List Rules Vote up the people who you should really think about tipping next time.
Ahh, tipping! Do we dare speak for the masses when we say that tipping can get a little uncomfortable? But tipping service employees doesn't have to be a hazy and unknown twilight zone, nor does it have to be restricted to prompt service. Sometimes, you should be tipping someone because they exceeded your expectations and did more work than they're actually get paid to do. So we've made a list of service-providers that you should be tipping if you aren't already!
How much should you tip and who are the people you should tip? As the hospitality industry becomes more diverse, it's hard to know who you should be tipping, and who you shouldn't be tipping. Receiving exceptional service is like waking up to a $5 bill from the tooth fairy under your pillow. You're left feeling a kind of giddy excitement that only occurs when something nearly unbelievable happens. So when we encounter people who make us feel better about life and treat us with respect and care, it's appropriate to recognize those efforts.
Is there anybody you're in the habit of tipping that the rest of the world doesn't seem to be aware of? Share it with us! Check out this list of people you should be tipping, but probably aren't. Perhaps you didn't know you should be tipping them? That's ok. We're all still learning everyday.
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Delivery Person If You Live Somewhere Tricky
You should normally tip delivery people 10%, but tip extra if you live somewhere hard to find.
If your movers kick a$$, tip them 5% (or whatever you can afford).
Nursing Home Staff Who Run Errands
Tip $5 to the nursing home staff that does errands for your family members.
Tip a couple dollars for each time they've cleaned.
Grocery Bagger Who Helps You to Your Car
Slip your bagger a couple dollars if they help you carry a large load to your car.
Furniture Deliverers (Esp. If the Item Is Bulky/ Awkward)
Tip 5% of the delivery charge. If the item is hard to handle, increase the tip to 10%.
Start with a $5 tip and go up from there, depending on how much appreciation you're trying to show.
Courtesy Shuttle Driver
Tip anywhere from $2 to $4 for every person they're carting around.