How Much Do You Tip On...

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How Much Do You Tip On...

Postby Boston » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:57 am

‘Gratuity Guru’: Tips signal empathy | Author notes highs, lows of service jobs
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What say you, everyone?

[quote]The underscoring theme of “Keep the Changeâ€
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Postby mcm » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:58 am

$10 DD gift card for mail man

$7 instead of the regular $2 tip for my barber (keep the change ya filthy animal)

i think thats about it
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Postby Boston » Wed Nov 17, 2010 10:59 am

I like a nice even $20 for haircuts, $15 cut, $5 tip
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Postby mcm » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:02 am

mine is 13, leave 2. my haircut takes < 10 minutes
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Postby Giggles » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:21 am

Boston wrote:I like a nice even $20 for haircuts, $15 cut, $5 tip


Bump.

When you raise your prices to $16 though, you're still only getting a $20.
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Postby TeeDub » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:23 am

so we have to do this thread every six months?
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Postby Giggles » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:24 am

The times they are a changin'. And tips with them.
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Postby Boston » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:34 am

exactly, Giggles

and we're coming upon the Holidays when people who aren't VTex do extra tipping
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Postby JJ » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:37 am

My "Super Cuts" buzz takes about 5 minutes. Costs $13 (or is it $14 now?). I usually leave $4-5 for the cutter. She needs it more than I do.

Mailman - $25 @ Christmas

Paper Delivery - $52 @ Christmas (a buck a week)

Almost tipped my leaf-bag collection dudes the other day, as we normally have about 50 heavy bags.

Honey Dew Donuts - My twice-a-week Medium Iced and 2 Cinnamon Sticks habit comes to $5.20, I give 'em $6 & they keep the change
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Postby Giggles » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:38 am

I think, despite having never met my mailman, I am going to leave him a $5 tip in my mailbox with a card asking him to stop giving me other people's mail.
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Postby Stephen Glansburg » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:46 am

My mail gets fucked up constantly! Guy ain't gettin' a dime outta me. Besides, he fell during a storm at my neighbors house and now he is suing them so that should hold him over.

Trash/Recycle dudes get a 30 pack with a bow on it.
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Postby mcm » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:46 am

Anyone heard of this before: if your barber is also the owner of the shop, you don't need to tip him? True or false?

I don't go to the owner although he does cut hair at my place. Also is it rude to wait for your barber if there is no one else in there and your barber is cutting someone's hair and the other guy is just sitting there with a broom in his hands?
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Postby Maury Ballstein » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:54 am

I throw a 5 spot to my barber no matter what the cost.

I've never tipped my mailman in my entire life. I wonder if that's why I find it constantly stuffed and crushed into my mailbox.

Tipping 80 cents to a coffee shop seems ridiculous to me but to each their own.
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Postby MCA » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:58 am

Itunes GC for mailman. He's my age and we have mutual friends as it turns out.

Dunkins GC's for trash guys.

NOthing out of the norm for barber (barber gets 4 bucks on a 16 dollar cut so its an even 20).
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Postby KW » Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:09 pm

It is definitely ok to wait for your barber if they are cutting someone else's hair.
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