Our Chair is writing a major proposal and me and my colleague are on-board (both non-tenured)... Chair has asked for a meeting next week to work on the bid for a centre and this colleague of mine has replied back to both of us accepting the meeting and on my behalf and himself has suggested working two-three full days for the chair.
I replied to the chair saying sure lets meet and didn't acknowledge anything he had said. I am tempted to write to the guy and say I know he had the right intention but please never ever talk on my behalf again its not professional. Is this the right thing to do ?
I am worried if I don't react this will continue as I am new in my current job. On the other hand I am worried if i react by sending an email or verbal communication and asking him not do it he might just forward/talk with the chair with some lame excuse like suggesting that I am really busy and unhappy and he will do it himself to make me look bad or with the genuine intention of correcting his mistake which in both cases will make me look like crap!
What should I do?