So difficult child's anxiety and perhaps his learning disability/ADHD have come to the fore in his new job. And of course, the sad, anxious, self doubting phone calls have begun. First, the orientation. Lots of stuff thrown at him. Forgot to sign up for payroll electronic transfer. Forgot the corporate folder with the CD. Then, first day training at the deli. He was kind of thrown into it, they didn't know he was coming. Training at another store till new store opens. Ok with slicing the meat. Blacks out when customer asks a questions. Doesn't have the location of the lunchmeat memorized. Feels it's all too much to handle. Too many things to remember and do at once. Almost walked off the job. Well, we said, it's your first day. It's just meat. Get a little notebook, write it down. But he can't be persuaded. I don't know if I'll last, he says. I wanted to stock shelves. Instead, the manager said that would be a waste of my customer service skills. His uncle did mock interviews with him, and he did an excellent job with him! Maybe too good... So we (me, husband, uncle) have been encouraging and supportive. But his self doubting, defeatist attitude is SO hard to take.