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Old 02-03-2013, 04:44 AM   #11
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I don't tip mechanics. I also don't tip beauticians. They get paid more than minimum wages which is more than I got paid on the rare occasion I go.

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:50 AM   #12
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Re: Do you tip your mechanic?

Many of you are stating that mechanics get paid $40+ per hour. I always assumed that what they actually made and what the business charged were two separate things.
I know that won't apply to my mechanic since he is independent.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:55 AM   #13
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Many of you are stating that mechanics get paid $40+ per hour. I always assumed that what they actually made and what the business charged were two separate things.
I know that won't apply to my mechanic since he is independent.
Each job ( thing that needs fixed) has a expected time to be completed. The mechanic usually gets paid that amount. If he gets it done faster then he makes more per hour because he can do more jobs in a day.
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Re: Do you tip your mechanic?

My step dad is a mechanic. I have never heard of tipping a mechanic. If it were something really common he would have made sure I was aware of it when I moved and started taking my car elsewhere. Dh does most of my work now- he gets a kiss for efforts.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:04 AM   #15
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My dh is a mechanic and rarely gets tips. Every once in awhile he will get some if he goes out of his way to get a customers car done ASAP or does a little extra work. Or if a customer has had bad experience recently at another shop and is relieved when dh can make it right.

But usually, no tip. Dh has absolutely no expectation for one.
If a mechanic went out of there way or tries to make something right I would stumble all over myself making sure I Thanked him. And I would tell every one I know about great service. But it would never cross my mind to tip the mechanic. DH either and he worked as a mechanic for a few years right after high school. Of course he got dates from work a lot but no tips.
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Old 02-03-2013, 05:41 AM   #16
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No... it's been a long time since we've done anything other than routine maintenance on our car. We go to the dealer, and it's not customary here.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:04 AM   #17
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Nope. I think the tipping trend is out of control. But DH does most of our car stuff anyway.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:42 AM   #18
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Re: Do you tip your mechanic?

Nope. If I went to an independent mechanic would gave a break on labor, parts, was really fast I might consider it.
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No, are you suppose to? I've never heard of that.
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We get our cars serviced at the dealer we purchased them from. Its a large dealership, not mom and pop, I'd feel weird trying to tip.
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