Top 10 services to tip

A suggested tip for movers is $10 to $20 for a light move and $20 to $50 for a heavy move. Do you know how to tip your service providers?

A suggested tip for movers is $10 to $20 for a light move and $20 to $50 for a heavy move. Do you know how to tip your service providers?

When to tip and how much to give causes anxiety for many Angie's List members. "I'm not always sure who to tip, especially those that provide a service at my home," says Angie's List member Shelia Sewell of McDonough, Ga.

Nearly 70 percent responding to a recent online poll say they tip to show appreciation while more than a third tip at least 20 percent. "Why do I feel compelled to tip just about everyone?" asks member Deborah Pursifull of Snoqualmie, Wash.

Others are more selective about who they choose to reward. "I don't think tips are always called for, like with a plumber or electrician," says member Nina Rankin of Pittsburgh.

In addition to members, we reached out to several highly rated service companies to get their view on gratuities. Across the board, they say they don't take it for granted and equally appreciate a positive review or recommendation. "Sometimes, referrals from family, friends and co-workers are the greatest tip of all," says Jennifer Miller, co-owner of A Do Hair Design, a highly rated Indianapolis hair salon.

Here are the top 10 Angie's List categories - determined by poll respondents - in which members most often consider leaving a tip:


Doing the heavy lifting may not require a bonus. "We never expect or ask for a tip," says Mike Atkinson, owner of highly rated Experienced Movers in Pearl, Miss. "We don't want to burden our customers with trying to figure in a tip after we've given them an estimate on the cost of the move."

However, grateful homeowners tend to show their appreciation, regardless. For light moves, offer a $10 to $20 tip per mover. For larger moves, companies say a tip of $20 to $50 is appropriate.

House cleaners

"If customers ask me about tipping, I tell them that it's never required, but would always be appreciated," says Linda Rabenberg, owner of highly rated Linda Rombach Personalized Cleaning in St. Charles, Mo. "We don't expect tips because I pay my employees well and house cleaning is fairly expensive to begin with.

"Almost all our customers leave a Christmas tip or gift," she adds, which might be a box of chocolates or 100 percent of their pay. "During the rest of the year, very few customers tip."


If you use a handyman or lawn care professional regularly, give them a $15 to $50 tip once a year - perhaps during the holidays - as a thoughtful "thank you."

Contractors, such as plumbers and electricians, don't expect a tip. However, some Angie's List members feel compelled to reward those who go above and beyond. "I have tipped my plumber," says Friday Hamlet of Box Elder, S.D. "He went out of his way to help me by driving to my home to hook up the water so I could wash clothes. All free of charge!"

Pet sitters/pooper scoopers

Pet sitters and pooper scoopers don't require a tip, but they say it's appreciated. "I've had people give me gift cards for fuel or coffee," says Jim Skirvin, owner of highly rated K-9 Scooper in Fairfield, Ohio. "I certainly don't ask for anything extra, but it's nice." If you regularly use the same one, provide an occasional 15 percent tip or annual gift.

Hair stylists/barbers

Deciding who to tip at salons confounds even the best of us. "Many guests have questions regarding how to tip when there is more than one person helping out," Miller says. "If someone other than the stylist shampoos your hair, that person will always be appreciative of a little extra money."

Stylists say they typically receive a 15 to 20 percent tip, but it varies. "There are clients who always tip and clients who never tip," says Karla Watson, owner of highly rated Flip Hair Salon in Portland, Ore. "Clients shouldn't worry about tipping a certain percentage, but should tip the amount they feel comfortable with."


When hiring a bus or limousine service, be sure to check that company's policy on gratuity. Some strictly forbid it, while others build it into the rental price. "We operate under different rules than most transportation outfits," says Kay Smith, manager of highly rated Caledonian Coach Co. in Stafford, Texas, which provides private bus charters and tours. "It varies per region." Typically, the driver receives at least $1 per passenger.

