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Who DON'T You Tip During Holidays?

A woman who ate Thanksgiving dinner alone at a Melbourne restaurant left a big surprise for those who worked the holiday shift. Florida Today reports the woman, who didn't want to be identified, says she needed her spirits lifted last Thursday. The staff at Chart House restaurant apparently did just that. The woman sat at the bar, ordered the $29.95 Thanksgiving dinner and spent three hours at the Chart House. When she left, bartender Kim Gasperini reached across the dimly lit bar for the check. At first she thought the decimal had been misplaced and the woman had left an $8.35 tip. But a note scrawled on a napkin instructed Gasperini and the other bartender to each take $50 and split the remainder of the $835 tip between the other employees working Thanksgiving Day. Each worker got about $15.


1) Mail Carrier- gift card,or cash, valued about $20

2) Trash Collectors (if the same persons service your home most of the time)- $20

3) Teachers- A gift:  don’t give cash; it can seem like a bribe.

4) Nannies/Babysitters- the average amount of what you normally pay them for one evening’s care.

5) Regular service providers: (filling fuel oil, pool service, bug spraying, etc.)- $20

6) Lawn Care Worker (if the same person or crew services your home most of the time)- $20 each

7) Housecleaner- amount of one cleaning.

8) Hairdresser/ Nail tech- tip should equal the average amount you spend at one visit.

9) Pet Groomer- average amount of one visit.

10) Bartender / Waiter- if you're a regular- $20 extra

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