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To Tip or Not To Tip the FedEx Guy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by TwinGirlsMom, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. TwinGirlsMom

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    My friend said that she watched Sam on General Hospital tip the FedEx guy!
    Is this normal tipping behavior and is my FedExer getting the shaft???:confused:
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  2. jenniferknapp

    jenniferknapp Legacy Member Gold Member

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    I've never heard of that??? Since it was on tv, maybe there was some extra special favor :eek:
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  3. jasonmva

    jasonmva Advanced Member Silver Member

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    Sure - the tip could be "please be extra gentle with my PC boxes because they are fragile" (I couldn't resist)
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  4. PampMomof3

    PampMomof3 Legend Member Gold Member

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    What??? No, it's their job! Man, he would be so happy coming to my house then because hes here sometimes 2-3 times a week.
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  5. BethCooks4U

    BethCooks4U Legend Member Gold Member

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    A gift at Christmas time is appropriate but otherwise, no, not expected.
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  6. TwinGirlsMom

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    Me either...and he's never hung around with palms up. Ha!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  7. mistym

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    i try to give him a bottle of water or a pop, and a catalogue LOL.....but only if its a nig shipment...hehe
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  8. Brandi2007

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    My answer precisely!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  9. DebbieJ

    DebbieJ Legend Member

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    At Christmas, he will get a tip.
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  10. Paige Dixon

    Paige Dixon Veteran Member

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    If he's good looking, and helped me open my package...
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  11. amy07

    amy07 Senior Member

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    i'll agree with that.
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  12. ChefBeckyD

    ChefBeckyD Legend Member Gold Member

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    I rarely ever see mine - he drops those boxes and flies back out the driveway so fast.......I'd have to chase him down to tip him! (now that would be a sight!)
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  13. supergirljennie

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    Mine just knocks and runs, so I never even see him... or her... I've never seen so I don't even know! And I'm home during the day.
     
  14. baychef

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    But it's a soap opera. These are the same people who are married to their father's second wife and came back from the dead and then had a child at 13 that they never knew about show up 5 years later (they grow up so fast on the soaps!) and the their child marries their grandfather's second wife after their father divorced her cheating drunk butt....and that is just in the last month!!!:D

    Did they then break for a commercial sponsored by Fed Ex? (It would be funny if they broke to a UPS commercial!!)

    Beth once again comes up with the best tip for us! Besides, if we were supposed to tip them, my Fed Ex guy would be throwing my packages from his truck since I am never home to tip him!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  15. baychef

    baychef Legacy Member Silver Member

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    Love it! My UPS guy was no looker, but when I have seen my Fed Ex guy...he is even less attractive than the UPS guy. Where are all of these hot delivery guys!!! Let's get some discrimination going on these job applications!!:p
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  16. jenniferknapp

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    Mine doesn't even knock usually. Literally, he runs to my door, drops it off on my porch, and runs back down my driveway! The first time that I was home (he usually delivers at 6:30pm or so) ..I met him at the door and he was still like off the porch as I was saying "thannnnnk you" .....it would be really funny if I ran after him to try and tip him! haha
     
  17. gilliandanielle

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    Mine is hot and carries the boxes into my entryway so I don't have to move them all- he is so nice, but no tip! With the prices my customers pay for FedEx he gets a "thank you" but nothing more!
     
  18. KellyTheChef

    KellyTheChef Legend Member Gold Member

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    Not fair! Gillian has a hot driver...the rest of us are suffering!:D
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  19. gilliandanielle

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    You know what they say about these Alaska guys!! :D! It is our tradeoff for freezing our @sses off! Alaska's seasons are Winter and July (also known as construction!)!!
     
  20. caritok

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    Maybe the driver got tipped because he has to deal with all the body guards and obnoxious people that are always hanging around on soaps. ??? I haven't watched in years, it's just a thought.

