Originally Posted by Queen of Oakville
OMG. Mike is that with tips???? 69,000?? Around here, that is a pretty decent wage that people with a university degree are more than happy to make. If they are making 69K plus tips, I'm sorry but that is absurd. Like Krunch said, tipping in Canada is much more reserved. We generally leave four bags. I doubt my DH tips $20 bucks. He always handles it, I will have to ask him what he does. Now that I think about it, I might recall porters saying $5 per bag.
That is for their regular jobs. Many of the porters at the pier are doing this on their off hours for extra money. I spoke with one of the stevedores and he said his "regular" job was as a crane operator for the loading and unloading of cargo. A crane operator, in most ports, will earn over $100,000/year.