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Holiday Tips for Delivery guys

Discussion in 'The Voting Booth' started by Elke D, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Elke D

    Elke D Grumbler

    Want to know, for the holidays do you generally tip the guys who deliver your mat boards and moulding and glass every week and if so how much? How about your fedex and ups peeps? How about the ones that only deliver once in a while?
  2. wcox

    wcox CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I think the drivers should TIP us. Cause if it wasn;t for us they would not have a job.
  3. TEKniques

    TEKniques CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Well, if I ever meet the driver who drops my stuff off 4 hours from my door.... I hope he has a tip for me :)

    I will however be giving a gift to the shops that let me use them as a drop-off!
  4. lisamarie_b

    lisamarie_b CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    I usually give the guys $25 with a box of candy or something small. They have a hard job, and deal with a lot of ####.
  5. PaulSF

    PaulSF PFG, Picture Framing God

    I got 2x/week deliveries from LJ, and my drivers each got $50 from me. UPS also delivered regularly, but it wasn't always the same person. The one that delivered most frequently got a box of nice chocolates.
  6. pwalters

    pwalters SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    So the pizza guys, the UPS guy, the mail person, etc. should all tip us? Great, I think we just added a significant revenue stream.

    We always give the warehouse something (buy them lunch, gift certs, etc) for everyone to split with our major suppliers.
  7. RParrish

    RParrish PFG, Picture Framing God

    They probably made more than a lot of us!
  8. Ylva

    Ylva SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I don't. I would like to, but as Randy said; they probably took in more than I did this year. Sorry, just can't miss it right now.
  9. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I tip the weekly DonMar guy $50. Nothing to the UPS or mailman.
  10. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I have as great holiday tip for delivery guys of all stripes. Lock your cabs.

    Last week my local distributor's truck was flash-robbed in the 10-20 seconds he was bringing the stuff inside my shop.

    And he was parked right out front.

    Police figure some guys in a car were trailing him down the street (3 frame shops in 20 blocks) and determined his pattern, pulled up street-side as he was in the shop, dashed into his open cab and grabbed whatever they could find (his house and truck keys, wallet, and work order folder) and drove away, and neither of us could have seen this happening almost right before our eyes.

    And here's another tip - no one should ever be carrying their social security card with them. Ever. These robbers have his SS number, his address, his car keys and could steal his truck from his driveway in the middle of the night. He canceled his credit cards but what can he do - change the locks on his house and his truck? Would insurance pay for that?

    I feel bad for the guy.
  11. framelady64

    framelady64 SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    We can tell them what my supplier did.Sorry but in this down economy I am making a donation in your name instead of the cookies we normally send.
  12. couture's gallery

    couture's gallery PFG, Picture Framing God

    Only delivery we get is LJ once a week...my guy gets $50.....UPS is always different guy, rarely get FedEX, , post man gets $25....newspaper delivery gal gets $25......

    evreyone else gets tip : "3rd horse in the 5th race"... give that
    tip a lot
  13. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I think I may just slip a twenty to that delivery guy who got his wallet stolen in front of my shop. He lugs in all of the glass, afterall.....

    All i can afford - still have a massive stack of bills to pay from both November and December.
  14. Framar

    Framar SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I don't even know the guy's name, stuck the bill in an envelope and wrote "Merry Christmas!" on it - he nearly fell over when I gave it to him. LOL!
  15. Bob Doyle

    Bob Doyle SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    My guy, I love him, got fired last week. Don't know why, he has always been great to me and on time and always with a smile....

    I am glad I gave him the cash, moreso now that he got fired.

    I may have to start thinking about getting deliveries from a different supplier. You can't fire someone with young kids at XMas.
  16. DanGray

    DanGray MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    Well we do not have a single company that will deliver to us here in Cody, so this is a savings this time of year. The only delivery peple is UPS and Fedex, and this time of year we get a different UPS guy, so we give them a nice box a candy to keep their energy up.

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