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Old 10-07-2011, 03:34 PM
 
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i have a refrigerator which technically works well but has some kind of problem with the heating coil so i get an ice buildup and water accumulation every so often

this time was worst. i pulled the plug yesterday Thurs AM at 7Am and now the job is done Fri at 5 PM

the super's wife came up 4 times yesterday to check on the fridge and laid down towels and pans(I managed to remove the ice buildup on the fridge walls myself) and today when i was out she thoroughly cleaned out the freezer so when i got back it was all ready to go again

although this is the fault of the landlord (I have yet to ask for a repair because i've been so busy so that's partially on me), the super and his wife have always been accomodating and i always tip them for things like removing and putting in the window AC, so i would like to tip the super's wife because she did a good job (again normally i wouldn't tip but they are kind people they are native Romanians)

what would be a decent tip without breaking my bank? i also want to have them clean my kitchen and bathroom like they did 3 years ago (I gave them about $200 or so at that time)

i cant give her $200 for just helping with the fridge but would be a respectable tip?

I don't earn a lot of $$ so i can't pretend I'm Bill Gates and shell out $100's but I don't want to be like Archie Bunker either
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Old 10-07-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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Default i forgot to tell you

I am in a modest rent stabilized bldg with 50 apts in central Riverdale...
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Old 10-08-2011, 01:46 PM
 
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You need a new fridge so keeping this old POS is not really worth doing.
So the tip need not be too much because you have not really benefitted.

They work for the landlord and are allowing him to avoid replacing his junk. Landlord should do the tipping.


$10 is more than enough for what the Super's wife did for you.

$200 for cleaning the kitchen???? Was it the Aegean Stables? Were there any dead bodies to dispose of?
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Old 10-08-2011, 02:28 PM
 
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You need a new fridge so keeping this old POS is not really worth doing.
So the tip need not be too much because you have not really benefitted.

They work for the landlord and are allowing him to avoid replacing his junk. Landlord should do the tipping.


$10 is more than enough for what the Super's wife did for you.

$200 for cleaning the kitchen???? Was it the Aegean Stables? Were there any dead bodies to dispose of?
LOL. i never tip. A simple thank you goes a long way.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:09 PM
 
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Sheesh, holidays I would tip maybe $50 for the super and $40 for the porters. Something like the refrigerator? If you really want to tip, something like the AC unit, maybe tip $30-$40. I am not sure I would tip on the fridge issue, but you could bake them something as a thank you. Heck, I tipped the people who moved me to my apartment $20 each. Don't forget, the super is getting a salary, you don't have to go overboard.
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:15 PM
 
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Default i thought they

get free rent in exchange for their work
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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get free rent in exchange for their work
Free or reduced rent (if they are a live-in super) and a salary. My friend's dad was making 100K but he worked in a building in the UWS.

How many units are in your building? What is the location of the building?
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:11 PM
 
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Default there are 50 units

in the rent stabilized bldg. this is Broadway between Lakeview Pl and W 252 street in Riverdale

how much salary do you think they make?
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Old 10-09-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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Supers do get a salary in addition to benefits, aside from the free apartment. Keep that in mind.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, building supers make on average $62,000 a year.

How Much Does an Apartment Building Superintendent Make? | eHow.com

From the same page:

The top-paying state for apartment building superintendents was New York, where superintendents earned a mean annual wage of $101,110.
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Old 10-11-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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Where can I apply?
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