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Yes, Iím ticked off. Half of you get tips. Whereís mine!
Old 12-21-2019, 08:37 AM
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I read an article about my favorite gripe - tipping. In it it says people tip food servers but often neglect others. Out of 2500 people in the poll, half said they donít tip their childís teacher. So half do tip? Half! That means half of PTíers are awfully quiet about their tips.

I am totally getting a tip jar for my desk before January. Iím bringing it to PTCs. Hell, Iím bringing it to trainings too. I donít participate for free.


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Old 12-21-2019, 08:38 AM
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I have never been tipped. I figure someone owes me 16 years of tips.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:39 AM
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As an elementary teacher, I have gotten gifts at the holidays and the end of the year. Sometimes those gifts are in the form of hard cash. But never tips!

That is actually funny.

Don't get me started on all the people we are expected to tip anymore because employers don't pay them enough.
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Old 12-21-2019, 08:44 AM
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Do holiday mugs with stuffed animals sticking out of them count? If so, I was tipped 5 times this year. Cash? Never. I think they should tip on a scale depending on the amount of energy the child (and/or meeting) zaps.
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:44 AM
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What?! That would be nice! Yeah, I'm way overdue for some tips. I need to find out where those tippers live.


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Old 12-21-2019, 09:50 AM
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I have 18 kids this year, only received (3) very small gifts, not even a thank you card, nor a thank you on Dojo...makes me feel like I'm just a babysitter (although, I am certain parents tip their babysitters...
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Old 12-21-2019, 09:52 AM
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I just read an article about tipping also. It mentions teachers receiving gifts is similar to tipping and if any gift is over $250, the teacher has to declare it on their taxes and in some states with the state school ethics committee so it doesn’t look like parents are buying good grades. That got a good laugh.

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Old 12-21-2019, 10:50 AM
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You do not tip professionals doctors, lawyers, and yes teachers...
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Old 12-21-2019, 12:52 PM
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I have often received gifts, gift cards, etc. For the first time this year I got a five dollar bill in a card, with the suggestion that I buy a coffee or something. I've never received cash before, and it seemed weird, like a tip. I don't know why it feels different than a $5 gift card, but it does.

I guess I'm one of the half!

eta - I am always grateful for any note of thanks or gift.
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Old 12-21-2019, 03:59 PM
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Do holiday mugs with stuffed animals sticking out of them count?
Omg, this.

I'm totally tipping my stylist one of these the next time I go for a haircut!


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