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Old 09-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Something is wrong with my cable box....(cablevision) and I have someone coming to fix it...question is, should I tip him/her? if so, how much?

did you tip in the past? how much?

thank you!
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Long Island NY
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I usually tip the cable person $10.00
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:19 PM
 
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Not unless they do something beyond their job. They arent waiters or cab drivers, they dont work for tips
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County, NY
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I usually tip the cable person $10.00
I smell rich
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Old 09-18-2011, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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Something is wrong with my cable box....(cablevision) and I have someone coming to fix it...question is, should I tip him/her? if so, how much?

did you tip in the past? how much?

thank you!
You would tip only if you caused the problem that brought them to your house or if they do something for you that isn't their responsibility or would normally be charged but aren't (ie. removing an unused cable outlet usded by previous occupants).

$10 is okay.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I have never tipped the cable guy, I mean how many people do we have to tip these days?? I do tip my hairdresser though.
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Old 09-18-2011, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Northwestern Michigan
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May as well tip the LIRR guy punching tkts
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Recently I did, normally, I don't. Cable signal went kaput, cable guy came out on a Saturday, crawled on the roof, ventured into the attic (It was over 95 outside) reran all cables, replaced the box...2 hours later still no signal.

He left and returned on Monday with another new box, it worked, seems the other "new" one was defective..who knew?

He reprogrammed everything, and yes, I tipped him..$20.00.

Ok, I accept it, lash me out.
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Austin
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It's funny, NY is kind of a "tipping culture." It's different down south, one time, I tried to tip a delivery guy and you know that move where you shake hands and press the bill into their palm? He totally didn't expect it and the bill fell to the floor. Awkward.

Having said that, I will tip for good service like if the guy goes out of his way to protect your floor, furniture, etc or goes above and beyond. One time a Direct TV guy came over on Easter Sunday because "he said he would."
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:51 PM
 
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I tip anyone that does work in or outside my house. I even offer them something to eat or drink. got that from my parents.
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