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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
If you know the chef and therefore get some special treatment, how do you respond? [more inside]
posted by dublin
on May 7, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
Did you get married at the courthouse? Did you provide the judge with a gratuity? [more inside]
posted by peep
on May 7, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Tip etiquette: What is the appropriate tip for carry-out from a traditionally sit-down restaurant?
posted by ferociouskitty
on Jan 27, 2004 -