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Holiday Etiquette-Tips on Holiday Tipping-Updated for 2004
The Brian Whitman Show, 770 (WABC) ^ | December 20, 2004 | Emilypost.com

Posted on 12/19/2004 9:44:16 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham

Here are some parameters for tipping valued-or not so valued-employees.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: emilypost; etiquette; guidelines; holidays; tipping; tips
These suggestions are a lot more helpful if you happen to be filthy rich.
1 posted on 12/19/2004 9:44:16 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham
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http://emilypost.com/etiquette/holiday/holiday_tipping.htm


2 posted on 12/19/2004 9:44:45 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
Au pair A gift from your family (or one-week’s pay), plus a small gift from your child
Babysitter, regular One evening’s pay, plus a small gift from your child
Barber Cost of one haircut, plus possibly a small gift
Beauty salon staff $10 to $60 each, giving most to those who give most to you, plus possibly a small gift
Child’s teacher

Gift, not cash; check school’s policy. Possibilities: gift certificate for coffee shop or book store, classroom supplies, book, picture frame, fruit basket or gourmet food item, or joint gift with other parents and their children

Day care providers $25 to $70 each, plus a small gift from your child. If only one or two providers, consider higher range amount.
Dog walker One week’s pay
Fitness trainer, personal Cost of one session
Garage attendants $10 to $30 each, to be distributed by manager
Housekeeper/leaner One day’s pay
Letter carriers U.S. government regulations permit carriers to accept gifts worth up to $20 each
Massage therapist One session’s fee
Nanny One week’s to one month’s salary based on tenure and customs in your area, plus a small gift from your child
Newspaper deliverer $10 to $30
Nurse, private Gift, not cash
Nursing home employees Gift, not cash
Pool cleaner Cost of one cleaning
Package deliverer Small gift if you receive deliveries regularly; most delivery companies prohibit cash gifts
Residential building personnel:
Superintendent
$20 to $80
Doorman
$10 to $80
Elevator operator
$15 to $40
Handyman
$15 to $40
Trash/recycling collectors $10 to $20 each, for private service
Yard and garden worker $20 to $50

3 posted on 12/19/2004 9:46:19 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
Thanks for the help!

I put down the wrong title for the source URL.

I heard about this through the "Brian Whitman Show."

The actual guidelines though, are on the Emily Post website.

-good times, G.J.P.(Jr.)

4 posted on 12/19/2004 9:48:28 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
The gov't "allows" mail carriers to accept gifts up to $20.00.

wtf?

5 posted on 12/19/2004 9:51:02 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one
I know!

I was as surprised as you when I heard about that.

I figured that "Tipping" civil servants went out with the Hatch Act.

6 posted on 12/19/2004 9:54:11 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: potlatch; A CA Guy; TASMANIANRED

Why haven't I gotten my tip yet?


7 posted on 12/19/2004 9:55:06 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Save your personal shopping for weeks after Christmas when most stuff goes 40% or more off.

Good luck.


8 posted on 12/19/2004 9:56:57 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: A CA Guy; Clemenza
Too late for this year.

The best present I bought this year was a "Brooklyn in a Box" board game.

9 posted on 12/19/2004 9:59:45 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham
We left you one over on the undead thread but unfortunately an unscrupulous waiter picked it up when you departed..
10 posted on 12/19/2004 10:00:52 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Free the Fallujah one)
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To: TASMANIANRED

(Frowny Smiley.)


11 posted on 12/19/2004 10:01:34 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Did it have a space where you wake up with a knife at your throat at age 6? I had that one happen in Brooklyn to me.

Ah, the old days.

William Shatner is singing...YEAH!!!


12 posted on 12/19/2004 10:02:08 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: hole_n_one

Nursing gifts should be something all can enjoy, candy etc. All personal gifts must be reported and approved for acceptance. Individual gifts are not encouraged.


