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Old 10-29-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Monterey, CA
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How much should one tip movers? Is it a percentage of the total cost of the move?
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:47 PM
 
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How much should one tip movers? Is it a percentage of the total cost of the move?

Why tip the movers?
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:54 PM
 
Location: Monterey, CA
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Why tip the movers?
Is it the first time you ever heard of movers being tipped?
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:26 PM
 
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Is it the first time you ever heard of movers being tipped?
I'm just being facetious but still questioning why people feel compelled to tip ...
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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I'm just being facetious but still questioning why people feel compelled to tip ...
C'mon Don, do you stiff the waitress at restaurants too?

In answer to the question I have a lot of stuff, so in our care I usually buy some lunch (pizzas, drinks) and give them a modest tip. I'm thinking $10-$20 per person depending on the hours and effort spent.

Here one recommendation on the subject: Tipping Movers | How to Tip a Mover

Derek
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Old 10-29-2011, 11:52 PM
 
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C'mon Don, do you stiff the waitress at restaurants too?

In answer to the question I have a lot of stuff, so in our care I usually buy some lunch (pizzas, drinks) and give them a modest tip. I'm thinking $10-$20 per person depending on the hours and effort spent.

Here one recommendation on the subject: Tipping Movers | How to Tip a Mover

Derek
A waitress typically makes minimum wage and one of the few I don't mind tipping. I noticed tip envelopes showing up in hotels now and at fast food places like subway.
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Monterey County, CA
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A waitress typically makes minimum wage and one of the few I don't mind tipping. I noticed tip envelopes showing up in hotels now and at fast food places like subway.
Yeah, I certainly don't tip everyone. But if you have ever moved furniture or done some heavy lifting you know the level of effort these guys put out if they do it right. So for me if they do a job a like to offer them something above their basic wage.

Derek
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Old 10-30-2011, 12:26 AM
 
Location: Monterey, CA
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Hey Don, Derek pretty much said what I was inept to say myself. The movers deserve a tip if they do a good job. Heck, the norm is to tip pizza delivery drivers, why not tip movers that deliver my precious items...And no, even though expensive to pay the moving company, it doesn't mean that the hard working movers dont deserve something extra.

I'm thinking $40-50 for each, plus pizza and drinks on the house.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Oroville, California
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My last move was a short in-town from my two bedroom apartment to the house I just purchased (not a huge load of furniture in other words). Only about a $500 affair. I gave the two guys $60 and told them to have a nice lunch. The owner called later to make sure everything went well with the move. I said it did and he said the guys were very happy and impressed with a tip since it was so rare for a customer to do so in this area.
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Old 10-31-2011, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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I have made many many military household moves and have never tipped a mover. Their job is to pack and move your things. Why would they get tipped? Are you asking for something special not part of the job?

We have always fed them and provided drinks as a courtesy.
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