View Poll Results: how much are you tipping UPS or fed/Ex driver for holidays

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  • zero, they get paid enough

    59 55.66%
  • 1 to 10 ... cookies or cash minimum gesture

    19 17.92%
  • 11 to 20

    10 9.43%
  • 21 to 50

    11 10.38%
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    tipping UPS or fed/Ex driver for holidays

    How much do you plan on tipping UPS or fed/Ex driver for holidays?

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    um zero. for christ sakes hes not bringing me beers or a cocktail. why would you tip him?

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    We tip our pickup driver well for favors rendered all year long.
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    I think it's a east coast thing, they tip trash guy, mailman etc

    I've only heard of people giving the occasional gift to a mailman in the Midwest

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    We take good care of our regular UPS driver throughout the year and reasonable gift at the holidays.

    While the word TIP is not an acronym, I like to think it is............To Insure Professionalism / To Insure Promptness. He goes above and beyond with both.

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    Bachelor of Arts DizzyMarkus's Avatar
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    why would you tip him?
    Would you refuse a tip from someone ? I know when I am left a tip, it's kinda nice Mines always courteous, early, brings packages in if its raining and generaly good service.

    ($20 Dunkin or Subway card is all no huge amount)

    Markus

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    PhD ProWraps's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyMarkus View Post
    Mines always courteous, early, brings packages in if its raining and generaly good service.
    so he does his job?

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    [QUOTE= generaly good service.

    heck I generally provide good service, but don't expect a tip! I got tips when I was a bartender....

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    Bachelor of Arts DizzyMarkus's Avatar
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    He does and does it well I could have gotten a mean, nasty guy that throws the packages etc Instead I choose to show a measly $20 thank you for doing your job so well. I was taught to treat others as I would like to be, so for me $20 worth a appreciation is worth it. That somehow has been lost by many -- being friendly, courteous and appreciative of others.

    Thank you,
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    PS -- I didn't say it was bad you did not tip

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    I was thinking a $20 gift for fed/ex whom we use most, that is what I voted on poll. we use fed/ex most, I'll give UPS guy a holiday candy dealio we give all our active customers.. maybe a $10 value.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyMarkus View Post
    He does and does it well I could have gotten a mean, nasty guy that throws the packages etc Instead I choose to show a measly $20 thank you for doing your job so well. I was taught to treat others as I would like to be, so for me $20 worth a appreciation is worth it. That somehow has been lost by many -- being friendly, courteous and appreciative of others.

    Thank you,
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    PS -- I didn't say it was bad you did not tip

    guess that is the difference between new york and midwest. i would actually feel awkward tipping my driver...think he would too...

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    Bachelor of Arts DizzyMarkus's Avatar
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    When you go out to dinner --- do you tip the waitress/waiter for good service? lol

    Cool poll tho
    Just saying :0)





    Markus

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    does your ups driver make minimum wage?

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    Bachelor of Arts DizzyMarkus's Avatar
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    The point is being lost -- and all it really is -- is a matter of opinion

    You don't -- I do

    No purpose going round and round -- could go on all night and I been around long enough to know better

    It does not matter what someone makes to show appreciation Sir sorry

    Markus

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    We see the fed/ex guy 250 days a year, not many people I can say that about. Our mailman almost never comes in, and service there is spoty to say the best.

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    thats cause you dont tip him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProWraps View Post
    thats cause you dont tip him.
    LOL, no actually it is because they rotate them in our little burb, we have maybe 3 different a week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyMarkus View Post
    The point is being lost -- and all it really is -- is a matter of opinion

    You don't -- I do

    No purpose going round and round -- could go on all night and I been around long enough to know better

    It does not matter what someone makes to show appreciation Sir sorry

    Markus
    yes I do and more than most do....like I tried saying...that is the point i was trying to make with my comment that I made tips when I tended bar. i do not expect tips making shirts or signs or vehicle graphics for anyone. my ups and fed ex guys do not expect tips for doing their job either..

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    Bachelor of Arts DizzyMarkus's Avatar
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    Sorry was responding to :

    does your ups driver make minimum wage?
    Markus

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProWraps View Post
    thats cause you dont tip him.

    please change your pic back to the sexy mullet mustache...that pic is creepy!

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    No.

    He gets paid by his boss and I get paid by my customers.


    Almost all of our money comes by way of check or credit card, we rarely see a tip.

