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    • Greveson
    • By Greveson 11th May 10, 10:20 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:20 PM
    Well you've done the work so technically it's your money.

    However she's your friend so for the sake of a bit of money, you may be better off giving it to her. Or possibly split it between you both.
    • scotsbob
    • By scotsbob 11th May 10, 10:26 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:26 PM
    Unless you are a mindreader, the only way you would know that the householder thought you were the regular delivery girl is if they told you.

    Therefore you know the money isn't yours so you give it to your friend, it's hers.
    • tripled
    • By tripled 11th May 10, 10:46 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:46 PM
    If you filling in was just a one off, I'd just pass the lot over, but being as you do the round quite regularly anyway I'd split it with them - perhaps go to the pub together and use it as a kitty or something?
    • ellybelly89
    • By ellybelly89 11th May 10, 10:48 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:48 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:48 PM
    Was the extra cash a tip? I wouldn't pass it on to her but may tell my friend I got a tip on her patch as it may encourage her to stop calling in sick for false reasons!
    • Barter
    • By Barter 11th May 10, 10:49 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:49 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:49 PM
    Well I think the person gave the extra money to you - and you've done all the extra work; it's yours.
    • RuthnJasper
    • By RuthnJasper 11th May 10, 10:53 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:53 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 10:53 PM
    Split it equally. It's her friend's paper-round - but the keyword here is "often". The hungover girl "often" calls in sick and the friend bails her out. If the friend wasn't decent enough to fill in for the hungover girl, the latter would have been sacked long ago.

    The hungover girl owes her sober friend more than one favour - to split the extra cash is only fair.

    I might also subtly suggest some assistance for the girl with the persistent hangovers - she's drinking underage to a point where she's regularly (as implied with MSE Penelope's use of the word "often") hungover and unable to show up for work. That's not good - she needs a bit of help there.

    As regards the tip, I'd be tempted to keep it and stay quiet - but the decent thing would be to go halves.
    • ROB35
    • By ROB35 11th May 10, 11:18 PM
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    • 11th May 10, 11:18 PM
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    If you filling in was just a one off, I'd just pass the lot over, but being as you do the round quite regularly anyway I'd split it with them - perhaps go to the pub together and use it as a kitty or something?
    Originally posted by tripled
    Then she'd have another hangover!!
  • mrdeeds
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    • 11th May 10, 11:23 PM
    stop kidding yourself!
    • #9
    • 11th May 10, 11:23 PM
    the money is obviously yours!
  • kinkyjinks
    In my opinion it would depend on a couple of factors. Like who do you think really deserves the tip? How many days that week/month did she deliver papers and how many times you covered her round in that time period. Maybe the lady in question gives your friend a tip on a regular day so how many times have you done the round on that particular day for your friend? If it was a regular thing then would your friend not be expecting a tip on that day?

    At the end of the day it's your conscience so only you really know if you or your friend ultimately deserves the tip. I guess if you cover her paper round sometimes, that also means you get paid to do that job. I would also imagine it's not a huge amount but what's more important...your friendship or whatever you can buy with the tip if you believe it's your friends money?
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    • eileenfromplaistow
    • By eileenfromplaistow 11th May 10, 11:50 PM
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    This girl is abusing the friendship - she sees nothing wrong in calling in sick, regardless of the inconvenience to her employer and "friend". So she obviously has no appreciation of the value of the job, and the one who does the work should get whatever extra is going!

    The ones who say "share it" or "hand it over" are pandering to her poor work ethic - why would she have to change if she isn't losing anything?
  • Realitycheck
    KEEP THE MONEY. I can't believe all these Liberals saying 'Split it!' Oh my God!!! Your friend needs a lesson learnt. In real life, you cannot just take a day of if you feel hungover! I have been hungover more times than I care to remember....I'm not proud of the fact, and I don't do it these days...BUT..I've made it into work every time!!!!!!! You deserve the tip, as you covered her job! If she couldn't be arsed, then so what!?
  • lyallp
    Paperround tip
    She's simply too lazy to do her paperround, so keep the money for yourself. She should have thought about being hung over the night before.
    • newkitchenfund
    • By newkitchenfund 12th May 10, 6:48 AM
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    stop covering for her!
    No way should you be covering for your hungover friend. She is drinking underage and breaking the law. I would also be concerned for her health, safety and studies.
    The point of taking a part-time job when still at school ( I assume you both are) is to get used to the real world of work where people rely on you to turn up and get the job done, and to develop a bit of independence - financial or otherwise. By regularly baling her out (covering for unforeseen illness is different) you are giving her the message that she can get away with her irresponsible attitude. She's in for a nasty shock one day when she realises the world does not owe her a living.
    I would tell her you got the tip but not offer to share. Tell her also that you are a bit sick of covering for her so much. SHE is exploiting YOU!
    • Flickering Ember
    • By Flickering Ember 12th May 10, 9:05 AM
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    This girl is abusing the friendship - she sees nothing wrong in calling in sick, regardless of the inconvenience to her employer and "friend". So she obviously has no appreciation of the value of the job, and the one who does the work should get whatever extra is going!

    The ones who say "share it" or "hand it over" are pandering to her poor work ethic - why would she have to change if she isn't losing anything?
    Originally posted by eileenfromplaistow
    I agree with everything you've said.
    Flickering Embers grow higher and higher...I need a break and I wanna be a paperback writer!
    • hamzramz
    • By hamzramz 12th May 10, 9:10 AM
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    Keep the money.

    It's not being selfish, you do her round often, while she is at home hungover. You got the extra money, so you should keep it. Tell her about the money, and what she thinks, but she should really let you keep it, as you're saving her butt and her job by doing her round for her.
  • fgmv
    Absolutely keep the money. The hungover girl is still getting paid because her friend is kind enough to cover her paper round. It's the least she should get for covering her so many times.
    • minerva_windsong
    • By minerva_windsong 12th May 10, 9:20 AM
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    I'd keep the money - if you're doing her round as often as it seems you are, then you've earned that money and it's her loss.

    If you feel guilty about it though I'd maybe casually mention that you got a really good tip the other day and see if that incentivises her at all.
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    • sid351
    • By sid351 12th May 10, 9:27 AM
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    I say keep it and keep quiet, unless "often" means something like once a month, then I'd split it.

    Secondly, I'd like to remind those that are harping on about "underage drinking" that there are circumstances where a 17 year old can LEGALLY drink, and therefore be legally hungover.

    Edit: Also, do you get paid for doing her round by the paper shop? If not, then regardless of how often "often" is, keep the money, no questions asked.
    Last edited by sid351; 12-05-2010 at 9:29 AM.
  • SofaChi
    If you filling in was just a one off, I'd just pass the lot over, but being as you do the round quite regularly anyway I'd split it with them - perhaps go to the pub together and use it as a kitty or something?
    Originally posted by tripled
    They are both 17 so encouraging underage drinking is probably not the best idea! I say keep the money, you earnt it.
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