Holiday Tipping?

12/8/2008:

Who do you tip? How much?

hoboken-holiday-tipping.jpgTipping 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?

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51 Comments on "Holiday Tipping?"

strand tramp
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strand tramp

KS i’m sure you’ll sleep better now that you have been given approval by this one. somewhat inflated sense of self worth ca?

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”122465″][quote comment=”122427″]Katie, you’re one of the few people on here that I respect most of the time. [/quote]
This is really nice (or really sarcastic and I missed it). Thank you.
:P[/quote]

No. I wasn’t being sarcastic (even if I am sarcastic most of the time). While I may not agree with some of what you have to say, you’re alright.

(The holiday season is making me extra-nice this year. :mrgreen:)

Katie_Scarlett
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[quote comment=”122427″]Katie, you’re one of the few people on here that I respect most of the time. [/quote]
This is really nice (or really sarcastic and I missed it). Thank you.
😛

oceanbloo
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oceanbloo

Tipping drives me nuts. I want to be generous, but I also don’t want to bankrupt my family doing so. So, certain people I tip really well, but other people, too bad.

For example: a hairdresser I used to go to who hinted heavily about the expectation of a holiday tip. The last time she did my hair she screwed it up, and still charged an arm and a leg. She drives a brand new Mercedes. Holiday tip? Sorry, no.

CreativeAngel
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CreativeAngel

[quote comment=”122411″][quote comment=”122403″][quote comment=”122387″][quote comment=”122386″]KS that’s hardly the Christmas spirit.[/quote]
Whatever. I’m sick of people’s hands being out. Seriously over it.

If you want more money, get a better education or job or a second job or whatever it takes…[/quote]

Wow. So glad that you’re not my boss. Maybe one of your employees should sprinkle a little something special around your office, this year. Something that smells like rotten ass, perhaps? :mrgreen:[/quote]
They get a bonus check from the firm. Why should I donate extra? I don’t have a guaranteed bonus. If I don’t make hours, I don’t make bonus. These mouth breathers show up and pick their ass all day and make a bonus. F that.[/quote]

Katie, you’re one of the few people on here that I respect most of the time. As such, I take the “rotten ass” spray suggestion back (even if it is a good investment when it comes to revenge tools).

Donate extra as you see fit. I happen to work my ass off all year and never expect anything except for a fun break. Last year, though, I got myself a week’s worth of pay for Christmas. And that was a very nice surprise. 🙂

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