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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3,357 682
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.

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2,896 683
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
2,328 1,005
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
2,476 1,192
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
2,405 1,184
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. 

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2,095 1,159
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
2,217 1,386
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
1,824 1,296
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
1,431 1,045
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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1,732 1,329
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.

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1,616 1,285
Hotel Concierge is listed (or ranked) 11 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.

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1,644 1,310
Coat Room Attendants is listed (or ranked) 12 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.

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1,554 1,302
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. 

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320 225
The Wash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
ChrisandLianneBourand added

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1,291 1,554
Hair Stylist's Assistant is listed (or ranked) 15 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.

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150 84
Tattoo Artist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Doreen Rebecca Gooding added Tattoo Artist

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1,117 1,592
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
1,170 1,686
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
1,025 1,608
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.

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228 280
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 A dollar every specialty coffee - if it isn't a basic drip coffee, ice coffee, or tea. It takes effort to make a proper latte or cappuccino. Specially if you add a lot of customized things to it - less hot, add ice, syrups/sauces, no foam, all foam, etc.

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893 1,828
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.

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898 1,876
Coffee Shop Employees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
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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779 1,903
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.

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722 1,811
Downtown Parking Lot Attendant... is listed (or ranked) 24 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.

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702 1,914
Ice Cream Shop Employees (When... is listed (or ranked) 25 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.

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693 1,918
Chefs is listed (or ranked) 26 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. 

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585 1,864
Apartment Complex Janitors is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Apartment Complex Janitors This wouldn't become an everyday thing, but keep in mind, this person takes care of your home.

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44 179
Letter Carrier is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
gutz added Letter Carrier

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525 2,386
Dental Hygienist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Dental Hygienist Often times, they do more work than the dentist. Oh, and they use sharp objects inside your mouth.

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132 608
Teacher is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Anh Han added

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92 497
Janitors is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Maryellen Elizabeth added Janitors

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339 1,764
Sommelier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Sommelier Tip a sommelier like you would tip a server. 20% shows them they did an excellent job. 

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338 1,761
Heating and Air Tech. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
RobertHooker added Heating and Air Tech. The guy that gets out of bed at 3 Am to fix your heat on Christmas Eve deserves a tip.

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74 434
Cemetery Staffs Who Help Openi... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Terrance Chiu added Cemetery Staffs Who Help Opening and Closing

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227 1,601
McDonald's is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
bigcraig added

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69 545
School bus driver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Sahi Rafiullah added

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31 436
NHS Staff is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
MatthewGill added NHS Staff

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15 362
Property management is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
Scrollhectic added

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16 610
Traveling Vacuum Cleaner Sales... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list People Who Most Deserve Tips, But Don't Get Them
hellodalai added Traveling Vacuum Cleaner Salesman