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Old 01-22-2020, 06:29 AM
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If they work extra hard or do something exceptional, I give them something for a special lunch. If work is routine effort, then no.
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We had landscaping done by 4 people over the course of 4 days. Bought lunch for them each day and they were very appreciative and we even received a card from the company thanking us.
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it seems to me everybody in TV is looking for a tip?
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I always tip the service people. Next time you need them they never forget how nice you were to them and appreciated all their hard work in your home. Bless them all for their expertise to help me.
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i will typically tip workers around $20 and tell them to buy some lunch. Recently tipped my furnace worker who worked hard to solve a problem. You could tell he did not expect and was deeply touched by the offer. I think some workers are not appreciated.
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i will typically tip workers around $20 and tell them to buy some lunch. Recently tipped my furnace worker who worked hard to solve a problem. You could tell he did not expect and was deeply touched by the offer. I think some workers are not appreciated.

That's usually what I do also.

While I suspect that most of them are probably headed to the nearest convenience store, and could save money bringing a lunch to work, I have yet to have any of them not have their face light up...and profusely thank me.

And that reaction itself...makes it worth it.
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I own a retail floor covering store in Massachusetts. Tipping is not expected. That said on the rare instances our Well Paid (among the highest paid in our organization) crews do receive a tip you’d think they had just won the lottery. If a client gives them say $20 each....they are so happy. It’s not the money. It’s knowing that the client Appreciated what they had done...especially if the work is especially intricate or the materials especially heavy to work with. If our installers receive even a modest tip they tell the Whole store about it.
I’d say tip only if you feel you received exceptional service. (Though even then it is not necessary)
(From a floor store owner)

That pretty much says it all, in that it's not really the amount of money they receive from a tip...it's the acknowledgement/appreciation.

Thanks for sharing.
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it seems to me everybody in TV is looking for a tip?
Given the number of financial services companies around here, I would say the tip most in demand is;


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I provide food and beverages for the workers. When we had our garage floor coated, they showed up early and I bought them donuts and coffee for breakfast. When I had work done on my kitchen, I bought them subs, chips and soda for lunch.
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No matter who is doing a service at my home, I always offer water, pop, or coffee. I rarely tip skilled tradesmen unless they have done something that is so far above and beyond the contracted work. Furniture delivery people always get at least $10 each. Our movers got $50 each and they deserved every penny.

The part of tipping culture that frosts my shorts are counter tip jars where the only thing happening is a transaction. YMMV.
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Is there a rule of thumb for tipping floor installers? We are having 1200 square feet of laminate installed by 3 guys.
I always tip IF they did a good job, they were on time, courteous and respectful. But never more than $20.00 each.
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Is there a rule of thumb for tipping floor installers? We are having 1200 square feet of laminate installed by 3 guys.
Regarding tipping of workmen general; we recently had our home re-roofed here in TV. Upon watching how hard those folks worked and keeping in mind the general Florida wage scale, we decided to tip the roofing crew $100 per.
Jus' sayin'.
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Wow! Upon spending upwards of 2 grand for floor covering, most of which goes to the higher ups, it seems particularly paltry to give just $20. Why not give a waitress a dime by comparison. To me, and I used to lay carpet, a fifty for the guy in charge and 50 for his helper would seem appropriate. You are going to have that carpet for many years. Perhaps it will need a restretch periodically? You are going to get a guy who is wanting to do work for you as opposed to just doing it. Also, as with any tips, I might give the guy 30 when he walks in the door and another 20 when the job is completed. If you are going to tip, then tip. Don't insult the guy!
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Just had 3 rooms 1 walk in closet and 2 other closets carpeting removed and laminate installed last month Dec
The installers went above and beyond in dissembling our furniture removing it and installing laminate
They took old carpet temporally place it on the areas they would be walking at end of install removed it
Great care was taken on every step of the process. They leveled the floor made sure no dust or contaminant would be under the flooring.
Even when they installed 1/4 round around the base they notice a slight color variation in the paint.
They painted all my base boards to match..Everything was re assemble placed back exactly where it was located
Yes we tipped the installers they went above and beyond . Got it right 100% the first time
The Company the Floor Shoppe
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