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Tip Server Time-And-A-Half On Labor Day

It’s simple enough—If you eat out on Labor Day, which is next Monday, tip your server the same time-and-a-half you would expect for working a holiday.  A 15% tip would be 22.5%.

You can use the calculator in your cell phone to figure it out or you can just round it up to 25%.

I normally tip at around 20%. So if I eat out on Labor Day I’m going to tip 30%. If you want services on a holiday you should be willing to pay the fair rate.

If you go to the convenience store, buy the clerk a scratch-off ticket and thank him or her for working the holiday.   

Whoever helps you on a holiday, most especially a holiday for working people, should get at least a thank you.

Here is a link to the Service Employees International Union.

Here is a link to the history of Labor Day.

August 29, 2007 - Posted by | Tip Your Waiter Time-And-A-Half On Holidays


  1. neil you should say please and thank you always. i go to starbucks three times a day and i walk in and they are making my drink before i get to the register. i always say please and thank you, its important to make people feel that they are not just there to serve you but that their job is as important as yours. the garbage collector the delivery guy even the asshole giving tickets for expired meter. this is where they fell in life and this is what they do. they work. i do not thank the homeless drunk that ask me for money everyday for the last three years. i do not thank congress for the obscene way they run our country

    Comment by bill brady | September 2, 2007

  2. Great comment—Thank you.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | September 2, 2007

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