So I wanted to get some thoughts from you all about your experiences during your junior years in the kitchen. Now don't get me wrong, I love my job and want to do it for as long as Im working but some parts about it are damn hard and sometimes demoralising. E.g Always being told that youre not good enough despite grafting untill your body aches for 12 hours a day with no break. No praise, always last to leave during cleandown, only getting to cook during service on a quiet day, never being allowed to give an opinion ect. My Chefs believe in a head down mouth shut ears open policy to commis chefs, which I fully understand but it sucks when theyre in the bar while Im still mopping out the walk in and checking lables. My skin has thickened a lot from this and I really do hope it pays off. Id be fascinated to hear some experiences.