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Old 11-22-2010, 02:58 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I have a tip question!

Millie had a grooming appt. today and I called yesterday and left a message asking if Henry could come in too for an FFT - and TK blending. She called me early this morning and said that was fine - but that the dogs might have to hang out in the grooming shop all day (12-5) b/c she had 3 other standard poodles to groom. I told her it wasn't a problem (she lets the poodles play - she doesn't like to crate them).

Anyway, Henry was $50 and Millie was $64. So, total of $114. I tipped $20. I really wanted to give her a decent tip because it was so nice of her to take Henry last minute and because I know groomers don't make much $$ off of poodles.

Was $20 generous enough? Should I have tipped more?
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:24 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I think $20 is perfectly reasonable. I'm sure she will definitely remember you.
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So, following that logic it is as always those who can afford to throw money around get the best service, and those of us wishing to pay a fair price for a decent product (and who maybe can't afford to tip unless it is necessary) get put further back in the line, while meanwhile not getting tipped no matter how well we treat customers because we aren't in a "tip generating" occupation. Hmm that's fair. Again just food for thought, just discussing, and yeah I know life isn't fair, to anyone.
I guess that's all relative to what your definition of a fair price is. For you, the customer, fair is probably as cheap as you can get (for good service of course, we'll assume for the sake of discussion that all service is good or you would go elsewhere). For the groomer though a fair price may be very different. We have to balance what we think is fair for cleaning poo off the average dog who may or may not be an absolute angel when mommy and daddy leave them with what a client will actually pay. It's a day in my shoes type of situation I guess. Like a PP said if you can afford the service you can probably afford a 5 buck or so tip. Nobody said you had to toss huge amounts of money out or anything. Also like another poster mentioned it seems like the wealthier the client the more entitled they feel and the less they tip

I don't think anyone really means to treat tipping customers better than non tipping ones. It's just human nature I suppose though. Ha, actually it's a lesson in just how well some people have their groomers trained. Just like a puppy they'll do a lot of things if there is something in it for them, and their more and more willing the higher value the reward is. I don't snub non tippers, they still get great service and convenient appointments. Sometimes though if you know that client tips well and it's a last minute thing you're likely to make time even if you don't really have it when fluffy rolled in a mud puddle and the inlaws are coming into town this evening.

I think great service of any kind deserves to be noticed and mentioned. Maybe it's like what you do, whatever that is, where tips aren't appropriate. In those cases I think tips can be more than just $$$. A call to a manager perhaps to let them know how amazing you were. I've done that often. I used to get gifts working as a pet trainer. I always refused cash tips, I don't remember but I don't think I was supposed to accept money, but the rules didn't say anything about gifts. I helped a lady pick out a dog coat and some food one evening before christmas when I was like 19 and she remembered that when she asked me which one was my favorite I had pointed out a spotted one in my dog's size. When I left her to help another customer she bought the coat. She returned to the store about an hour later while I was teaching a class and presented Wonder with it gift wrapped and complete with a card. She also let my store manager know how helpful I was. The mention to the manger was especially helpful.
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Old 01-30-2011, 05:37 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I know I keep lurking around these old threads throwing my two cents in, but I couldn't resist commenting on this one. I wrote an article about tipping your groomer on my blog, and it covers everything from the unexpected "courtesy tip" to the "special circumstances" and "holiday tips".Tipping Your Groomer
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I know I keep lurking around these old threads throwing my two cents in, but I couldn't resist commenting on this one. I wrote an article about tipping your groomer on my blog, and it covers everything from the unexpected "courtesy tip" to the "special circumstances" and "holiday tips".Tipping Your Groomer
This needs to be sent to EVERYONE anyone knows!!
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I know I keep lurking around these old threads throwing my two cents in, but I couldn't resist commenting on this one. I wrote an article about tipping your groomer on my blog, and it covers everything from the unexpected "courtesy tip" to the "special circumstances" and "holiday tips".Tipping Your Groomer
Well written, great advice, and funny, too! I liked this: "If your groomer tells you your dog shat itself after the bath, or several times throughout the groom… for god’s sake, throw her a buck or ten."
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hmm I have never tipped but nly have used an owner and Petsmart
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the cost is so high to begin with I never thought of tipping until I read this post.
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i find more people tip in places that are grooming shops only. I groom out of my retail shop. I rarely get tipped.

CM_ i have one client who tips 20 on a 100 groom (two dogs) i bend over backwards to get her in.
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the cost is so high to begin with I never thought of tipping until I read this post.
I've noticed that tipping seems to be thought of differently in different states. I groomed at a PetSmart in Las Vegas, NV for about 3 years and nearly everyone tipped at least a couple dollars. Of course, this is also a city where tipping is just part of the norm. I moved to New Mexico in 2009 and actually took it personally for awhile when I didn't receive as many tips as I had in Vegas.

I wrote the article a few months ago as I realized some people simply didn't know that it is a kind gesture to tip at least once a year. Obviously, some people can't afford it, and as I mentioned, groomers rarely stand around comparing notes and making a "No-Tip Blacklist".

Someone else mentioned that tips don't have to be money...I've yet to meet a stylist who doesn't love sweets! At PetSmart in Abq we had many families who rarely tipped but saw to it that we gained a good 5lbs during holiday season by bringing saran-wrapped plates of fudge, brownies, candy, and cookies!
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