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    Xmas gifts for mailman/newspaper delivery guy

    Do you do this? If so, what and how much?

    Wife and I were discussing last night what is expected and/or appropriate.

    What about the garbage pickup guys?

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    I give $20 to the paper guy, and I give the trash folks gatorades twice a week in the summertime (on really hot days, I will give them a 10 for some beer or whatever they want to use it for)

    We have one of those community boxes down the street...I don't even know what my letter carrier looks like.

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    I believe Curb Your Enthusiasm had an episode about holiday tipping. You'll find all your answers there.
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    My dad was a Mail Carrier for years. Majority of people don't give anything, He would still get a lot of gift cards and baked goods by the end of christmas. Some people would give cash inside of a card. Typically, gift cards would be anywhere between $10 and $25. Some of the businesses on his route would sometimes give $100 gift cards to their own store. So it really depends.

    Oh and don't be poor.
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    We do lots of online shopping and we give our UPS/FEDEx/Mailperson the same thing we give our families....treats.

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    When we had the same girl she'd get like hat/scarves, maybe a fleece blanket along with baked stuff. Now that we've a toss on the end of someone different everyday nothing. The trash and recycle guys get baked goods and gloves. It's the only time of the year they brong the cans up to the garage as opposed to leaving them in the street or wherever.

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    I remember this one time when I came home early from school and just as I got to the door, the mailman came out of our house with a big smile on his face. He tousled my hair and walked away on his route with a spring in his step. I asked mom what that was all about, and she just said he must have really enjoyed his Christmas present.

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    You all should give me gifts for doing my job...

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    Originally Posted by SoonerArtillery View Post
    You all should give me gifts for doing my job...
    Drive on out to the house, and I'll give you a twenty.

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    People bring all kinds of treats to the station during the holidays. We get everything ranging from pies, cookies, brownies, See's candy, peanut brittle, banana nut bread, and fudge to beer, wine, Bailey's and other hard alcohol gift packs. I often re-gift items to the newspaper guy and garbage dude...
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    Originally Posted by Mississippi Sooner View Post
    I remember this one time when I came home early from school and just as I got to the door, the mailman came out of our house with a big smile on his face. He tousled my hair and walked away on his route with a spring in his step. I asked mom what that was all about, and she just said he must have really enjoyed his Christmas present.
    You sure that wasn't Bounce's house?

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    Love See's candy. I can get it at Rice Epicurean now, but we always loaded up when we went to California.

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    Originally Posted by jOUhn View Post
    Do you do this? If so, what and how much?

    Wife and I were discussing last night what is expected and/or appropriate.

    What about the garbage pickup guys?
    so you can tip the people doing their jobs but not pay like 2 cents extra for a sandwich?

    Originally Posted by SoCaliSooner View Post
    People bring all kinds of treats to the station during the holidays. We get everything ranging from pies, cookies, brownies, See's candy, peanut brittle, banana nut bread, and fudge to beer, wine, Bailey's and other hard alcohol gift packs. I often re-gift items to the newspaper guy and garbage dude...
    yes, we know. you are awesome. people bring you things. cool!

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    I'm not going to tip someone for doing a job where tips aren't implied.

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    Originally Posted by SoonerBounce View Post
    so you can tip the people doing their jobs but not pay like 2 cents extra for a sandwich?
    I'm actually quite generous.

    Just ask your mom.

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    Originally Posted by jOUhn View Post
    I'm actually quite generous.

    Just ask your mom.
    His wife says the same thing about me.

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    Originally Posted by barlowd View Post
    I'm not going to tip someone for doing a job where tips aren't implied.
    How is giving a mail man or FedEx guy a Christmas gift tipping them? A tip would be giving them something every so often. Giving them a gift for Christmas is just being nice.

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    Xmas gifts for mailman/newspaper delivery guy

    **** that.. they get paid to do the job... it's not like they walk around with a tip jar hanging off their hip.

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    What the **** is a newspaper?
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    bounce's wife gives the mailman a family picture.

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    Originally Posted by drspencer View Post
    How is giving a mail man or FedEx guy a Christmas gift tipping them? A tip would be giving them something every so often. Giving them a gift for Christmas is just being nice.
    **** being nice

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    Bounce and David recommend


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    You still buy newspapers?

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    Originally Posted by suncoastsooner View Post
    For when they go postal? Nice...
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    Originally Posted by LASooner View Post
    You still buy newspapers?
    I spend $3.75/month for the saturday and sunday papers just because it reminds me of my youth to sit around and read a paper. But that just made me realized I gave the damn newspaper guy a 50% tip for what I actually pay for the friggin paper all year.

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    Originally Posted by DRL View Post
    My dad was a Mail Carrier for years. Majority of people don't give anything, He would still get a lot of gift cards and baked goods by the end of christmas. Some people would give cash inside of a card. Typically, gift cards would be anywhere between $10 and $25. Some of the businesses on his route would sometimes give $100 gift cards to their own store. So it really depends.

    Oh and don't be poor.
    My pops was, too.
    I think technically they aren't supposed to accept cash. But my dad always got fudge, cookies, etc. and I'd imagine gift cards these days would be awesome to get.

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