UPDATE: I GOT A CHANCE TO TALK TO MY BOSS AND HE WAS TOTALLY COOL WITH ME TO WFH!
HE SAID ITS TOTALLY FINE, JUST MAKE SURE TO HOP ON THE FLIGHT DURING COORDINATION TIME. WE DID NOT SPEAK MUCH ABOUT MONEY. BUT HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE COVERED, ALSO I DONT THINK I WOULD HAVE TO FLY THAT OFTEN.
NOTE - JUST DON'T PUT TOO MANY THINGS IN FRONT OF YOUR BOSS, KEEP IT SIMPLE.
I work as a Project Manager for a Construction firm and I moved to NYC from Vermont on Jan 1st,2020 for my new job. I was dating my now husband then and we decided to keep dating even though we knew it would be a long distance after I moved to city. Things worked out in our favor when I had to move back to VT when COVID hit NYC and I got to spend 3 months with him again. Now I am back to city for my work and I visit him every weekend (to and fro 12 hrs drive which I don't mind at all). We got married in August 2020 and we love being Husband and Wife!
After a long wait, he got to know that we can move back to Denver in May 2021, CO where all his friends and family live. That was all planned before so I love the idea of Denver.
I love my job in the city and my office. I am 28 and love to spend time with my coworkers when I am at work. I get to learn a lot when I am working from office. Long distance is a pain too. I need to balance between Denver and NYC. Which will be a flight distance. Thinking of asking my boss if I can come to office on a meeting day and spend rest of the week working from home. It will cost roughly $26k for my flight if I fly weekly to attend meetings(it will be cheaper if I fly once a month for sure!). I think my boss will let me work from home with my situation. I have not asked for a raise since I joined. Do you think if I can ask my flight compensation as a raise or should I keep it as a separate conversation?
Also, is it fair for me to pay for the flight or ask my boss to pitch in?