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Need some wording advice on a sign for gratuity.  Any suggestions?

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The usual is simply, "Gratuities are appreciated"
Gratuities Welcome Never Expected!
We had a sign at the office I used to work at that said:

We never expect or encourage them, but we always accept them! It need not be monetary!
I just wouldn't feel right about placing a sign or tip jar in my space.  Maybe it has a little to do with my location (inside a chiro office)--I mean, we don't tip our dental hygenists, do we?  Many people see my service as adjunct to their chiro visit and leaving a gratuity would never occur to them.  On the other hand, people who come in just for massage almost always leave extra--and I always feel gifted, ESPECIALLY because no sign nor jar had to prompt them to do that!
i think it is different everywhere, obviously. i think that if someone wants to have a sign, so be it. the question was for suggestions for verbiage, not if it is ok to do so or not. just sayin.
Tip signs are thought to be too tacky for most reputable practitioners...at least in the three states I work in.  Just sayin'.
I have to agree with Marilyn.....This question should not even be asked.  If therapists wish to be taken as reputable in their craft, they should:  Be professional at all times.  Make your skills be awesome.  Price your services accordingly so you do not need tips to survive.  If you do this, you hardly need to waste your time on tip signs, suggestions, jars, hats or monkeys with tin cups.
So, are we now not reputable because we choose to have a sign? I do not survive on tips. I do not ever expect them. People always ask the question to me or the staff at the office, so we put a sign in the room., actually as per the request of some patients. I am FAR from tacky. I do not ever waste my time. I am professional. My skills are outstanding. We will never agree as a profession about tips being ok or not, and I am really ok with it, keeps the freedom of our massage society alive. I need to honest with you guys, I thought your comments were a bit rude. All I was doing was responding to a pretty simple question.

Sorry, no, I do NOT believe it's reputable to have a sign.  It's like standing there holding out your hand...or (HA!) a monkey with a cup.  I personally do not wish my services to take on the quality of a Starbuck's drive-through...and I also don't believe it's rude to say so.  It just isn't professional, that's all. 


Ahh, your opinion. I get it. It isn't a problem to say so at all, but it is rude to suggest that others are monkeys. Please don't misunderstand that I get what your saying, we will just disagree on the issue, no big thing to me.
Marilyn St.John said:

Sorry, no, I do NOT believe it's reputable to have a sign.  It's like standing there holding out your hand...or (HA!) a monkey with a cup.  I personally do not wish my services to take on the quality of a Starbuck's drive-through...and I also don't believe it's rude to say so.  It just isn't professional, that's all. 

Letting it be known that tips can be accepted (as opposed to a business policy prohibiting tips), seems reasonable to me. What would be disreputable and nonprofessional would be letting it affect your service based on who tips more. But that was not the question above and I already gave my suggested wording.

Marilyn St.John said:

Sorry, no, I do NOT believe it's reputable to have a sign.  It's like standing there holding out your hand...or (HA!) a monkey with a cup.  I personally do not wish my services to take on the quality of a Starbuck's drive-through...and I also don't believe it's rude to say so.  It just isn't professional, that's all. 

The Q is do you tip ANY Heath care
 providers?  I ALWAS decline and discurage tipping 
BUT I will be the first one too ask for a referal. Ain't that
More profitable in the long run. "I don't know my 
Be a Ny thing"

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