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should I tip a dishwasher install man?

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getting a new dishwasher put in today--should I tip the guy who is installing it? (If it matters, I ordered it from Lowes and they hire out an independent contractor to put it in.)

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I wouldn't...unless he didn't something above and beyond.

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Pretty much what TimC said but then $10 should suffice.

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Ask him if he'd like a rinse cycle and start unbuttoning your shirt.

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Why would you? You paid full nut for the install already. I don't think what he does is at all similar to that of a waitress or someone that does hair or anything along those lines.

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I only tip delivery guys if they have a bitch getting things into my house. I just got my daughter a new bedroom set. The headboard and dresser were enormous and my stairs twist upwards. They had a hard time. I even had to lend a hand. It tipped the pair of them $20 (not much I know) because there is no way that they could have known up front how hard it was going to be.

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Not mandatory, but I tend to.

 

You could offer him 7 seconds of heaven in a closet, but make him wear Minnie Mouse Ears.

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Wait a minute... people wash their dishes in Detroit? I thought you guys just let them pile up. Are you the first one to buy one of these... did you have to import it from Ann Arbor? :wacko:

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I tip everybody

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Ask him if he'd like a rinse cycle and start unbuttoning your shirt.

 

Coughed coffee all over my desk after reading this :wacko::D

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The installers that Lowe's, et al send over usually do it on Lowe's terms, which means they accept a real cheap rate for their labor, which Lowe's gets a cut as well. So typically they are making less than if they are able to contract out on their own.

 

So I'm sure they would appreciate an extra $20.

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The installers that Lowe's, et al send over usually do it on Lowe's terms, which means they accept a real cheap rate for their labor, which Lowe's gets a cut as well. So typically they are making less than if they are able to contract out on their own.

 

So I'm sure they would appreciate an extra $20.

Thanks, Chief. That settles it.

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Are they disappointed that they don't get the full three inches?

 

 

I usually finish by 1.5"

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well, I tipped the guy (he had an assistant with him so I tried to tip $30). But the guy seemed like he didn't really want a tip at all and it was all I could do to get him to take the $20. He did seem to appreciate it but I think he was surprised that I wanted to tip him. (Please note that west Michigan is populated by a bunch of old cheap Dutch folks, so it is quite possible this was the first time he ever encountered anyone who wanted to tip him.)

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...or it could be that tipping a dishwasher install guy is a well-intentioned but frankly stupid concept. What's next, tip the guy who puts a new roof on the house? Tip the plumber? Tip the comcast guy when he brings you a new cable box? :wacko:

 

Tips are way the fark outta hand (and inherently a stupid concept anyway).

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...or it could be that tipping a dishwasher install guy is a well-intentioned but frankly stupid concept. What's next, tip the guy who puts a new roof on the house? Tip the plumber? Tip the comcast guy when he brings you a new cable box? :wacko:

 

Tips are way the fark outta hand (and inherently a stupid concept anyway).

 

It could be you're just one cheap sombitch.

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It could be you're just one cheap sombitch.

Or it could be that tipping the dishwasher guy and tipping in general is stupid.

 

Or both. :wacko:

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