I have just started a new job 2 months ago after completing 3 years of culinary college. I started a new job at a one star restaurant and after two months i am still struggling to speak to the people their and i believe half of this reason is due to the topic of conversations they have, which constantly evolve around sex in graphic detail and their personal experiences and when i keep quiet as i am not comfortable with the topic of conversation in such explicit ways, they tend to make fun of the fact.
Because i don't join in on the conversations i also find my days tend to drag more and find my self counting down the long hours. Now i have worked in restaurants before whilst at culinary college doing the same hours and none of them were as graphic as this but they were also not at this level. So I'm wondering if my expectations of a more moderate conversation in such a high level kitchen is too high or whether it is like this in every Michelin kitchen.