Some people use their own car, which is what the man who drove me was doing. I worked several years for a bank and received somewhere between 17 to 30 K a year, and a raised a child on that. However, times are hard, and I turned to cab driving as a viable supplement. Thats around 80 dollars a day on gas alone. Regardless of how much you tip, I will treat you with courtesy and respect. If service is great, a better tip is and should be appropriate.
But try to bear a few things in mind. We drive large vans, and offer a flat rate… 4 dollars per person, anywhere in town. I thought the same way about cabbies as many of you here, but after doing the job, I have a newfound massive respect for them. What would happen if no one tipped? If you work a full shift, 10-12 hours, you will make between 60 and 80 dollars. The alternative to paying Dispatch commissions for fares is to pick up fares on the street, but not many people in this city hail cabs regularly. If this works for you, the service people will not mind who is paying them. All this service and I still often got no tip or even just a dollar or two for spending as much as two hours helping out a single person.
The service is provided before the bill and the tip, not after. They wear uniforms in some parts where I visited last year. This is why tips are discretionary! Because I know how little you would get paid if otherwise. Without the money I pay for daily rental of the vehicle where would any cab company get money to live on? In other cases you would want to each pay for your own part. Why not also tip other services? But is that fair to the customer or worker to judge their service. Extras All cab drivers should offer to help with baggage; if yours doesn't, don't feel obligated to tip above and beyond the norm.
I used Presidential Limo on Friday and Sunday last week. Cabbies too, but I only speak of the profession I know. You pay, you smile, and all is well. It is the company gets 55%a then we pay for gas washing the cab and we get whats left ifof anything. They are not knocking it back. Somebody from Ontario, or West of here would most likely take them for a Security Guard, whatever.
Clearly, a wide gap exists for how much you should tip hard-working service-sector employees—or whether they should even be tipped at all. Try to tip as much as you can and thank the driver when they drop you off at your final location. Not bad as u can find one for 3 bucks. I say, it is not my fault if a taxi driver gets paid little. Anonymous People, do you know how cheap is yellow cap in the city? Service gratuity has been around for ages, and the custom is an implicit and understood tradition between tipper and tipee.
Lumping people into one category indicates tremendous intellectual laziness. Did the driver drive in a safe manner and obey all traffic laws? Get their card and they will remember you and give you great service always. Did the driver take the shortest route to your destination? For example, I was a part time teacher for adults going back to school. Anything under 15% for any service is considered cheap and anything over 15% of your hard earned money is a blessing. Others go with the standard 10-15%. Quite a few ignorant people here. So the next time you have a limo driver take you to the airport, whether it is in a Mini Bus or a Party Bus, assess their skills and effort and tip accordingly.
Limousines are large luxurious sedans which usually have a glass partition which separates the driver's seat from the passenger compartment. And when I say above and beyond it may only mean a pleasant demeanour and a little compassion. Even if it's 3 am and you are the last guest inside and they just want to go home? The standard has always been fifteen for adequate service, twenty for exemplary service. It was still a little over 10%…. I make aperitifs, spend hours juicing and babysit idiots like you for hours.
She explained what had happened to the cab driver and he made sure I got home safe and helped me get my laptop and other valuables out of my car for absolutely no charge. There is a dirty secret practice among limo companies to hijack or pirate the gratuity before it reaches the drivers hands. Also cabbies have to pay about 28% and their own Social Security taxes. Other tip a faxed amount, or a percentage. This is just my personal experience, not what I would call a fair comparison. I am paying for service or trip already, I dont need to pay on top of that. I had 40 people come to the bar yesterday and all orders food, no one tipped,….