Re: A question about annual tips to service providers
From: Elizabeth Magill (
Date: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 06:46:10 -0800 (PST)
we don’t have “workshare” (yet, I hope) but we have a someone who voluntarily 
decided to do this for our postal, brown, and fedex delivery folk—they are 
people we mostly know and deliver here every day.

it was an announcement, an envelope for donations, and then she hand delivered.
(The Rev.) Elizabeth M. Magill

> On Jan 30, 2017, at 12:18 AM, Muriel Kranowski <murielk [at]> wrote:
> One of my neighbors asked me to pose this query.
> Every December she announces a totally voluntary "tips" collection, and
> whatever she receives is given as a "Christmas bonus" tip to the workers
> who empty our dumpster and another set of workers who take away our
> recyclables. We're on a private road and have to arrange to have those
> done, so they are contracted to us, not to the town, which may or may not
> be relevant. The people who drive those trucks are performing a much-needed
> service for us whether their company works directly for us or for the town
> and we want to show our appreciation - at least those of us who respond to
> her annual appeal want to.
> This is not an official workshare task.This neighbor does it because she
> feels it is the right thing for us to do, but she is getting a bit burned
> out on the collecting-the-money part of it, and wonders how or if other
> communities handle this.
> Do any of you tip some of your hired workers in this way? If so, whom do
> you tip, and how are the funds generated? Ie, is it in your regular budget,
> or is it a charitable and voluntary effort as it has been here?
> Thanks!
>  Muriel at Shadowlake Village
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