I think tipping a pre-loader is stupid, tips are for a client-service provider relationship, not for co-workers.
if you want to share your gratitude, buy them a bottle of wine, box of chocholates, gift card to starsucks or something. that way you're not crossing the line of tact and you can show your appreciation in classier manner.
I say a card. Now that you bring that point up, offering cash could be seen as insulting. Gift card, maybe?Hoser,
I would agree a gift is always a little classier but in all honesty some of the preloaders trying to scrap by on their hourly rate REALLY REALLY appreciate the $ "gifts". Then again some of the complaints I have heard makes me think a few already are sampling the gifts of wine!!!! Either way I just thought back to those days and wondered if it was still common. Any recognition is great, espec from a co-worker
Remember you get what you pay for. I know I worked harder for guys that tipped me, and the guys that didn't tip me...
When I was a cover driver,I would throw some money in when 3 or 4 regular drivers gave the preloader a card. But only to the really good ones.When I was a preloader my driver gave me a 10$ food cert. And I was far from the "best" preloader at least thats what he always says.
I have no one to tip, being a cover driver I'd have to tip every loader in the building... thats not happening.
The employee-customer relationship is a lot different than the co-worker relationship. I go the extra mile for all of my clients, but I wouldn't mind releasing the odd standard package to them during my comitted stops.Call it what you want. Are you telling me that when a customer gives you a water/soda/etc you don't go the extra, extra mile for them?
The employee-customer relationship is a lot different than the co-worker relationship. I go the extra mile for all of my clients, but I wouldn't mind releasing the odd standard package to them during my comitted stops.
You have to remember! Before PAS you basically had the same preloader until he qualified to drive. AAAH! The good old days!