View Full Version : Tipping

07-12-2002, 08:06 AM
I can't see how landscapers should be exempt from tipping. If you are doing a one time at a reasonable to cheap price, I think a tip is in order. If I tip a girl to cut my hair for ten minutes in an air conditioned environment, and she charges me $13, why should the grass cutter not be tipped for working hard in the sun for an hour or more, for one time or yearly work?

Bob Minney
07-12-2002, 09:29 AM
Why not just charge what you want/need, rather than leaving it up to the customer to decide how much extra you might deserve?

When I quote a price thats what I expect to be paid, no more, no less.

When I've received tips I figure that its just an extra thank you, nothing that was expected or that I want a customer to feel obligated to.

07-12-2002, 09:45 AM
I agree. If I quote a price, that is what I believe is fair for the job.

I do not expect a tip. If I got one, that's fine, but I would be more surprised than anything.

07-12-2002, 10:33 AM
when i send out invoices, i only expect the balances to be paid. if someone overpays and does not specifically write "tip" somewhere on the invoice stub, or check, i apply the whole amount to their balance.. giving them a small credit for next month..