We just hired a new middle school teacher so the principal wants to have a meeting with all of us before school starts to address several issues. I completely agree with this. However, I work a full time job during the summer as a nanny and none of my colleagues work. They decided that since I was unavailable during the day and one teacher "can't" get a babysitter in the evening that we need to have the meeting on a SATURDAY! I suggested if they wait a few days I probably can get a day off or that I would come in any night after I get done at work. Just because I work and they don't I have to give up a Saturday? (It's going to be a long meeting.) I don't think this is reasonable at all. I've also been asked by another teacher to set up a Saturday or Sunday where she, her boyfriend, my husband and I will go to the school and set-up/fix-up/maintain/etc. the computer lab. (Small Catholic school with no tech people.) Her boyfriend and my husband are involved because they're computer engineers and are about the only ones who can keep the lab running. If we don't do it no one else will and the kids will have no functional computer lab. BTW: This is all unpaid almost mandatory volunteering of course. I guess I'll try to have this all happen on the same day so I don't kill too many weekend days. I'll have to suck it up and deal but am I unjustified at being upset?