- Honest Work Deserves an Honest Tip
- To Tip or Not to Tip
- Who is Most Likely to Tip?
- Why Are They More Likely to Tip?
- You May Be Surprised by Those Who Are Not Likely to Tip
- What About Studies on Other Alumni?
1. Honest Work Deserves an Honest Tip
It’s hard work moving from one part of the country to another. The men and women who move your furniture safely and get it to you in time for you to settle into your new home get paid by the company they work for, but very often customers feel the need to tip, particularly if the job is done well. It’s amazing to find out which customers are likely to tip movers and which aren’t.
2. To Tip or Not to Tip?
First, let’s address the topic of tipping movers. Is it required, and if so, what percentage of the total cost is an appropriate tip? While tipping is not a part of a moving company’s policy, and certainly not expected, it is acceptable to tip your movers. This is especially true if they’ve taken the time to tip well. If you decide to tip, there is no set percentage. Go with what you feel is appropriate to the job done.
3. Who is Most Likely to Tip?
Which customers are most likely to tip their movers? You’d be surprised how much UCLA alumni tip movers. UCLA alumni are some of the top tippers in the business. The psychology behind this is unclear. Maybe UCLA alumni are accustomed to tipping because of the cost of living in the California area. Perhaps there is a belief that the higher cost of living in the area warrants tipping.
UCLA alumni tip movers generously, according to some studies.
4. Why Are They More Likely to Tip?
Another factor here may be the success rate of UCLA alumni.
It is possible graduates from UCLA tend to be more upwardly mobile and consider tipping par for the course in any industry. While there is no real data to back this claim, the fact that UCLA alumni tip movers more consistently than other groups tends to suggest a unique and similar mindset.
5. You May Be Surprised By Those Who Are Likely Not to Tip
While you’d be surprised how much UCLA alumni tip movers, there are other groups of people who you’d expect might tip movers that don’t. Many people who work for companies that pay moving expenses aren’t as inclined to tip movers, though you might expect them to do so since they aren’t paying for the overall moving expense. The average middle-class family is more likely to tip movers than individuals whose company is paying moving expenses. Perhaps this is because the individual feels their company has already taken care of everything, including any tip.
6. What About Studies on Other Alumni?
If UCLA alumni tip movers on a regular basis, what about alumni from other schools? There isn’t enough research done on the topic to suggest all alumni tip movers as consistently as UCLA alumni, which seems to support some of the theories behind why UCLA alumni are better, more consistent tippers when it comes to moving.