Archive for March 16, 2012
Movers work really hard. They are responsible for packing, sealing, carrying, transporting, unloading, carrying and unpacking your valuable belongings. For this reason you will want to do some research in order to find a moving company who will provide you with high quality service. This is what you will essentially base any of your tipping on as well. So, if you have movers who have gone above and beyond what is expected of them to make sure that you have a good experience, then you may feel inclined to tip them. However, if you are only given subpar service from your movers, then you should not feel as though you have to tip them. The tip you give your movers should always be based upon the quality of service they provide, not on a set percentage. Also consider if they have moved a lot of heavy, odd shaped furniture, had to go up a lot of stairs or encountered any difficult situations. Whenever you have courteous, efficient, pleasant movers you will want to give them $10 per person for a half day (4 hour) move. If the move took a whole day, you should give each of the movers $20 and $40 for a 12 hour day. Whenever you choose to tip movers, you should know that there is both a right way and a wrong way to do so. If you are providing food, you need to ask their preferences just in case there are any dietary restrictions. On the other hand, if you are giving movers cash, you should make sure that you give each one their own cash. You should never give it to the foreman or the supervisor because you do not know whether he will be selfish and keep it all for himself. Regardless of what you decide to do, you should never provide the movers with any type of alcohol because they usually are not allowed to drink on the job or even have it in their van.