Tipping Tractor Drivers

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  1. Gromett

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    I was wondering if it is good etiquette to tip the tractor drivers who get you out.
    I was going to and just saw one person do it but others haven't.

    Part of me thinks this is what they are getting paid for, I don't get tipped for doing my job. The other part of me is grateful and wants to get them a beer...

    there is a slim possibility I may get out without the tractors help though:Cool:
     
  2. jhorsf

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    Yes go on push them right over:BigGrin:
     
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  3. Langtoftlad

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    Tipping should be only as a token of appreciation for a job well done.

    So, yes tractor drivers are doing the job that they are (well?) paid for but why not tip them a couple of quid for a beer if they've been noticeably nice, friendly, helpful & efficient. Not if they're being surly & grumpy.
     
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  4. Diabalo

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    Depends how much bodywork he rips off in the process:Rofl1:
     
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    I guess people (like me) who have worked somewhere where tips are given are more likely to tip others than those who have no experience of receiving tips...

    I always tip people whether it is "the custom" or not... :thumb:

    I would tip the tractor drivers plenty so they would give me the heads up when they were tugging Slobadoberbob's van off so I could take the photos... for the site you understand... only for the site... :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:

    JJ :Cool:
     
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    :Laughing:Slobadoberbob won't need towing, he's been trained and has years of experience plus of course it's RWD with the weight in the right place, not like these ice cream vans the rest of us have..........:Rofl1:
     
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  7. jhorsf

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    Bobs winey bagel never gets stuck:BigGrin:
     
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  8. alan

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    Tipping

    I got towed of this morning very quickly and without any damage so I dropped the tractor driver a fiver, it was well worth it to be off the field with the weather conditions as they where and with two Geman Shepherds covered in mud every time we took them out.:thumb:
     
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    I heard one tractor driver tell a guy he'd just towed 'that'll be a fiver'.
     
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    Well I for one would not dream of not tipping him/her A fiver is nothing for getting you out of the shit--even if they are paid to drag you out he could always sit on his tractor and let you hook up your van.BTW rear wheel drive and never been stuck yet :Smile:
    terry
     
  11. dave newell lvs

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    If I get stuck and need a tow I'll gladly tip the tractor driver a couple of quid if he's friendly, helpful and gentle. I got bogged this afternoon with my Focus estate, I'd already been to the customer's van once and reversed out with minimal wheel spin but then a tractor towed a motorhome through my exit route and churned it up badly so I tried a different exit route and got bogged. I let my front tyres down to 5 psi, reversed the car as far as it would go then wedged some cardboard under the front wheels. 2nd gear and big licks on the loud pedal and I made it across the 50 yard lake of mud to the road in one piece although my once blue car is now a fetching shade of poo! Out with the 12V compressor to re-inflate the tyres and we're all happy.

    D.
     
  12. Stephen & Jeannie

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    I refer JJ to his earlier post !


    Et Tu Brute ????
     
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  13. Drew

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    If it floats your motorhome? Then tip :RollEyes:
     
  14. slobadoberbob

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    still here JJ not like two Feetwood's towed off

    JJ, I have plenty of photos of Rick (motorromain) ..Fleetwood Revolution LE and Brian (Destination Unknown).. Fleetwood Bounder.. who were towed off this afternoon.. what a mess they made.. biggest Furrows ever...as I say have all the dirty photos.. mud that is.

    Yes I would tip them.. I have seen them laying in the mud hooking up motor homes all day around me. I would not want that job.... there are three tractors working this area... and they have worked very hard.

    If and I say if I need to be towed then I would want to express my thanks to them.... a tip would be the way I would expect to do that.

    Would I give you a tip JJ:Blush: my tip would be to stop eating so many FBP:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


    Bob:thumb:
     
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    could not agree more

    I could not agree more.. know who your friends are.. or should I say those with the knives.. like JJ, Chris and Buttons plus a few more ...

    Bob:Blush:
     
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    Here's an answer to avoiding tipping!:thumb:
     

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  17. Stephen & Jeannie

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    Whoa there !!!

    Don't take it so seriously !!!...:Eeek::Eeek::Eeek:
     
  18. Gran & Rog

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    The Tractor Drivers at the shows we worked at used to get tips as a thank you but they never asked for anything.
     
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    Dont you just love people who never tip yet attempt to convince everyone that they are doing it for sound reasons. If you dont tip then the next tow will suffer, so think of them.:Blush:
     
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    We tipped the tractor driver. Very pleasant guy was he was
    not expecting anything either.

    Sonja
     
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