KGO in 8:10: Mark Thompson’s Holiday Tipping Etiquette

A person drops money into a tip jar on a music stand at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Thursday, March 18, 2021, in New York, where professional musicians have been serenading health care workers, national guard staff, and calming members of the public getting vaccines to prevent or lessen the effects of COVID-19. Most of the musicians are top-notch professionals who’ve performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, on Broadway and around the world but whose income stopped when entertainment venues were shut down last spring. The tips go to the nonprofit ‘Sing for Hope’ who sponsors the musicians by paying them for their performances. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Welcome to KGO in 8:10, a podcast for exclusive, not-on-the radio comments, thoughts, opinions, and stories. We know you’re busy and have countless options when it comes to choosing podcasts, so each of our podcasts in this series will last 8-minutes and 10-seconds.

As a fan of KGO, you’ll get to hear from our five talented and veteran hosts discussing subjects that for a variety of reasons, don’t make it on the air. Some may be too personal while some may be too controversial. You’ll have to give us 8-minutes and 10-seconds to find out.

On Mark Thompson‘s weekly episode of KGO in 8:10, Mark and KGO News Director Bret Burkhart discuss the pros and cons of tipping. Listen as Mark includes a colorful anecdote about a Hollywood producer and his run in with a barista.

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