|Sent on:||Tuesday, June 26, 2012 11:07 PM|
It has come to my attention that, as a group, we have been extremely bad tippers. Some nights as low as 7% even. Their servers loathe serving us because of how our nights leave them. Mystic Celt provides us with free space to come and enjoy games and each other's company, and if we expect to continue to enjoy such courtesy, we need to ensure that their servers are well-treated. Also, it's just the right thing to do.
As such, I've agreed to two new stipulations when we are at Mystic Celt:
1) An automatic 18% gratuity will be added to all checks. If you wish to tip above and beyond this amount, you are welcome and encouraged to do so.
2) After a reasonable amount of time, refills will be available at the bar out front instead of at your table so that the server can pick up some additional tips from other customers as well. Since we sit around for many hours more than a normal customer, it would take away from the servers to take additional tables later in the night if all they were doing was bringing us refills with no additional purchases. If you want additional food after the server is cut from our section, you can let the bartenders know this as well.
While Mystic Celt is the only restaurant we have this arrangement with for now, I hope that this is an eye-opener to how tenuous it can be to find wonderful, open, friendly spaces to game in, and I hope you will extend as much courtesy as possible to all your servers at all the places we frequent so we need not repeat this policy elsewhere.
All the best,
Chicago Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group