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How Much Should I Tip to Movers in Dubai?

By August 31, 2019 No Comments

Tip Movers in Dubai

As the owner of a moving company, one of the most frequent questions I get from customers is”How much should I tip movers?”. It’s clear for most people, moving is something they may experience a few times. The answers you’ll find range from well-meaning to downright insulting. As a society, we’ve got well-established benchmarks for other kinds of tipping: 20% in a restaurant or bar for example. But when it comes to tipping your movers or people you have hired for manual labor, the rules are clear.

Think Like pros to Tip Movers

Tipping is a portion of the price of your move. Some people can afford to tip more than others. However, if you would like to eat at a restaurant and can’t afford to tip the waiter any money – you can’t afford to be eating at that restaurant. As if you want to employ manual laborers and can’t afford to tip them, you should not be hiring them.

Tipping is expected if you get good service.

Dubai Movers employees are some of the hardest working individuals I have ever seen. They often put in 12 hour days with few breaks and no complaints. Once I had a teamwork 27 hours. I’ll paint a picture for you:

Dubai Movers needed a move in Abu Dhabi last year. The customer lived at the top on a hill, which – due to parking – our team had to park at the base of. The building management had chosen to paint the hallway to top it off. Fumes + heat + 4 flights of steep stairs. As our movers made their way up and down the stairs, it started to pour. The stairway windows–open due to the paint fumes–dripped water which makes them hazardously slippery. The movers continued to quickly and carefully load an apartment without getting a single thing sweaty or wet.

A Move Which Involved the Tip Movers

Without scratching the walls 13, they carry refrigerators to your 4th-floor walk-ups. Without inconveniencing your neighbors, our guys gently carry sleeper couches down spiral staircases. Sometimes they even work in the pouring rain, sweatiest days and slushiest snow of summer. They do all the things you cannot and won’t do. And though they make it seem easy–it’s not. They are.

Your tip’s amount will be dependent on the size of your relocation, and the amount of service that you get. Please DO NOT take advice from articles or people that say that you should tip $20/mover or $4–$5/hour/mover. That is a person that has never done manual labor’s advice. You hired those people to do something that you can not do.

Consider tipping 15 — 20% divided amongst your movers if you receive good service. If you get great service, consider tipping 25%.
For example, you hired two movers and your bill was $500. 20% of $500 = $100 give each mover $50.

Companies often permit you to tip with a credit card but might charge an extra fee. Tipping with cash is often simpler and you can be sure the money is going straight to the movers.

P.S. Offering water or Gatorade can be valued. You’d be amazed at how this happens.

For the hardest movers in Dubai City and beyond, check out Best Movers, and remember–always tip your movers!

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