Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Jacksonville:
"Your employer owes you nothing."
There is no such thing as long term employment.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Salt Lake City:
"Manage the conversation V the schedule; Context is decisive."
There are a lot of tools and ways to manage a project, I find that managing the conversation to be the most effective; requests and promises. Be great with all involved, no matter the breakdown or upset.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in New York:
"Ask Questions!"
When you are a new hire ask any / all questions. Ask for attend training sessions.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Baltimore:
"Gov't Contracting Always Changing."
Must stay on top of your feet when working with Gov't Personnel and Subcontractors to bring the meeting of the minds both in design and concept to fruition.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Hillsboro:
"Argue for more salary."
Argue for more salary/benefits. The worst they can do is say no.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in Long Beach:
"Tips on how to be a great project manager."
My advice would be to always be one step ahead of the jobs and your co-workers. To take the time to schedule the right foreman and employees for certain jobs. Also to gain respect instead of fear from your co-workers.

Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General) in St. Cloud:
Mostly coordination, communication and paperwork (digital). Technical knowledge is helpful, but the advancement of technical knowledge after getting into project management is theory and not gained through practical experience.