Millions of people are asking the same question…
Are you supposed to tip movers?
Tipping service-industry professionals (such as movers) is like using a turn signal; unless you want to cause trouble or are absolutely certain that it’s not necessary, you should probably just do it. Now bartenders and waitresses may be obvious recipients of tips, but we have found that there is a lot of debate as to whether or not customers should tip their movers.
The short answer is… Yes!
Getting down to brass tax,As long as they provide satisfactory or even excellent service, you should tip movers between $10-$25 per person depending on how you felt about their performance.
Unlike some other service industry occupations, movers are typically straining themselves to their limits. They work rain or shine to sweat over your delicate and important belongs, often putting the safety of the furniture before themselves.
Heavy lifting and constant loading and unloading on busy streets is married to a high risk of injury. Working as a mover rapidly accelerates the daily wear and tear to one’s body and must be done correctly to avoid drastic consequences. As such, it’s especially polite to tip movers for their near-literal back breaking labor.
However, UNLIKE some other professionals, movers will seldomly extend a hand or ask for tip. Despite that, they typically do expect them. If you are satisfied with your service, tipping your movers is simply the right thing to do.
For a complete tipping guide check out this article we found on Business Insider.
In a way it all comes back to the golden rule: treat people the way you want to be treated. If you worked a service job and would appreciate tips, you should pay it forward!
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