The building I just moved into has a super, a handyman, 5 or 6 doormen, and 5 or 6 porters. Who do I tip and how much?

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The building I just moved into has a super, a handyman, 5 or 6 doormen, and 5 or 6 porters. Who do I tip and how much?

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It’s a fair question, but the answer is very subjective and lies within you. The best supers, doormen & handymen / porters (read: those who really care about their work and reputation, and not just about the money) will appreciate WHATEVER you give them, whenever it’s given, in the spirit that it’s given. I think a good holiday tip, in a luxury building, for the year, is $200 and up for full time personnel, higher for the super who is responsible for all. But this is all very subjective — numbers are just that, numbers — and of course should depend on your own preferences, income, debts, how much you request (or demand!) their individual help at Holiday time and throughout the year, etc. And there’s nothing wrong with playing favorites — meaning tipping more to those who’ve helped you specifically, and have done so with a great attitude and heart and respect and caring, throughout your stay. Also, ask the other occupants of the building. There are no rules other than your conscience

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