As the holiday season is upon us, I always hear news articles about how much you should tip the service people. Yesterday I received a Christmas card in the mail from our newspaper delivery person. Our newspaper is delivered in the morning so I have never met the person who delivers the paper. The Christmas card conveniently listed their address on the inside.
So my question is have you ever tipped your newspaper deliverer? I was not planning on giving them a tip but I feel guilty now since they sent me a card. Our route is a driving route so the deliverer just plops the paper in the box next to the mailbox.
I know that delivering newspapers is not a "dream" job. When I was kid, I had a walking newspaper route for several years. At that time, not everyone paid ahead so I had to go back out and collect the money too. The only tip that I ever received was some cookies from one nice lady.
We are not "Grinch's" at our house. We donate money to a lot of charities including United Way, Alzheimer's Association, Breast Cancer Walk, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and many more. So I am not sure what to do about the newspaper carrier. So please share your thoughts!