Yesterday, as I was checking my email at work, I saw a workshop that was being held at the local community college for high school guidance counselors, which I am one. Looked pretty interesting, until I saw the date-the Friday before spring break, which is an optional workday. I don't do optional workdays. Later on, the chair of the department, informs me and my co-worker that she already took the liberty of signing us up for the workshop. My co-worker told her that it was a workday, then the chair says we can take off after the workshop ends. I really feel like I should have been consulted. This is my first year as a counselor, I had been a classroom teacher for 13 years. I have never had someone making these kind of decisions for me. It is proving to be a difficult adjustment.