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    Always offer hot drinks whenever im making one and give glasses of cold water throughout the day. Also offer biccys with tea/coffee

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    My dh is a tradie so I always offer drinks etc any that come to do work at our place, but we always know them. Dh says he never expects to be offered anything but it's always much appreciated when it is. He has bought home all sorts of things over the years from people he has done work for. He has been given so many toys and DVDs for dd including a scooter she uses every day, plants for our garden, fruits and veg from people's gardens and once bought home a full home made sponge cake. I have asked him many times what he does to be given all these gifts and he insists he is just friendly and enjoys a chat lol.

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    My brother is atradie. He raves about the kindness of clients who offer cold bottled water on hot days. I think that's plenty. No snacks required.

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    I don't offer food but always iced water or a can of soft drink.

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    I've never had trades people at my house doing any form of job for longer than say a couple of hours.

    I have and would offer cold water, tea or coffee.

    If the tradies were onsite for a whole day or more, I'd probably offer a biscuit with the tea/coffee. I wouldn't feel compelled to provide anything more substantial though. I'd assume they like to choose/provide their own lunch for the day.

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    If it's more than a half day thing and there's more than 1 tradie then I will set up a table with a jug, tea/coffee/biscuits, esky with ice and milk/water. I work from home and would feel guilty about having my own cuppas and them missing out. In saying that I don't like talking to them just to make conversation.

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    I have had so many tradies at our various houses throughout the years and/or Removalists and I always offer tea/coffee in the morning and then cold drinks throughout the day. If I'm popping to the shops whilst they're here, I often ask do they want me to get them anything (mainly the Removalists).

    Most of them bring their own lunch, but I will offer biccies etc.

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    DP is a tradie but being a plasterer he's not often doing jobs on occupied sites, mostly new houses etc. If he is doing a job on an occupied house he gets offered drinks, but he takes his own lunch every day. Once when he did a job during a heat wave (his choice as he's self employed) he was given loads of bottled water in an esky (the job was for an owner builder).

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    I offer drinks and if I happen to be making something/going to get lunch I'll offer but they always bring their own food.

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    I offer cold drinks or tea/coffee

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