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tipping $$ window installers

#1 Post by ilgirl » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:15 am

Hi, what is the rule of thumb when it comes to tipping window installers? I know it is probably appreciated but not expected. But what would be considered a reasonable tip for two installers putting in two days of labor (14 windows)? I know that one of the guys is on the payroll at the window company, the other is not.

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#2 Post by Skydawggy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:12 am

$20. each is pretty reasonable. They will appreciate anything you are willing to give them, not so much for the monetary value, but it's your way of telling them you appreciate them doing a great job. (assuming they did)

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#3 Post by ilgirl » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:31 pm

Thank you so much for the recommendation!!!

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#4 Post by TheWindowNerd » Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:18 pm

I agree with Eco.

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#5 Post by Windows on Washington » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:04 pm

Most do not tip so you are way, way, way far ahead of the curve.

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#6 Post by Skydawggy » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:22 pm

Many of our customers do tip. Our installers take it as a compliment as it says "job well done" to them. Many of our customers also will order a pizza.

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#7 Post by HomeSealed » Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:24 pm

We had one client recently that gave $250 between 3 installers plus Pizza!.. But that one was very gracious. I do have to say, that the greatest tip that you can give to someone working in your home is just to be welcoming to them. We've had clients who've made us lunch daily, filled coolers with soda and water in the summer, etc, etc. That's the stuff that I really remember. :D

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#8 Post by samantha77 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 7:07 am

I agree with the sentiment. Our installers will come back to the office with a plate of cupcakes or treats every once in a while and you can tell they're happy. I think it's the recognition that their work was appreciated and the customer was satisfied more than the food, but something tasty at the end of a long day probably isn't so bad...

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