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#4587335 - 11/28/17 09:06 AM Tip Movers?
Tom NJ Offline


Registered: 07/27/06
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I have a major professional moving company (United) at my NJ house now, packing the contents for a move to Virginia. Is it customary to tip the moving crew (five guys). There will likely be a different crew making the delivery, and of course I will not know how well they did until everything is unpacked in Virginia.

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#4587339 - 11/28/17 09:13 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
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I tipped movers IF they appear to be countenances and do a good job. This for moving a two story 2400 sq ft home across State. Ed Ed
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#4587346 - 11/28/17 09:19 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
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People should be tipped if they provide quality service, it should not be assumed.
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#4587347 - 11/28/17 09:20 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
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Registered: 05/22/12
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Tom, Interesting question as we are starting to investigate companies to move us from CT to North Carolina. I would not be inclined to tip the movers as your contract is with a large national moving company. But pizzas at lunch time might be a nice gesture. But, I could completely change my mind depending on our experience.

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#4587351 - 11/28/17 09:23 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
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When my parents moved a long distance but within the same province they told the movers while loading. (Same people unloading at the other end) that if they were careful and took extra care there would be a generous tip at the end and showed them the cash but hung onto it.

It was the best service they received and all it cost was $50 per guy moving them ($200 total). You thought that you had given them a gold bar or something.

Tips can go a long way to an otherwise hard and thankless job.
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#4587354 - 11/28/17 09:25 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: StevieC]
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Registered: 05/22/12
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
When my parents moved a long distance but within the same province they told the movers while loading. (Same people unloading at the other end) that if they were careful and took extra care there would be a generous tip at the end and showed them the cash but hung onto it.

It was the best service they received and all it cost was $50 per guy moving them ($200 total). You thought that you had given them a gold bar or something.

Tips can go a long way to an otherwise hard and thankless job.


Good point.


Edited by Sam_Julier (11/28/17 09:25 AM)
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#4587369 - 11/28/17 09:49 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 07/21/02
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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
People should be tipped if they provide quality service, it should not be assumed.


^^^This.
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#4587373 - 11/28/17 09:58 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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I should add as well... We always make a point of tipping where it makes sense to and will do other things like buy contractors lunch etc. when having major work done. We have found that it goes a long way. Especially is you need warranty work or something in the future. Just FWIW.
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#4587410 - 11/28/17 10:32 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: jeepman3071]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


Registered: 10/22/09
Posts: 2737
Loc: Wet side WA
Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
People should be tipped if they provide quality service, it should not be assumed.


No it should be assumed. Tipping is Bovine Scat 50% of the time. People now days expect a 20% tip for doing their job not for service above and beyond. Give me extraordinary service and you will receive a tip. Just do your job and you'll be lucky to see any tip. Things were different when people made minimum wage. Lots of people today are on their way or moving to the new $15 minimum. They already have their tip.


Edited by JohnnyJohnson (11/28/17 10:33 AM)
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#4587412 - 11/28/17 10:33 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
Jimkobb Offline


Registered: 09/14/13
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No! Don`t tip them , leave them standing up. :-)
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#4587422 - 11/28/17 10:42 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Jimkobb]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
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Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: Jimkobb
No! Don`t tip them , leave them standing up. :-)


Especially cows. crackmeup
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#4587428 - 11/28/17 10:47 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
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Registered: 09/21/10
Posts: 6366
Loc: Texas
Early this am I was having breakfast and overheard a waitresses talking to the cook about boss cutting hours and how much they made per hour and how much the last check was. It was shockingly pitiful …

There were just two of us in the whole restaurant … I left about a 30% tip …

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#4587461 - 11/28/17 11:11 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: MCompact]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21185
Loc: Orlando, FL
Originally Posted By: MCompact
Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
People should be tipped if they provide quality service, it should not be assumed.


^^^This.


Yep. That's why I always tip good for good service.

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#4587474 - 11/28/17 11:19 AM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: Tom NJ]
JTK Offline


Registered: 08/14/03
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Loc: Buffalo, NY
For a whole house move with 4-6 guys, I tip them $20/person if they're doing their job.
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#4587544 - 11/28/17 12:10 PM Re: Tip Movers? [Re: jeepman3071]
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Registered: 04/10/16
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Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
People should be tipped if they provide quality service, it should not be assumed.


This, regardless of profession.
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