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Tipping Window Installers?

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by 3kids4me, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. 3kids4me

    3kids4me TUG Lifetime Member

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    There are varying opinions on the internet so I wanted to get the opinions of folks here.

    Would you tip window installers and if so, how much?

    Thank you!!
     
  2. Ridewithme38

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    I'm cheap...Depending on how long it took(Big bay window or just a double hung) and how many people it took to do it....I'll usually throw them enough money to buy them lunch
     
  3. Elan

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    As with most service providers, I don't tip unless they do things that are exemplary or perform additional services beyond those that are billed.
     
  4. easyrider

    easyrider TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    No one tips construction workers. Making or buying them lunch makes them uncomfortable as well. Would you tip the checker at Walmart ?

    The best thing to do if you enjoyed the work process is to give them a good reference to their boss.
     
  5. cgeidl

    cgeidl Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    No

    No.I thought your title meant the installers were drinking. At the rates charged we never tip service personnel as they make more than we ever did.
     
  6. Rose Pink

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    I agree with this.
     
  7. tlwmkw

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    With all the computer topics on TUG recently I thought you were referring to Microsoft Windows. This made the title of the thread very confusing. Glad I looked to see what it was all about. Regardless, I wouldn't tip the window installers.

    tlwmkw
     
  8. pgnewarkboy

    pgnewarkboy TUG Member

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    In my experience Windows basically is self-installed. Once down loaded an automatic installer begins its job. I definitely would not tip the windows "installer". I am totally not confused on this point.
     
  9. rosebud5

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    No tips from me. I'm sure they are paid well.
     
  10. dougp26364

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    Why? Why is it everyone in America thinks they need to tip or be tipped? My rule of thumb is, if they make less than minimum wage, I'll tip. Otherwise they've contracted for amount they'll accept for the services they preform. I would not be tipping general contract labor. I'm paying them the asking price and the laborers are working for the wage they've accepted.
     
  11. stevedmatt

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    I agree with not tipping, but I always offer a beverage or to order them lunch. The checker at Walmart has a better chance (if I shopped there) of getting tipped from me since he/she is only making minimum wage.
     
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    Always tip your surgeon

    I always make a point of tipping my surgeon. Half of the promised tip up front the other half if I survive the surgery.
     
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    Why

    Are they special? Do you tip everyone? Where I work we are not allowed to take tips and can be fired if we do and our wages certainly aren't even average so I am careful about who I tip.
    We did tip our carpet installer only because him and his helpers were afraid of us ruining the carpet when we had to move the player piano back onto the carpet so they helped us. I gave them an extra $40 for lunch and our carpet looks great and the piano is right where we wanted it.
    Bart
     
  14. Tia

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    your not serious right?:ponder:
     
  15. pgnewarkboy

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    I am not serious most of the time. :) Maybe tipping your surgeon is really a good idea!
     
  16. Tia

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    Okay gottcha ;)
     

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