It's customary to tip taxi drivers 15 to 20 percent. If you don't have cash, make sure the driver accepts credit cards.


Most times, the same nail technician will do both your manicure and pedicure and a tip of 10 to 20 percent is appropriate. However, if different people perform individual services, then be sure to split the tip accordingly. "I'd say 95 percent of clients leave a tip," says Laura Puhl, owner of highly rated The Laura Gregory Salon in Columbus, Ohio. "If you can't, you can't - it varies. Some people tip way too much."

Car wash

A full-service car wash - which may include vacuuming, waxing and towel drying - should warrant a $2 to $3 tip for a car, or $3 to $5 for an SUV, truck or van. Many places post a box for tips near the exit, with all tips split between the workers. If there's no box, give a couple bucks to whoever performed final touches after the wash.

For full detailing, consider a 15 percent tip. "I try not to place any expectations on gratuity," says Kenny Ryan, owner of highly-rated Echelon Detailing in Carrollton, Texas. "The services we offer are pretty well covered in the cost. When it does come, it's a bonus."

Massage therapists

Massage therapists at spas often receive a tip of 15 to 20 percent. "It varies from place to place, but most massage therapists work on commission as an employee of the salon or spa," Puhl says of her Columbus salon. "Any extra reward is always appreciated." However, a medical or rehabilitative massage typically doesn't call for gratuities.

Animal grooming

Customers find pet groomers in a variety of settings - from big box stores to mobile grooming vans. If you're especially pleased, tip 15 percent of the bill or $2 per dog. Be sure to offer a little extra for a filthy Fido. "People will leave a larger tip if their dog is difficult," says Jennifer Lavelle, owner of highly rated Kool Dogs Training Academy & Kool Klips Grooming in Brookhaven, Pa. "But I always tell them it doesn't matter if they tip me or not."

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Should you tip your service providers during the holidays?


House cleaners are among the most tipped service providers, according to an Angie's List poll of members. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Elizabeth F. of Ashburn, Va.)
House cleaners are among the most tipped service providers, according to an Angie's List poll of members. (Photo courtesy of Angie’s List member Elizabeth F. of Ashburn, Va.)

Each year around the holidays, many homeowners ask, "Where do I draw the line at tipping?" Many give a gift to the teacher, hair stylist and the postal carrier. What about my contractor, plumber, house cleaner or landscaper?


My wife has been a waitress for over 15 years. Her days are hard and were getting harder. Now that patrons charge 90% of their bills. The government taxes almost everything she makes in tips, and the company she works for requires her to tip the bartenders based on her beverage sales and expeditors on her total sales regardless if she was tipped at all. Thankfully, she has gone back to school, graduated and found a career. No more stories about the customers who are too cheap to tip. If you can not afford to lay down 20% after recieving good service, then stay at home.

I get so disgusted that we are even required to tip. I used to work retail and no one ever tipped me for the work I did. It should be up to the company they work for to pay the employees. Not only do I have to pay for the food I eat, I have to pay the employee to do their job. People are expected to tip based on the price of their meal. I can go to a restaurant that doesn't charge a lot for their food, get great service, and the server gets a small tip. I can go to a pricey restaurant, get crappy service, and they get a big tip, because someone came up with this backward way to tip people. Let the employers pay their employees appropriately and do away with tips in all areas of service!!!!

while i agree, and i heartily do, the fact of the matter is that things don't work that way. and in the end, you're going to pay the same amount regardless. i would *love* it if the amount people are supposed to tip was just added into the price. i mean, i'd get paid more that way because not everybody tips or they tip unpredictably. and it would make things a lot easier. but that's just not the case...we have a tipping culture in this country and that's just the way it is. boycotting it is not screwing anybody except the person who is doing the job and not getting enough money for it. and if they don't do a good job, then you're within your right not to tip. :)

if you get a custom airbrush tan from a tech would you tip like a hairdresser or manicurist? she's doing a service.

