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Money Moral Dilemma: Should I accept tips because my colleagues do?

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I recently started as a delivery driver. During training, nothing was said about tips, though on the company intranet it says we're not allowed to accept them. Yet I've seen other drivers accept them and when I've refused to take money from some very insistent customers, they've said my colleagues all accept cash. While I know it's not strictly permitted, I could really use the extra money. 

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  • 74jax74jax Forumite
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    I recently started as a delivery driver. During training, nothing was said about tips, though on the company intranet it says we're not allowed to accept them. Yet I've seen other drivers accept them and when I've refused to take money from some very insistent customers, they've said my colleagues all accept cash. While I know it's not strictly permitted, I could really use the extra money. 



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    If the question is as per the thread title, then no you should not. 
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  • BrynsamBrynsam Forumite
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    Accept with good grace. Right now plenty of customers (I'm one of them) are extremely grateful to their delivery drivers and are very happy to show that by means of a modest tip.
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    It's up to you but just because others do doesn't mean you have to . Is it worth risking your job?
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  • KatiehoundKatiehound Forumite
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    Well it's against the rules so maybe you don't want to risk your job
    However you could always save the tips and donate them to your favourite charity- and tell customers that is what you are doing.
    Being polite and pleasant doesn't cost anything!
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  • Romney981Romney981 Forumite
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    I always tip delivery drivers if they are helpful.  If they are not then I don't.  It is a personal from the customer so I think you should accept them.
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