After what I can only describe as a frustrating 9 months, I am leaving my current job as a construction estimator and moving to another company as a Senior Construction Estimator. Since these titles aren't standardized, the change means very little, but it will look good on a business card. With this new job will come a different kind of stress, more support from management, more responsibility, a better defined work-flow process and a 30% pay increase. This position will also be transitioning (assuming it works out) into the Director of Preconstruction role, which is a senior level management position. Day one will begin the training for said position. To say I am excited would be an understatement.
I happened into an interview for this position by a chance and lucky timing. Within 12 hours of speaking to a recruiter I was having an interview, that went well but the subsequent interviews were a nightmare to schedule. In the end, it took a month to get the offer the boss said he wanted to give me after the first interview. It was frustrating, but the payoff is well worth it.
I'll be going from a $30 million a year GC to a GC who does about $150 million a year. My prior jobs have been at larger GCs (one did about $750 million a year and the other about $4 billion a year) and I am looking forward to getting back to someplace larger.
I'm giving my notice at the end of the day and the new job starts on 4/12! And it's 100% remote! It's a dream job! I can't wait for spring so I can get in some sweet Work From Boat days.
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UPDATE: I finally got the offer letter for this new job so I called my current boss to let him know I would be leaving in two weeks. He did not take it well. He told me that it was customary in a senior management role to give a month notice. This was the first time I had heard I was senior management. He then proceeded to tell me it would impact my professional career if I were to leave after two weeks - that word would get around the (admittedly small) construction industry in town. I reminded him that it was well within my contractual obligations to simply show up at the office with my computer and phone and quit today if he was going to make weird threats. He then went on to explain that it was my obligation to stay as I was the only person in my position. They have been claiming they are going to hire another estimator since the day I started 9 months ago. That they have not is not my issue. It was really weird, frankly. I mean, this company cut my salary by $5000 due to covid (I was hired in June - during Covid so that was bullshit), told me the 6 month salary review I was promised in writing in my offer letter was not going to happen. I pushed and he point blank told me no.
So I will be following up with an email explaining that I will be leaving in two weeks.
Update 2: I tried to call back and have the follow up conversation that seemed like the adult thing to do. Those calls went unanswered but I did get a quick reply from my email resignation telling me to drop my company equipment off by 6pm last night. Seems I'm so good at quitting that they fired me. So now I have three weeks off to do as I please.