Originally Posted by slowfox
Hotel housekeepers are generally anonymous, yet it's somewhat common to tip (leave a little cash on the desk or whatever). As for dealing directly with the person, well... tip your dentist or doctor lately?
Look, I'm no expert. Perhaps we need Miss Manners to chime in. But for me, I like to distinguish between "service" vs "hospitality". The latter is often a tipped employee.
Good points. It does appear that the stringers here do not expect or regularly receive tips.