My wife an I both work for an interactive agency together. This year, we were both invited to speak at SXSW. Our boss asked us to hand out promotional material while at the conference, which we agreed to do.
We paid for airfare and hotel out of our own pocket, as well as food and other expenses. When we returned, our company had charged me 5 vacation days and docked my wife a week's worth of pay since she was out of vacation time.
Does this sound fair to anybody? I'm currently pretty outraged that we not only paid for all expenses ourselves, but were also charged vacation time. Am I being unreasonable, or does this sound completely bogus to the rest of the sitepoing crowd?