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do you tip movers?

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afussyphase Thu 22-Sep-11 12:25:58

They are packing for us, too. How much, if anything, is it normal to tip them here? thanks!

CMOTdibbler Thu 22-Sep-11 13:44:53

I don't tip, but do buy nice biscuits and cream cakes

Mandy2003 Thu 22-Sep-11 19:55:52

Oh yes! Mine went above and beyond the call of duty (vendor claimed not to know she had to be out by 12.00) so movers were kept hanging around with a full truck for 4 hours. There were 3 of them and I gave them £10 each. Doesn't seem a lot really, but they were only on £80 per day each.

Driftwood999 Thu 22-Sep-11 22:23:13

As CMOTdibbler says - keep them well fed and watered and in a good mood and you will get the most out of them.

MrsAmaretto Thu 22-Sep-11 22:46:18

We gave ours a slab of beer (asked their office in advance what they drank).

Rindercella Thu 22-Sep-11 22:47:40

Yes, with beer.

beanandspud Thu 22-Sep-11 23:18:15

We gave ours £20 each and a case of beer between them. They were delighted - they spend a lot of nights sleeping over in the truck and although they can't drink a lot they appreciated a couple of bottles each night.

angel1976 Thu 22-Sep-11 23:28:42

I gave ours £20 each. They were really good, worked damn hard and one of them accidentally broke a shelf (my DH saw it and said it was a complete accident, the guy took a step backwards and stepped on it) but told his boss and got our waiting time fee taken off (£60+ it was). I think I felt worse for him than about our shelf! I also asked they re-built my DS1's cot into a cotbed and one of them spent half an hour doing it without the instructions. Bless him! They were Eastern European and I don't think they earn very much. One of them was telling us how the day before, he was on a job till 3am, had 3 hour sleep and came to our job! And they were delighted with the £20 each. If you can afford it and they did a good job, go for it. smile

Tigerbomb Thu 22-Sep-11 23:29:14

We gave ours £30 and a case of beer between them. They even took away some of the crap that the former owners had left behind

gregssausageroll Sun 25-Sep-11 10:47:37

Yes, with beer and I made soup and sarnies for lunch. They were a great bunch of guys.

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