Who tips

  • mybud

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    Mar 11, 2018 2:05 AM GMT
    At their gym? Read a thread while miscing on bb.com and never heard of such a thing. How much do you tip? Just interested.. .
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Mar 11, 2018 2:16 AM GMT
    Tip whom?

    Guess I never heard of it either as I don't know what you're referring to.
  • mybud

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    Mar 11, 2018 2:25 AM GMT
    Some of those guys said they tip the front desk staff.. Since they do clean up in the gym. .Some said they tipped 5 dollars on a daily basis...I thought WTF......
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    Mar 11, 2018 3:34 AM GMT
    Oh,

    I always tip 10 dolla!

    However, other terms, conditions and things are required!
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Mar 11, 2018 6:06 AM GMT
    mybud saidSome of those guys said they tip the front desk staff.. Since they do clean up in the gym. .Some said they tipped 5 dollars on a daily basis...I thought WTF......


    That's a very generous gesture. But five dollars a day for me would be $25 a week or $100 a month. I can't see paying that much. Maybe if I were very wealthy.

    The one thing I notice with my gym is that the front desk staff is very transient. I'm not sure why but front desk staff don't seem to last more than three to four months. Sometimes I see people just once and never see them ever again.

    There are others that I give gifts to. It's not much but I hope they appreciate the thought. For example, my doctor is a rock star. She's incredible in every way. Once I had an appointment with her shortly after Thanksgiving (2016) and she told me how much she loved pumpkin; as in anything with pumpkin as the main ingredient. So the following Thanksgiving (2017) I made her a pumpkin and white chocolate cheesecake and pumpkin cranberry and walnut bread for her and her staff.

    I'd like to do more things for other people who provide us good service. But I notice that people in almost every industry here either change jobs frequently or they get rotated with other employees. For example, if I'm home I will see two to four different mailmen in just four week's time. Back in Chicago we used to have the same mailman for years and we'd give him a generous tip for Christmas. Now it's like, "why bother?" A new person doesn't deserve it just because he happens to be the one delivering our mail the day before Christmas Eve.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Mar 11, 2018 3:05 PM GMT
    mybud saidAt their gym? Read a thread while miscing on bb.com and never heard of such a thing. How much do you tip? Just interested.. .
    I would tip you $5 if you would become either an independent or a centrist republican lol.
  • 24hourguy

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    Mar 11, 2018 3:55 PM GMT
    no
  • bro4bro

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    Mar 11, 2018 4:43 PM GMT
    The front desk staff at my gym don't clean up anything. That's the janitorial staff's job.

    And they don't return the weights to their proper places in the rack either. That seems to be nobody's job.

    $5 a day would be significantly more than my gym membership costs.

    I can't imagine anyone does this.
  • StevenKal

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    Mar 11, 2018 5:06 PM GMT
    As a Server I don't tip my gym because there isn't anyone employed there that tips out to a tip pool, or depends on tips for a reasonable living. I understand some people are more giving with their money, but I doubt those people understand not everyone is worthy of a tip. Some people want to be nice, which is great!
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    Mar 11, 2018 6:23 PM GMT
    I've never heard of it either in Vancouver or Toronto. The janitorial staff clean up but most of the gym reception staff clean the machines on an ongoing basis. They double as the trainers so I think they do it so the place looks inviting.
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    Mar 11, 2018 9:18 PM GMT
    I've only ever been to one gym where I've seen anyone get tips... they had a "towel counter" for the lack of any better word... where they supplied towels for workout, the sauna, and even the showers so patrons wouldn't need to bring their own.

    Friendly staff dude would give you a towel... wish you a good day... and take your sullied towels to be laundered, fluffed, and folded for use later.

    He got tips... big ones.
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    Mar 11, 2018 11:42 PM GMT
    I've never tipped at a gym. Can't imagine a reason I would. But I do tip elsewhere. Incidentally, in other countries tipping can be an insult, and the management will object. Especially in some European countries. You gotta know the local customs.

    Here in the US we always tip bartenders & food servers, and barbers, usually about 20%. Also give a tip to the car valet, even when the parking's complimentary, paid by the establishment or the event we're attending. The valets still have to sprint, locate and retrieve your car either way.

    In fact, sometimes if I arrive before the valet is operating, and I self-park in a handicapped space, in view of the valet booth when it does open, I tip the attendant as we leave. Saying: "Thank you for looking after our car." At our regular places they get to know that car, and I think they do look after it. And not jam other cars next to it.

    I also tip a restaurant maƮtre d', when given a preferred table on short notice that I wasn't able to previously reserve. As well as hotel staff who carry our luggage to our room, and the housekeeping staff when we checkout. Really any service from people who help me outside of a business office, medical, or similar.

    Personal service shouldn't come for free. But the return is that in places you frequent, in the future you'll be treated like a king. You get what you pay for. It's not money wasted. icon_wink.gif
  • mybud

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    Mar 12, 2018 1:46 AM GMT
    Well....I'm taking into consideration that a guy posted it in the misc. section of bb.com. A lot of braggers regarding their riches...The reality? ..Not a pot to piss in or a back door to throw it out of..
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    Mar 12, 2018 3:02 AM GMT
    mybud said
    Well....I'm taking into consideration that a guy posted it in the misc. section of bb.com. A lot of braggers regarding their riches...The reality? ..Not a pot to piss in or a back door to throw it out of..

    LOL! Occasionally my Mother could utter a vulgar phrase, like "He doesn't have a pot to piss in". That reminded me of her. She could be pretty tough. She'd have been 101 years old this April, my Father 107 this September.

    But then she spent all her teen years, with great hardship, in the Great Depression. By the time I was growing up my parents had money again, and spoiled me rotten, as you can tell. Today I have no money myself, BTW. Just the arrogant superior attitude that comes with having known it.

    But one advantage of my former privileged upbringing, at least online, is that I can usually smell out the phony 'rich' guys. They typically don't have a clue about having money, and eventually trip themselves up. Evidently this guy on bb.com did, also.

    You either know your stuff, or you don't. Like someone falsely claiming to be in a highly technical field. BS will only work for so long.
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    Mar 13, 2018 7:56 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    mybud said
    Well....I'm taking into consideration that a guy posted it in the misc. section of bb.com. A lot of braggers regarding their riches...The reality? ..Not a pot to piss in or a back door to throw it out of..

    LOL! Occasionally my Mother could utter a vulgar phrase, like "He doesn't have a pot to piss in". That reminded me of her. She could be pretty tough. She'd have been 101 years old this April, my Father 107 this September.

    But then she spent all her teen years, with great hardship, in the Great Depression. By the time I was growing up my parents had money again, and spoiled me rotten, as you can tell. Today I have no money myself, BTW. Just the arrogant superior attitude that comes with having known it.

    Heaven's she sounds like a real Lady Muck; so that's where you get it from.
    Your mother must of been dirt poor, because the poor in her day, sold their urine to tanning factories.
    Yet the dirt poor, couldn't even afford a pot to piss in. Thus she projected that onto others; common is, what common does.
    Doing a Hillary as we call it today.
    You really were a mummies boy. No wonder your sister was the son your daddy never had.