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    Tipping

    I have a couple guys installing a furnace and running new duct. Would it insult them or is it customary to tip at the end of a job?

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    money is Never an insult ...

    say, if they are doin' a bang up job for you ...

    just buy some lunch while they are there ..

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    lots of companies dont allow them to accept tips but the offer is still nice

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    Is there anyone who would get insulted by a offer of a tip? Noone I know. However, like stated, some aren't allowed to accept it, so if they refuse don't you get insulted. As far as customary, no. It's an extremely nice jesture. If you're real pleased with their work, offers of drinks(water,whatever) goes along way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokin68 View Post
    Is there anyone who would get insulted by a offer of a tip? Noone I know. However, like stated, some aren't allowed to accept it, so if they refuse don't you get insulted. As far as customary, no. It's an extremely nice jesture. If you're real pleased with their work, offers of drinks(water,whatever) goes along way.
    Actually my wife goes to an electrolysis technician and she seemed a tad put off by the offer of a tip. She considered herself a professional and refused it by saying "the price is the price". She said it kindly but firmly. I'm always awkward when it comes to this (amount, etc.). And, I always offer food and drink.

    My mother taught me no one should leave your home hungry.

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    not allowed to accept a tip

    them is fightin words in my book!



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    Cash is nice. But if tips are not allowed, a nice letter to the boss and/or to the local rag editor is the best thing you can do for them.
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    IMO there are many ways to show appreciation for/to someone that is 'going the extra mile'. And I personally think it is a good thing to re-enforce that choice... will make for a better tech.

    Things like something to drink (soda, water, iced tea, etc), and snacky food mid morning and mid afternoon would be nice...

    The point here is to reward effort.

    As far as a 'professional' refusing a tip... sounds like a pride problem to me.
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    It is nice to get feedback from someone after all is said and done. It may not be required because the person is doing the job and getting paid for it anyways but just from my exp. having someone tip makes for a happy day no matter what the tip is. As stated above even a nice comment to the boss is greatly appreciated.

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    Thanks for all the feedback, really appreciate it. Will make the end of the day less awkward.

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    I think it is a kind gesture and is more of a pat on the back for the guys. I also think the food and drink are a good tip, don't have to give cash, just a good luch sometimes can go a long way. Maybe the guys will go the extra mile on your install.
    We only want to do it, if we can do it right.

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    Two points of view----owners say No----workers say YES.
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    When working in a Hotel I always turned down the tip. I was paid good so the tip ment little. My coment was always, "NO that is not necessary I get paid good, but always tip the Bell hop, or other hotel employees."
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    Its always nice to get a tip. Makes you feel a little better about your work.

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    Twilli solicit tips, Twilli used to be extortionist
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    It all depends on the job.

    If they did a good job and you feel they deserve it, because they were courteous, polite, performed a proper performance, were informative, and cleaned up after themselves... Then I would say YES!
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    Some customers will be offended if you don't accept the tip.
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    I accept the tip with the saying that it's unnecessary but, appreciated.
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    I don't understand not accepting the tip because you are paid well, the tip is not compensation, I'm sure they paid alot for the job as well. Isn't it more of an appreciation thing and not compensation?
    We only want to do it, if we can do it right.

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    Oops. Maybe I was too giddy too early.

    Yesterday they were supposed to finish and in their haste, made a huge ugly cut in my floor for the register. Got some sanding and finishing to do - still a great job. But, now it kind of takes away a little from my wanting to tip.

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