    Our UPS guy gets a nice thank you and how's your day going everytime he's in the shop which is probably 4 days a week.

    If he was in it for the tips, he wouldn't be driving that big brown truck..... he'd be serving me at the bar.


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    $20.00 is more of an insult then a tip. And UPS drivers make a good living.
    Our UPS driver gets 13 weeks a year paid vacation.

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    We constantly get late night pick ups from our driver hours after their normal pick up time. We're not far from their facility and our particular driver is almost always out late so for us we have to take good care of him. This year he'll get an expensive bottle of tequila. On slow years he'll get a good bottle of port wine. They also usually drop off our ground packages when they're doing their overnight drop offs good and early. We call them on their cell phones, we can ask for them directly to their dispatch department. It's all about good service, you have to grease people if you want that extra service and for us an extra $50 every winter is worth it by miles to get this level of treatment.

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    I once did seasonal help for UPS a while back. (Driver Helper) I got paid $9.00 an hour. The driver can make $30 an hour if they have been with UPS long enough and haven't had any accidents. If anybody should get tips, its the seasonal driver helpers that are going out in the zero degree weather while the driver sits in the warm truck most of the time.

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    I went to Vegas last year. First time in the states for me. I found the whole tipping thing bemusing to be honest. Coming from a country where we don't really tip it was hard to gauge the amount to tip. The act of doing it wasn't a problem for me but sometimes we got reactions like we just shot the persons mothers and other times they couldn't believe the size of the tip.

    So from that stance its rather hard to determine what you should tip.

    Would be better if it was just added on the bill and you didn't have to worry about it then the employers could pay their workers accordingly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonx View Post
    I went to Vegas last year. First time in the states for me. I found the whole tipping thing bemusing to be honest. Coming from a country where we don't really tip it was hard to gauge the amount to tip. The act of doing it wasn't a problem for me but sometimes we got reactions like we just shot the persons mothers and other times they couldn't believe the size of the tip.

    So from that stance its rather hard to determine what you should tip.

    Would be better if it was just added on the bill and you didn't have to worry about it then the employers could pay their workers accordingly.
    whats funny is im a huge tipper. i visited your country and i was told that tips were not normal. it blew me away, but you are right.

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    If I'd try to tip my delivery guy he'd probably try to give me a receipt of the payment or desperately look for change coins in his wallet. Or he'd look at me like I'm out of my mind and destroy yet another batch of packages at the next delivery... No, tipping is not normal here either, maybe at a restaurant if you get REALLY good service, but otherwise no... Maybe he'll get a mumbeling "Merry Christmas" or something... Finnish mentality and people *sigh*...
    Last edited by kanini; 12-02-2012 at 05:46 AM. Reason: Added a *sigh* for the sake of it... tired of the dark and cold weather

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    $20.00 is more of an insult then a tip.
    What ever happened to a nice thought or gesture? Also for the record -- the amount was figuratively speaking, ours doesnt get cash. This time of year is suppose to be about the spirit and giving. Part of the problem with the country now a days -- the older traditions have been lost. Yes Im only 43 and some seem like the grinch lol


    Have a great day folks,
    Markus

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    Quote Originally Posted by DizzyMarkus View Post
    What ever happened to a nice thought or gesture? Also for the record -- the amount was figuratively speaking, ours doesnt get cash. This time of year is suppose to be about the spirit and giving. Part of the problem with the country now a days -- the older traditions have been lost. Yes Im only 43 and some seem like the grinch lol


    Have a great day folks,
    Markus
    Something more personal is the way to go.
    A fruit or cheese basket ,a product that you produce (stickers, small sign for the yard,calendars,magnets),promotional supplies.
    Most people have a relationship with regular drivers, UPS, FedEx ,sign supply etc....
    Just like yourself , it is nice to be recognized.
    Something small that make people feel appreciated , and who does not like getting something free.
    And don't forget your cash cow customers... They get the 20 year old single malt and hats and shirts....

    While Christmas is still legal,go with it.

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    I don't have that kind of cash to tip all the UPS drivers we see. We literally get a different one every time there is a delivery. Never see any of them enough to even get to know them. Deliveries are coming at all hours too.

    Not like it used to be. Same guy, same time. reliable as the sunrise. Would even bring our dog her favorite treats. Would even bring our dog back when she would sneak into the truck.

    You take care of those kind of people.

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