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Old March 2nd 05, 09:11 AM
 
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On LBC radio I caught the tail end of a discussion about tipping
tradesmen. The presenter, Daisy what ever her name is, actually
advocated tipping a plumber for doing a good job.
Perhaps the idea could be extended to other groups who don't need or
deserve a tip.
Any ideas, I thought perhaps solicitors or estate agents.

Kevin


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Old March 2nd 05, 09:18 AM
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On 02 Mar 2005, wrote

On LBC radio I caught the tail end of a discussion about tipping
tradesmen. The presenter, Daisy what ever her name is, actually
advocated tipping a plumber for doing a good job.
Perhaps the idea could be extended to other groups who don't need or
deserve a tip.
Any ideas, I thought perhaps solicitors or estate agents.


One's ex-partner when they pick up the kids on time?

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Old March 2nd 05, 09:19 AM
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On LBC radio I caught the tail end of a discussion about tipping
tradesmen. The presenter, Daisy what ever her name is, actually
advocated tipping a plumber for doing a good job.
Perhaps the idea could be extended to other groups who don't need or
deserve a tip.
Any ideas, I thought perhaps solicitors or estate agents.


don't know about plumbers (they charge enough to start with), but I
tipped a roofer once for doing more than he quoted for and coming on a
Sunday.

LJ


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Old March 2nd 05, 09:34 AM
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Seconded!

Moving is a stressful time!
We used a local Hull company Hardakers and the guys they sent lightened the
day with one-liners (probably used the same one-liners for 30 years).
But it lightened the day for all concerned and resulted in decent tips for
their efforts!

Phil




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Old March 2nd 05, 03:56 PM
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In message , Sam Nelson
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Last time we moved house, the Pickfords crew that turned up did a fantastic
job. I couldn't fault them, and I have plenty of experience of good and
bad removers. They got good tips.


Yep same as my experience with Pickfords, with the same outcome for the
blokes . . . and a tip for others, Pickfords are amenable to haggling,
we got them down to 40% of their original quote, which was only a little
more than the quotes from Taykitt & Scarper type operations.

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