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TeddyBoy
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I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and advice as they were very helpful. As per the consensus, I'll decide how much to tip after his demo and meet him. I'll give a report, but remember, I am new at this. It will likely be akin to a virgin reviewing a porno flick!

I am aware of Oz's relationship with Penguin, but I have not connected him with their business practices. His vids seem quite good and he seems personable. He must realize that his rep is taking a beating by his relationship with Penguin, so why doesn't he leave them? Any ideas?

I read Sankey's letter about Penguin; is Penguin widely known as a shifty business?
So many sleights...so little time.
Cheers,

Ted
Marco S.
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Gosh, can you not make up your mind yourself? Just because some people don`t like penguin magic has nothing to do with his abilities!
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Fiddling Steve, more personality than you I am pretty sure.
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When evaluating how much to tip someone, all previous mental maps and discourse that may be implanted in one's mind should be forgotten, and rather than base the tip on their reputation, the tip should be based on their single performance.
TeddyBoy, when are you going to see Oz perform...let us know how it went.
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On 2006-01-25 17:34, Marco S. wrote:
Gosh, can you not make up your mind yourself? Just because some people don`t like penguinmagic has nothing to do with his abilities!


Thanks Marco, that's very useful. Form now on I'll only ask you for advice.
So many sleights...so little time.
Cheers,

Ted
Marco S.
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Yeah right!
NJJ
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Perhaps you should say "That's for magic mints and the jay sankey fiasco" and then throw your drink in his face....

Or maybe not Smile
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On 2006-01-26 16:11, Nicholas J. Johnson wrote:
Perhaps you should say "That's for magic mints and the jay sankey fiasco" and then throw your drink in his face....

Or maybe not Smile


Oz doesn't own Penguin. He had nothing to do with the Sankey situation nor the Magic Mints problems. He was merely a demo guy for them and sold a few products through Penguin.
You don't drown by falling in the water;

you drown by staying there.



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Marco S.
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Exactly, Danny. This BS here is just too much.
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It's kind of harsh to tear into a guy that is a solid performer but has had to pump out dozens of "slum magic" or instant download effects for his employer. Give the guy a break! I personally really like his magic and teaching.
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You're a new guy here, so here's a tip..........unless you have something important to add, bringing up year old posts for no reason is to be avoided.
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Back to the original post:

"how does one determine how much to give, tip or whatever?"

I would think your applause would be what a performer would be working for.


I have read through the posts and have not seen this question:

"Why do you feel you have to tip at all?"

and I would follow-up with.....

Why do so many on this thread feel that there should be a tip, or expect a tip in this situation?

As this is a "well known" performer I would have to ASSUME he is being well paid to be there to perform and entertain.

When I spent 5 years at a high end restaurant here in Montreal I frequently refused tips, as I was being well paid to entertain their guests. This was always done very diplomatically. Often someone would leave something with the maitre'd. (which I actaully did not like, but did not refuse) or someone would seek me out and hand me something after I had performed at their table, this I would not refuse either, as it was in a situation where they may feel offended if I did refuse, and while it may not have looked good for me, it definately would have reflected on the establishment.
In some cases where I might find it appropriate, I would thank the client for their thought and leave them with my card should they ever need my services. I might also suggest to leave a positive comment on the table evaluation card.

Does everyone here on this thread perform EXPECTING tips??

Blair Marshall
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This is more a question you should ask your father is it not?

It is simple etiquette. Tip what you feel it was worth.
Danny Doyle
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<BR>In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act....George Orwell
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