I was fired once, not long ago actually less than six months ago. It was not because I rolled up to work late every shift, it was also not because I was stealing stuff or anything of that nature. I loved the work... but I was just really bad at it. I was working as a waitress at a fast paced cafe where the food was bistro kind of food and the service was nothing close to what I learned in service school (I studied fine dining where the ratio of staff to customer was 1:5 - we learned about alcoholic beverages, cheese, wine tasting, coffee making, small talking, cocktail making, etc). I screwed up after service one time, got a few orders wrong and the orders were wrong from some very important customers... after that I was fired.
Anyway after this failed attempt in food service... I started culinary school, trialed at a few different places and somehow landed a job in a nice restaurant with great chefs. I am so thankful to have this job. Every single time I peel myself out of bed in the morning and get into my uniform, I keep wondering why I was even hired. The head chef knows that I am a total newbie and she is very patient with me. However, because I did get fired once, I do worry that I will get fired again, that paranoia hangs over me like a sack of potatoes waiting to drop on my head.
On some days I do really well, other days not so well and some days I make some really stupid mistakes. I still get worried that I will be fired. So far I managed to keep this job for about one and a half months.
... Should I be worried that I will be pinked?