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Sabrina59
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Post by Sabrina59 » Wed May 20, 2009 6:58 pm

You want folks to give you worms for tips?!?! Ew!

I know you put worms in a bait box, silly goose!


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Post by stormy » Fri May 22, 2009 7:33 pm

Sabrina59, very well put....the explanation that is. And happy fishing Bigdog. :wink:

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Post by Sabrina59 » Fri May 22, 2009 10:16 pm

Thank you, stormy, and welcome aboard.

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Post by Acclaim » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:47 am

Hello All,

I never did a tip jar. BUT I will ACCEPT a tip if someone offers it as a good service. I will NEVER accept a tip to put someone in line next.

Now, at the end of the night IF the bar CAN stay open (and some of them can .. some can't) if there are more singers but my time is up.

I will PASS THE HAT if the singers want to keep me over time. It's understood that that if you pass the hat there is still a chance that your song will not come up.

If i get extra money, I stay. If not , I pack up.

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Post by djBe » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:31 pm

Haven't added to this thread in a year, but in that year I have not put out a tip jar. My tips have been averaging about $20 a month with out one. Now I am leaning toward putting out a SONG FUND jar, for both tips and song suggestion slips. it costs at least $50-60 a month to update karaoke music effectively, which a the SONG FUND jar wold cover. What would you think of that?
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Post by Bigdog » Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:41 pm

I have had singers offer to buy or split the cost of buying a song for them. I decline. Especially if they are a regular customer.

I feel me paying for discs is part of doing business. One more issue. I edit my song book. Now if they want to pay for a song that I don't want, I'm screwed. If I pay for the song...I wasn't able to find it. :wink: End of problem.

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Post by djBe » Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:53 pm

Well all these months later i am still on the fence about tip jars and haven't yet put one out. The comments on both sides are excellent so i guess its a personal choice. i cant help thnking that if the clubowner perceives i am making a killing with tips maybe he can lower my pay lol. i also have a perception, perhaps wrongly so, that the KJs most likely to put out tip jars are the undercutters, who have to put them out to make any money on their 50 and 60 dollar shows. Maybe that's what keeps me from not putting one out yet.
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Post by Bigdog » Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:32 am

If the owner saw you making big tips...he might want to lower your pay and use the tips to make up the difference. So he would actually be paying you less money per hour. Should the singers really be paying for your services? Their drink and food bills pay part of that indirectly. Tips would be them paying you directly.

But if you went home with the amount of money you normally charge does it really matter?

The only thing for me is...people would expect favors for their tip. That's a problem.

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