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Old 05-01-2012, 05:45 AM
 
Location: Boynton Beach / Great Neck NY
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Okay.... I searched the forum about tipping the super and found mostly threads about tipping at the holiday season.

I'm wondering about how it usually works if you ask the super to do somethings around your apartment that aren't fixing things. For example, installing blinds or curtain rods, installing a new dead bolt, installing a/c unit in the window, installing shelving in the bathroom, etc. I could try to do these things myself, but I'm not overly handy.
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Old 05-01-2012, 06:17 AM
 
Location: NYC
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I've never tipped my super, but I usually offer water and food if something needs to be done in my apartment. Sometimes that can be more valuable than the tip depending on how long the job takes.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:02 AM
 
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Do whatever you want, buddy. Don't conform. If you want to tip then tip if you don't want to tip then don't.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:33 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I tip if it is something extraordinary that enhance my way of life if only in the tiniest of ways...certainly for washing a window, or installing a lock.

But I do NOT tip if it is for something I am owed becasue of my rent/maintenance, like fixing a leak or faulty electricity, a leaking window, replacing a hallway light outside my door,etc? These are tasks they are being well paid for.


Basically it's:
If they do something YOU should do, then tip.
If they do something THEY should do, then don't tip.
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