Hey, I'm new so sorry if this is in the wrong place.
So I started a job at a high-end bakery. Serves as a coffee shop also, has bussers, at least ten people working at a time. My job title is bakers-assistant.
It's a difficult job. I have been told that many people don't come back after the first day. However I've been commended on my work, at the start of the second day my boss told me he "appreciates me." I don't take breaks, visibly sweat when I work -- maybe gross but probably looks good work-ethic wise.
So on my third day I'm pumping, my direct boss (we'll call him baker number one) tells me we need to go as fast as possible (butter can melt, product can be ruined, need to feed related restaurant next door before service). Later we're setting up to put some product on trays. Boss asks me to clean off the trays -- not a big deal, basically whipe the crumbs off of them into the garbage.
**So baker number 2 (villain) says, "here's an easier way to do this." Basically holding it with my right hand and whipe them with my left. I'm going as fast as I can, I try the way he tells me for like five seconds and couldn't get it to work, it's awkward and I'd have to stand shoulder to shoulder with baker number 2 (which he's told me not to do), so I go back to the way I was doing it. Apparently baker number 2 doesn't like this. **
For the rest of the day I can tell baker number two is pissed about this. Later on during down time I ask if there's anything I can do to help him. He says no. There's a sink filled with dishes I know he'll have to wash and I offer to wash them for him and he says no.
I'm going over in my head what to say to handle the situation, I don't want to make a big deal about it in front of people, so I'm trying to think of something general I can say to the two bakers to not call out baker number 2 and make a big show. I think of saying, "I just want to say I really appreciate learning from you guys, and I've been told I have resting asshole face so I just want to say please don't ever hesitate to tell me what to do or boss me around because I'm here to learn, and if I have a bad attitude or something just tell me to shutup."
So a little less than two hours before the end of my shift I wind up walking somewhere alone with baker number 2. Perfect opportunity. I say, "hey man, I just want to apologize if I'm ever an asshole. You're my boss..." And he cuts me off and says, "it's not about being an asshole it's about doing things inefficiently." And he goes on about how you can't clean off trays the way I was doing it because it's inefficient. The whole cleaning of the trays took less than a minute.
I tried to explain to him that for one reason I couldn't hold them the way he was, because I would have to stand right next to him, which he's told me three or four times to not stand in that area while he's working. But he's just kind of indignant about it.
So now I'm kind of pissed off because I'm dumb. Like, I tried to be humble and bury the hatchet or whatever and it just feels bad to get rebuffed. For the next hour and a half I'm kind of stewing.
And then I left, said have a nice day everyone, and that's that. I come back for more training next week. But, I don't know if I can put the same amount of energy into the work now. I don't feel good about how I was treated because I'm a little princess I guess, but I also don't feel like I can approach baker number 2 to talk about it because the last time I did he was just kind of a dick.
So any advice is good. If you have advice on how to let go of this shitty feeling that would be good. If you have advice on saying something to somebody, or not saying something that's good too. Maybe advice about how to avoid situations like this in the future would be good also.
TLDR: Tried to apologize over nothing to the lowest ranked of my ten bosses but he was a doo doo meany head to me, now not sure how to put the same amount of effort into my job