Who do you tip? How much?
Tipping around holiday time is a very divisive subject. On one side, you have those that appreciate the service they get, and enjoy rewarding those that provide help with a little extra during the holidays. In addition, that might help build a stronger relationship and enable some to receive extraordinary service in the future. But on the other hand, others might say “they knew what kind of job they took,” or “they get paid already…” and so on.
With today’s tough economic times, some of you may not have as much discretionary funds to shell out to the myriad of people that ordinarily receive tips.
So who do you tip? The doorman or concierge? Postal workers/delivery men? Local city employees (like park workers)? Your mechanic / plumber / maintenance guy? Dog walker? The guy that runs 411?
If you consider yourself a generous tipper – will you change the donation amount this year?