Philipp Heine is modest: "A Smile is enough." He maintains it self, if once again someone's gonna stick a coin as a thank you for his reliable work as a deliverer in the case of DHL. Heine, who is to say otherwise, is a regular deliverer in Berlin, that is to say: He has five streets, and most of his customers know him there personally. You appreciate him, because he tried it for Not even three times, a package to deliver before he brings it to Pick up the next Post. In the Christmas season that happens to him very often.
The year comes to an end, customers are saying Thank you with chocolate, cookies or an envelope. Once had been in it for 50 Euro. An elderly lady had pressed the envelope in the Hand. That was, of course, a big exception in the many years in which he is at the Post office hired. Normally, rewards are lower.
But how much is appropriate and allowed? This is a question we had last week here in the daily mirror, and also you, the reader asked readers for tips. Service providers get from your company's exact requirements. DHL-the following are Offered such as "low-value non-cash gifts up to a value of 25 Euro". Hermes allowed his boy, gifts in the Form of money or in kind up to a maximum of ten Euro.
"Older people in General, is always something"
For employees of the BSR that the guidelines are strict: The use of powers of waste collection, street cleaning and recycling stations are allowed to receive as a thank you up to five Euro tip, in-kind gifts must be under 10 Euro. An occasional Cup of coffee, a Snack or cookies are in order, "but not every day". That's the theory. Heine gets a lot of Christmas cards, a fiver in there, times ten, times 20 Euro. With chocolates and chocolate he is able to provide not only family but also friends.
And, although his Tour is reduced in the run-up to Christmas, in which packets are sent from five to only three roads. The other two roads supplied then a Springer. "Sometimes he gets then the tip would you give to me," says Heine. "And sometimes, the customers wait on me. Then I also get time in March for a Christmas gift.“ Heine works in a district on the outskirts of the city. "Older people tend to always find something", so his experience is, "that's just the old school".
The best tip-anecdote?
So, Heine has more luck than others, the deliverer, the younger districts such as Kreuzberg or Neukölln supply. In the case of students-WGs about it, of course, to provide Package delivery services for a tip. "The then strongly depends on the individual person," says Heine. In addition, it is the fact, whether you know. In some districts, the packet switch offered to often. Perhaps the frequent change is also the reason that Hermes-a Messenger, according to the press office by Hermes and sometimes even completely empty.More about
service providers in Berlin, for What you give to Postman and co. to the end of the year?André Görke
gentlemen will not, by the way talked a lot about tipping. "So that no jealousy arises." Only in very special exception cases to make the round. Once, you tell yourself, is to have a deliverer in the Christmas season of 2000 Euro. Heine's best tipping anecdote? "Once I wanted to see a Return package from the pack station, then an envelope with ten euros in it was lying there instead."