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We are tipping the mailman, wife's hairdresser, our housekeepers...

We've now received two envelopes from the person that delivers the Sunday Charlotte Observer heavily hinting at a gratuity.

It's a little off putting

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1355102751' post='2039218']
We are tipping the mailman, wife's hairdresser, our housekeepers...

We've now received two envelopes from the person that delivers the Sunday Charlotte Observer heavily hinting at a gratuity.

It's a little off putting
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Goes along with being a 1 percenter.

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1355102751' post='2039218']
We are tipping the mailman, wife's hairdresser, our housekeepers...

We've now received two envelopes from the person that delivers the Sunday Charlotte Observer heavily hinting at a gratuity.

It's a little off putting
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I used to get those too. Made cancelling my subscription that much easier.

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[quote name='catfang' timestamp='1355103242' post='2039240']


I used to get those too. Made cancelling my subscription that much easier.
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I like getting a Sunday paper still off putting if we were going to tip them

Now it's that much easier to not

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1355103498' post='2039248']
I like getting a Sunday paper still off putting if we were going to tip them

Now it's that much easier to not
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I'd tip them every other year or so.

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When I was a kid I delivered a morning paper in upstate NY - rode my bike when I could - when I couldnt ride my bike cause of the weather, Id deliver it on foot through the snow - I never had to ask for any Christmas tips - but I got them anyway. I never failed to deliver a paper that I got dropped off to me by the boss man and folks were grateful - this was the pre internet days and before you had but about 2 stations of fuzz on the television to watch. Although the radio had been invented.

Stop being such a tight ass panthro. They shouldnt have to ask for a tip but if they have earned it give it to them anyway.

Apparently there are a lot of cheapskates in the Charlotte area that necessitate such envelopes and hints at giving gratuities.

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Give a tip when it is earned.

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Dude my parents got a long elaborate letter from the newspaper man too

Def a turn off

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Where's my fugging tip?

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Housekeepers? wow

Fug tipping the mailman, overpaid and underworked sucking billions out of the economy every year.

Although if I could afford housekeepers I'd be in position to tip unneccesarily, so just tip the fuging paperboy Mr. Buxton
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housekeeperS? Dang..How many do you have?

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When will the moderators around here be getting our holiday tips?

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I don't know if I can promise just the tip.

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[quote name='Tom Cat' timestamp='1355111118' post='2039539']
When I was a kid I delivered a morning paper in upstate NY - rode my bike when I could - when I couldnt ride my bike cause of the weather, Id deliver it on foot through the snow - I never had to ask for any Christmas tips - but I got them anyway. I never failed to deliver a paper that I got dropped off to me by the boss man and folks were grateful - this was the pre internet days and before you had but about 2 stations of fuzz on the television to watch. Although the radio had been invented.

Stop being such a tight ass panthro. They shouldnt have to ask for a tip but if they have earned it give it to them anyway.

Apparently there are a lot of cheapskates in the Charlotte area that necessitate such envelopes and hints at giving gratuities.
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If my paper was still delivered by a neighborhood kid it wouldn't be a question. Id be happy to give him a substantial tip.

But the douche bag who delivers ours needs a new muffler, thinks it cute to trow them in the ditch and only seems to hit the driveway on days when the gravel will tear the bag and the paper gets soaked? Yeah my tip for him is to suck less.

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[quote name='Mrs Pantherfan' timestamp='1355147854' post='2040040']
housekeeperS? Dang..How many do you have?
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Well they come in a team of two twice a month.

Panthro dirt > all other dirt

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I tip the peeps at my local Kinkos. They've done great work for me in the past, and since I started tipping for the holidays, I can't remember the last time I heard "We have a couple jobs to get to before yours. We'll start on it first thing tomorrow."

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Above and beyond....

When we were getting all our wedding gifts delivered nonstop last year I gave the UPS guy some extra money as he was going above and beyond for us. Servers get a min of 20% as I worked on tips through college (next on the main stage Panthro).


It's just weird and off putting to get several letters like we did from the guy delivering our paper once a week.

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[quote name='Panthro' timestamp='1355152996' post='2040166']
Above and beyond....

When we were getting all our wedding gifts delivered nonstop last year I gave the UPS guy some extra money as he was going above and beyond for us. Servers get a min of 20% as I worked on tips through college (next on the main stage Panthro).


It's just weird and off putting to get several letters like we did from the guy delivering our paper once a week.
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Since the envelopes don't identify you specifically I am prone to write out a note about what exceptional service from a paper delivery person would look like.

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I'll tip the mailman since my dogs have nearly given him a heart attack at least twice.

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I never knew you were supposed to tip anyone at Christmas.

I do give the mail lady a Christmas card and a tin of home baked goodies.

The cleaning lady gets what ever she wants.

I read the news online.

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We tip mailman, garbageman and paper delivery. Also staff/bartenders at the local golf course.

Last year I actually tipped the security guy in my section because he was there all year and was cool and hell. OF course they switched him out this year.

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Garbagemanz....thanks for that one.

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garbage men? really??

I'm never home to see them pick it up..that or the person that delivers the mail... I guess I'm cheap...I don't tip any besides my bartender or server this time of year..I don't know who anyone is

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What about waitresses and secretaries?

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i KNNNNNEW YOU WERE GONNA DO THAT!!!!

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