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skycaps                                                $1 or more per bag
in-flight personnel                                    none
Submitted by Greg Norman                               $3 to $5 unless the person goes out of their way or the trip is unusually long; in that case be more generous
Electric Cart Transport
Submitted by Greg Norman                               $1 to $2 depending on how nice the driver is

hair cutter            15% of the cost, generally a
                       minimum of $1. If you do not
                       get your hair cut often, then
                       $5 is suggested
owner                  none
person who shampoos or $1 to $2
washes hair

Beauty Shop/ Hair Salon
one operator                                                                                          15% of bill
                                                                                                      10% of bill to person who
                                                                                                      sets hair; 10% divided
several operators                                                                                     among others
                                                                                                      $1 or more, depending on
manicurist                                                                                            cost
                                                                                                      none unless he / she is doing
owner                                                                                                 your hair, then follow above rules
person who shampoos or
washes hair                                                                                           $1 to $2

Buffet Style Restaurant
Waiter / Waitress                                                     5% to 10% of the total bill is suggested. This depends heavily on exactly how much work is done by the waitstaff. In some restaurants,
                                                                      the waitstaff does very little. Usually is simply bringing fresh linen and/or utensils. In some other restaurants, the staff brings drinks,
                                                                      and some orders from the kitchen directly.

Children's Party
Clown                                                                 $15 - $25 depending on the length, the performance and how hot it is on the day of the show. According to a knowledgeable source, it
                                                                      is like an oven in those suits.
Catering Server                                                       $20 if one server. $10 each if more than one server.

Foreman                                                               $50
Workers                                                               $30 per worker

Pizza                                                                 $1-$2 if short distance
                                                                      $2-$3 for longer distances
                                                                      $5 or more for large deliveries
Furniture / Appliances Large Delivery of any kind (e.g.               $5-$10 per person minimum. If delivery is large, heavy or difficult, or requires assembly, a larger tip is suggested, perhaps $20 per
exercise equipment, air conditioner, refrigerator, etc.)              person.
Flowers                                                               $2-$5 for flowers
                                                                      $5-$10 if it is a large plant or for heavy or large deliveries
Food Delivery                                                         Orders of $30 or less:
Suggested by Dan Matz                                                 No tip necessary, but a small tip (50 cents - $2) is appreciated, especially if the carry-out counter is busy, especially if the customer
                                                                      needs silverware or requests seasonings.

                                                                      Orders from $30-$60:
                                                                      No tip necessary, but appreciated if packaging the order is a huge pain, 5-10 percent is expected if I help the customer take it to their

                                                                      Orders of $60 and up:
                                                                      These are often from offices, who always ask for plates, plastic silverware, condiments, and lots of rolls (complimentary from my
                                                                      store). 8%-10% expected, especially if I help the customer take it out.

                                                                      5-10 percent if they show you the food and offer complimentary items (plates, napkins, silverware) and help you carry large orders.

Disc Jockey (DJ) (submitted by D.J. Randy McDaniels)
Dance Club                                                            The general rule of thumb is a dollar to hear a song. If the person wants it IMMEDIATELY, (if not sooner), the general rule is from
                                                                      $5.00 to $10.00. (In a "Dance Club" atmosphere, since a bad or strange request can clear a dance floor, the person has to make it worth
                                                                      the D.J.'s effort for doing this no-no)

chambermaid                                                           $5 a night minimum. More if long stays (over a week) Consider $7 to $9 a night.
room service waiter                                                   15% of bill
bellhop                                                               $10 for bringing you to your room with luggage; $5 dollars for opening and showing the room
lobby attendant                                                       none for opening door or calling taxi from stand; $1 dollar or more for help with luggage or finding a taxi on the street
desk clerk                                                            none unless special service is given during long stay; then, $5
concierge                                                             $5-$10 Average. More for special services or favors

driver                                                                20% of the bill
Motor Coach Operator and Tour Guide(s) (extended tours)
Driver                                                    $1 to $2 per person per day.
Tour Guide                                                $1 to $2 per person per day.

One Person Job                                            $20 - $50 for large and difficult moves. This includes but is not limited to:
                                                                      stairs
                                                                      small elevators
                                                                      narrow doorways
                                                                      odd furniture or appliances
                                                                      large heavy boxes

                                                          $10 - $20 for small moves. One to ten items and only for regular sized items or boxes. Nothing too heavy (20 lbs. or less.)
Two or more movers                                        This is a bit more complicated. Follow the guidelines above but adjust it as per the following criteria:

                                                          Decide wether you want to give a lump sum tip to the whole crew (they take care of splitting it) or if you want to tip each mover
                                                          individually. My suggestion is to calculate per mover, subtracting $10 from the rules above and then pooling it and giving it to the
                                                          supervisor or team leader.

Parking Garage
parking attendant                                         $1. If attendant helps with luggage/packages $5 is customary. If attendant has to go a great distance to get your car $2 or more is

Pet Related Services
Dog Groomer                                               15% of the bill. No less than $2 per dog

Personal Services
Massage Therapist                                         Typically, for a one hour massage ($50 range) a tip of 10% is acceptable. This can be adjusted following the guidelines for a full
(suggested by massage therapist Cathy Forbes)             service fine restaurant. A 20% tip for a good massage is not uncommon

waiter or waitress                                        15% of bill. 20% If it is a 4 star + restaurant or for large parties.
headwaiter / maitre d'                                    $20 - $100 or more depending on the occassion, the restaurant, your frequency, and of course, whether you like to be taken good care
                                                          of or not
owner                                                     none
wine steward                                              15% of wine bill
bartender                                                 10-15% of bar bill
busboy                                                    none
servers at counter                                        15% of bill
coat check attendant                                      $1 for one or two coats
rest room attendant                                       50 cents to $1
car park attendant                                        $1

Sports Arena
usher                                                     50 cents to $1 per party
                                                          if shown to your seat

bagger                                                    $1 or more per bag
person loading your car                                   $1-$5 depending on the load

driver                                                    15% of fare, no less than
                                                          25 cents

Tour Guide / Bus Driver (day trips only)
Guide / Driver                                            $10-15% of the tour cost

Tow Truck Operator (suggested by Connie and Dave M.)
Jump Start / Tire Change                                  $3 - $5
Locked out of car                                         $5 - $10
Tow                                                       $5 or more

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