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Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

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MamaNDaddyof3
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Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

with our contract we get a yearly cleaning and check up of the ouil burner.....do I tip him??

Posted 4/7/08 8:23 AM
 
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Goobster
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

I say absolutely.

Posted 4/7/08 8:25 AM
 

MsMBV
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

ITA, unless he was a tool or left a mess.

Posted 4/7/08 8:31 AM
 

MamaNDaddyof3
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by Goobster

I say absolutely.



how much$$$???
thanks

Posted 4/7/08 8:34 AM
 

VickiC
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Why? I wouldn't tip him. He's doing his JOB! It's his JOB to clean and service the oil burner.

I just think tipping has gotten WAY out of hand in general.

Posted 4/7/08 8:37 AM
 

hbugal
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

According to my X YES!!! $5 or $10...becareful if his name is Tommy he might be my X he used to go through peoples basements when they left him down there!!! Tool!

Posted 4/7/08 8:41 AM
 

Goobster
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by MamaNDaddyof3

Posted by Goobster

I say absolutely.



how much$$$???
thanks



I would do at least $5.

Posted 4/7/08 8:42 AM
 

MamaNDaddyof3
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by hbugal

According to my X YES!!! $5 or $10...becareful if his name is Tommy he might be my X he used to go through peoples basements when they left him down there!!! Tool!



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Posted 4/7/08 8:44 AM
 

Geraldine
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by hbugal

According to my X YES!!! $5 or $10...becareful if his name is Tommy he might be my X he used to go through peoples basements when they left him down there!!! Tool!



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Yes, I would tip.......and apparently not leave him alone either......

Posted 4/7/08 8:59 AM
 

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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by VickiC

Why? I wouldn't tip him. He's doing his JOB! It's his JOB to clean and service the oil burner.

I just think tipping has gotten WAY out of hand in general.



I don't tip our guy. I already pay to have the extra part of the service so no tip from us.

Posted 4/7/08 9:10 AM
 

Bellaocchi
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

No, I've never heard of this

Posted 4/7/08 9:11 AM
 

anonttcer
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

We are big on tipping but have never tipped the oil burner guy.
I am paying a HUGE premium for oil so that it includes this contract- no need to pay any more.

Posted 4/7/08 9:29 AM
 

melbalalala
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by VickiC

Why? I wouldn't tip him. He's doing his JOB! It's his JOB to clean and service the oil burner.

I just think tipping has gotten WAY out of hand in general.



ITA!

Posted 4/7/08 9:31 AM
 

architectnycity
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

I never even thought to tip him.

Posted 4/7/08 9:49 AM
 

kabo0831
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

in respects to my father he works hard and he deserves a tip too. If you go to the diner and have dinner you tip your waiter and pay for your food then it the same thing with the fuel and fixing you oil burner. Say if you didnt have that contact and something broke you will be pay alot of money to fix that.. just keep in mind that everybody works hard not just waiters.

Posted 4/7/08 2:15 PM
 

kabo0831
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by MamaNDaddyof3

Posted by Goobster

I say absolutely.



how much$$$???
thanks



what company?

Posted 4/7/08 2:16 PM
 

architectnycity
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by kabo0831

in respects to my father he works hard and he deserves a tip too. If you go to the diner and have dinner you tip your waiter and pay for your food then it the same thing with the fuel and fixing you oil burner. Say if you didnt have that contact and something broke you will be pay alot of money to fix that.. just keep in mind that everybody works hard not just waiters.



A waiter is paid less than minimum wage because they are counting on tips. An oil burner repair man is paid to do his job. His salary is not reduced with the expectation of receiving tips. Everybody who works hard does not deserve a tip. People are paid to do their jobs.

Posted 4/7/08 2:37 PM
 

anonttcer
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by architectnycity

Posted by kabo0831

in respects to my father he works hard and he deserves a tip too. If you go to the diner and have dinner you tip your waiter and pay for your food then it the same thing with the fuel and fixing you oil burner. Say if you didnt have that contact and something broke you will be pay alot of money to fix that.. just keep in mind that everybody works hard not just waiters.



A waiter is paid less than minimum wage because they are counting on tips. An oil burner repair man is paid to do his job. His salary is not reduced with the expectation of receiving tips. Everybody who works hard does not deserve a tip. People are paid to do their jobs.



ITA- I work hard to do my job too- nobody tips me.
And in terms of that oil burner contract- we ARE paying for it. We are paying TOP DOLLAR for our oil so that it includes that contract. It's not free.
Compare the price per gallon of COD oil (with no service contract) versus the price per gallon at these companies that give you a so called "free" contract- and you will see this contract is not free at all!

Message edited 4/7/2008 3:07:26 PM.

Posted 4/7/08 3:06 PM
 

MamaNDaddyof3
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

I tipped him because I just felt better tipping than NOT tipping
thanks to everyone who answered my post
I gave him $10 and I have to say he seemed a bit shocked but very appreciative

Posted 4/7/08 4:13 PM
 

Chrisnamy
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by architectnycity

I never even thought to tip him.



me too!

Posted 4/7/08 4:44 PM
 

princess99
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

I used to tip all the time, until I had a puff back in my house last year and the head of the oil comapny was in my basement and told me to NEVER tip them, they are not supposed to be tipped and they make a salary. I was pretty annoyed after they were here month after month telling me my oil burner was fine when it was not and I had the fire dept in my house etc. I will never tip them again. Sorry for the mini vent....

Posted 4/7/08 4:48 PM
 

hazeleyes33
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by VickiC

Why? I wouldn't tip him. He's doing his JOB! It's his JOB to clean and service the oil burner.

I just think tipping has gotten WAY out of hand in general.




ITA with you.
I have never tipped the oil burner guy.

Posted 4/7/08 4:57 PM
 

jenn28
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

I always tip them. They are providing a service. Also, when I call them they are at my house in 20 minutes. It is definitely worth the $10.

Posted 4/7/08 7:04 PM
 

evnme
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

we dont tip

Posted 4/7/08 7:06 PM
 

beautyq115
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Re: Are you supposed to tip the guy that services your oil burner

Posted by ToriaRae

No, I've never heard of this



Me neither....We only tipped the guy who came and put in our thermostat...If it's a call about a problem I do not tip

Posted 4/7/08 8:02 PM
 
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