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Old 08-19-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I have a cross city move coming up. Although I had never heard of it before, I read something about tipping the movers. Is that customary? How much? I'm in Oregon if that matters. Might be a regional thing.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:09 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I live in Oregon too and every time that I have moved I have tipped my drivers. Everyone who I know also tips drivers.
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Old 08-19-2009, 04:16 PM
 
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How much did you tip them? Before or after the fuel surcharge?
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Central Fl
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If you do a search, there was a thread awhile back that discussed this in length.

Frank
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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I didn't tip the movers with money, but I brought them BBQ and all the fixings. They really worked hard after that!
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:51 PM
 
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I don't believe in tipping movers because they should be adequately paid by their employer. However, if you are moving some very heavy objects or things that are hard to move then I think they should be tipped. Tipping should be for service above and beyond their job description.

Many times I will use a temporary labor service and I will tip with these people because the agency they work for does not pay them a decent wage.

Always provide ample cold bottled water and if the move is going to take more than six hours lunch might be a good idea.
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Old 08-20-2009, 04:00 PM
 
Location: In the middle of nowhere with nothing
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Tip to your means and the quality of the movers.Even if it's only $10.Picture yourself doing what they did.Would you deserve it?
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Old 08-20-2009, 06:42 PM
 
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Tip to your means and the quality of the movers.Even if it's only $10.Picture yourself doing what they did.Would you deserve it?
Last time I moved, I moved 75 miles. The temperature in San Francisco was 55 when the movers loaded the van. An hour later it was 105 in the Central Valley where they unloaded it. You bet I tipped them. $20 each for the three of them. They were careful, hard-working, and very sweaty by the end of the day.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:04 PM
 
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Do you tip the barman?? How hard is to pour a drink? That's all, as you were folks
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Over the Rainbow...
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I have a cross city move coming up. Although I had never heard of it before, I read something about tipping the movers. Is that customary? How much? I'm in Oregon if that matters. Might be a regional thing.
Yes we have always tipped the movers and delivery men.
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