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Should I tip my contractor/carpenter?

I just had a significant amount of work ($80K) done on my house due to storm damage. My insurance is paying for all of the repairs, which were significant and required that I move out of the house for six months. I got very lucky and have an amazing contractor, who hired an equally amazing carpenter who turns out to be a perfectionist and has done impeccable work. Should I tip them or buy them something to say thank you? [more inside]
posted by waving on Oct 23, 2012 - 8 answers

How much should we tip a driver in Mexico?

How much to tip a driver in Mexico? Two of us are getting a transfer from the Cancun airport to a resort about an hour away. The fare, round trip, for both of us, is $140 ($70 each way). How much should I tip, for each segment (airport to resort and resort to airport)? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

I'll probably just end up leaving a crumpled wad of 20s on the nightstand.

After being nickel-and-dimed to death throughout the process of buying a home in NYC, I have learned from our real estate lawyer that we will be expected-but-not-required to tip the Title Closer about $150 at the closing. Really? I mean... really? Homebuyers, what is your experience with this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2011 - 49 answers

Building maintenance staff tipping? (Non-holiday related)

Building maintenance staff tipping? (Non-holiday related) [more inside]
posted by arbor day on Jun 15, 2010 - 4 answers

Luxury resort secrets

I'm honeymooning at a luxury resort next week. What are some insider tips for getting the most out of the experience? [more inside]
posted by The Winsome Parker Lewis on May 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Holiday Tipping for Server

What kind of holiday tip/gift should I give a server I see regularly (once a week) and regularly tip 30%? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Dec 11, 2009 - 10 answers

Tipping the lawn service?

How much are we expected to tip our lawn service? [more inside]
posted by faustessa on Jun 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Compressed schedule moving tips?

Compressed schedule move (from Seattle), advice? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on May 12, 2009 - 8 answers

Special treatment at a restaurant

If you know the chef and therefore get some special treatment, how do you respond? [more inside]
posted by dublin on May 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Does one tip one's car detailer?

Does one tip one's car detailer? [more inside]
posted by danny the boy on Mar 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Tipping maintenance workers?

Tipping maintenance work? [more inside]
posted by anotherpanacea on Aug 4, 2008 - 1 answer

tipping at an open bar

How much to tip at an open bar? [more inside]
posted by Elsa on Dec 5, 2007 - 25 answers

Tipping on a concierge floor.

How to tip on a "Gold" or Conceirge floor? [more inside]
posted by MeetMegan on Oct 15, 2007 - 6 answers

Issues with my Wedding DJ

After my wedding a few weeks ago, I found out that my DJ had eaten a full 3-course meal, instead of the much cheaper vendor meal he was supposed to have (he also took the vendor meal). I stopped payment on his check, and sent another for the amount less the cost of the vendor meal and the $50 gratuity I had given him. They're now sending my original check to collections. Am I in the wrong? What should I do? [more inside]
posted by elbaso on Sep 6, 2007 - 90 answers

Should I tip my attorney?

Should I give my lawyer a gratuity for acting as a broker in the sale of my business? [more inside]
posted by SMELLSLIKEFUN on Apr 7, 2007 - 17 answers

Cash Cab Tipper?

Do (can?) people tip Ben Bailey, the driver of the Cash Cab? [more inside]
posted by gregoryc on Oct 24, 2006 - 6 answers

How much to tip the Peapod delivery person?

How much to tip the Peapod delivery person? [more inside]
posted by Ø on Sep 12, 2006 - 11 answers

Should I tip extra for room service?

Tipping Etiquette: hotel room service. [more inside]
posted by aberrant on Sep 11, 2006 - 18 answers

Is there a Gratuity Index?

Does anyone have a good resource (book, magazine article, web site, etc) that shows what the etiquette is for tipping in difference circumstances? [more inside]
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood on Dec 5, 2005 - 5 answers

Gratuity for judges?

Did you get married at the courthouse? Did you provide the judge with a gratuity? [more inside]
posted by peep on May 7, 2005 - 16 answers

Do you tip your building's super during the holiday season?

Do you tip your building's super during the holiday season? Your postman? How much. I'm interested in practical advice on the local customs in Toronto, but stories from around the world (Hamilton, Scarbrough, Oakville, etc) invited too.
posted by Capn on Dec 22, 2004 - 7 answers

Tipping the Owner

Ok, how about tipping when you're being served by the owner of the joint? [MI] [more inside]
posted by pwb503 on Oct 11, 2004 - 14 answers

Tipping Your Piercer

Piercing studio etiquette: it seems that you're expected to include a tip. Base it on the total, including the price of the jewelry, or base it on the piercer's labor alone?
posted by Mars Saxman on Apr 16, 2004 - 3 answers

Tipping for Carry-Out

Tip etiquette: What is the appropriate tip for carry-out from a traditionally sit-down restaurant?
posted by ferociouskitty on Jan 27, 2004 - 40 answers

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