Do You Tip Contractors?
|July 11, 2007||Posted by derek under General|
As you might recall, my wife and I are in the process of having new windows installed in our home.
While the installation crew has been here working, my wife and I have been discussing whether or not we should tip each of the guys on the crew.
My wife doesn’t think we should tip them and I think we should give them something, although I am beginning to waiver on that due to a few issues.
When they first started the job I thought it was appropriate to give each guy a tip upon completion. However, since that time I have been disappointed with their performance on the job. They arrive late and leave early – which is why this is now the 5th day they are working on this job. There have been a few problems along the way as well such as scratches on a few of the lift handles on the windows, a ripped screen (which they said they will replace but has yet to be done) and questionable quality of caulking. All of these things combined is causing me to lean towards my wife’s opinion that we should not tip these guys.
When you have had contractors working in your home, did you tip them when they were done?