    I have no idea what my fedex driver looks like, he must be a sprint runner or something. I've never seen anyone move so fast. In my garage, drop the box, and run in less than 10 seconds. ???
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  21. Chef Kearns

    Chef Kearns Legacy Member Gold Member

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    Same here...by the time I see him he's back in the truck. I wave and sometimes he waves back. I have no idea what he looks like. I wouldn't even think to tip. No way! But I never tip! I don't tip when I get my hair done, at a hotel, pizza guy. Only for waiters or waitresses. That's it! My sister is a cosmetician. I see how she prices her stuff. $80 for getting your hair done. That inflation is tip enough!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  22. dannyzmom

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    My ex-DH always told me that stuff I saw on soaps was unrealistic...so based on his theory, I don't tip my FedEx guy. LOL
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  23. TwinGirlsMom

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    Seriously??? I thought it was proper etiquette to tip one's hair stylist...am I off on this one too? Man, mine must love it when I come in for a blow out!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  24. Paige Dixon

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    What is a blow out?
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  25. heat123

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    That's what I say! I gave a gift to our awesome UPS guy this past year! REally miss the man in brown!:( But FE seems to be doing a good job so far! So he will probably get a gift as well!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  26. Paige Dixon

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    My Fed Ex guy is a woman :(.

    But she's booking a June show!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  27. baychef

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    He is nice because he knows you can't chase after his hot tush right now!!! Maybe I'll move to Alaska...I don't like the heat and humidity too much!! (It will be perfect when I move into hot flash mode in a couple years!!) And I thought is was just the Great Canadian Rockies that were the big scenic attraction up there!!!:D :D (Such a dirty ole lady I am!!):D
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  28. TwinGirlsMom

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    It's a wash & style only...
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  29. Paige Dixon

    Paige Dixon Veteran Member

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    Wow, that is the most luxurious thing I've ever heard!
    I would love that!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  30. pamperedlinda

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    I think we have the same guy! Mine is usually talking on his cell phone too.
     
  31. pamperedlinda

    pamperedlinda Legend Member Gold Member

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    I bet her shipment arrives in perfect condition and right on time too! :p
     
  32. heat123

    heat123 Legend Member Silver Member

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    Lucky! I wish my FEDEX guy was Hot, I'd welcome him into my front entry too! Mine doesn't even knock 1/2 the time!
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  33. gilliandanielle

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    Too bad I am married and preggo! He is always so nice! The last time he came I had 14 boxes and emptied his whole truck! I guess I would be nice too if I only had one delivery a day, LOL!
     
  34. nikkijo

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    Out of curiosity what does your sister think about tipping? I was just wondering because she is in the field. I'm thinking I may be overtipping then...I even tip our pet groomer.
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  35. nikkijo

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    I never see my driver either...they always leave the packages...knocks...then run away as fast as they can.
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  36. gilliandanielle

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    I tip hair people and pizza guys... I see both regularly and don't want them to have it out for me, LOL!
     
  37. pcleah

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    Even if I wanted to tip it (don't know if it's a him or her) I NEVER see them. They don't even knock. The other day I was running late and I sprinted out the front door only to trip over the Fed Ex boxes that were left on my DOORMAT!!!!! I never saw them. They were to be delivered on tuesday, but they were there on monday. Hey I thought Fed Ex doesn't deliver on Monday!?!?!?!?!?
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  38. Chef Endora

    Chef Endora Advanced Member Gold Member

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    I never saw my brown-suited Santa but gave him a Zebb's Food & Flix for last Xmas. He took the time to send me a thank you note, apologetic because
    he didn't send it until later Jan. (his Dad passed away). Once my DH was home when he dropped off my pkgs., and he asked my DH what he was doing home.:D He told my DH he was happy to have a PC lady to help secure his route out here in the country & then we switched to FedEx.:( FedEx is ok so far. One day DH was home & UPS came w/a pkg & a couple minutes later FedEx showed up w/PC. DH thinks something's up.:) Silly boy...I'm 58 in a couple weeks and just don't have that much of that kind of energy! ;) I asked if they were hotties and all I got was wa, wa wa, wa wa!:D :D :D
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  39. TwinGirlsMom

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    My FedExer does not knock either and that's what I love about 'the switch'.
    My former UPSer always came by around nap time and *double* rang my doorbell! If I ever saw him stop in front of the house I would try to beat him to the door to keep his lead finger off my doorbell! ;)
     
    Mar 22, 2007
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  40. chef_kimmo

    chef_kimmo Senior Member Gold Member

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    I had 2 shows delivered on Thursday and was not happy to see the boxes sitting out in the open at the bottom of the steps. The used to be at least at the top of the steps. I am trying to figure out if I need to call Pampered Chef or FedEx because that isn't cool to just leave them out where others can easily see them.
     
    Mar 25, 2007
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