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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Just curious for those that don't offer anything would you also not offer a drink or tea or coffee to your accountant, mortgage broker or Dr if they came to your home for a scheduled appointment ?
    I don't offer doctor's anything....they only come out because one of us sick, and who wants to drink or eat something from a germ infested house?
    FTR I go to people's houses in my job andalways always always decline any offering....but most times I don't get offered anything, and if I do it's usually just a drink. So I feel fine with just offering a glass of water. I don't offer tea or coffee because we never have cow's milk, and that is not okay with general society

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Just curious for those that don't offer anything would you also not offer a drink or tea or coffee to your accountant, mortgage broker or Dr if they came to your home for a scheduled appointment ?
    I'd offer something if it was the type of appointment where you sit and chat. You can do that while having a cuppa. It's a bit harder to put up a wall while simultaneously drinking tea. I sometimes do home visits as an allied health professional and I always decline offers of tea etc because I can't drink it while testing.

    Eta: just to clarify if it's a long job, as in they'll be here for 4 hours +, I do always tell them to let me know if I can grab them a drink or anything.
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    I always offer hot/cold drinks to any tradie in our house. But then I will offer the same if anyone is coming over for an appointment, while I get they are being paid to be there I think it's just being nice and I was taught growing up to do it.
    I also offer anything I've baked or some lunch if there all day, most decline but at least I offered. We've got to know some of our tradies over the years and a great tradie is hard to find and harder to keep so this little bit extra definitely doesn't hurt!
    We're renovating and have a wonderful plasterer and tiler, they both are welcome to use the fridge or microwave as they please. Our tiler normally gets the key to our house and he comes and go as he needs to and I've normally got a beer for him at the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Just curious for those that don't offer anything would you also not offer a drink or tea or coffee to your accountant, mortgage broker or Dr if they came to your home for a scheduled appointment ?
    Only if we are sitting and talking and it's going to be a while. I offered my midwife tea/coffee when she did her home visits but she always declined, same with mortgage broker. I think it would be weird to offer a dr a coffee at midnight...I doubt very much they would take it anyway as they're always flat out with home visits here and get in out out as fast as possible.
    Also if someone is sick enough to get a home visit, the dr is the least of my concern tbh.

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    I always offer tea coffee toilet food. The other day we had council workers out the front re laying the road. It was a hot day and I took them out bottles of water each .. Same last year when there were busy fires near us..I made a tray of sandwiches and took them plus water bottles to the crew near us...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elijahs Mum View Post
    Just curious for those that don't offer anything would you also not offer a drink or tea or coffee to your accountant, mortgage broker or Dr if they came to your home for a scheduled appointment ?
    For us, this is different. We are renting so we don't get to choose which tradies do what work. As I don't know them and technically aren't the one paying them, I don't feel I trust them and I don't feel like welcoming them into my home. However, my dr would be completely different - they are there to see me and are someone I trust so I likely would offer a drink. I always offered my midwives a drink when pregnant with ds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    For us, this is different. We are renting so we don't get to choose which tradies do what work. As I don't know them and technically aren't the one paying them, I don't feel I trust them and I don't feel like welcoming them into my home. However, my dr would be completely different - they are there to see me and are someone I trust so I likely would offer a drink. I always offered my midwives a drink when pregnant with ds.
    I know exactly how you feel. I always feel so uncomfortable with them there. I didn't hire them etc.

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    We always offer water/coffee/tea and cake if I have any on hand. 😄

    They start their days so early and it's just common courtesy really... Doesn't cost me much/anything.

    FTR I'm renting.
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    We rarely have tradies here but it wouldn't even enter my radar to offer food? Water is a given, obviously the toilet too. But food/anything other than water? Never even occured to me until reading this thread.

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    I always always offer tea/coffee/water to all trades. I find about half accept my offer...last week the washing machine repair man had a cuppa . I think it's courtesy. Even if I'm paying someone to do a job I always want them to feel welcome...and appreciated...which in turn encourages them to do a good job! If they are there all day or for several days, I'll offer them a beer at the end of the day. Our removalists worked really hard when we moved..I bought them a six - pack to take at the end of the move, they appreciated it and I was appreciative of the job they did. Little things make people feel good. Wouldn't it be nice to come home at the end of a long day feeling appreciated?

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