About the Author Kate Bradley began writing professionally in 2007. The idea of buying friendliness and greetings with tips is. People need to understand this. Feel free to tip low if your cab driver dawdles or takes an unnecessarily circuitous route. Before you ride in the limo, figure out what you are going to do about the tip. For instance, you know that you should always tip your waiter and your valet attendant, but what about the hardware store employee who helps carry supplies to your car? You can give more if you want, but usually everyone would expect 15%. Reward your driver with a few extra dollars if he makes record time or manages to avoid an accident or traffic problem.
Being one myself I will inform you. If you work a full shift, 10-12 hours, you will make between 60 and 80 dollars. But they know americans are used to tip and they scam you. Like the time call for the airport I wasted 45 minutes and 15 miles of driving on. What do you get from me that is worth tipping? It is a good idea to start out with a 20% tip. Sorry you guys have to put up with crap, without you people like me would be walking our butts miles down the road carrying our babies in their carseats. I tipped him on the fare alone about 24%.
So why not give it up to the person that took care of you and served your meal or got you home safely…etc. The service is provided before the bill and the tip, not after. Specialized vehicles require more training and skill and the cost of the ride should be commensurate with your tip size. They are great people, and I find this throughout Canada, and other countries as well. Since this is extra it is more of paying for extra than tipping and I would encourage you to look at it that way. Anyway, I was wondering what others tip the driver.
Both go a very long way in my book! But is that fair to the customer or worker to judge their service. But the thing is, I live in Spain, where you do not tip taxi drivers at all. If you really want to make sure that you have a great company, you should take some time to compare competitors and the services they provide. On average, I tip out 48% of the tips I make in a night. I work a grueling 70+ hours per week, and it takes a toll. I paid more for a 20 minute cab ride yesterday than I make in 2 hours, and that was before I figured in the tip.
Polite service , safe careful driving , clean car. If you do not find it and eat there - well you are just missing out - don't miss out. Tip the accepted minimum for any service- unless the treatment is exceptionally good or bad- then use your privilege of tipping as that customer service survey and send the love to a great experience and tip a poor one as little as you would like. Also , some people would rather get paid for the quality of their work , vs. I have used this guy before and he does a great job. Anonymous I personally respect the cops. Not everyone has the extra money to do this so if you do, take advantage of it and make someone happy.
Spa: For a massage or other treatment, 10% — 20%. And if you are not open to understanding, respecting, and honoring that, perhaps you should not eat out or use a cab. Open the door for you, talk nice. Once again capitalism allows you free choice. After reading through the above, you know why and when to tip your limo or town car driver, but exactly how much is appropriate? Why would you think you should receive a tip for that? I will happily accept any tip amount.
I will definitely give more than what the meter shows. We provide a valuable service — from airport service to rescuing people when their car stalls on the highway to getting you home when you party too hard. Go there open and willing to learn, come back a new self with added dimensions, a more complex self, why else would you travel? They rely on your tips to supplement their income and support themselves and their families. In Venice the hotel staff who takes you to the room at the Danieli was a notable exception. These people for the most part, the cell phone dickheads aside are really nice and have a great story if you just give them a minute of your time to treat them as you would a friend. Depending on companies , but I make 40% of your fare. Anonymous I find this subject so interesting.
Tipping is just something you do, especially when it involves someone who makes less than minimum wage. After all, just like anyone else, your chauffeur should be rewarded for a job well done, which is something Starline for each and every one of our clients. Some areas have constant fares easy to get a new customer after dropping one off. Shut up and enjoy the ride; leave me alone though. However, it does make a point. Additionally, capitalism is competition so that you the consumer can have access to the best products and services available if you are willing to pay for it. Wish I was younger, I would like to make that kind of money for serving.
Most of the fares I get from Dispatch are Vouchers. If they missed their flight, I made sure to take them to friendly customer service people to get their flights rebooked. Anonymous So, I talked to my cabbies last night. Other tip a faxed amount, or a percentage. In an ideal world all service providers would be remunerated on the quality of their service. Often—as is the case I imagine with bartenders, etc. I used too and still do from time to time use cabs and tip well! However, if you cannot afford it, it is fine.
Who cares what happens when I'm back home? Question 1: Should You Tip Your Limo Driver in the First Place? If you feel like the driver has provided you with exceptional service feel free to tip more directly. When tipping a driver, gauge your tip based on the comfort and safety level of your ride. Anonymous I am a cab driver and no tipping is not required period, I make everything on the meter regardless of the expenses. So if you make me wait you can expect to pay for the privelege. Naturally, there are people who tip to impress others.