May 21, 2013

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Hiring Movers in Naples? Here are Some Tipping Do’s and Don’ts

Although moving companies are part of the service sector, we sometimes forget that fact because we expect them to do a good job. A mover’s job performance usually determines the amount of the tip, although the crew will appreciate any amount you give. To keep your Movers happy and attentive to your belongings, follow the tipping advice below.

1. Moving is long, hot and back breaking work, and it is common courtesy to have soda, bottled water and sports drinks on hand.

2. Some prefer to buy their moving crew lunch instead of giving a monetary tip, and some do both. Either choice is acceptable. If you offer to buy lunch for the crew, ask them what they would like. After all, no one likes eating the same thing every day!

3. There is a lot of conflicting advice on how much to tip your moving crew. Percentages do not apply as they do in restaurants; the difference between a $1000 move and a $10,000 move is likely a matter of distance and not effort. A four-hour move usually merits a tip of $10 per mover, and a full-day move merits a $20 tip per person. If you have steep or narrow stairs or a lot of heavy items, consider increasing the tip.

4. Don’t give the tip to the driver or the foreman. Not only does it show that you appreciate everyone’s hard work, it makes sure that each person gets the correct tip.

5. Don’t “reward” your movers with a cold beer at the end of the work day. It’s stereotypical, it’s a liability issue, and professional moving companies do not allow workers to drink on the job. A cash tip allows workers to reward themselves any way they wish.

Whether you are moving across the country or down the street, you put a lot of faith in your professional movers Naples. You are trusting them with your personal belongings, and as service professionals you should tip them just as you would when receiving any other service. By following the advice given above, you can have a stress-free move and a happy moving crew.

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