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speaking of tips, do you tip your....

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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Pet groomer? I was talking to my employee about it yesterday, and honestly I am shocked that so few people tip us. When I worked in NJ, almost every client tipped. Now I am in NY, and barely any tip. Even when I do extra, like free pick up and drop off of thier pet(s). I often donate a free grooming certificate to local churches and shelters for raffles and the winners never tip. I think its rude, and have considered putting up a sign that tips are appreciated. I don't think anyone would consider NOT tipping their hair stylist, why is it ok to not tip you pets stylist?
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM
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4everJs
by Silver Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM
No I don't.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM
I don't tip anybody unless I think they went above and beyond.
LoriLou75
by Ruby Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:38 AM
Ok, so if I (at no extra charge) picked up and bought home your pet, you would tip.....right? None of my clients do, so I have informed them all I will be charging for this service in the future.

Quoting Anonymous:

I don't tip anybody unless I think they went above and beyond.
suzanneyea
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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I did when I had a dog.

LoriLou75
by Ruby Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:39 AM
Why not? Do you tip your hair stylist?

Quoting 4everJs:

No I don't.
diaperstodating
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:40 AM
I think you deserve a tip for what you do.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:47 AM
If I knew it was something special, I would.

But how long have you been doing this? If you did it all the time, I'd assume the gas fee was included in the price. If it was a special service that I needed (for instance, you offered to pick them up because I couldn't make the appointment) I would tip without a doubt.

Quoting LoriLou75:

Ok, so if I (at no extra charge) picked up and bought home your pet, you would tip.....right? None of my clients do, so I have informed them all I will be charging for this service in the future.



Quoting Anonymous:

I don't tip anybody unless I think they went above and beyond.
mommyof11050307
by Platinum Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:51 AM
Do you work for yourself or for a company? I tip my hairstyles at work because I pay a certain amount and I know she only gets paid a certain percentage. When I go to her house I don tip because she what she charges me includes everything and straight cash goes into her pocket. She wouldn't ever expect someone to tip her at home.
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almondpigeon
by Ruby Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:52 AM

i've never used a pet groomer...but, honestly, i don't know that i would realize tips were expected for that service.  if you picked up my pet, i would assume that was part of the total price.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

I don't have a pet groomer. 

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