I used to tip everybody from the postman to the hotel maids and coffee shop counter help. But, let's face it, the economy is sinking and that becomes expensive. I have had to cut back and now, for instance, I tend to not tip, as a rule, those who are already earning hourly pay. If you have a job with steady pay and especially benefits, I feel that tipping should not be expected. However, I will be generous with tips to those who don't -such as cab drivers (earns approx. 40% commission and rarely gets benefits) and resaurant servers (who earn only $2.63 per hour and get no benefits).
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