I’ve just started working part time as FoH for a small town Indian restaurant and I’m already feeling stressed/bored/anxious/sore. It’s just a summer job but I’m working up to 6 days per week and although I’ve only had one shift I’m already dreading going into work. It’s not even that busy but in a couple of days I’ll be the only FoH (so basically I’m a waitress, front desk, bar all at once) and on my first shift I made so many mistakes I feel like my manager was angry at me by the end of it.
I don’t mean this in an unkind way because it’s not their fault but I also find it hard to understand the few coworkers I have because they have strong accents so when the chefs are like this is XYZ it’s harder to remember and sometimes I have to ask again.
I previously worked casually for an events company where I did similar things but I had the same issue so I basically stopped putting my name down for shifts because it was really affecting my mental health. I’m already considering quitting but I really need the money for my study abroad.
He said he doesn’t mind if I work 5 days a week, which I think I will ask to do for my own mental health but overall I just feel crummy about it. I know I’m being a baby but my mental health is absolutely piss poor so it’s hard to dig myself out of that hole. How do you guys cope?