This is my day by day journal thread where I will talk about everything I learn and do and how I solved the issues or failed and had to restart. However, school has not yet begun but I did land my first culinary job and I will discuss that day by day with each post from the different experiences side by side post. Today was my first day ever in a restaurant as an employee. I have to say that when the rush hits it hits but otherwise it stays quiet. I like everyone I met today, so I see a great work environment. I've read on this forum people look at how well you work with people, and I consider myself easy going and not really that hard to work with so that is a huge plus. Now here is my biggest strike I am not that hands eye coordination so that is something I am working to work one. Another strike was I kept getting chicken and two types of turkey confused so that is another strike. So I ended up having to remake two sandwiches and I forgot a few things off other orders but no one really said anything, and I thought I had put them on but I did not. Now another thing I need to work on is speed. That is the real pressure. I've never really did good on timed test so as I am lacking the hands eye coordination I have to learn that while feeling the rush. Now I must say for my first day I do not feel I has awful but I know I can do better and I plan on pushing myself to the limit. I am determine to succeed. So if I gave myself a rating I say 6.5/10 which leaves me a whole lot of room for improvement. I like to thank everyone who help with suggesting that I get this job because I see how doing both at the same time will help. I like to thank everyone for their support and I appreciate everything, from the tips and tricks to the stories of people's experiences because it gives me somewhat of an idea of what is to come. With all that I have said I leave a question for everyone who wishes to answer, when you were first starting your career how bad was your first day?