BCAL From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 3384 posts, RR: 18 Posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1358 times:
OK. It is that time of the year in the UK when suddenly the postman, newspaper boy/girl, refuse collectors, milkman etc suddenly become chatty/friendly and might even drop a Christmas Card through your letter box. Obviously it is a reminder for you to tip them at Christmas. What do you consider is an appropriate "tip"? I gave my newsagent GBP 10 for the newspaper boy, and the newsagent said that GBP 5 was more than enough, the refuse collectors left my rubbish behind as I only tipped them GBP 5.
So my question is, how much do you tip the newspaper boy, postman etc at Christmas. In the case of the newspaper boy, he comes regularly whether it is fine or stormy, so I think GBP 5 is a bit of a pittance for about 300 deliveries.
MOL on SRB's latest attack at BA: "It's like a little Chihuahua barking at a dying Labrador. Nobody cares."
TUSaadvantage From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 160 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1323 times:
Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 4): What a bunch of morons. They don't deserve ANY tips, they have a paycheck for that. If they DO get tips, they should be happy with whatever they get, and not fail to do their job in protest.
Yeah, that is true, but this is England we're talking about here. Coming from an English family, I think I can say that service is not a strong point of English culture. The term, "the customer is always right" doesn't seem to apply there. So if you aren't curteous/generous you may be ignored or yelled at.
IFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (7 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1319 times:
I tend to leave $10 for the lady who delivers our mail and $5 for the guy who collects our rubbish (because all he does is drive a truck and press a button that extends an arm out from the side of the truck, picks up the wheelie bin, tips it upside down, then puts the bin back down on the road).