this very subject today. She made the mistake of asking the postal worker who delivers to the station if she normally got holiday tips. That postal worker told the postal worker who delivers to my co-worker's house. Now she feels like if she doesn't get him something, then he'll hate her.

I pointed her over to the Emily Post Institute's Holiday Tipping Guide, which says that postal workers are only permitted to accept gifts (not cash) valued at less than $20.

And my tipping story (I may have already told it, but whatever) is when I was in Orlando for a school function. We stopped at a grocery store to avoid the expense of eating out every day. By the exit, there was a big sign that said "Our baggers do not accept tips." I was aghast. Who tips the grocery baggers?
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#10 Posted on 22.12.05 0024.22
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    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
    By the exit, there was a big sign that said "Our baggers do not accept tips." I was aghast. Who tips the grocery baggers?

I think it's fairly common for people to tip baggers that take groceries out to your car for you. Some grocery stores though (Publix is the only one that comes to mind) prohibit tipping for some reason.

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#11 Posted on 22.12.05 0043.44
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    Originally posted by StingArmy
    Some grocery stores though (Publix is the only one that comes to mind) prohibit tipping for some reason.

I like this, but only because where I used to live, the baggers would start wheeling your cart out ahead of you and practically race to the parking lot, thereby forcing you to say, "Stop! I'll do it myself!" and seem like a jerk. It just seemed like a really manipulative way to chisel a tip out of someone, by providing a service you didn't ask for, so quickly that you had to make them stop. That said, I live in south Florida , and sometimes it's just pissing down rain so hard that the blatter of it all soaks your shirt almost instantly. In those cases, I'll get the bagger to hold my cart under an overhang at the curb while I bring my car around and load everything as fast as possible. And even though they technically don't accept tips at Publix, I'll insist on their taking a few bucks from me for saving the leather interior of my car from getting soaked. (The car was used. I didn't pick the leather.)

Anyway, as for holiday tips, I will always give the mail carriers and garbage men about $15 bucks.

Something strange from this year, though: the garbage company sent out a Holiday Card with a stamped address on it, soliciting tips, but the name on the card was a manager of the company, not the guy who comes and collects our trash. I called and talked to an assistant and asked if the tips were going to be divvied up amongst the collectors who go out on routes, and she said no. (What?!) Either she was misinformed, or the tips aren't going to the dudes who handle the trash; they're a bonus to the guy who sits in an office all day and signs paychecks. Whatever. I'm going to hang out some morning and give the collectors an envelope that they can divvy up.
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