I do cleaning for a business, never got a Christmas gift or bonus, never got a tip. After 12 years of faithful service I asked for a slight raise, she said no that isn't enough and gave me more, then a week later she tried to fire me because someone else said they would do it cheaper. Wow, I really feel appreciated!

Tipping... it's not my responsiblity to subsidize a business owner's profits. Like in western Europe, employers pay professional wages to a professional staff so they don't have to panhandle tips for just doing their job well. However, I do tip well and I do so begrudgingly knowing the business owner isn't paying his staff appropriate wages and benifits.

Hey, Why not just tip everyone? Looking at comments here, it seems like everyone and their brother and sister should be tipped. I especially loved the owner of the restaurant who institued the 18% gratuity after the group of 50 didn't leave a tip. Hello! Why not increase the price by that amount then pay your workers? Why do some types of workers deserve a tip while others do not? A tip is voluntary. If, as a server or other worker who believes they deserve a tip, you aren't getting enough, perhaps you should examine your work to see if people think you deserve one, or find a line of work which pays an acceptable salary w/o tips. No one forces you to work in a tip-dependant business. Most people that I know who do work in a tip-dependant business do make good money relative to their education and experience. But let us be realistic. If I am paying my Contractor $15K for work to my house, then why should I tip? If I had to tip every person people had listed here, I wouldn't buy/do as many things, then jobs go away if everyone follows my lead. There is not an endless supply of money in my household!

Tips are out of control. NO ONE should expect tips. You're paid to do your job and do it well. I hate the mandatory tips that are charged to you (like a group of 6+ at a restaurant) because you get lousy service anyway. Call me Scrooge, but I only tip my hairdresser - a bribe to ensure I get the best quality care. Those I rarely see, why should I pay them for doing the job they are being paid to do. If they can't do the job without a bribe, they need to look for another job. Angie's list - I'm disappointed in you trying to get us to tip more industries.

When I buy gas in NJ they often clean my windshield, a service that is long gone here on LI. I give the attendant a dollar for front window and two if he does both

Massage centers are not restaurants. You should tip by quality of the service, skills and knowledge. The therapists at the resorts or spas do not necessarily work harder and a 20% tip is added to the $100-120 per hour massage. Franchised massage centers offer $39-49 per hour session but do not charge extra for deep tissue or medical massage which is valued at $120/hr. I tip the therapist for an excellent one hour massage at $20 and less for average massage. I double that for 2 hours massage and add $5 per hour for deep tissue or medical massage. So a 2 hour massage at $78 plus $50 tip totals $128 is a very good deal. Same goes for the hair salon. I tip $5 for simple good hair cut no matter it's a $10 or $30 haircut that they charge. The best deal is to find a good therapist or hairdresser at an affordable place and tip more for excellent service.

Folks, if you have the money and you feel very appreciative of the service you receive, then a tip is a financial reward that compliments a "Thank you" and says "Job well done". You are not obligated in anyway to give a tip for any service you receive. If you tip bad service, then you are only reinforcing that persons bad behavior and not changing it. It is like giving a good performance review to an employee who is doing a bad job. Some people are afraid they will hurt that person's feelings or they feel guilty by not tipping. Listen, give what you feel in your heart is right and not what any article or books says is standard. Tips for the wait person at a restaurant are a bit different. The laws have been set up in such a way that the business may pay less than minimum wage and the employee makes up the difference along with more by the tips they receive. I wish they would change that system. I think all people should be paid at least the minimum wage and then the tip is for service above and beyond bringing your food to the table. I tip the Pizza driver. I tip the Sonic person who skates to the car. I make a very good living. I didn't always, but I still gave what I could afford when I felt the service was warranted. My creator has blessed me and I believe what comes around, goes around. Pass it forward and you will receive more in return.

