Xmas Tips

Discussion in 'Traditional Window Cleaning' started by watty1980, Dec 28, 2012.

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  1. watty1980

    watty1980 Newcomer
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    So how did you guys do ? Got a couple of £15 tips and a couple of fivers out of 150 customers,kind of annoyed tbh,I mean I clean their windows all year in all weathers and they can't even give you an extra quid,but will quite happily tip a taxi driver they've never met to take them on a 5 to 10 minute journey.am I over reacting here ?
     
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  2. CNS-southwest

    CNS-southwest Grand Master
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    Yes you are lol.

    You shouldn't expect tips, jut remember those that did tip you :)
     
  3. Belfastcleaning

    Belfastcleaning Grand Master
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    I found some people tight this year, some who has tipped previous years never this year..oh well, a price increase will be just as good in early spring..

    But we done very well in tips, new record, so can't complain.
     
  4. stevelewis

    stevelewis Forum Addict
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    i did better than last year tip wise, and kind of see your point on tipping taxi drivers etc but u might find next year u get more but tbh i dont expect any tips and then anything else is a bonus
     
  5. OoO

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    Worst year in 12 years lol. No price increases for at least 2 years so it can be that. Thing is we do more work now than we last year. I was thinking more houses, more tips lol!

    We still get a few trickle in after xmas tho!
     
  6. chris

    chris Member
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    you shouldnt be expecting tips. you charge a set price to clean their windows and if you want more then you should charge more

    tips are just a bonus and you should be greatfull if you get any
     
  7. OoO

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    Exactly, tips are a bonus.
     
  8. Doo

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    I was weary the other day with nine houses left to do, I got a 6.50 tip and breezed through the rest :)
     
  9. GMcleaning

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    disagree slightly, it is customary to tip your window cleaner at xmas, its whats been done for years and most customers are quite happy to tip, i dont get the hump if a custy doesnt tip me, but i would tip a windy at xmas if i were a customer. some people are just tight
     
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