My postdoc finished 9 months ago. My former supervisor has asked me to submit an abstract on my work to a conference next year.
No-one intends that I will attend the conference. My ex-supervisor has an invited talk there, and basically wants current and former group members to also submit contributed talks that can also be presented if the main authors don’t show up.
The supervisor essentially wants to be able to give three or four talks for the cost of one attendee. I don’t really feel this is right. On the other hand I also want to remain on good terms with them, as they are a reference on my current job applications, and we are also still working on papers together.
Should I refuse to submit an abstract? Or just bite the bullet and write something?