The BurnTees Rant n Rave

I have a few things i'd like to rant about and what better place to do it than on my BurnTees blog. So, I hope I don't offend anyone because that, of course, is not the point. But if you have something to say, please just leave a comment.

1) Tipping the doorman

It has recently dawned on me that come the holidays, it is necessary to tip your doorman. Now, I have no problem with the thinking behind that, but when you have about 10 doormen, 5 maintenence guys, and a concierge (as I currently do), the tipping seems to get just a bit out of hand. My understanding is that the minimum acceptable is amount is about $25 per doorman, maybe $15 per maintenence guy, and $35 for the concierge (remember, this is the MINIMUM). That comes out to $250 on doormen, $75 for maintenence, and $35 for the concierge for a grand total of........$360!!!! Am I the only person that thinks this is insane?!

Don't get me wrong, I really do appreciate the doormen. Anytime they help me out (bring up packages, help me unload and carry up groceries) I give them a tip. So, does this mean I should stop tipping them and only tip them during the holidays? Or should I not tip them during the holidays and only tip when they actually do something for me? What if I don't tip during the holidays or tip too little...are they not going to do their job anymore when it comes time to help me out?

If someone has some further information on this, I'd really appreciate it...cause to be honest...I just can't afford this.

Well, time to get back to work. hopefully i'll have some more time and I can rant a little more because I have quite a few things to say about the widely loved Extreme Home Makeover.