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ETIQUETTE QUESTION ?!?!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Martinpicker, Mar 19, 2011.

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  1. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

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    If you go to a gun club as a visitor and shoot a couple of practice rounds by yourself, should you tip the puller/scorekeeper? This person is not a volunteer or friend, but an employee of the club you are visiting. I am not sure what the accepted practice is. Thanks folks. I appreciate your oppinions and look forward to reading them when I get home from shooting tomorrow. Martinpicker (Jack Farrow)
     
  2. lbshootin

    lbshootin Active Member

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    I consider pullers the same as a resturant server, if their svc is good, they deserve a tip....just a common courtesy...LarryB
     
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    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    Difference is, because much of their income is expected to be derived from tips, waiters and waitresses are paid a lower wage than other jobs where tips are not expected to be part of their normal income.

    The minimum wage for tipped jobs is substantially lower than the minimum wage for jobs that don’t normally receive tips.

    Trappers get the non-tip minimum wage.
     
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Yep...I always carry a few $2 bills for this purpose.

    Curt
     
  6. GW22

    GW22 Active Member

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    Just throw them a few bucks if they do a good job. If you were shooting in Florida it would cost you an extra $5 a round anyway, LOL.

    -Gary
     
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    I had a similiar question at our club when I broke my 1st 25 straight.Seemed the puller /scorekeeper sort of congratulated me a couple extra times.Don't know if it was proper,but I put extra donation in the tip jar they had on counter for the pullers.Maybe he wanted a more direct tip,some told me no,they get paid.

    Doug H.
     
  8. Barry C. Roach

    Barry C. Roach Well-Known Member

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    Not where I'm from. Was a puller (back when you both pressed the button and scored) for trap for ten years in my youth and as a trapper for live birds. Never received a gratuity.
     
  9. OGC Director

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    If a club has a tip jar for the field help and I had a good time at the club (doesn't matter how well I shot) I always drop a couple of bucks in.

    Rich in Indiana
     
  10. Lyle

    Lyle Member

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    I seldom see tips given at a trap shoot or for practice trap. In sporting clays I seldom see anyone NOT tip the puller.

    Lyle
     
  11. ysr_racer

    ysr_racer Active Member

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    Sure, a buck or two isn't going to kill me.
     
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