I just started a job at a restaurant today. I'm training to be a server but in order to be a server, I have to be a food runner for anywhere from 2-4 weeks. I've worked at other restaurants as a server before but at this restaurant their plates are burning hot!. Most of the food runners that stay as food runners are men, so maybe they have thick skin. They said I'd get used to it, but my fingers are burning and I need to put ice on them when I got home. I don't think my skin will get used to it. They had cleaning towels on the table, but they wouldn't allow me to use those. They don't use trays. I tried to put a clean plate underneath the plate but the plates are all heavy and it makes it harder to carry. They are still hot, too! I don't want to quit my job and can't because I need an income. I don't know how other people who trained did it. Would the manager think I'm complaining if I ask him if I can use the cloth napkins out front, or a dish cloth I could bring from home??? What else can I do? I feel stupid if I'm the only one who can't handle it.