I will not tip my garbage man as I know he makes a lot more than me and he cracked my can last week
. If the smell of garbage is so foul to them, they shouldn't be in that line of work. They picked it, plus, I have to haul my garbage from the back of my house to the front for him, then take my cans back. All he does is dump it in the front of his truck then throw our cans into the middle of my yard. I do not tip my mailman because they technically cannot receive tips being federal employees (altho my dad always had a well stocked bar every December
) plus they make twice as much as me and the one we have had since September is a first class (see what I did there??) jerk, he delivers the wrong mail, and when I leave it for him to pick back up he won't, keeps stuffing all the junk mail into the mailbox of the house next door even though I have told him 5 times no one has lived there in over a year...when my dad delivered, if mail was not picked up for more than 2 days they had to call for a well check on the residence, this guy keeps jamming it in and when it doesn't fit, he leaves it on the porch to blow all over my yard
. Now, if we still had the mailman we had over the summer, I might have tipped him..he was cute and flirted with me
. I agree the tipping culture has gotten out of hand. My step mom tipped her cleaning lady handsomely this year. She is from an agency, but asked that she be my parents steady one this past spring, was wonderful through my dad's last months, and has been so good with my step mom. She doesn't just come in to clean, but sits with her for a bit, has a cup of coffee and chats with a very lonely old lady, so I feel she deserves it because I know she goes above what is expected out of her, but all these others? No, they are paid well to do a job that I did not hire them for. If they want to be tipped, ask the government who sends them out or my borough who contracted their services.