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Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:34 am
by callmefence
Do you tip a porter. The guy who gives you a ride home while your trucks being worked on.....how much?

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:41 am
by 1982vett
Nah....she has access to the bank account..... :lol:

In your case I’d think the “porter” would be on your payroll, but then it would probably cost more than a taxie ride for him to not be stretching fence....

Rarely needed a ride from a mechanic's shop, but when I did get a ride I didn’t tip. Didn’t cross my mind.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 am
by slick4591
Never in that situation since they are hourly employees. Your employees may have gotten a tip along the way at some point, but probably not often.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:34 am
by herofan
1982vett wrote:Rarely needed a ride from a mechanic's shop, but when I did get a ride I didn’t tip. Didn’t cross my mind.


That’s how I am. I’m sure there are lots of situations where people tip, but the only time it ever crosses my mind is at a restaurant; otherwise, tipping never enters my mind. I usually have to take off a leg to pay for services anyway, so tipping doesn’t cross my mind.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:36 am
by Bright Raven
callmefence wrote:Do you tip a porter. The guy who gives you a ride home while your trucks being worked on.....how much?


Yes. $5. It is totally up to you. Do what you feel comfortable doing.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:45 am
by TennesseeTuxedo
Must drive a Dodge.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:39 pm
by True Grit Farms
I tipped the tire guy $20 at Sam's yesterday, he did a good job on my wife's car. Hard working people appreciate a little extra. I also enjoy buying lunch for the cops or armed services personal. I tell my wife at this stage what's a few bucks.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:22 pm
by JMJ Farms
True Grit Farms wrote:I tipped the tire guy $20 at Sam's yesterday, he did a good job on my wife's car. Hard working people appreciate a little extra. I also enjoy buying lunch for the cops or armed services personal. I tell my wife at this stage what's a few bucks.


When did you start carrying a wallet? :hide: :lol2:

I don’t know about porters. I guess my advice would be or would have been to do whatever you feel is right. It’s your money. Tip if you feel it’s warranted but don’t do it out of obligation. When I give anyone anything I do it bc I feel they earned, deserve, or need it. Tips to me are kinda like pay raises. You better not ask for it or you ain’t getting it.

As far as extra tipping, around Christmas time every year I tip several good waitresses $100. Sometimes they are young, sometimes they’re old. Some are white and some are black. Sometimes it’s a restaurant but more often it’s at the Huddle House. But it’s always the waitress with the friendliest personality and that has a smile on her face. Everyone can use a little around Christmas. I promise you that I get way more out of that smile than by keeping that Ben Franklin in my pocket. If I had plenty of money I think I could help a lot of people.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:30 pm
by Dave
I never thought about it. But it is over 30 miles each way to the nearest repair shop. I guess if he gave me a ride home I should tip him very well so he will remember to come back and get me when the work is done.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:49 pm
by bird dog
The last guy I tipped excluding restaurants was my tire guy and he was the owner. I tip when I don't feel that they charged me enough. As for tipping a porter. He is doing what hes paid to do and doesn't have much of a chance to go beyond the call of duty.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:28 pm
by kenny thomas
Tire shop guy last week fixed a flat on my cattle trailer. Took it off and patched the inside. He charged $12, I gave him $20. Good work and timely work seems rare now days.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:40 pm
by TN Cattle Man
Shoot... when I read the title to this post, considering it is on a cattle site, I thought the subject would include teenagers, alcohol, a neighbors pasture, and some cows... :help:

Re: Tipping

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:57 pm
by Ryder
Just how is 'porter' defined?
I thought the word could apply to several types and situations of workers.

Re: Tipping

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:30 am
by ddd75
True Grit Farms wrote:I tipped the tire guy $20 at Sam's yesterday, he did a good job on my wife's car. Hard working people appreciate a little extra. I also enjoy buying lunch for the cops or armed services personal. I tell my wife at this stage what's a few bucks.



i did the same thing a few months back.. took a tractor tire in.. needed it done quick.. told the guy and gave him a 20..

you should of seen his face.. I came back 45 minutes later and it was sittin out front and he came running right out.. SIR SIR!!!


lol.. i know how to deal with people now :lol2:

Re: Tipping

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:16 am
by callmefence
Ryder wrote:Just how is 'porter' defined?
I thought the word could apply to several types and situations of workers.

looks like it could also be a dark bitter beer...nothing wrong with tipping a few of those. :hat: