So our boat is finally going back in. Do any of you tip the travel lift operator? This person has a lot of responsibility in doing it right the first time.. no second chances. Just wondering...
Well the only thing is that if they do not know it is coming then you don't gain anything. If you have tipped them in the past then they would expect it and do perhaps a better job, or get you ahead in the line. I think the fear of insurance claims is likely to insure a safe splash though. Not that I am opposed to tipping, many places around here the lift operator is the owner (as in small marinas) and I think they may actually be insulted by a tip. So be sure to know who he is first!We will tip the guy when our boat is safely back in the water. You know the song... Don't pay the ferry man......
DittoNot that I am opposed to tipping, many places around here the lift operator is the owner (as in small marinas) and I think they may actually be insulted by a tip. So be sure to know who he is first!
Well I suppose the manager should get the empties. He can at least cash them in for $.05!Ditto
(one manager i use gets squat/notta. He's a d**k.)
I usually leave a drink (beer) of choose.
I treat the guys on the canal good as well. leave them beer as well. They have actually gone forward to open locks for me so i can get to where i'm spending the night. (Most of the lock operators know me be now, i ferry a few boats)
We are one of those places. We own a marina/boatyard in NOLA out on Lake St Catherine, and though we don't expect tips because we try do the best we can every time, sometimes we get tips other than money. Stone crab claws from crab fishermen, homemade spring rolls from Vietnamese shrimpers, or fresh fish from the fishing guys, I have gotten beer from a few sailors which are all appreciated. Though I don't think it is insulting for a tip/gift, I do however find it a bit insulting when I get slipped money before I do anything as if I work half ass and now I'll work better.. Just a first hand POV.Not that I am opposed to tipping, many places around here the lift operator is the owner (as in small marinas) and I think they may actually be insulted by a tip. So be sure to know who he is first!
When I have received beer at the boatyard it's understood it's not for on the job(well I have thrown one back with my dad and the client when they insist haha), it's for after work or for home. I find cash a little less thoughtful than going to actually pick something up. But I understand where you are coming from with letting them buy what they want, that is a good gesture indeed.Yes I do. I used to do the beer thing, but don't think it's PC these to encourage the possibility of drinking at work or even if they were to be found with it on the premises. And cash lets them buy what they want. I hope they buy a nice lunch or two for the two of them.