Folks, if you have he money and you feel you very appreciative of the service you receive, then a tip is a financial reward that compliments a "Thank you" and says "Job well done". You are not obligated in anyway to give a tip for any service you receive. If you tip bad service, then you are only reinforcing that persons bad behavior and not changing it. It is like giving a performance review to an employee is doing a bad job. Some people are afraid they will hurt that person's feelings or they feel guilty by not tipping. Listen, give what you feel in your heart is right and not what any article or books says is standard. Tips for the wait person at a restaurant or a bit different. The laws have been set up in such a way that the business may pay less then minimum wage and the employee makes up the difference and more by the tips they receive. I don't like that system. I think all people should be paid at least the minimum wage and then the tip is for service above and beyond bringing your food to the table. I tip the Pizza driver. I tip the Sonic person who skates to the car. I make very a very good living. I didn't always, but I gave what I could when I felt the service was warranted. My creator has blessed me and I believe what comes around, goes around. Pass it forward.

My mother owned a beauty salon for much of her working career. She labored in a middle class neighborhood and was aware of the economic state of many of her clients and priced her services accordingly. Some patrons were especially pleased with the services. Their financial means and personal preference determined whether or not a tip was in order. If you feel burdened by tipping, then simply don’t do it.

I don't understand why no one mentioned roofers and foundation repair workers. These guys work under miserable conditions and are often not paid that well. When they do a good-to-excellent job, tip the crew a total of 1-2% of the contract price. For a 5-man crew on a $10K job, that's $20-40 each.

My husband worked at a hotel on Nantucket in 1978 and the hotel let guests know they were adding $3.oo per night per guest for housekeeping. Everyone else was making great money so why not housekeepers?

It's worth thinking about tipping as help for the WORKING class. It's amazing to me how many people who have the money--I'm not talking to those of you who don't--and rant about parasitical "welfare moms" and the like, then fail to help out the working poor when they have a chance. Stop crying poor when you make more than 80% of the other people in America.

People who can afford $200 for a freakin' haircut every 2 months should tip respecively. Go to wal mart for a haircut if you prefer tipping in the single digits!

I went to a local pizza place where you order at the counter. The cashier asked if I wanted my change. I said yes and asked why wouldn't I. She told me that most people put their change in the tip jar. I did so grudgingly but resented being nudged into it. I do contribute to tip jars when I am especially pleased with the service. But I want it to be MY decision. I have not gone back to that pizza place.

My son-in-law owns a taxi cab company with more than 20 cabs on the road. His drivers take the cabs home at night and it is their option when they want to work. They pay a certain set rate for this privilege and in return, my son-in law maintains the cabs. He just had a State inspection which comes every year. The inspection is extremely rigid. (We joke that if you have a crease in your seat belts they will reject you!) Your permit is contingent on everything being in order and your cabs are safe to drive. It is very expensive to own a cab company what with paying for cars that are in accidents, or even totaled (insurance does not pay for cars that are wrecked or damaged, so the owners have to buy new ones with no compensation - insurance only covers the customers should they be injured.), inspections, plackcarding, meters, medallions, paint jobs, insurance, maintenance and so much more. The drives themselves work extremely hard and what with the price of gas, tolls, etc., they are lucky to make $50 to $60 a day. Many of them work 7 days a week and they work into the wee hours of the morning. Many will sleep in the cabs which situate themselves behind 20 other cabs, at airports, malls, bus and train stations, just waiting for a fair. Sometimes they have to sit in their cabs and they are unable to turn on their air conditioning in 90-100 degree weather or turn on their heaters during freezing cold weather, because or the cost of fuel to run the cabs while they sit and wait. They keep the fairs, but the cost of the trips sometimes exceeds the charge to the customer. What this is all about, is that sooooo many cab drives depend so much on people tipping them. Of course, if they are rude to their customers, then they deserve nothing, but if they try hard to rush you to the airport, or help carry heavy luggage or bundles; if they try to avoid heavy traffic or get stuck in it through no fault of their own, they should be rewarded. I have known so many cab drivers. So many of them are truly hard working individuals. Many of them have recently got their green cards or are newly granted citizenships, as they are from other countries. So many of them are educated or over qualified (even if they have lived in the states all of their lives, they may be obligated to work a 2nd job - and many of these drives new to this country have college degrees or even Master and PHD degrees). They need employment and they take these jobs to support their families. Their income is minimum and they deserve whatever their customer gives them. (I say, put the shoe on the other foot. How would I want someone to treat me if the situation was reversed?)

