tip? (nyc) taxi vs. car (hyphens)
May 17, 2005 12:12 PM Subscribe
NYC: How much, if any, are you supposed to tip car-service drivers?
posted by nobody to Travel & Transportation around New York, NY (7 answers total)
With the exception of contracted car services paid for in advance by an employer, I had always assumed that you tip a car-service driver the same as a cab-driver. Recently, however, I've seen someone who is an otherwise beyond-excellent tipper pay a car-service driver just the stated amount with no extra tip. There's something about how the rate often seems improvised and how the amount is usually such an even number ($10, $15, $20) that makes me think my non-tipping friend might be in the right.
Bonus question: are car-service drivers paid differently than taxi drivers? Would this have anything to do with it?
Bonus bonus question: Look at all this inconsistent taxi-driver and car-service hyphenation. Is any of it proper?