SACRAMENTO - Anyone who's ever held a position in the service industry understands the importance of gratuity. But it's not just waiters and bartenders left feeling shortchanged when customers leave without tipping.
One position said to not get enough tips is hotel housekeepers. The suggested amount to tip a housekeeper is $1 to $2 per day per person staying in your room.
A recent survey from discount website CouponCabin.com listed a variety of service industry jobs that deserved more tips.
Topping the list was a hair stylist's assistant. Most people know to tip the actual stylist 10 to 20 percent, but forget to give the assistant a recommended $5 amount.
Hotel concierge is another position deserving of a tip, according to CouponCabin.com. Concierges often accommodate requests for restaurant reservations or tickets to the theater and are therefore deserving of a little something for the effort. Something in the range of $5 to $10 is appropriate, says CouponCabin.
Next on the list are pool attendants and other hotel staff. While no tip is expected for bringing patrons a towel, extra services like setting up an umbrella or blowing up inflatable toys carries an appropriate tip of $1 to $3.
When it comes to traveling to and from the airport, courtesy shuttle drivers and baggage handlers are deserving of a tip, but are often overlooked, says CouponCabin.
Topping the list of tip-deprived workers are the staff at your gym , non-medical staff in an assisted living facility, airport transportation staff, and tour guides.