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Old 04-29-2015, 11:01 AM
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I usually leave plenty of water, Gatorade, coke and diet coke in a cooler for the movers, I also tip $20--$30 per person in the middle of the move and say something like will you be taking a lunch break? Then you can use this now for lunch. Just lets them know I appreciate their efforts. It works. A person can't do their best when hungry. Ok, perhaps they should have thought ahead and packed a lunch but it doesn't always work out that way.
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Old 02-03-2016, 08:45 AM
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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While I find the practice of tipping people to do their job unsettling and tend to fight against it, I do tip for exceptional work. But, to answer the OP's question, I'd tip on the first day in the event the movers are different for the second day.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:21 AM
Location: Sun City West, Arizona
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Originally Posted by TamaraSavannah View Post
Well, if you are going to tip the movers, tip them before they load your stuff in the truck. That's just basic common sense. I mean, it's not like tipping cows.

Sorry, couldn't resist.

Basically in the past and what I will do again in a few days, is put some sodas and bottled water in the frig's and tell them that they are for them.

I think it makes for a better move.
I understand the logic of tipping them in advance, but then if they do a less than stellar job, you tipped them for poor service.
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