I received a request from a reader named Sean to revisit the holiday tipping discussion. His building has suggested he make a contribution at a rate of 1/2 of his condo fees to a tipping fund. Is that appropriate?
Below is KimFromTheK’s post on Holiday Tipping from 2009. The comments of that post had some good discussion.
A recent thread has come across our condo’s listserv regarding holiday tipping. This is usually a touchy topic this time of year, as many people may be worried whether they tip on par with others, and tipping is certainly a personal choice.
Who do you tip during the holidays and how much do you give? Your doorman/concierge? Property manager of your building? Cleaning people? Hair stylist? Please share for those who are unsure who to tip and how much, especially given the anonymity of writing it here versus on your condo’s listserv!
Editor’s note: Please refrain from referring to any building employee by name