Monday, October 25, 2010

What's the Right Amount to Tip an Expert Teacher?

At the barbecue after the last Grays game one of the guys kept getting interrupted on his cell phone by a Curb Your Enthusiasm scale blow up which involved his ex-girlfriend, his boss's daughter, a haircut, and a too-small tip. After a while I realized the trio's highly charged response to this situation was pretty much the same as my reaction to a too-small stipend in a fellowship for "highly qualified educators."

It's just like a rich dude (Hewlett, not ISKME) stiffing you on a tip. And a bad tip is even more insulting if your base pay is actually pretty good.

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