I start a new job tomorrow for a family owned restaurant. Every restaurant i have worked for it's always different. sometimes it's great first day/week not too busy but not too slow, extremely busy at times, people train me and don't expect much, sometimes nobody even trains me at all they just say here's a recipe make this!. During service usually they show me and let me do a few of the dishes on my own but a few times i've had people just put me at a station with a helper and they just end up vanishing and i don't know exactly what im doing. So what im basically wondering as owners/chefs what do you expect from a new hire on the first day/week? if your an employee what do you expect on your first day/week. for me the first week is pretty much traumatizing lol. it either goes really well or really bad. to me it feels as if some people expect way too much from new hires. Have you ever worked somewhere like that? did you stay?