But I sooooooo liked the "tip your contractor" suggestion.No, Quinn, this is what you said. Let me try one more time and then I'll just leave you alone. See if this makes sense.
Service industry employees, restaurant servers, deckhands, pizza delivery drivers, get paid minimum or minimal wages to have the opportunity to earn more money in tips. Believe it or not, some guys tip their haircut technicians, Hell, I tip the kids who work for Five Star.
Skilled workers in trades and other businesses earn higher wages and salaries and do not go to work execting tips. When the plumber shows up to fix a broken pipe or unclog a sewer line, and I get a bill for labor at $105 an hour, I don't give him a tip. But, I always say thanks.