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Wheelchair Assistance Tipping

Old Oct 16, 15, 7:16 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post

Has anyone here used assertiveness? "I'd really like to reward you with a tip, but I'm pretty poor myself and am expected to pay tips to the many who are providing a legally required service and because you're not paid enough. I'm sorry I can't afford to tip, but I'm grateful for your service."
I would say that if I could, but, much earlier in this thread, or maybe another thread on the topic, such an answer was not well received by those expecting the tip.
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Old Oct 25, 15, 4:13 pm
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
Has anyone here used assertiveness? "I'd really like to reward you with a tip, but I'm pretty poor myself and am expected to pay tips to the many who are providing a legally required service and because you're not paid enough. I'm sorry I can't afford to tip, but I'm grateful for your service."
What problem is this trying to solve? I would never open this can of worms! If I'm going to tip, I'll tip, but I wouldn't bring it up otherwise. It seems rude to me. I would just thank the person.
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Old Jun 19, 22, 7:13 am
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Originally Posted by dee_loc View Post
oh c mon now, cant afford all those tips? anyone who can afford to take a flight,especially on a constant basis, can afford little 2 or 3 dollar tips, and if you saw someone esle got you the ticket, that means u didnt pay anything, meaning u have plenty for those "little tips"
Let me say that I just flew but had layovers both ways. I tipped the first wheelchair in jfk, then I tipped the one that picked me up in mia, then I arrived in TPA...so three tips each way....at $5 each that was $30 ...and I don't mind but I don't think I should have to spend more than that for the service.
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