Tips for an at home worker

posted 2 months ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Do you tip people who work out of their house and only accept cash?
    yes : (19 votes)
    63 %
    no : (10 votes)
    33 %
    other (explain) : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 16
    3420 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

    ashleyroo :  I agree. There’s a reason tipping doesn’t exist everywhere. In some cultures tipping is considered an insult because it’s seen as implying that you think the person won’t do their job properly without it.

    Being in the US, I tip because it’s standard, not because the person I’m tipping has necessarily done anything other than the bare minimum their job description requires. Now if someone goes above and beyond I have no problem giving them a bigger tip, but I think the idea of a tip representing good service has long since ceased to be the case.

    I also think it’s absurd that wait staff get paid so little because their jobs are not easy and the deserve a livable wage. Most people will tip, but some won’t, and their wages should be more dependable than that.

    To answer OP, yes I tip those who are cash only, and yes I tip those who work out of their home depending on what it is that they’re doing. 

    Post # 17
    817 posts
    Busy bee

    ashleyroo :  I tend to tip a fair bit- I would also tip babysitters and dogsitters and the barrista at Starbucks 🙂 I tip our mail carrier at Christmas. 

    I can understand nurses not being allowed to receive monetary tips (the hospitals in my area have a policy against this) because of the worry that families of patients will feel pressured to tip and worry that other patients will get preferential care over their loved ones. But often patients and their families will gift the nursing staff in general things like boxes of chocolates or fruit baskets etc, especially around the holidays. 

    But I do understand your feelings that restaurant owners should have to pay their staff a livable wage rather than have them rely on tips and I can see how tipping is getting out of hand or understand how some people have an issue with it. 


    Post # 19
    3 posts
    • Wedding: June 2018

    I think if this person gives you a good and satisfactory service, then they deserve a tip

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