Take it!

I routinely use services like grocery delivery and grocery pickup with the usual big players. The people who bring my groceries to my condo front door, or car trunk are helpful and polite and helping me with a chore that I hate. To thank them, I offer them cash tips. I don’t make it awkward; all I say is “Thank you!” and offer the tip. And they refuse! Please, just take it. No one is looking. You deserve it. It’s free money. I know you explain that you’re not allowed to. But you drove to my place in your own car and you’re sweating from lugging the stuff. Just take it. Everyone needs more money to live on.


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Nov 4, 2021 at 2:54am

You’re the one making it awkward. If they’re not allowed to take tips then just leave it at that. They’re doing the job they’re paid to do. Do you tip the grocery clerks inside the store too? What about the clerks in any other store? This attitude is exactly why restaurants have gotten away with paying people garbage wages for so long; they’re expecting their customers to pay them in tips instead. Now you want to tip people specifically told that they’re not allowed to take it? Just stop it!

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You are doing the right thing.

Nov 4, 2021 at 6:33am

I agree. They DO deserve the tip. The trouble is that someone will be filming them on her phone through the curtains and uploading it to TikTok the second they accept it. They need their jobs more than the tip.

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Nothing personal

Nov 4, 2021 at 10:16am

You do realize, if it's against their work policy to accept tips, they could be let go? As sad as that may be, that is why often tips are refused. A compliment is well received though

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As per other responses - exactly.

Nov 4, 2021 at 1:02pm

Nice thoughts, but in that position, I wouldn't jeopardize my job. There is always someone around who likes reporting.

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Nov 4, 2021 at 4:32pm

If they refuse why don't you donate the money to a homeless shelter or a charity that you like. Everyone wins!

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Nov 5, 2021 at 12:09pm

why are tips not allowed? I don't get it.

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H. Ledger

Nov 5, 2021 at 5:28pm

The poor don’t eat money. But the rich eat the poor. The joker was right all along.

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