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Good Install Today with HR44

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jab5325, Jul 27, 2013.

  1. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

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    I'am just busting his chops.

    He has been very helpful on these forums,he's helped me quite a bit since my new install.
     
  2. damondlt

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    Unless you go above and beyond your normal paying job, or make $2.50 an hour, your not getting a tip.

    I don't really see why you feel you need one.

    I most times do tip the Directv guys, $10-$20 depending , But only if they seem professional and don't look like they are expecting one..
    $50, Never! you want a tip, Ask Directv for more money!

    I Deal with homeowners daily as well. We agree on a price and that's that.

    If you installers feel your entitled to a Tip because the Homeowner got a free install, well I feel sorry for you because its not like you brought the equipment from your house and installed it for free.
    Waitress well they bring you food and clean up your mess.
    Directv installed makes their own mess and cleans up their own mess. So why should that call for a tip?
     
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  3. 242424

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    I'm pretty sure that's what he's going to fall back on but they charge for that, no need for a tip at all.
     
  4. Bill Broderick

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    I'm actually hoping that he will be my installer because I know that he knows what he is doing.
     
  5. satinstallerguy

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    Here's a tip for the customers , MOVE all your shit so we can get behind the TV's.

    SIG
     
  6. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Here's a tip for the customers , MOVE all your **** so we can get behind the TV's.

    SIG


    just for doing this, techs deserve a tip!
     
  7. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I'm actually hoping that he will be my installer because I know that he knows what he is doing.


    I can make that happen quite easily, of course you know what I want in exchange.... !rolling
     
  8. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Anyone that has to be bribed at the start of a job to do good work should probably be replaced. Pride in their work should be their main motivator.
    In my case I do take pride in my work, and I am not expecting anything out of anybody, the fact that most customers do tip, shows that they appreciate our work. My mentioning of giving the tip first was not to those who are NOT going to tip, those that are willing to tip, it would make sense to give it first as this would "tie" an installer to do an outstanding or much better that he had plan.

    I had a customer that upon greeting me, showed me a $100 dollar bill, he then tore it in half and gave me one half, he then say I would get the other half once the job was completed. Upon job completion, he asked me for my half and gave me a "new" $100 dollar bill.
     
  9. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Unless you go above and beyond your normal paying job, or make $2.50 an hour, your not getting a tip.

    I don't really see why you feel you need one.

    I most times do tip the Directv guys, $10-$20 depending , But only if they seem professional and don't look like they are expecting one..
    $50, Never! you want a tip, Ask Directv for more money!

    I Deal with homeowners daily as well. We agree on a price and that's that.

    If you installers feel your entitled to a Tip because the Homeowner got a free install, well I feel sorry for you because its not like you brought the equipment from your house and installed it for free.
    Waitress well they bring you food and clean up your mess.
    Directv installed makes their own mess and cleans up their own mess. So why should that call for a tip?


    Nobody, or at last my self, is saying that we (I) feel entitlted. if you don't tip, fine, if you show us love, it is greatly appreciated
     
  10. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy New Member

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    These Directv installers are getting as bad as Pizza delivery drivers with these Tips dependencies.

    Reminds me of Scooby Doo wanting a Scooby snack for every good deed.
     
  11. 242424

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    1. Sounds like it for the right price...

    2. Yeah cause the first thing you do in a restaurant is find your waitress and slip her a 20 before she comes to your table?
     
  12. Bill Broderick

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    ... just like you know what I'm looking for.
     
  13. Bill Broderick

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    The first thing that I do when I go to a wedding (or any other event where there is a bartender) is to tip the bartender a 20 when he gives me my first drink. Then I never have to stand in a line for the rest of the evening.

    When you want service over and above what it typically expected of someone, treating them over an above what is expected of you helps you get what you desire.

    Also, at my favorite steakhouse, the staff always goes the extra mile for my friends and me, partially because they know that we show our appreciation for that extra service by tipping generously.
     
  14. peds48

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    The first thing that I do when I go to a wedding (or any other event where there is a bartender) is to tip the bartender a 20 when he gives me my first drink. Then I never have to stand in a line for the rest of the evening.

    When you want service over and above what it typically expected of someone, treating them over an above what is expected of you helps you get what you desire.

    Also, at my favorite steakhouse, the staff always goes the extra mile for my friends and me, partially because they know that we show our appreciation for that extra service by tipping generously.


    Of course Bill, only us, New Yorkers know about this....
     
  15. JohnBoy

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    I'am going to have to start tipping my mailman for delivering my mail in a timely and orderly manner. :smoking:
     
  16. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    I'am going to have to start tipping my mailman for delivering my mail in a timely and orderly manner. :smoking:


    I always tip my Mailman, Sanitation folks, and my lawn care guys at the end of the year
     
  17. JohnBoy

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    Technically we all give you a tip.

    When Directv raises our bill every year you get a cost of living raise on our behalf.

    See, it all works out in the end.
     
  18. peds48

    peds48 Genius. DBSTalk Club

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    Technically we all give you a tip.

    When Directv raises our bill every year you get a cost of living raise on our behalf.

    See, it all works out in the end.


    wwwwwoooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, funniest thing I eveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer heard, I felt off my chair. I have not gotten a raise in like....hmmmmmmmmm NEVER. In this business is the other way around, we get pay decreases........
     
  19. damondlt

    damondlt New Member

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    So does the rest of the working class.
     
  20. MysteryMan

    MysteryMan Well-Known Member DBSTalk Club

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    My two cents......No tip gets you adequate service. Average tip gets you better service. Larger tip gets you outstanding service. We get what we pay for. ;)
     

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