I tip the postal delivery person and the paper delivery person every Christmas

The Ohio minimum wage for tipped employees is $3.70 per hour, higher then the federal minimum wage for tipped employees of $2.13 per hour. The Ohio tipped wage applies to employees like waitresses, waiters, bartenders, valets, and other service employees who earn more then $30 in tips a month. Including tips and cash wages, all tipped employees must still earn at least the Ohio Minimum Wage of $7.40 per hour. If a Ohio employee does not earn at least $7.40 including tips in any given hour of work, their employer must make up the difference in cash.

Why should you tip anyone, why should you pay the owners help, so the owner of the business can make more profit....suckers!

I am a Clinical Social Worker and work with people everyday. I try to help them improve their life so the quality is the best they can do! I went to school and had to get a master's degree, I have to pay to have a license every year and I make less than 40,000. No one tips me, and I don't want to be tipped, but tipping my hairdresser so she can make double what I make and not pay taxes on half of it is an insult. I can barely affored to take vacations and if I have to tip every driver, housekeeper, waitperson and whatever else I should just stay home and get a second job that gets paid in tips! I tip if the person providing a service goes above and beyond. But if they just do the minimum requirements of the job they get paid to do, then they get paid to do it by the employer.

I sympathize with frustration patrons sometimes experience with how much to tip and which industries or professions subsist off of them. I'm a Dealer in LV, and 80% of our pay is tips, and you will never ever be able to convince the Casino's to pay any of their staff what their work is worth, because like many of the posters on this thread have said, "why should I? Get a better job." Interestingly enough, getting a better job means that service now has a vacancy, if everyone does that, you the patron no longer have the service. Likewise, building the price of a tip into the final bill, and patrons complain about how high priced things are. Another interesting fact, I pay taxes on all my tips. Finally, the commentary about entitlement issues with service providers from patrons is interesting, given how the patron feels that the service personal should put up with whatever sense of entitlement the patron sullies the air with. Over all, I agree with tips = to quality of service, but the self centered, miserly, and selfish commentary I have read so far leads me to the conclusion that most of you simply aren't worth it.

I am retired after 35 years. I don't tip persons who make more than I did at the peak of my earnings. I was shocked while still working to find out that the person who cut my hair made over four times my salary. Persons earning low salary who provide me a service get a 20 - 30 % tip. I always leave a generous tip to maid service.

Wow, try living in Vegas where you can't go out without a twenty in ones. I did not like this article and thought the amounts of “paid by the hour” professionals was out of bounds. One point I do want to make is hotel housekeeping. Please leave a buck or two daily. Some save it until they check out and there may be different people working.

I saw house cleaners lists, but no mention of housekeepers at hotels. My grandmother cleaned hotel rooms to make ends meet and I can tell you it's not pleasant work- often downright nasty- and it doesn't pay well at all. We usually can only afford to leave $5 per night (or more if we've been really messy or required extra work), but try to leave it every morning as you may be there a week but have several different people cleaning your room. Leave it in a conspicuous place with a note saying "Housekeeping Tip, Thank you!" Even a couple bucks is appreciated- there's a good chance some struggling single mom can treat her kid to a happy meal and have an easier night. My grandmother also said the value of just being acknowledged and appreciated was incalcuable.

I am tired of tipping I live on social security. Hair dressers expect a tip but are paid well for their service.

