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  • #1928699
    commonsaychel
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    Its that time of year again, just wondering who to tip and how much

    #1928785
    Gadolhadorah
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    We have been leaving larger than usual “holiday” gifts for our cleaning service, landscapers, and trash pickup guys. Also, left a small gift to the office manager of our shul (who has been incredible in coordinating all the zoom stuff, outdoor minyanim etc). There are others who we haven’t seen since March (parking attendant in office garage, fitness center staff, etc,. Haven’t used Uber or a taxi in months nor have we eaten inside/outside at a restaurant so have no idea what others are doing.

    #1928821
    Goldilocks
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    How much do I tip my favorite coffee room posters?

    #1928916
    Gadolhadorah
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    How much do I tip my favorite coffee room posters?
    Perhaps davening that ALL CR posters (irrespective of agendas, politics and mask preferences) should get through the next few months with good health and be the first on line for vaccination when their turn comes

    #1928925

    I tried to tip my cooking stuff, waiters, cleaning service, landscaper, butler, dog walker, hairdresser, delivery service, repair-person, laundromat. My wife refused the tips, but the kids took some.

    #1929040
    takahmamash
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    “I tried to tip my cooking stuff, waiters, cleaning service, landscaper, butler, dog walker, hairdresser, delivery service, repair-person, laundromat. My wife refused the tips, but the kids took some.”

    I wish YWN had “LOL” emojis!

    #1929097
    ☕️coffee addict
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    Gadolhadorah,

    Amen

    Always,

    👍

    #1929187
    yaakov doe
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    It’s illegal for government employees to accept tips. Your generous thoughtful gifts to your spouses and children can be considered tips and are legal.

    #1929296

    @yaakov. My kids are not government employees..

    I am not “generous”, I am just writing expenses off 🙂

    on a serious note:
    1) Timing of tips – new year sounds better than a week before. This year, we did a couple of tips near Thanksgiving. Not sure if they expect another one

    2) for those who can, consider increasing ordering more deliveries from contractors, such as instacart, and tip them. These are often people who had jobs that suffered in pandemic. So, both tips and delivery cost would count as tzedokah, I think.

    #1929322
    Gadolhadorah
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    “It’s illegal for government employees to accept tips…”
    Postal carriers CAN accept gifts with a nominal value up to $20 “per occasion” but not more than $50 per year. Cash or cash equivalents (gift cards) are NOT allowed in any amount. Home made foods of any sort are never a good idea. We typically leave a gift box of chocolates or nuts since they easily fit in the mailbox.

    #1929461
    abukspan
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    perhaps keep in mind the issue of giving tips too close to a goyashe holyday

    #1929509
    commonsaychel
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    @abukspan, does that apply to the Rebbes and Teachers as well?

    #1929714

    common: @does that apply to the Rebbes and Teachers

    changing gears somewhat: It seems that Congress will not pass blanket protection to businesses, then you might be able to sue your Rebbes in secular courts if the following happened (not saying it happened to everyone, but all happened somewhere):

    1) they were not careful enough (for example, going to unmasked minyanim), or were not promptly reporting cases to parents,

    2) you discovered how bad teaching is when seeing teacher on zoom

    3) that your child learned better and got better midos out of school

    4) your child was able to learn at home without medication that school insisted on

    5) your school always insisted that their school is better than online schools, then continued charging full tuition for online/phone classes

    #1929770
    commonsaychel
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    @always ask questions “changing gears somewhat” that is a gross understatement, it has zero to do with tipping, start your own topic about this

    #1929837

    @common: zero to do with tipping,

    You are right. The association is tipping is gratitude. Gratitude is recognition of positive. We need also to recognize the negative… Also, withholding customary tips (restaurants) is considered a negative recognition. Also, I am all for tipping good teachers. And paying them more – from savings of not tipping and paying bad teachers. Suing is simply restoring falsely claimed payment to the parents – who can now afford tipping good teachers.

    Nice? Can I stay in your topic?

    #1933273
    commonsaychel
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    I ended up tipping my garbage men $20 a piece, village contracts with a private firm, didnt tip mailman I did tip son chavusa / mentor $100

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