Is it customary to tip for regulation services? If so, what would be an appropriate amount? Thanks for your input!
I don’t tip either. Not that my harp tech doesn’t do a fantastic job, but because it isn’t that kind of a service. I would no more think to tip a harp tech for a regulation than I would tip my plumber or a jewler or my auto mechanic.
They provide a service. They charge set rates for that service. We pay that rate. End of story.
Hmmm…I’ve never thought of tipping the regulator either, On the other hand, one lesson I learned while working as a harpist in one of the big Las Vegas casinos is-EVERYBODY appreciates a tip. Maybe I could hand the regulator a twenty and say “Go buy yourself an Irish Coffee on me and thanks for the great service.”
My husband and I have tipped service people who have set rates and charge accordingly. I think a tip is appropriate under certain circumstances.
Guidelines for tipping are somewhat baffling, in my opinion.
As a harpist, I provide a service and charge competitive rates. I don’t expect tips, but sure do appreciate them when I get them. I’m sure there’s a lot of people who feel musicians are paid plenty enough so therefore won’t tip on top of our requested fee.
I think the best tip is a recommendation to others to use their services. I wouldn’t object to serving coffee, or lunch if we were friendly. And I might tip if they were offering services for a very low fee. But as a professional, I feel insulted by being offered a tip rather than the rate I asked for. I am not a waiter.
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