Who do you tip? I don’t mean waiters/waitresses (I always tip them) but, say, someone installing something in your house.
What about general delivery people? e.g. folks delivering a large appliance?
What about lesser deliveries? e.g. the UPS guy drops off a box.
What about a plumber or other repair person (assuming that person isn’t self-employed)?
We had hardwood flooring installed in one room recently. The guys showed up right on time, removed the old carpet, then said they had to go back to the store for the wood itself as it hadn’t arrived. They said they’d be back early afternoon. Late afternoon, the store called and said “can we do it tomorrow morning instead?”. This essentially meant I missed an entire day of work for nothing.
They came on time the next day, and installed the flooring, and did a decent job. Because I was ticked off at the scheduling foulup the day before, and they didn’t offer to move any furniture back into the room for us, we didn’t tip them.
They come back next week to do another room. I was thinking that if they show up on time and do a decent job we’ll slip each of them a 20. I think I gave carpet installers 20 bucks each a few years ago, when they recarpeted our entire townhouse - was that too little?
We didn’t tip the guys who installed our new AC system last year. We did slip the guys who delivered the new freezer 5 bucks each (would’ve been a bit more but I didn’t have any more cash).