Today I got promoted. I think. A colleague stopped by my office and asked if I had time to chat. She closed the door and said she had asked the head of department if they could make me research coordinator of the unit. Would I accept? I was flattered to be asked and didn't need that much time to think about it. This will mean I get more influence over the research direction in the department, at least within my field and that I have to coordinate funding proposals. I was a bit surprised because I have been in the department less than a year but if this can give me more influence, more resources to do research, then I'm happy. And hopefully a raise.