I will only tip according to how good the service was. If they did not earn it then I don't give it! It is a recognition for good service and hard work. Not for just doing your job. We have become a spoiled and overly entitled country.  Hard work ethics are hard to find and I work hard for my money. So why should I pay more for something than what it actually cost if it has not been earned?! I say no!  We should reward good hard work according to the degree of how good their service was and only pay if we can. We shouldn't pay for more than we can afford. We have to be responsible to ourselves so that we can be responciable to others. This lack of responsibility is in part why so many people are in trouble in so many ways. Financially, socially and ect. Tipping is not a right. It is a privilege and a sign of gratitude. It should not be abused as such and the abuse needs to stop!

At a hotel I tip at least $1 per day. If there is more than 1 person in the room, I may tip $2 per night. I consider it karma payments; I've never left a phone or computer cord in a hotel room in 12 years of traveling. Housekeepers make very little money.

I think tipping has gotten out of hand. Why should tip the person cutting my hair when I pay her $55 directly. The person who cleans my small house charges me $60 for 2 hrs. work. I pay my gardner on a monthly basis to cut the lawn once a week. That is all he does. He charges me for any additional work that he does. I do not tip these people because I pay them to do their job. I tip at restaurants and car washes. I do remember the others at holiday time and that is where it ends. (I agree with Sean)

A massage therapist didn't go to medical school and should not expect physician pay. They charge plenty and as serious health professionals should not be tipped. For service jobs where people rely on tips, I have taken a cue from my brother and grown to be generous. I've learned that I never miss money I've given away and that it feels good to reward others for their work. Generosity tends to be repaid in turn.

I used to work at a department store. Let me tell you, I hustled for my customers. Ran back & forth to the stockroom. Climbed ladders to get down heavy comforters. Called multiple stores to track down an item that we did not have in stock. I made a little more than minimum wage but not much. Did I get tipped once? I think you can guess. Regarding tipping the owner of a salon: My stylist recently left his salon and opened his own shop. I knew the rule about not having to tip the shop owner, and I was kind of stoked about it. My stylist's wife is the receptionist/cashier. When I went to pay, she asked how much I would like to cash out on my credit card for a tip. I said $5 for the shampoo girl. She said, well what about J? I was flabbergasted. I managed to stammer that I didn't really think a tip was due. Well - after I left, I googled it, and lo and behold I checked three websites and they all said that was the OLD rule, and the NEW rule is that you do tip the owner. I felt a little bad about that, and I did go back and tip him. But it really left a bad taste in my mouth that the wife basically begged me for a tip. I'm reconsidering whether I want to go back and deal with the greedy woman anymore.

I find it interesting that some of you tip your mail deliverer. When I try to tip mine, they leave it with a note that it is illegal to tip them. I am glad to have the info. on movers because I plan to move in a short time.

I agree with Sean, I am a contractor and pay a decent wage. Why don't all employers just pay a good wage and forget the tipping!

If you want a tip from me, then you had better perform beyond your expected job duties. I don't believe in tipping someone for doing their job. It is also not my fault that they agreed to work for low wage. When I was on that end of the stick, I worked really hard, got more education at night to make myself more valuable to my current and furture employers. I never expected or received a tip for showing up to work. By the way, when I do find someone performing way beyound expectation, I will give a generous tip. Up to 100% of the bill.

How much do most people tip cab drivers? I usually tip 15% plus $1 per bag if I'm traveling.

Giving a mail carrier ANY tip or gift is illegal. Please find out BEFORE you tip if you're breaking the law.

I'm tired of the expectations for tipping - some people looking for tips are creepy. You feel as if they'll do a poor job unless you guarantee a tip. It feels like you have to pay a bribe to get someone to do a good job. I look for companies who say no tipping. Tips for wait people and stylists - OK. It's a tradition. Others should just be more straight forward and charge more if they want more.

How much tip should be left for people cleaning hotel/motel rooms?

