(Closed) Are you supposed to tip a tow truck driver?

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you tip a tow truck driver?
    Yes : (0 votes)
    No : (22 votes)
    96 %
    It depends... : (1 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    Hostess
    18646 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Oh wow, that’s my worst nightmare!  I’m glad that you were rescued!  As to your question, I’m not sure!

    Post # 4
    Member
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    Do you feel he deserved it because he went out of his way to help you when no one else would? If so, then give a tip if you want to. It’s not required though but a thank you of some sort would be appreciated.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1816 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    Generally, I do not tip them unless they go above and beyond.

    Post # 6
    Member
    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I don’t think so.  I’m sure they charge BCAA enough as it is.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1260 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nah, I wouldn’t tip a tow truck driver.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I would say no need to tip unless he went especially out of his way for you.

    And weird question, but is BCAA in Canada like AAA here in the states?

    Post # 9
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    9057 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    @babyboo it’s the same thing, just the British Columbian branch, pretty much

    Post # 11
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    1426 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    I’ve been in a similar situation- broke down in the middle of nowhere and used my AAA to get a three hour long tow back to my hometown.  We tipped the guy because it was clear that he stayed on the job long after he had intended to for the day just to take us (he was calling his wife and rearranging their dinner plans).  He didn’t want to accept the money, but it was only like $40, and we wanted to pay him for the dinner we ruined 😉

    So I would say it depends on the situation.  I’ve had more tows than I can count in my life, and I’ve never tipped the driver before then.

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