Post # 1
I tip people making major deliveries and have added extra to the payment if I’ve hired someone to do a job for me that obviously was more work than they considered when they estimated (especially if I want to hire them again). What about the guys installing a sprinkler system or other such jobs? I offer cold drinks–is that enough?
Post # 2
Deliveries? Yes. Movers? Yes. The guys installing the sprinkler system? No gratuity. Pest control? No. Cable guy? No. I’m the same as you offering cold drinks and such in those instances. I think you’re good. If you’re blown away by their services, why not call the company and give the technician/service provider a great review? 🙂
Post # 3
No, I don’t tip anyone unless they’ve gone above and beyond with their service, but I like in the UK and we don’t have a tipping culture here.
Post # 4
Is it just me or does it all seem very arbitrary? I hate tipping culture
Post # 5
Depends. Some companies and services cannot take tips. Others are union and get paid very well and do not require tipping to componsate them fairly.
I always get Gatorade, water bottles, and small bags of chips for workers who will be at the house longer than 3 hours
Post # 6
I usually tip the cleaners $10 each but they do a fantastic job. When there was a schedule mix up one week and we got two differnt ladies who didn’t do as good of a job as the usual people so I didn’t tip them, but I know that company pays their workers well. Always tip food delivery, not really anyone else. Water and snacks for for workers.
Post # 7
I’m really against tipping in general. Certain professions like wait staff we always tip because they don’t make money. Where does it stop!? Are we expected to tip everyone we receive a service from then why am I paying them!? Hair people, nail people, the people at the coffee shop, now movers and gardeners and mail man. It’s out of hand