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Old 12-03-2012, 08:35 PM   #11
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I was in the service station business for over 20 yrs. Out in the rain, sleet, snow, installing wipers, oil, washer fluid, etc... Barely ever got a tip. Too bad I didn't work in an enclosed climate controlled enviroment, where a tip is almost MANDATORY.

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:43 PM   #12
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TIPS - To Insure Prompt Service. Should one "tip" first, just to make sure, or, if coming back to the place of service, tip last to insure service the next time? Just leave more than your father would. That is what I found out out when I saw my father-in-law leave $2.00 tip for a $75.00 dinner. And no, they did not do a bad job, he was just freakin cheap. And yes, I made up the difference.

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Old 12-06-2012, 05:37 PM   #13
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I always tip people who work in the personal service industry because of the poor wages that are generally paid to those people. If I can afford a fifth wheel, then I can afford tipping.

Bellboys $3 a bag, maid service $5 a day for the days my room is cleaned, I don't think I've ever used room service.

At restaurants were most servers are paid half the minimum wage I tip even if the service is bad.


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