We're planning a dinner to celebrate a milestone birthday. We'd like to do something to acknowledge the extra work for the staff we represent. We were thinking a gift for the staff, but we don't know the etiquette of this. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Building maintenance staff tipping? (Non-holiday related) [more inside]
I'm honeymooning at a luxury resort next week. What are some insider tips for getting the most out of the experience? [more inside]
What kind of holiday tip/gift should I give a server I see regularly (once a week) and regularly tip 30%? [more inside]
How much are we expected to tip our lawn service? [more inside]
Compressed schedule move (from Seattle), advice? [more inside]
If you know the chef and therefore get some special treatment, how do you respond? [more inside]
Does one tip one's car detailer? [more inside]
Tipping maintenance work? [more inside]
How much to tip at an open bar? [more inside]
How to tip on a "Gold" or Conceirge floor? [more inside]
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]
Should I give my lawyer a gratuity for acting as a broker in the sale of my business? [more inside]
How much to tip the Peapod delivery person? [more inside]
Tipping Etiquette: hotel room service. [more inside]
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]
Did you get married at the courthouse? Did you provide the judge with a gratuity? [more inside]
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.
Ok, how about tipping when you're being served by the owner of the joint? [MI] [more inside]
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?
Tip etiquette: What is the appropriate tip for carry-out from a traditionally sit-down restaurant?