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Old 08-20-09, 10:46 AM   #1
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Do you tip movers?

For the first time in my life I've hired a moving company to help me move. Is it customary to tip the movers? I have no knowledge about these things.
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Old 08-20-09, 10:48 AM   #2
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i tip anyone who can damage me or my stuff. and if i tip, i tip before the work is done.
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bottled water and donuts.
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i tip anyone who can damage me or my stuff. and if i tip, i tip before the work is done.
the envelope was empty. i will find you. keep looking back.
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If you are there when they are packing or unpacking, have a cooler of water / drinks available and maybe spring for lunch. At the end of the job, if you feel they have done a good job, maybe a little something for the guys is not out of the realm of possibilities.
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Having done a few long distance moves, we found that tipping $20 each man/woman was very helpfull. This is done on both ends (loading and unloading). Yes it adds to the cost, but it helps preserve your stuff. For a local move, they get tipped once.
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Having done a few long distance moves, we found that tipping $20 each man/woman was very helpfull. This is done on both ends (loading and unloading). Yes it adds to the cost, but it helps preserve your stuff. For a local move, they get tipped once.
This was basically how I've done it in the past too.
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the envelope was empty. i will find you. keep looking back.
you frayed my brake cables didn't you?
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Yes, tip. Tip well. Especially the mover who's moving the breakables. Have some snacks and drinks out for them too.
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Yes, tip. Tip well. Especially the mover who's moving the breakables. Have some snacks and drinks out for them too.
and make sure the dancing girls have the right address if you are moving fine china.
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having done a few long distance moves, we found that tipping $20 each man/woman was very helpfull. This is done on both ends (loading and unloading). Yes it adds to the cost, but it helps preserve your stuff. For a local move, they get tipped once.
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Old 08-20-09, 01:14 PM   #13
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Yes. I slipped a twenty down my own shirt. It made me feel good about helping myself out, and made sure I was extra careful with my stuff.
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I also tip after a local move, and before/after a long distance move. I also try to have a cooler full of Cokes and gatoraides on hand as well just in case. Bonk in 100+ (F) degree weather sucks, so I try to be prepared against heat exhaustion.
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Old 08-20-09, 01:35 PM   #15
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I generally provide bottled water and tip $20 a person, assuming they dont break anything.
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I don't move much, but when I have, or when I've had to have stuff moved or cleaned out, I generally tip about $20/person and yes, the water is a nice gesture.
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A-ha! I thought I asked this question last year.

... and got a very different response. Now I feel kinda bad for not tipping?
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A-ha! I thought I asked this question last year.

... and got a very different response. Now I feel kinda bad for not tipping?
Was that back when all the "tip hate" was going on?
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Was that back when all the "tip hate" was going on?
I recall no such tip hate. was it?
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I recall no such tip hate. was it?
You only linked the search page. LOL


It was when somebody asked a question about tipping and it ended up going FOREVER and people were getting hot under the collar. Some were ADAMANTLY AGAINST tipping at any time to the point they were almost aggressive about it. May have been some spinoff threads too.
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i though americans tip everyone for everything? damn, i got ripped off!
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Old 08-20-09, 03:21 PM   #22
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Nah, they do a good enough job robbin' me of my hard earned cash!
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Movers are expensive. I have no desire to tip unless they used female models.
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You only linked the search page. LOL


It was when somebody asked a question about tipping and it ended up going FOREVER and people were getting hot under the collar. Some were ADAMANTLY AGAINST tipping at any time to the point they were almost aggressive about it. May have been some spinoff threads too.
you were supposed to go find the tipping thread, dur.
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+1 on the food and drinks.

I would only tip if they did an excellent job. Previously when my Family moved, we bought they guys lunch and they still charged their lunch time in...a crappy move, but whatever.
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