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Old 12-22-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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We had a two-day move. On the first day, they loaded the truck. Then we had to wait the weekend (Due to our closing date) and they unloaded the truck. I tipped them after they loaded, then tipped them again when they unloaded. About $40 apiece, twenty bucks each day.

Let me tell you what. They had a good attitude the first day, but a great one the second. And when you have guys toting around things like china and other fragile stuff, it's partly generosity and partly insurance.

As a result, they worked hard, had a great attitude, and took extra care with our stuff. I have no problem with tipping in those situations, and I dislike cheapskates.
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Old 12-22-2018, 06:43 PM
 
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I donít tip them in cash, but in wisdom like never wear white after Labor Day or buy low, sell high. This timeless wisdom will last much longer than a few green backs

Oh. You missed out on this timeless adage: Don't be a cheap bastard with guys who can drop fragile things.
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Old 12-23-2018, 06:57 PM
 
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We had a two-day move. On the first day, they loaded the truck. Then we had to wait the weekend (Due to our closing date) and they unloaded the truck. I tipped them after they loaded, then tipped them again when they unloaded. About $40 apiece, twenty bucks each day.

Let me tell you what. They had a good attitude the first day, but a great one the second. And when you have guys toting around things like china and other fragile stuff, it's partly generosity and partly insurance.

As a result, they worked hard, had a great attitude, and took extra care with our stuff. I have no problem with tipping in those situations, and I dislike cheapskates.
Cool. I dislike 99 percent of the people I meet.

But just cause someone does not tip does not mean they are cheap. Do you tip the cashier in a store, the person stocking the merchandise you buy, your attorney, tax preparer, EMT who might or did save you life, etc?
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