My principal is trying to insist I go to a conference during the summer when I have something else to do. I originally agreed to go but it turned out he told me the wrong dates and I am busy that week. I am frustrated and I will get the union involved before I go. I feel like, if I expected to be available for work during the summer I should be paid on the year round schedule instead of the 10 month schedule! I spend 8 Saturdays a year plus a week in the summer in pd. I was told we would get units for these by my p. This was false. We all tried to quit when we found out and he said we could not quit, that even he wasn't allowed to quit by the district and he would be there suffering through with us this weekend. He said this on Friday. Guess who never showed up on Saturday??? Also, I turned in my for reimbursement forms weeks ago for another required conference and just got an email saying I can't claim travel expenses from my home to the conference, even though my p told me I could. They say I have to do it from my school, but it was a Saturday so I wouldn't have been at school anyway! I feel exploited and nickeled and dimed. I have to work an extra 2 weeks in the summer plus an extra 2 weeks during the year for no pay. I am exhausted and fed up and I'm frustrated that I'm still naive enough to believe my principal is a person of his word. I don't want to cause a scene with the union, but what else can I do???