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This incredibly useful site tells you how much to tip your doorman for the holidays

This incredibly useful site tells you how much to tip your doorman for the holidays
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The holidays are always a stressful time, but one new site is helping you take the guesswork out of one thing that many New Yorkers spend some time fretting on: The amount to tip your building’s doorman for the year.

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TripleMint Real Estate surveyed over 100 doormen at buildings across Manhattan to create the Holiday Tip-O-Meter. Just enter whether you own or rent your unit, the size of your apartment, how long you have lived in the building, how many units it has, the amount you use your building’s staff and your general tipping habits to get the recommended range for your tip.

Obviously, this is just a suggested amount. You should also take into account whether you tip frequently during the year, if you rely on the staff for day-to-day needs and whether or not you live in a penthouse with a pool full of money. Because in that case, now is not the time to be stingy. They definitely know about your money tub.

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2 comments
C T

You know what's nuts? The porter is the guy who is shoveling at 6AM (or earlier) in the dead of Feb so you can get to work safely and on time. He's also the guy dealing with the compactor room from hell and the neighbors' inability to throw trash out into the correct containers.... among other jobs and tasks that make your life cleaner, safer and more hygienic. And he is on the low to mid-range scale of this "meter" behind both doormen, concierges, and supers? Think twice before following the advice of this meter, and consider midFeb when you dole out your porter's tip.

Pismo D

$56 times 11 doormen adds up to lots of cash..