Maid At a hotel, you're expected to leave a little something for maid service, based on how many days you stayed. I do tip tow truck drivers but not out of obligation. I had no idea what to do then, either. This means it is proper to offer a tip, whether it is cash at the end of the day or you buying the crew lunch or even both. I have to say that I'm shocked to be reading how many people don't tip your tow truck driver. You will find tons of articles where they cheat companies out of 30 to 50k per year. The times I did receive tips were usually related to winching a vehicle from a ditch.
Mayne says exterminators generally don't expect tips. I'm widely criticized for it, but no. I did tip one driver a few years back, because I happened to have some cash that day, and it was kind of awkward. At a buffet, leave a 10 percent tip. I'd have a hard time tipping even if I wanted to, though. I didn't have to dig out my cables and go around asking for a jump. Just picking up a sandwich or a decaf latte from the counter?.
Fortunately, most problems are preventable. It's part of a service that I've paid for, and he is already being compensated for his service. He doesn't own the company, he is providing a personal service so I feel a tip is warranted. Gosh knows what my boss is agreeing for me to do. If you don't know about it then it isn't customary, really. Last time something close was a rental car that I left the light on and drained the battery.
You're also assuming that the need for a tow happens at a convenient time, when someone has extra cash on them. If the breakdown is due to more severe mechanical or electrical problems, the vehicle will need to be towed to a service center. Nails don't make a gash like that. And they risked their life for it. There's a reason why you didn't go get that pizza yourself.
Why would you assume a tow truck driver, or the guy that delivers your appliances, etc. Still, he'll be a nice guy and just charge me for the 9 since even he admits he should have followed my directions. Got 10 feet from my driveway and heard thump, thump, thump. The pushing took quite a bit of effort. It's definitely not an entrenched custom, perhaps because one assumes that tow-truck drivers make a decent wage as compared to parking valets or taxi drivers, and are in less need of tips. I didn't get paid a remarkable hourly wage, but it was relatively unskilled labour I was providing.
Should I tip roadside assistance? I don't think I ever expected a tip. No big deal, and I know exactly where the dealer is from where my car has died. It reminds me of the guy in the venue Restroom who blocks the exit and offers you a smelly towel you'd rather not touch - you kind wish the guy would wash up and use a clean towel himself. But I've got other things to think about besides keeping track of where you're supposed to tip, and how much. For some reason, my car has a weird feature called a 'shift lock' that does not readily allow it to be taken out of park, which I assume is some kind of an anti-theft mechanism. If he just carries the bags to the front desk and then disappears, save it for the person who carries the bags to your room.
It never occurred to me to tip. So that was why those two guys were delaying their departure! How you fare when your vehicle fails is often a matter of how you respond. Tipping can be done at the end of the trip or at the time of service, just keep is straight so that you are fair. The service that one time was worth the fee to me. He said that if the driver shows up quickly, does a good job, and is friendly, then you should show your appreciation with a tip.
Why would someone tip a waitress just for bringing them food? Yeah, he might make it up next week or next month on a bunch of short calls, but that kinda sucks for someone living paycheck to paycheck yes, I'm making broad generalizations about the finances of tow truck drivers. Make note of surroundings and landmarks, buildings or road signs. How long it took to get there is more a function of how deep the calls are stacked. If it does, follow its instructions to enable Location Services for Safari. If you exit the vehicle, never stand behind or directly in front of it to help avoid injuries if your car is struck by another vehicle. He towed my car to my home, and helped me push it by hand up a slight grade into my garage.