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KCChiefsMan
11-11-2009, 06:22 PM
Question in the title, how much is a proper tip for a bed and a couch? They will come tomorrow. Thanks

Rain Man
11-11-2009, 06:24 PM
I hate having to tip people for doing their job. My guess would be $10 if it's a straight shot and $20 if there are stairs. Give the money to the head guy and it's his problem about how to share it.

Deberg_1990
11-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Nothing. Ive never tipped a furniture delivery guy.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-11-2009, 06:25 PM
Yeah, I'd tip $10 if it's level and $20 if they need to climb stairs.

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-11-2009, 06:26 PM
Unless they somehow went above and beyond their normal duties I wouldn't tip them anything.

KCChiefsMan
11-11-2009, 06:27 PM
no stairs, I'll just give them $10. Thanks guys

Doob02
11-11-2009, 06:27 PM
NOT A DIME ITS THEIR JOB.. IF THEY DON"T WANT TO MOVE FURNITURE GET A DIFFERENT JOB

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:28 PM
I worked in the warehouse for a furniture company about 30 years ago, and most never tip the delivery worker.

I would suggest about 20 bucks.

The guys making the delivery work a hell of a lot harder than someone bringing pizza to your door, and don't really make a lot more than the pizza delivery driver.

Deberg_1990
11-11-2009, 06:28 PM
These guys make more than minimum wage. Its not like a waiter or waitress..

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:29 PM
NOT A DIME ITS THEIR JOB.. IF THEY DON"T WANT TO MOVE FURNITURE GET A DIFFERENT JOB

You don't have a fucking clue.

Most are always looking for a different job.

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:31 PM
These guys make more than minimum wage. Its not like a waiter or waitress..

And they work a hell of a lot harder than a waiter or waitress.

Yet, because of tips, wait people, depending on the place, make pretty decent jack.

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:32 PM
I hate having to tip people for doing their job. My guess would be $10 if it's a straight shot and $20 if there are stairs. Give the money to the head guy and it's his problem about how to share it.

Yet, you'll tip a pizza delivery driver.

wild1
11-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Why the hell would you tip a furniture mover?

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-11-2009, 06:34 PM
Yet, you'll tip a pizza delivery driver.
Not everyone does, back when I did it at least 50% of the customers did not tip.

DaKCMan AP
11-11-2009, 06:35 PM
If the store charges for delivery, I don't tip. If delivery is free then I tip $10-$20.

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:36 PM
Not everyone does, back when I did it at least 50% of the customers did not tip.

If I were the driver, the next time they ordered, I'd piss on their pizza before I delivered it.

KCChiefsMan
11-11-2009, 06:43 PM
there was a $10 delivery fee, but I'll still tip

bevischief
11-11-2009, 06:45 PM
Nothing. Ive never tipped a furniture delivery guy.

This.

Especially this after I lost a couch by those a##clowns, they pick it up fix it on warranty and have record of picking it up but no idea where they placed it. Got $700 in credit after the wife was done with the them. (The couch was only worth $300)

KCChiefsMan
11-11-2009, 06:46 PM
This.

Especially this after I lost a couch by those a##clowns, they pick it up fix it on warranty and have record of picking it up but no idea where they placed it. Got $700 in credit after the wife was done with the them. (The couch was only worth $300)

What am I missing here? You lost your couch and then got $700 for a $300 couch? That doesn't sound bad to me

bevischief
11-11-2009, 06:47 PM
Where did you buy the couch from?

Donger
11-11-2009, 06:49 PM
It wouldn't even have occurred to me that one should tip furniture delivery people.

Rain Man
11-11-2009, 06:53 PM
Yet, you'll tip a pizza delivery driver.


And I'll hate doing it.


If I was president, the first thing on my agenda would be to make tipping illegal. Tipping is the worst thing that ever happened to this country.

pr_capone
11-11-2009, 06:55 PM
If the store charges for delivery, I don't tip. If delivery is free then I tip $10-$20.

exactly what I do

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:55 PM
And I'll hate doing it.


If I was president, the first thing on my agenda would be to make tipping illegal. Tipping is the worst thing that ever happened to this country.

If you did that, you'd have to increase the minimum wage.

With the cost of wages increasing, the cost of food increases.

So we'd end up paying anyway.

milkman
11-11-2009, 06:58 PM
If the store charges for delivery, I don't tip. If delivery is free then I tip $10-$20.

In the big picture, it makes little difference, since most don't tip furniture dlivery people, but the delivery charge isn't going into the delivery people's pocket.

Donger
11-11-2009, 06:59 PM
And I'll hate doing it.


