Do I have to tip the furnace repairman (direct energy)?

I know with independent repairmen you would pay them directly and give a tip if they did a good job, but what about for repairmen from the furnace company. My home furnace is frotm Direct Energy and they sent a repairman here to fix it. I don't pay the guy directly, the repair bill is added onto my monthly heating bill. Do I still give the repairman a tip or do I just thank the guy?

Asked By: - 1/25/2013
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You need to check with Direct Energy. Many companies and corporations frown on, if not outright prohibit tipping their employees. I tried to tip my Comcast Cable service technician once because he resolved a problem that two other technicians couldn't... and he said he wasn't allowed to accept it.
Answered By: Get In Line - 1/25/2013
Additional Answers (5)
If you think his service was very good and really liked him, a tip would be fine, but it doesn't have to be money. If you cook a tasty treat such as fresh cookies or bread, if he drinks a six pack of his favorite, etc. Remember at tip is to show gratitude for service that is above average. It is not an entitlement.
Answered By: Tim - 1/25/2013
just thank the guy.
Answered By: Cupcake - 1/25/2013
I would not tip the repairman but might offer him a bottled water or soft drink. That's what I do.
Answered By: Stevie N - 1/25/2013
I wouldn't tip a repairman regardless. Tips are for people whose jobs resemble those of servants. A repairman, independent or not, shouldn't think of his job that way. If a repairman thinks his services are worth more than his stated fee, he should simply charge more.
Answered By: Villager - 1/25/2013
Never tip a professional tradesperson. They are probably making more money than you.
Answered By: Karen L - 1/25/2013
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