Those of us who can’t work from home are out on the frontlines providing services to keep our lives from being further interrupted. With the risk to their own health at stake, it goes without saying that tipping should be the norm during this pandemic. According to Heidi Carrico at Gig Workers Collective, if you’re ordering delivery, you should up the amount to 20% or better. Before the outbreak, 10-15% was the norm. Peggy Newfield, president of the American School of Protocol, feels plumbers and electricians should get $10-15, but if it’s an emergency call, you might want to go with a little more.
Tipping in the era of the coronavirus: What do you give the grocery or restaurant delivery driver? The mail carrier? The plumber?
Here's how some people are showing their gratitude for essential workers: https://t.co/NpGEnq2aRh
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