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How much should you tip a newspaper carrier?

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Some newspaper subscribers like to give their carriers an annual tip. In this situation, a $10 to $30 tip is appropriate. Instead of this, a small gift is also acceptable.

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There are many other workers who provide services year-round, and giving them a year-end tip is customary. For example, a live-in nanny should be presented with a check equal to a week's pay. Depending upon the type of building and service provided, a doorman is given $15 to $80, while the superintendent receives between $20 and $80. A regularly scheduled yard worker gets $20 to $50. Mail carriers, however, should not be given money, because it is against Post Office policy. A small gift is appropriate, however.

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