Even as a child, I was astonished that bellhops get tipped per bag (usually using a wheeled carrier to get the bags from the lobby to the room) while most hotel guests forget the maids entirely. I worked as a hotel maid for one day and found it so exhausting and thankless that I quit. Luckily I had another job possibility.

Tipping is over the top. No one tips me for doing my job! Give me a break!

I would just like to say as a hairdresser, tips are the majority of my income, I don't not make my own prices, everything is set in stone for me, for the amount of time I put it, I barley make over minimum wage, but I love what I do, and can't imagine having another job. If don't get my tips, I might not keep the roof over my head, just keep that in mind next time you head to a salon.

Tipping has gone to the extreme. I tip according to the service I received. It seems you need to tip for everything anymore, there's tip jars everywhere including some restrooms!! that's ridiculous,either the employers need to pay their employees a wage or the employees need to find a position that pays what they need. I'm sorry if that's harsh, I'm a business owner and no one has ever tipped me for providing excellent service, and small business owners usually don't draw a paycheck because we worry about employees paychecks, bills, etc first.

I had always been told TIP stands for "To Insure Promptness" Therefore if you are receiving a service in a timely and well mannered fashion then it may be appropriate. By no means is it to be determined by proffession only by above and beyond service.

I may be older than dirt, but I still subscribe to the opinion that it is inappropriate to tip the owner of a business. The only folks I tip now are service people at restaurants, hair stylists, and taxi drivers. I give the sweet lady who helps me with weeding my gardens a gift at the end of the season, my postal worker a gift at Christmas (postal workers are not allowed to accept cash or checks). It seems ridiculous to tip a company for a service that we've been given an estimate for and then paid overages and so forth. Even if I only tipped employees involved in a remodeling project, that could add up to a couple of hundred dollars. And if the company is so small that the owners of it do all the work then I'm back to my tipping the owner again, as the owners fee for service is not shared with management. If the salon is not making money then the owner has the option of raising prices to compensate - the employees do not. Personally, I'd like to see the grocery store give me a tip for bagging my own groceries and pushing them out to the car, loading them in, then returning the cart to the front of the store. And the town might want to consider tipping me for separating my trash into four separate bins, driving it to the transfer station then stopping at three different locations to dispose of it. And my kids own me 18+ years' worth of tips for raising them...

I donot tip my barber. I feel he charges a fair price and if he needs more he shoud increase the price of a haircut.

In response to the question about tipping the Dental Hygienist...there's really no need to tip. The majority of hygienists are paid well above minimun wage. However, if you have been seeing you hygienist for years and appreciate their quality of service, do what you feel comfortable with. I personally feel uncomfortable accepting a tip from pts. The only money/tip I've ever accepted was as a gift when I was pregnant with my son and I used the money to buy things for him.

If a salon charges me $225 for an hour of the stylist's time, the salon needs to pay the stylist, and let me tip if the service is excellent. Why do we put up with this? But I wait around on pickup day for tip the trash, recycling, yard waste crews, $10 per person. They work hard, never see their 'customers' and truly appreciate it.

Most people don't have a clue, I used to drive professionally .I delivered pizzas and by the way I would rather drive to a apartment than a 500k house, because working class people tip better. I had a customer that would order a sub for $6.41 ,his tip was 59 cents,yes 59 cents I was tempted many times to tell him if he could only afford that maybe he needs it more than I did. Also I drove a airport shuttle people if I would drive you and your wife for a hour, go in your house take all your heavy luggage load it in my van take you to your destination and I get 2 or 3 bucks, how insulting. Also I would agree not all people are perfect, I had the best waitress at Denny's and the worst at Disneyworld. 20 dollar meal vs a 150 dollar meal, if me and my wife go out to eat and we spend $6 if the wait staff is awsome I will leave a $3 tip, why because I know there are many cheapskates out there, just because they didn't have the resources to go to a college why punish them.. Sean I hope you get cold pizza, you just don't have a clue


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