1. You don’t need to be a VP at a large GC to make “big money”. You’re also not likely to become VP of a large GC by 35, especially not a national GC.

  2. Yes, this is tax evasion. The owner is reducing taxable income with bogus expenses that are neither necessary nor ordinary.

  3. Agreed- that’s exactly what I was thinking. Currently looking for other jobs. Thx. 👍🏻

  4. It depends. Do you work for a sole proprietorship? Could be owner draw.

  5. Agreed. Company is an S-corp. these expenses are just listed as ops cost or office expenses. We have a separate category for owner draws, but it’s rarely used

  6. Both degrees are good options. Accounting will give you MANY job options after you graduate (regardless of internships or not). With a financial analyst role, it is more important that you do internships while in college. Some of the more coveted financial roles/jobs that a finance major may pursue are more competitive and thus require high quality applicants that have internships, solid GPA’s, etc.

  7. I domt want to do tunneling type roles tbh. Strictly want to stick with water/wastewater and municipal infrastructure

  8. There is your answer. Stay at your current job if that’s what you like.

  9. By adding concrete in asphalt, It'll enhance the plasticity and make it brittle

  10. Keep the GPA above a 3.0 and you’ll be fine. Experience > everything. Get field experience, be organized, know BlueBeam and AutoCAD.

  11. Man, you sound like you have matured a lot. You know the cost, you’ve got the money saved, got make it happen! Stay focused and determined. 2 years is nothing, but don’t forget to network and possibly get a part time internship. Also, make sure to learn some CAD and chemistry.

  12. No, it won’t matter that you don’t have that experience coming in. What matters is that when you DO get the job as a PE, that you ask questions, and make yourself aware of how the work is actually done. You don’t need to know all the details of how the work is done and the tradesman don’t need to know all the details of how your work gets done. Just need mutually respect and strive for understanding of the different roles.

  13. Yea and I get that how to convert to a yard. But then what’s the conversion number from yards to tons for base rock and clean rock because everyone seems to have a different opinion on how much a cy weighs for base rock or clean rock.

  14. I’ve literally asked the same question not long a go (civil PM). What you’re looking for is compacted cubic yard (CCY) to loose cubic yard (LCY) conversion rate. For crushed limestone base, 1.8 seems to be perfect. Just remember, cubic yardage is about volume… aka air space matters. If you’re going to compact something you will need more material than if you’re going to lay it “loose”. I believe CAT (the equipment maker) has a conversion rate chart somewhere.

  15. Lots will have lots of fill most likely and road will likely have lots of cut. Builders will need to bring in select fill to raise house pads 1.50+ feet above top of curb. Looks like you’re going to have water coming to the road at a pretty high rate so you make need larger inlet boxes to accommodate water capacity for streets… maybe some 10’ inlet boxes.. areas where water my “pool” don’t always have to be graded out, the implementation of HDPE landscaping drains can do wonders and only need to be put a few feet into the ground.

  16. I think you did an amazingly adult thing by choosing a career that will make money and not kill you with school debt. Many people aren’t that conscientious and end up in crippling debt. So many people are intimidated by math, taxes and finances. You can make a HUGE difference in people’s lives by helping them. You can volunteer or offer your services at a reduced rate. You can choose a group of people (kids, refugees, older people,etc) and really invest in helping that community. And, with your lack of debt you can go on vacation or take lessons in something you love or take a class at a local college. You made a great choice not to go into debt. You also may eventually change jobs to something you like more. Just begin small and you’ll find your way.

  17. Track committed costs (vendor invoices, labor hours and cost). Look at percent completed and compare what you spent to date.

  18. You're a PM, no one expects you to know anything about the field. Your best bet is to embrace it and just do your job and let the field do theirs

  19. I've had PM's that have been tradesmen, and some that were strictly with courses or degrees. Both good and bad regardless of past experiences.

  20. So you're saying that for senior engineers, who tend to be salaried, all that matters is they get their work done.

  21. This is exactly what I’m saying Forresja. Salary is about getting the work done, hourly is about being productive during the hours in which you are on the clock.

  22. Nobody in consulting gives a shit as long as the work is done within budget.

  23. Totally agree with the popskiller20 guy, it’s dishonest if you have agreed upon work hours. If it’s salary, and “just get the work done” mindset then that’s different.

  24. Civil Construction PM: 75% Office, 25% Field… office is off-site in the main office. Jobs are 10min to 1.75 hours away.

  25. Base board was damaged and someone sealed it with caulking, then painted over it.

  26. I would also say, working for a GC may be better straight out of college, as you get a wider exposure to all trades, and from there if you want to specialize in one trade you can.

  27. Do you think subs prefer hiring PMs that come from a GC? Or do you they prefer having a college grad come on and grooming them to be a PM within?

  28. Just in my opinion, I would rather hire a young-ish PM w experience that came from a GC rather than a new grad with no experience whatsoever. BUT that’s just me. Plenty of new grads are getting groomed for PM positions w subs and GCs alike.

  29. Check Glassdoor or Indeed reviews about your company and see if current or previous employees are saying the same thing. If all the reviews are glowing, maybe take a look in the mirror. If all the reviews suck, then you’re probably right and should consider changing jobs. Best of luck.

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