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Would You Do This??? (Party and Money related) UPDATED!

Posted by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 7:59 AM
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Question: Would you call a service provider's company and ask them to have providers return some tip if you think you gave them too much?

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Imagine you hired a company to provide people to do a service at your home.  The people came, performed the service, you were pleased and tipped them.  

After they left, you realize that you gave them more tip than you intended.  

What would you do?


UPDATE:  I got a text from a phone number saying it was the mom and that I hadn't gotten back to them about the mistake.  However, the mom's number is different.  I texted back saying I had reached out to the party specialists and asked who's number this was.  I got a response that it was the grandmother, and that the mother had a sick father and was very stressed and too embarassed to call me herself, so she handles things for her.  She then said that the girls should keep the money and it was OK and they already were getting calls from other moms for recommendations for the party and that everything went well. 

I think she wanted the money back but didn't want the mother to know she asked for it back, and I think when I caught her pretending to be the mother she changed her mind on wanting the money back.

Sigh......

by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 7:59 AM
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chinosruca
by Ruby Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:02 AM
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I wouldn't do anything. Calling would be so tacky. Chalk it up to a loss. Lesson learned and move on.
3690inspire
by Angel on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:03 AM
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Oops! Won't make that mistake again. Lesson learned.
olivejuice2
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:03 AM
It depends on how much I over tipped. If it was like $20 I'd just forget about it, if it was $100 or more I'd call and explain the mistake.
romalove
by SakePrincess on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:05 AM


Quoting chinosruca: I wouldn't do anything. Calling would be so tacky. Chalk it up to a loss. Lesson learned and move on.

I'm actually asking the question because I'm in this position.

I have a party business, and I sent two people to run a birthday party for a seven year old.  The party went well, the mother was happy, and tipped them each $50.

I got a call last night, supposedly from the mother but I suspect it's the grandmother (she called me earlier in the week and the voice matched hers, not the moms), saying that she meant to give them $50 to split, not $50 each.  However, she gave them $50 each, not $100 to one, she handed them each separately 5 $10 bills.

I don't know what to do lol.

Help!

anchorgurl
by Bronze Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:06 AM
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 I would suck it up and pay more attention next time.

romalove
by SakePrincess on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:06 AM


Quoting olivejuice2: It depends on how much I over tipped. If it was like $20 I'd just forget about it, if it was $100 or more I'd call and explain the mistake.

The person tipped each person $50, separately, but now is calling claiming she meant to tip $50 total.

It's very odd.

And what would you do if you got that call, return the tip?

tinybluemoon
by on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:08 AM
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Good God, no.

olivejuice2
by Gold Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:11 AM
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I guess that mistake I'd just let go and be more careful in the future.

If I got the call I'd probably roll my eyes but give the money back without protest. A happy customer is more likely to return or recommend my business to others.


Quoting romalove:

Quoting olivejuice2: It depends on how much I over tipped. If it was like $20 I'd just forget about it, if it was $100 or more I'd call and explain the mistake.

The person tipped each person $50, separately, but now is calling claiming she meant to tip $50 total.

It's very odd.

And what would you do if you got that call, return the tip?

anchorgurl
by Bronze Member on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:11 AM

 

I would tell Grandma that the tip is between her and the individuals who ran the party and that you cannot ask them to return it. 

Quoting romalove:

Quoting chinosruca: I wouldn't do anything. Calling would be so tacky. Chalk it up to a loss. Lesson learned and move on.

I'm actually asking the question because I'm in this position.

I have a party business, and I sent two people to run a birthday party for a seven year old.  The party went well, the mother was happy, and tipped them each $50.

I got a call last night, supposedly from the mother but I suspect it's the grandmother (she called me earlier in the week and the voice matched hers, not the moms), saying that she meant to give them $50 to split, not $50 each.  However, she gave them $50 each, not $100 to one, she handed them each separately 5 $10 bills.

I don't know what to do lol.

Help!

 

romalove
by SakePrincess on Mar. 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM


Quoting olivejuice2: I guess that mistake I'd just let go and be more careful in the future. If I got the call I'd probably roll my eyes but give the money back without protest. A happy customer is more likely to return or recommend my business to others.
Quoting romalove:

Quoting olivejuice2: It depends on how much I over tipped. If it was like $20 I'd just forget about it, if it was $100 or more I'd call and explain the mistake.

The person tipped each person $50, separately, but now is calling claiming she meant to tip $50 total.

It's very odd.

And what would you do if you got that call, return the tip?

This is my gut reaction, I want happy customers, not disgruntled ones.  The tip isn't mine to return, it's my people's (I'm not taking a $50 hit because this woman is an idiot lol).  I spoke to them, and they will do whatever I ask, return it if I want them to.

But I'm not comfortable with the entire situation and figured I'd ask what other people thought too.

Thanks for your input.

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