I work for a subsidiary of a conglomerate US company. There has been a lot of reorganization within my brand and I am now in an executive position. The problem is I am on the west coast while the core is on the east coast. In general, the company is disorganized. The CEO is often late for meetings or doesn't show up, springs last minute meetings on the team, and forgets a lot of things.
My frustration now is that he is asking me to come to the east coast in two weeks for a week without previously bringing this up. I know I work for him/the company but outside of work I have a life and things that require my attention at home. He didn't care to try to find a schedule that works for us both but instead insisted on a time frame. Since I am recently promoted after a round of lay offs, I am picking my battles to speak up about.
How can I handle him in the future, springing last minute cross country trips on me? He has asked me to fly out on a weekend which is considered my regular day off. Is this a matter I can bring to HR or do I just have to deal with it?
Edit: I am a salaried employee in the IT field.