Originally Posted by UriahJones
Granted OP was discussing a long and arduous shuttle... not an hour on the freeway. Anyone with experience care to share what a shuttle driver typically makes? I'm all for tipping for above and beyond service, and for those in fields who don't make enough to live off of without tips. But I'm not a huge fan of the pressured tip or 'else your stuff will be treated like crap' type of blackmail that some here have insinuated occurs.
I'm not sure why anyone would pay for a 1 or 2 hour shuttle. I have hitch-hiked that length of shuttle many times without issue. If I'm paying someone I don't know to drive my vehicle it's on a run like Deso, or Cataract or something with a very long round trip drive. Something that will occupy an entire day of my vacation.
I tip because I work in the service industry and have responsibility over customer's personal possessions quite often, and I appreciate every tip I get. Doesn't really change the way I do my job, but I understand why it's a good thing.