Posts Tagged: tipping

Holiday Tipping 2016
Holiday Tipping 2016

Holiday Tipping 2016

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Learning to tip is just another one of the lessons in adult life you have to learn when you move into your first apartment. Whom to tip? How much? Here are some basics you can use as you tipping guide: Super Tipping your super can bring you goodwill for the next year. $50-$100 is a…
Thoughts on Holiday Tipping
Thoughts on Holiday Tipping

Thoughts on Holiday Tipping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When I was a kid, I remember my Dad sprinting towards a garbage truck, thrusting a red foil-wrapped cylinder into the hands of the smiling but bemused garbage man. I asked my Mom what he was doing, and she told me my dad had remembered that the trash collectors on my block liked wine, and…
First Apartment Holiday Tipping Guide
First Apartment Holiday Tipping Guide

First Apartment Holiday Tipping Guide

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Tipping can be a tricky for the first time renter. When you’re living on your own in an apartment, there’s all sorts of new interactions: dealing with landlords, with handymen and building supers. Whom should you tip? How much should you give?   To help you out, we have pooled together the tipping advice our bloggers…
Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style
Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style

Holiday Tipping 2011: Infographic Style

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In years’ past, we’ve covered the mysterious, occasionally awkward subject of holiday tipping – how much and to whom.  In fact, we have an entire section within our blog about the holidays and how to make it through them happy and unscathed:) Last year, I tipped my coffee cart guy (I don’t have a super etc)…
Elyse Reflects on Holiday Generosity and Tipping
Elyse Reflects on Holiday Generosity and Tipping

Elyse Reflects on Holiday Generosity and Tipping

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
I love the holidays. The entire month of December is filled with its own special food, music, decorations and a massive movie market. But my favorite part is that it is the one time of the year when people actively try to be decent, generous human beings. I’ve always used this time of year to…
The Holiday Tipping Experiment
The Holiday Tipping Experiment

The Holiday Tipping Experiment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
In years previous, I’ve written about holiday tipping.  If you’re looking for that article, about suggested tipping amounts, check out my recent article called Holiday Tip 2009 . As a preview — your hair stylist might be expecting as much as $20! The topic was first proposed by my editor and I was a bit baffled…
Holiday tipping basics
Holiday tipping basics

Holiday tipping basics

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first holiday season on your own, how to handle tipping can be confusing. How much should you tip your super or your doorman? How about the letter carrier? And what to do if there is no money in your budget for tips? The gold standard in matters of etiquette, Emily Post,…
Tipping your way to a happy New Year!
Tipping your way to a happy New Year!

Tipping your way to a happy New Year!

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are here and if this is your first year on your own you may not know that in city apartments, tipping your Super is customary. And if you’re lucky enough to have a doorman, they’ll be expecting a little something extra too. This may sound crazy to you, I know that I had…