13 posted on 12/19/2004 10:03:54 PM PST by CindyDawg (Hey aclu... Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! :'~))
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

LOL, don't look at me I'm not the 'tipper'. You might be the 'tippee' or even the 'tipsey'!!


14 posted on 12/19/2004 10:07:26 PM PST by potlatch (Always remember you're unique. Just like everyone else.)
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To: A CA Guy
To: rmlew; Gabz; Cacique; NYC GOP Chick; Clemenza; PARodrig; nickcarraway; A CA Guy; Brooklyn Boy; ...

Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz:

Wha? Ya got a friggin' problem with a bunch a' freaks beatin' da crap outa each udder? Next ting ya know, you'll be bitchin' about not being hit ova da head wit a brick. Get da f**K outa heah!

(This message sponsored by the Kings County Tourism Board.)

15 posted on 12/19/2004 10:09:13 PM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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To: Do not dub me shapka broham

Still nothing compared to being a little kid waking up with a knife to your throat.

What does one do in that situation as a kid? FAKE SLEEPING.


16 posted on 12/19/2004 10:12:07 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: hole_n_one
I put stuff in the box for my carrier:') She brings packages to the door instead of leaving a pick up notice, comes back if she overlooks something instead of waiting until the next day and will even give me my mail early if it's important and she's not on my side of the street yet.

After the anthrax scare I put a card in the box for her thanking for delivering my mail and to be careful. She looked ready to cry when she told me thank you later.

17 posted on 12/19/2004 10:17:51 PM PST by CindyDawg (Hey aclu... Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! Merry Christmas! :'~))
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To: hole_n_one

That $20 limit is interesting as that was what I put in a Christmas card to our mailman during the anthrax crisis in 2001.


18 posted on 12/19/2004 10:38:04 PM PST by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: CindyDawg

My mail carrier does the same for us.

I gave her a family pic in a holiday frame and scratch off tickets.

The sanitation guy whom I never see other than pick up day was right behind me when I was in the convenient store where I only go for Holiday scratch offs because of the great selection. I was so embarressed as was he when I blurted out 'Oh, great now you know what your Christmas Gift is!"

My other service people like the Family Steakhouse where I eat once a week on my day off all got homemade Dog Cookies as most of them are Dog Owners and Lovers with a few scratch offs in the doggie cookie bags.

My hairdresser/houscleaner/nurseRPT/CNA Respite care provider all got gift bags filled with stuff my son picked out plus a 2005 calandar my son had printed up with a picture every month of him and the most important people in his life which is his therapist RPT, CNA respite care provider, hairstylist/housekeeper also the woman he wants to marry if she ever is in the market for a new husband.

He went shopping for me with his CNA/friend and spent the money mostly on the woman he loves the hair/housekeeper who happens to be my best bud. Brat.

I made 400 doggie cookies and they are making a big hit with my older aquantances who are watching sugar levels but are avid dog loves.

It really is the thought that counts.

Just so happens that are closet freinds also work for us so we were able to give them bags with an array of gifts and then something personal that they would enjoy. So far so good.

The Calandars of my son and his friends are also a big hit.


19 posted on 12/19/2004 10:45:05 PM PST by oceanperch (Tagline on Christmas Vacation National Lampoon Style!)
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To: hole_n_one
You missed one:

Secretary-General of the United Nations: $20 million cash, or its equivalent in crude oil.

20 posted on 12/19/2004 11:07:16 PM PST by John Locke
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To: hole_n_one

I have the nation's nicest letter carrier and I fully intend to remember her with a small gift. She brings my mail to the door, always smiles and greets me by name and does a great job! Go Mabel!


21 posted on 12/19/2004 11:21:14 PM PST by pbear8 (A Holy Advent to all.)
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To: John Locke
OIL FOR FRAUD

22 posted on 12/20/2004 12:07:04 AM PST by Do not dub me shapka broham (Why did it take me so long to come up with a new tag-line, huh?! What's up with that?)
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