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Old 12-13-2009, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Midcoast Maine
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I am a federal employee, and OutdoorNut is correct. Not valued over $20 and not cash.
Thanks, RHB! Good to know....
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Old 12-13-2009, 09:17 PM
 
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I am a federal employee, and OutdoorNut is correct. Not valued over $20 and not cash.
But is it true what I also think I heard, that tipping by giving a gift card is legal--which I take to mean basically a gift certificate or even one of those charge cards you purchase in fixed amounts to give as gifts?
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: UP of Michigan
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The mail deliveries here in the township are made by contractors. I think this was done years ago as the trend to eliminate befits started. Because they are driving their private vehicle and are being squeezed l think a tip is both legal and appreciated. UPS has the most reliable delivery because they have well paid long term drivers who know where they are going in well maintained company owned trucks. Fed Ex also uses contractors and they are seldom the same one and cant find the right address. I won't tip for marginal service (although I have helped them out of the neighbors treacherous driveway / road from time to time).
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:54 PM
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But is it true what I also think I heard, that tipping by giving a gift card is legal--which I take to mean basically a gift certificate or even one of those charge cards you purchase in fixed amounts to give as gifts?
We were told that the cards are the same as cash.
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Old 12-15-2009, 03:55 PM
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The mail deliveries here in the township are made by contractors. I think this was done years ago as the trend to eliminate befits started. Because they are driving their private vehicle and are being squeezed l think a tip is both legal and appreciated. UPS has the most reliable delivery because they have well paid long term drivers who know where they are going in well maintained company owned trucks. Fed Ex also uses contractors and they are seldom the same one and cant find the right address. I won't tip for marginal service (although I have helped them out of the neighbors treacherous driveway / road from time to time).
Ours is also a contractor. I'm not sure what their contract states. Some of the contractors I work with follow the same rules we do.
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