Work Office/Job Shift: Getting re-settled

With our recent office move at work I am finally starting to get re-settled again. I am learning the ins and outs of my commute, have my new desk essentially set up and functional, and am getting a firm grasp on my change in responsibilities.

This change is certainly for the positive for me as I moved into project management full time. For me this means much more interesting work, more travel, and a nice addition to the resume. I am finally moving into what I actually wanted to do in the first place when I started here. It's only taken 4 years!

My anniversary with the company is next month. This is good timing with the job shift and I am hoping for at least a small raise since I haven't had one since 2009. My expenses have risen (due to inflation and mostly gas prices) and yet my salary has not. It even went down at one point! I am overdue.

If things fall into place as I hope I should come out financially ahead. The increased travel means more per diem that I can capitalize on and the side bonuses of more miles and other small perks that come with it. I will also get to see more of the country and hopefully go to some more interesting places along the way.