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    funnybone
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    I recently moved, and when the move was done the mover told me that I should tip the workers; recommended amount is 10 percent of the cost.

    I have two complaints:

    1. He should include this in the price and tip the movers himself!

    2. If he feels that his workers did a great job then he should tip them! They are working for him, not me!!

    #956223

    TheGoq
    Participant

    The customer has to tip the workers how much is strictly up to him, this should be common knowledge but the mover should have told you beforehand that tipping is required.

    #956224

    littlefishy
    Member

    Yeah, what he said.

    #956225

    WolfishMusings
    Participant

    Personally, if you’re going to tip, the best way to do it is to wait until they’re nearly asleep, then sneak up behind them and give them a big shove.

    2. If he feels that his workers did a great job then he should tip them! They are working for him, not me!!

    In all seriousness, do you also not tip waitstaff at a restaurant based on the logic that the server works for the restaurant and not you?

    The Wolf

    #956226

    squeak
    Participant

    If the workers are African American, it’s insulting to tip them.

    (since this will almost certainly be misunderstood, no I am not serious. it is a ref)

    i also misunderstand it. But I trust you, so I’ll let you explain the ref

    #956227

    Josh31
    Participant

    “this should be common knowledge”

    For types of services that people use occasionally it will never be “common knowledge”.

    If there are tipping expectations and the business is relying upon these tips to compensate its workers, the business should be required by law to communicate that to would be customers up front.

    #956228

    nfgo3
    Member

    I don’t know about tipping movers (I do it, but no where near 10%, and don’t ask me why I tip). But if the boss asks for it at the end of the job, rather than when I engaged him, I would tell him that he should have said so before I signed up.

    #956229

    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    It is common knowledge that waiters get at least 15%. I don’t think it’s common knowledge that movers get 10% (I’ve not heard that).

    The owner should have told you in advance.

    #956230

    haifagirl
    Participant

    (since this will almost certainly be misunderstood, no I am not serious. it is a ref)

    A ref? Basketball? Hockey? Football?

    I know it can’t be baseball. They have umpires, not referees.

    #956231

    yitzchokm
    Participant

    10% huh?

    So on a $5000 moving job that’s $500, on a 10k it’s a “tip” of $1000.

    A moving job across BP is about 1500. Same town, no steps. It goes up quickly from there.

    #956232

    MorahRach
    Member

    I would never consider NOT tipping movers. 10% seems steep, and the amount should be up to the customer, but the act of tipping is most definitely necessary. When I moved 2 years ago, the movers couldn’t get my couch through the doorway of my new apt, it was August and boiling hot, they tried for 2 hours but ultimately it wasn’t happening. I gave them a huge tip because they had worked so hard. When you have a service provided for you, it’s appropriate to tip.

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