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Old 12-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Tipping?

I'm taking Timmy in for his final grooming of the year. I normally give holiday (monetary gifts) to the usual list of people I do business with and was wondering how to handle Timmy's groomer. When I do give tips I usually hand it to the person and wish them a happy holiday as well as thanking them for the services they have provided me over the course of the year. Timmy's groomer set up is weird though. I drop him off, to whom I'm assuming is the owner, and we go over any special instructions etc.. then I hand him off to an associate who takes him to the back to get groomed. I noticed that she has pictures of her groomers on a board around the front desk so I know there are several there. On occasion when I've picked him up and had a question she generally goes back and gets an answer for me from the person who worked on him. I've never tipped each time Timmy has been groomed, maybe I should have? Anyway back to my point, if I do give a monetary holiday gift do I hand it to the owner whom I usually deal with? I know when I get my hair done the etiquette is not to tip the owner, if they cut your hair, but I always tip the girl who washes or colors it. I thought I'd throw this one out to you all since I have no clue in this area. I could always have my daughter bake up some of her yummy chocolate chip cookies and leave a tin, is that enough?
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #2
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I used to work in the cooking industry. and so I am a good tipper. I generally tip starting at 20% whatever I paid. at my groomer's they have tip jars. if you want them to know that it came from you, you can put it in a small envelope and write something on it. You can give them cookies, sure. it's what you are comfortable with.

anyone I go to repeatedly, like the groomer, or my hair stylist, I type cash 20% every time. my guy only goes in 3 times a yr though, if that.

I have given big boxes of candy, it's a fresh CA only company, See's candies. I didn't know it was CA only, till I went to school in NY and couldn't find any, ha!

hope that helps.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:58 PM   #3
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lol, yup, See's is only West coast.... awesome.ness.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:05 PM   #4
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I used to work in the cooking industry. and so I am a good tipper. I generally tip starting at 20% whatever I paid. at my groomer's they have tip jars. if you want them to know that it came from you, you can put it in a small envelope and write something on it. You can give them cookies, sure. it's what you are comfortable with.

anyone I go to repeatedly, like the groomer, or my hair stylist, I type cash 20% every time. my guy only goes in 3 times a yr though, if that.

I have given big boxes of candy, it's a fresh CA only company, See's candies. I didn't know it was CA only, till I went to school in NY and couldn't find any, ha!

hope that helps.

Why tip cash?
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:09 AM   #5
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Tyler is groomed every six weeks by the owner of the salon and I do tip her each time. Christmas gifts have varied over the years. This year I got her a gift card to a local grocery store which recently opened in the area as we were both shopping there one day and she mentioned that she really likes it. It isn't the usual or glamorous gift, but everyone has to eat and I'm running out of ideas. At least I know she'll use it.
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Djanogs groomer is the sole owner of her company. I never tip her during the year but at christmas time her tip is the cost of one grooming (which is more then what I pay when I go to the salon!)
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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I tip 20% as I go so at Christmas, order several tins of Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark (I love this stuff) and give it to those in the service industry I do business with through out the year.


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Old 12-10-2012, 08:15 AM   #8
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lol, yup, See's is only West coast.... awesome.ness.
We got lucky!!I live in Schaumburg..suburb of Chicago and we can buy See's at our big Woodfield Mall! It's yummy!

"This particular See’s Candies in Schaumburg is a shop on wheels! We feature our timeless favorite candies such as boxed chocolates, peanut brittle, nuts and chews, truffles, lollypops, and sugar free candies. Come on into your Schaumburg See’s Candies chocolate shop today! See’s Candies has been around for 90+ years- and once you taste our candies and chocolates, you’ll know why."
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We got lucky!!I live in Schaumburg..suburb of Chicago and we can buy See's at our big Woodfield Mall! It's yummy!

"This particular See’s Candies in Schaumburg is a shop on wheels! We feature our timeless favorite candies such as boxed chocolates, peanut brittle, nuts and chews, truffles, lollypops, and sugar free candies. Come on into your Schaumburg See’s Candies chocolate shop today! See’s Candies has been around for 90+ years- and once you taste our candies and chocolates, you’ll know why."
We get a See's kiosk in our mall every year for Christmas. Love getting the samples!!! Woodfield Mall was the first place I was introduced to See's. Their stores have such a nostalgic look to them.
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I used to work in the cooking industry. and so I am a good tipper. I generally tip starting at 20% whatever I paid. at my groomer's they have tip jars. if you want them to know that it came from you, you can put it in a small envelope and write something on it. You can give them cookies, sure. it's what you are comfortable with.

anyone I go to repeatedly, like the groomer, or my hair stylist, I type cash 20% every time. my guy only goes in 3 times a yr though, if that.

I have given big boxes of candy, it's a fresh CA only company, See's candies. I didn't know it was CA only, till I went to school in NY and couldn't find any, ha!

hope that helps.
East coast is Ethel's chocolate. Both are yummy.
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