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Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎06-07-2010

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

If it is his business...no. I tip only employees who are not pocketing the fee. The only time I might tip an owner if he/she comes to do one job sees something else and fixes it without charge.

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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

 This is crazy,  people feeling they have to  "tip " .  Not sure where all this tip  idea began, maybe back in the day some old  handyman might  " cut you a deal on labor  or pass onto savings on parts " but  anymore people are charging   you for every aspect of  being employed such as not only for gas but maintain on their vehicles, auto insurance, health insurance ,  and their shop  utilities .

So, where does this end for  those on a tight budget ????  We also have many people working at stores that  feel everyone should tip them to pay for  doing their job  and providing  decent service . You see tipping jars  at self  service  areas  asking to pay for their employees  college  tuition .

I don't mind the car washes where  volunteer students  " earn " money by washing my car and I have the  choice of giving more than required but at least they  provided me a service .

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Registered: ‎01-26-2021

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

My husband always tips the guys that do work on the house. I tell him they are charging us enough for the work. He says if you tip them, the next time we might need them they will do a good job.

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Registered: ‎11-16-2014

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

Yes, we tip. My husband, when he was in college, used to deliver furniture for Abraham &Straus. He got good tips so ever since he is very generous with tipping. We had a guy in from Task Rabbit recently that he tipped to do some caulking. He fixed a closet door the next time free of charge. He calls monthly and asks if he can help us with anything. Added bonus he looks like Paul Newman.🤣😀

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Registered: ‎01-25-2023

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

I would not tip for this unless there is something extra done that he doesn't charge you for. I tip the landscape workers that we have help us because they usually do extra things for me and I also make sure they have drinks and food if they are here over lunch. I know they appreciate the extra few bucks in their pocket and the meal. I have an electrician here putting in a 50 amp line for the motorhome and I made sure he knows there is water and soft drinks, fruit and snacks in the garage fridge for them. I appreciate & respect the folks that work here for us and want them to know it.

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Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

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🤑  No one should ever feel the pressure to tip any workman as an assurance of quality service. Anyone who makes you feel that way needs to go.

Respected Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-11-2010

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

No
Honored Contributor
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Registered: ‎03-09-2010

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

Yes, if it is well deserved or if I feel someone went the extra mile for me. 

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Registered: ‎10-25-2010

Re: Do you give tips to workmen?

I do not tip workmen for doing their job.  Now, if I ask if they can  " do me an extra"  in addition to what they came to fix and they do, I will pay extra for their service.

 

I once had a repairman to fix my refrigerator ( under warranty, no cost to me).  After he was finished, I asked him if he could look at another refrigerator in my garage that wasn't keeping food cold enough.

 

He found a problem and fixed it...I tipped him $100.  It was worth it...a new service call would be more than that.

 

I have had eight trees cut down in my yard and the stumps removed.  I did not tip the workmen, who were the owners.  Trust me, they charged enough to make a huge profit.

 

Hanging a piece of soffit is easy.  $250 is more than enough for that job.  My husband would do it for no cost if you were our neighbor.  I wouldn't tip him.