If I was president, the first thing on my agenda would be to make tipping illegal. Tipping is the worst thing that ever happened to this country.

I disagree. In England, they decided that the tip should be just rolled into the bill regardless of service, so they created some tax to cover it. As most intelligent people predicted, for some weird reason, the quality of service got worse.

DaFace
11-11-2009, 07:01 PM
The furniture place I got our couch and love seat from wanted $75 to deliver it. I ended up just picking it up, but no way in hell would I be tipping on top of a charge like that.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-11-2009, 07:05 PM
The furniture place I got our couch and love seat from wanted $75 to deliver it. I ended up just picking it up, but no way in hell would I be tipping on top of a charge like that.

This is a good point. If you're paying a delivery fee, I wouldn't tip. Sorry pops, they should start their own moving company if they're making $9 an hour on a $75 delivery.

Rain Man
11-11-2009, 07:06 PM
I disagree. In England, they decided that the tip should be just rolled into the bill regardless of service, so they created some tax to cover it. As most intelligent people predicted, for some weird reason, the quality of service got worse.

Okay, okay, it's anti-capitalistic on the surface. After meeting with my policy advisors, I have changed my position so that instead of making tips illegal, all tips will be anonymously made to a person via the web. That way, you can tip as much or little as you like without fear of being labeled a cheapskate if you thought the service stank. Right now, the challenge is that any tip below 20 percent means that you can never visit the establishment again without fear of worse service or even reprisal. Because of tipping, I will just tip 20 percent across the board and then not go back to restaurants where I got bad service. Therefore, the restaurant owner gets punished and the server just gets a communistic 20 percent that is fueled by societal pressure.

KCChiefsMan
11-11-2009, 07:07 PM
The furniture place I got our couch and love seat from wanted $75 to deliver it. I ended up just picking it up, but no way in hell would I be tipping on top of a charge like that.

ya, if it were that much I'd be going somewhere else

milkman
11-11-2009, 07:10 PM
The furniture place I got our couch and love seat from wanted $75 to deliver it. I ended up just picking it up, but no way in hell would I be tipping on top of a charge like that.

Well, that's a ridiculous fee for the service.

I sure as hell wouldn't expect anyone to pay a tip after that.

But then, most people don't tip anyway, so what the hell difference does it make?

Where I worked, delivery was free.

Of course, that was 25 years ago, and that place is long since out of business.

milkman
11-11-2009, 07:13 PM
Okay, okay, it's anti-capitalistic on the surface. After meeting with my policy advisors, I have changed my position so that instead of making tips illegal, all tips will be anonymously made to a person via the web. That way, you can tip as much or little as you like without fear of being labeled a cheapskate if you thought the service stank. Right now, the challenge is that any tip below 20 percent means that you can never visit the establishment again without fear of worse service or even reprisal. Because of tipping, I will just tip 20 percent across the board and then not go back to restaurants where I got bad service. Therefore, the restaurant owner gets punished and the server just gets a communistic 20 percent that is fueled by societal pressure.

If I get bad service I don't tip, and make sur the server is aware that I'm not cheap, they just suck.

Rain Man
11-11-2009, 07:19 PM
If I get bad service I don't tip, and make sur the server is aware that I'm not cheap, they just suck.

Yeah, but that doesn't work for me, because I need approval from everybody.

Bacon Cheeseburger
11-11-2009, 07:20 PM
Okay, okay, it's anti-capitalistic on the surface. After meeting with my policy advisors, I have changed my position so that instead of making tips illegal, all tips will be anonymously made to a person via the web. That way, you can tip as much or little as you like without fear of being labeled a cheapskate if you thought the service stank. Right now, the challenge is that any tip below 20 percent means that you can never visit the establishment again without fear of worse service or even reprisal. Because of tipping, I will just tip 20 percent across the board and then not go back to restaurants where I got bad service. Therefore, the restaurant owner gets punished and the server just gets a communistic 20 percent that is fueled by societal pressure.
The restaurant owner deserves to be punished if his/her employees are giving shitty service.

wild1
11-11-2009, 07:23 PM
I disagree. In England, they decided that the tip should be just rolled into the bill regardless of service, so they created some tax to cover it. As most intelligent people predicted, for some weird reason, the quality of service got worse.

This is the truth. The service there is uniformly poor.

wild1
11-11-2009, 07:24 PM
You should all tell the salesperson that you will buy the item if they deliver it for free. Never had an issue getting the delivery charge dropped.

Braincase
11-11-2009, 09:40 PM
I call the company and tell them they did a great job. Money is a temporary thing. Praise for doing the job right = job security, and these days that is priceless.