Finances People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them  

Lauren Slocum
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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 So... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Delivery Person If You Live Somewhere Tricky
You should normally tip delivery people 10%, but tip extra if you live somewhere hard to find.

2
3,128 739
Efficient Movers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Efficient Movers
If your movers kick a$$, tip them 5% (or whatever you can afford).

3
2,494 1,099
Nursing Home Staff Who Run Err... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Nursing Home Staff Who Run Errands
Tip $5 to the nursing home staff that does errands for your family members. 

4
2,684 1,307
Hotel Maids is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Hotel Maids
Tip a couple dollars for each time they've cleaned.

5
2,595 1,297
Grocery Bagger Who Helps You t... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
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. 

6
2,251 1,276
Furniture Deliverers (Esp. If ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
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%.

7
2,370 1,512
Dog Groomer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Dog Groomer
Start with a $5 tip and go up from there, depending on how much appreciation you're trying to show. 

8
1,977 1,402
Courtesy Shuttle Driver is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Courtesy Shuttle Driver
Tip anywhere from $2 to $4 for every person they're carting around.

9
1,629 1,149
Uber is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
MikeyDownlowAnguiano added

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1,862 1,446
Enthusiastic Tour Guides is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Enthusiastic Tour Guides
If a tour guide goes above and beyond, let them know by slipping them $5 afterward.

11
1,774 1,421
Coat Room Attendants is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Coat Room Attendants
A $1-3 tip is appropriate, depending on how many items you had them keep.

12
1,731 1,405
Hotel Concierge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Hotel Concierge
Each time you ask them for a special service, you should be tipping a few dollars.

13
1,662 1,414
Private Chefs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Private Chefs
You should be tipping your personal chef the same (if not more) as you would a waiter/chef. 

14
321 188
Tattoo Artist is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Doreen Rebecca Gooding added Tattoo Artist

15
445 334
The Wash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
ChrisandLianneBourand added

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1,387 1,691
Hair Stylist's Assistant is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Hair Stylist's Assistant
Tip a couple dollars to whoever washed your hair and gave you that heavenly neck massage.

17
1,191 1,727
The House Band is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
The House Band
Live music enhances your experience. Show appreciation by throwing a couple bucks in the tip jar!

18
1,231 1,835
Nanny is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Nanny
If your nanny's a rockstar, show appreciation by adding a tip to his or her next check.

19
1,085 1,743
Personal Trainer Who Makes You... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Personal Trainer Who Makes You At-Home Workouts
Tip a couple dollars if your PT goes out of their way to build you an at-home workout routine.

20
1,019 2,068
Coffee Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
JacquelineUnderwood added Coffee Shop Employees
Even if you just get a cup of coffee, if you're using free wi-fi, you should tip a couple bucks.

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947 1,959
Tasting Room Staff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Tasting Room Staff
Tip like they're your bartender. If you have a large party, increase the tip amount.

22
768 1,959
Downtown Parking Lot Attendant... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Downtown Parking Lot Attendants
These guys keep out all the riff raff. Tip 'em a couple dollars upon your return.

23
803 2,064
Acupuncturist is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Acupuncturist
If you tip a masseuse, you can tip someone who carefully sticks needles in your skin. $5 per appointment is appropriate.

24
759 2,077
Ice Cream Shop Employees (When... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Ice Cream Shop Employees (When You Sample Flavors)
Throw a buck or two in the tip jar if you tried tons of ice cream flavors.

25
743 2,071
Chefs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Chefs
Chefs don't normally get tipped out, so specifying a tip for them is rare and appreciated.