Do You Tip Internet Installers?
Are you switching internet providers, need the internet set up in your new house, or having a problem with your existing internet service fixed? Internet service lets us connect with the world around us, work from home, stream our favorite content, research new topics, and browse the web.
Although it’s not 100% true, it can certainly seem that we couldn’t live without internet service. According to Statista, 85.8% of the total US population used the internet last year. That includes you if you’re reading this article! What’s surprising about this little factoid is that it includes the entire US population, not just adults. That means that it counts infants and 100-year-olds and everyone in between. Since babies don’t usually use the internet, it effectively means that close to 100% of those who can use the internet, do use the internet. We’ve certainly come a long way in just a few short years.
When you need to switch internet providers, have a new internet setup installed, or have an internet problem fixed, scheduling a visit with your internet technician is only a phone call or click away. Once you’ve made your installation appointment, you might be wondering whether you’re supposed to tip your internet installer. So, are you supposed to tip internet installers or not? We’ll answer this question and more in the rest of the article.
Do You Tip Your Internet Installer?
No, you don’t have to tip your internet installer even though you might think your installer deserves a tip for good service. This is because it’s not customary or expected to tip your internet technician. Also, many internet companies ban their installers from accepting or soliciting tips from customers. Unfortunately, these corporate anti-tipping policies can turn a thoughtful tip into an awkward exchange that you might want to avoid. Since your internet technician won’t be expecting a tip, don’t feel bad about not leaving a tip.
How Much To Tip Your Internet Installer?
First, keep in mind that you don’t have to tip your internet installer. It’s just not a thing. That said, your installer will appreciate your tip, assuming that their company allows them to accept tips. If you don’t know if their company allows tips, just ask them.
Instead of offering a monetary tip – or if they can’t accept one – you could offer your internet installer a canned or bottled drink. It’s a thoughtful gesture that will be appreciated. It lets you ‘tip’ people even when a tip isn’t called for or allowed.
What Would Your Internet Installer Appreciate More Than A Tip?
What your internet installer appreciates more than a tip is a customer that’s ready for their visit. That means make sure you’re at home for your appointment, clear a path to the installation area, and take out any equipment you need them to set up. This makes the job easier for them and gets them out of your hair sooner. That’s a win-win tip!