We are swamped with projects!!! 99.9999% of them are with two very popular Financial Corporations [Banks] out here in California.
From ATMs [new ones and / or upgrades, plus Kiosks], thru CCTV / Security systems designing / installs, to complete branch projects [new / T.I. and remodel], the company is very busy.
There's over 45 people [including me] in the company, and 1/3 of them are in the field sparkys [Electricians]. Most of the employees in the remaining 2/3 are General Construction persons, and there's around 10 or so in the office[s] or doing something other than in-the-field work [surveys, designs, etc.].
When we need some labor, the local temp pool is just perfect. Have seen some good workers come from the pool! Some of them have been working with our company for close to 2 years!
As for me, I have been bouncing between all extremes! From CCTV installs, to full T.I. project installs, to pre install surveys, to systems designs, to progect management, to bidding, to being one of the best darned broom pushers around! [a legend in my own mind ... joke].
Looks like the surveys will continue 'till around July for me, which keeps me very busy at home and also keeps me bouncing to and from Northern California [via Airlines - not driving!!! only drive locals or within 150 miles].
There's 4 of us in the company which are Project Management jokers. I have an option to move up north and head up the Northern Ca. office[s] for Electrical P.M., Foreman of Electricians and Electrical Designing.
Exactly one year ago today, I was doing Project Management, designing, specs, site superintendant [or stupid-intend-dent...hee hee] and such for a GC which I had worked with for eons [eons being close to 20 years], and which my father had sub'ed with since 1961.
Thought things were going my way for once... until [some unpleasantness] occured on September 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th.
Looking back, that [unpleasantness] was the best thing that could have ever happened to me!
Left a Company of extreme politics, s**t talking, envy, buck passing, blame placing, yelling owner, headaches 24/7/365, and no possibility to advance or consider it a career company-, to end up with a career company! Fate sure works in mysterious ways!
This story has been told here before, so please pardon the redundancy.
P.S., how many others in the forum are involved with P.M. / surveys / designs also?
Might make a nice thread [hint hint hint].
Aww heck, I'll start one later [maybe