I've absolutely no idea, apart from 10% at the hairdressers and restaurants. Do you tip delivery men (e.g. when you're having something like a sofa or fridge delivered)? Do you give dustmen and postmen tips at Christmas? Would you tip a porter at a hotel?
my window cleaner came yesterday to clean the windows and usually calls back for his cash on a Friday. Instead he knocked on the door and stood there smiling, but didn't say anything. I was a bit puzzled and was just looking back at him when it dawned on me he must be after a xmas tip! Didn't have any cash so have told him to come back. Very cheeky I thought, but hey ho if you don't ask and all that! I pay him £4 for doing the windows so am gonna give him a tenner. I think that's about fair,
Has anyone seen the scene in Reservoir Dogs about tipping in restaurants? I've waitressed and done bar work and with waitressing you get much better tips than bar work, but with bar work you put up with a lot more! I used to get drinks bought for me sometimes though (NEVER by women - interesting...! But I doubt I'd ever buy a barmaid a drink, so fair enough! Is it a man thing?).
If I've had superb service, I'll tip handsomely, but if they've just taken my order, brought me my food and drink, brought me the bill and taken my money after an average amount of time, why the heck should I?! Isn't that just the job of waitressing?! I never leave the extra as an addition on the card either - I always leave my tips in real money to make sure they actually go to the waiter/ress for whom they are intended!