Not being acknowledged for all the efforts that you put in can be extremely frustrating and lowkey hurtful. Most employees are unable to see their worth because of what the company makes them believe. The employees settle for less salary and work extra to prove their worth at their jobs.
One employee who worked as a general contractor shared his personal story about how he realized his worth to his company. The company is presently facing a $3 million loss because of the employee’s exit.  The man had started from the bottom and moved up to foreman before securing the post of a general contractor. He eventually got engaged to the boss’ daughter. u/tcrambo shared his story on Reddit on how he realized his worth. “Owners didn’t want to give me what I deserved, now they are about to lose a $3M contract because I resigned,” he titled the post under r/antiwork.
Working Hard To Reach The Top
u/tcrambo started off by introducing himself as a Project Manager at an unlimited commercial GC. He had been taught that with hard work and dedication one could become successful. So 6 years ago he picked up a hammer and got to work. He had zero experience before joining the firm. He took in everything that he could while working in the construction industry.
Took my work home with me and studied on my own time to better myself. For that I was promoted to foreman. I was brought into take over a small project at a 12 building 120 unit condo complex.-Reddit
u/tcrambo would put in the work and the hours. He dedicated himself to work and pushed himself more than the others. He was eventually recognized by top-level management.
Getting Verbal Appreciation For All The Hardwork At His Job
It started small and the Board of Directors for the HOA told me they loved my professionalism, work ethic, and ability to complete projects on time, and under budget. We won a big contract because of that small project. That was 3 years ago.-Reddit
Since then he took up the responsibilities of a project manager, foreman, and superintendent. He takes care of the bills, schedules, material orders, take off and heads meeting with board members and engineers.
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He even trains the subs about their new products and their applications because the firm did not have enough mid-level management. The project that he was working on crossed $2.7 million. The firm received another job request worth $3 million in the same complex. His hard work had finally paid off. He took his company to new heights.