Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by Dave Hansen, Jan 21, 2013.
At a loss for words? That's a first.
Not being GOUGED BY THE LANDING for every little thing will usually help the tipping process. Deckies work hard(most) and deserve a good tip BUT a tip is still a gratuity that is based on a personal choice. Captains DONT GET TO TELL US WHAT TO TIP AFTER THEY GET OUR MONEY.
JUST FOR B
JUST FOR BEING HOT? NOPE.
Classic, G - classic!
Please sticker this so newbies know to tip 50% after they've been on a 24hr boat ride.
I always tip extra so that the other guy doesn't forget to take his meds.
Sense of Entitlement
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I'm suprised the OP hasn't chimed in yet
30/50 % your high!!!
Mr Hansen seems to have some rather high expectations. Let me see if I understand the math on this situation. A typical overnight trip this year was around $210.00 with 28 paying customers aboard and a crew of 5. Lets say everyone on the boat tipped right in the middle of Mr Hansen's recommended amount 40 percent. $210.00 x 40% = $ 84.00 x 28 customers = $ 2,352.00. Divided by 5 crew members that is $470.00 per crew member. I understand most of the deckies try an work 12 days on and 2 days off. So for 2 weeks that would be a total of $ 5,640.00. Lets continue with this $ 5,640.00 very 2 weeks x say a 14 week season would be $ 39,480.000. $ 5,640.00 x 7 = $ 39,480.00.00 for 14 weeks of work. Remember this is cash, it goes a good deal further than say someone that is collecting a paycheck from a company with standard deductions.
Know consider this over an entire year, $ 5,640.00 x 26 2 week periods =$146,640.00 of cash, not a paycheck but cash. I realize these boats do not run year round, but that is what the rest of us have to do to earn a living and make it on one of these trips for the most part.
I do not agree with Mr Hansen's tip percentages based on the formula above.
True, but we get to fish wherever we want!
Do you guys tip each deck hand individually or tip just one in the hopes that they pool the tips and divide them?
I usually bring a roll of quarters for the veteran deckhand, a roll of dimes for the cook, and a roll of nickels for the green horns. Don't bring penny rolls or it will appear as an insult.
Have a superfantastic weekend!
Actually a roll of pennies might drive the point home better than 0 in the right circumstance.
Probably say thanks and put it in the tip jar, they're used to not being tipped if it's a 1/2 or 3/4 day.
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