Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Generous Tippers

receive forgiveness from the Grammar Nazi.


David Neylon said...

I had to enlarge that to read it. At first I thought it said "gruesome". :)

Athos said...

Forgive me if you've answered this before, but what is considered a "generous" tip? If a massage is $70, is $10 a good tip? I'm on a "wellness plan," so for $20 per month, massages are $40. Would the therapist still expect me to tip on the $70? Thanks for the help, just trying to be a good client without breaking the bank!

Christina RN LMT said...

Well, I sure hope I never give a gruesome massage!

Athos, yes it's greatly appreciated when you calculate the tip based on the original, non-discounted price. Generally, therapists who work in spas that offer wellness plans and discounted massages don't get paid very much when it comes to the commission, so most of the time tips make up a large part of their income.

Hope this helps!

Lissa said...

Any mention of the Grammar Nazi should include a link to this post - http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html


North said...

Forgive me if you've answered this before, but what is considered a "generous" tip?


I'm pretty sure that I'm an outcast here, so take what I do with a grain of salt.

For regular/exceptional "food service" like at a restaurant the tip would be 15%/20%.

Massage, however, is a "personal service." My rule is to start at 25%. I might be outside the norm on that, though.

Christina RN LMT said...

Lissa, I'm a huge fan of the Alot. ;)

North (GBBL), that's excellent. I'm really happy if I even get a 20% tip. The client in question tipped me $30 for an hour's massage.

North said...

Perhaps it is just my location (A bit farther than your daughters will be in the fall), my upbringing, or just putting myself in other's shoes. I dunno.

I wish I _could_ tip you... :-)