During the holidays is also the time that most people show their gratitude to people who do services for them by giving them extra tips. Many people wonder how much to tip. There was a recent article on holiday tipping. Along with guidelines for tipping it also has suggestions of how to handle tipping if your economic situation has changed.
One suggestion if money is tight is the consider tipping what you can and including a note that says “this tip is not reflective of your service but rather of my budget. Then once your financial situation improves you can send a more appropriate tip.
Many people are in financial situations that they may not be able to tip as much as they usually do, but this also may affect the people that do services for them. Many people that do services rely heavily on tips besides their pay, so when people can’t afford to tip as usual this may also affect their finances.
This is part of a 90 day Holiday Countdown, previous posts can be found here