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To Tip or Not To Tip?

by Prince Of Petworth November 4, 2015 at 1:05 pm 136 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

This morning, when my father in law was taking out our trash cans, the trash man said something to him to the effect of “why don’t you ever take care of us at Christmas?” My FIL took this as an insinuation that we should be tipping them at Christmas, like you would a doorman. Is this a reasonable expectation? How would one even go about tipping the trash collectors and how much would you tip? If you don’t tip, will your trash not be picked up?

I’m curious if this enterprising trash collector took my FIL for a fool or if I’ve been a fool for the last ten years and owe some serious back-bonus pay to the trash collectors.”

Ed. Note: I was always that you should tip postal workers and trash collectors. You guys?

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