I would always offer drinks a few times a day.
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14-01-2015 18:04 #11
14-01-2015 18:16 #12
I set out a pitcher of ice water with cups (all plastic, nothing fancy) and just ask them to knock for a refill.
My dad has brought workmen hungry jacks a couple of times lol
14-01-2015 19:06 #13
I usually offer tea or coffee if I'm making one and water if it's hot. If it's a small job, I offer nothing.
14-01-2015 19:07 #14
I always offer water but that's about it!
14-01-2015 20:41 #15
I feel bad now, I never offer! I just figure they would bring their own drinks 😳 if I knew them i would though.
14-01-2015 20:49 #16
My DH is a tradie and whenever we've had guys come here to do work he always reminds me to offer them tea or coffee and water.
I wouldn't go out of my way to have soft drink on hand for them or food or anything, they're big boys & are responsible for keeping themselves fed & hydrated, but it's nice to offer a drink every day.
Though DH does come home after certain jobs and say they've made him ham & cheese toasties or something! The other side of that is sometimes he is offered things that he doesn't like, and accepts/eats them out of politeness to avoid awkwardness when they insist haha.
14-01-2015 20:50 #17
I must be mrs nasty. I have never offered anything. I might have offered a cold drink, but I don't really remember. if the tradie were to ask for a cold drink, I would give a drink. marie.
14-01-2015 21:15 #18
I always offer coffee, tea, cold drink etc as i think its the polite thing to do. I dont offer food though. You look after them and they will look after you. Thats my experience anyways and hubby who is a tradie always reminds me.
14-01-2015 21:22 #19
I don't usually offer anything. All the tradies we have had (and we have had a lot lately with a major reno), bring there own food and drink anyway. I'm often away during the day and just let them in in the morning and leave them to it.
14-01-2015 21:32 #20
We've had tradies working recently on weekends- I'm constantly in the kitchen feeding the kids so I make them lunch drinks too, tell them where the toilet is etc.
One made a comment that he'd come back anytime to do work as he rarely gets offered a cold drink and feels bad asking to come in to use the toilet.
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