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Do you give your bin men a tip at Christmas? Do you leave something for the window cleaner? Do you give a little extra to the paper boy? ( these people could be male or female, but that’s another topic of conversation). Or do you think they get paid enough and don’t need tipping?

eyeballkerry
29 days ago
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BORDERJOE
BORDERJOE29 days ago

I don't tip our bin men as they leave litter all down the streets ... I give the Postie, Hermes lady, Fish man and hairdresser a small gift.

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kfe202
kfe20229 days ago

I don't tip. Period. Restaurant workers, taxi drivers, cleaners. If they want more money, then they should just be honest about it by reflecting this in their prices.

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lornaae
lornaae29 days ago

Restaurant workers don't get to choose how much they get paid

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kfe202
kfe20228 days ago

lornaae That's true. When they are made an offer of work, they do get to choose whether to accept this or not. If they're not happy with the wages on offer, then negotiate for higher pay before signing a work contract.

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lornaae
lornaae28 days ago

kfe202 a lot of people don't have the luxury of being able to turn down a job offer, no one is on minimum wage because they want to be

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Tk3
Tk329 days ago

Nope not usually, we usually tend to give them chocolates or something like that

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Ann1984
Ann198429 days ago

Nope because bin men are rude leave bags behind. Don’t have regular delivery people but they get paid to do their job.

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Lynibis
Lynibis29 days ago

When I had my car accident a bin lorry couldn't turn into the street because of where my car had ended up. The one nearest me wound down the window and I was ready for a mouthful, but he leaned right out and asked, "are you all right love? "

After assuring him I was unhurt they reversed back and went another route. But I still don't tip anyone these days as they all earn more than me!

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Ann1984
Ann198429 days ago

Lynibis I think it all depends on where you live my in laws bin men take extra rubbish mine same every week leave behind come up street in middle of road so nobody can pass out of street. My oh one day was on way to work they wouldn’t move so he reversed out into middle of road so they had to move back and drive sensible.

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sunny101
sunny10129 days ago

Yes, I've given to the posties who have been amazing and the three supermarket delivery drivers who've been distanced but incredibly helpful. Life would've been so much more stressful without their help this year.

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PhilipMarc
PhilipMarc29 days ago

There's no street cleaners or postman's these days around here (delays and such), so even if they were, they'd just be doing their job. The most I'd give is a respectful thank you.

If someone tips you, that's a gesture of kindness, not an obligation.

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beccatavender
beccatavender29 days ago

I don't give a tip to any of these people, as never see the bin men, our window cleaner doesn't normally come in December, normally he takes a long haul holiday Dec/Jan & I don't have a paper boy, but if I did I would.

But saying that I always tip my hairdresser, I think it's because I am in there for hours & it's a more personal service.

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DavidBridgman
DavidBridgman28 days ago

I don't tip the bin men as all they do is chuck them all over the place. But our post lady on the other hand we gave some chocolates and bits to for xmas as she goes round and puts the post round the back. Was always brought up to look after those who look after you and thats what I do. But at the same time try and look after the less fortunate or vulnerable. Merry Christmas all

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flipside
flipside28 days ago

I think tipping is something that should be normalised but it also shouldnt be expected. When I used to do paper rounds as a child, the area I worked was mainly full of old people and they would often give me £5 or £10 during Christmas which was always lovely.

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HollyDolly22
HollyDolly2228 days ago

Yes I usually leave a note saying "just a tip aim for the bin lorry not the road" They literally may as well empty our bins over the road and call it a job.

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gerrykelly25
gerrykelly2528 days ago

Our postman is great. He always looks out for the elderly on his round. He hides parcels if I’m not in, and is always friendly. I have given him a gift to acknowledge the extra he does.

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Getsome
Getsome8 days ago

Remember don’t tip too low 😂

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Lynibis
Lynibis8 days ago

Good grief $8 has got to be at least £5, surely that's on top of her wage. Disgusting behaviour as I assume they had already paid for the food and tipping isn't mandatory.......is it

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold7 days ago

Lynibis Iv always understood it that in the USA whilst tipping isn't exactly mandatory it is more expected that'll you'll do so than it is perhaps here. Whilst I mostly always do & am happy to leave a tip I certainly wouldn't like being expected too.

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Glitterandgold
Glitterandgold7 days ago

I always tip staff when I'm out for a meal unless I'm especially unhappy with food/service. Likewise I always tip take away/ delivery guys. Also tip taxi drivers, hairdressers & window cleaner. Iv always done it but tbh I think it's because I always saw my dad doing it growing up.

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xxmtexx2019
xxmtexx20197 days ago

The only places I tip are hairdressers, taxis and restaurants unless it's particularly bad service.

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Ceebers
Ceebers7 days ago

I generally do not tip these chaps anymore as I have noticed the service has changed since I have moved areas. I only tip my hairdresser and in restaurants for great personal service. Xx

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Pjran
Pjran7 days ago

I don’t see the bin men, they come too early. We don’t have a regular postie. I do tip in restaurants as I know how little they get paid but the tips should be shared with the kitchen staff too rather than just pocketed.

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lilyflower
lilyflower7 days ago

Tips very rarely make the kitchen. I once gave a tip and asked that it go specifically to the kitchen and by the time I'd collected my coat Chef had arrived and thanked me, it was after all him/his team that had cooked the food, the waitress just carried the plate to the table. 🙂

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Pjran
Pjran7 days ago

lilyflower exactly my reasoning, they should be shared amongst all staff.

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644687 days ago

lilyflower it is very rare however the pub I used to work in as a kitchen runner, the tips were split between everyone. It only used to end up being about £4 by the time it was split, however that used to be loads to me as a younger girl!

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Pjran
Pjran7 days ago

AliceBell64468 I won’t ask how long ago haha

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AliceBell64468
AliceBell644687 days ago

Pjran lol well I started working there in 2010 so not all that long ago, still over 10 years 😂

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