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Please Tip Time-And-A-Half On Labor Day—We Should Respect Our Fellow Working People

Labor Day is Monday, September 7. Here is a Texas Liberal post on the history of Labor Day with links to other facts about Labor Day.

Please remember that someone working on Labor Day is working a holiday. If you make use of the services of a waiter or a cab driver or anyone how normally gets a tip, please consider a tip at a time-and-a-half rate from what you would normally offer. If you normally tip 20%, tip 30% for the holiday.

People who work a holiday should get paid time-and-a-half. This is the rate of pay you would expect for working a holiday. If you are not paid that rate, please do not take out your frustration with this fact on a fellow working person.

Please treat working people with respect. Please do so all the time, but please be certain to do so on Labor Day and over Labor Day weekend.  How we treat other working people is a measure of the extent to which we respect ourselves.

September 4, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

You Can Tip The Person Who Helps You At The Dunkin’ Donuts

You can tip the person who helps you at the Dunkin’ Donuts.

( Above is my local Dunkin’ Donuts. I think it is an older store. )

You can tip at any place you feel you’ve received good service and you figure the staff is not paid very much.

Take this morning for example.

I ordered one dozen doughnuts, two cups of coffee, and a cup of tea from the Dunkin’ Donuts. ( I was hungry and thirsty.) 

The young lady who helped me was on the ball so I tipped her.

There you have it.

Here is a history of doughnuts. 

March 24, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Tip Time-And-A-Half On New Year’s Day As A Measure Of Fairness


It’s a simple idea—People working for you on a holiday merit the same time-and-a-half wages you would expect to be paid on a holiday.

If you eat out on New Year’s Day, or order a drink from a bartender, or take a ride in a taxi—Tip that person time-and-a-half.  That’s the going rate for work on a holiday.

The above photo is of a Chinese New Year’s celebration. Chinese New Year is on February 7 in 2008. It will be the Year of the Rat.

Tip well on that day also. Tip well on all days as a measure of respect for the work that others do and because you are also a working person.  

December 29, 2007 Posted by | Tip Your Waiter Time-And-A-Half On Holidays | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Since I Like Everybody After A Few Drinks, I Tipped Bartender Well In Exchange For Miserly Whiskey Shot

Though a shot of whiskey I ordered last night here in Cincinnati was very miserly—scrooge-like really—, I tipped the bartender well. I felt doing so would be most consistent with the spirit of Thanksgiving.

Also, I pretty much like everybody after I’ve had a few drinks. I can’t sustain a negative thought for very long if I’m drinking. That is one of a number of reasons I drink only so often. 

At the least, a more open personality would cut into my reading time.   

I called my sister-in-law around 11:30 last night. Or was it midnight? I guess I could be accused of drunk dialing at that point. No problem though—for me at least— because that’s behavior I’ve been on the receiving end of and I approve of it fully.

If somebody wants to be friendly,  I’ll take it and be glad somebody thought of me. It’s always the right time to be friendly.

I told the sister-in-law not to tell the wife I was calling at that hour. I’ll see if she kept her mouth shut when I call the wife and the wife’s family in Chicago after I finish writing this post.

I hope everybody reading this has had a nice Thanksgiving.

November 23, 2007 Posted by | Cincinnati, Relationships | , , , , , | 4 Comments