Are you FB friends with your boss? Coworkers?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Are you FB friends with your boss?
    Yes, and I wish I wasn't. : (8 votes)
    9 %
    Yes and I'm glad I am! : (16 votes)
    18 %
    No. : (66 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
    2400 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Boss, yes because he’s my dad. haha

    Coworkers, negative. I see them enough during the day, I don’t want to see them on my news feed.

    Post # 4
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    How the heck can they require that?! I’m only friends with a girl at my work who heads become one of my close friends. We just happened to meet at work. I would NEVER add another person from my work.

    Post # 5
    1690 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am FB friends with my boss, and it’s fine. We have a close working relationship, and he doesn’t post much and neither do i.

    It does make me think twice about what I post, but that’s not always a bad thing!! I don’t have any drunken pictures up there or anything, so nothing to worry about.

    Post # 6
    491 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Not “heads”, “happened”! The auto correct on the mobile site is crazy!

    Post # 7
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2011

    @QueenOfSerendip:  She doesn’t need to have full access to everything you post, right?

    Hide her from your newsfeed, don’t go to her profile page and alter your privacy settings for what she can see about you.

    Post # 8
    1209 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @QueenOfSerendip:  I have a strict no FB friends with coworkers policy. I just can’t do it. 

    You can “downgrade” her to an acquaintance and change your post settings to friends except acquaintances to keep her from seeing your posts. 

    Post # 10
    753 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I’m not facebook friends with anyone in my department, but I am friends with a few people who I went to college with, who work at the same hospital I do (in different departments). That’s enough for me!! 

    Haha…I don’t even want to be linkedin friends with people I work with. (I know that’s the whole point, it just makes me uncomfortable!) If I became close friends with the people I work with, I’d definitely accept a request from them…but most of my coworkers are 20-40 years older than me, so even though we have a lot of fun at work and great working relationships, it’d be a little weird to be facebook friends. 

    Post # 11
    13168 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m not FB friends with anyone I work with.  We are connected on LinkedIn though.  How can work require you to be FB friends?  What if you didn’t have a FB page?

    Post # 12
    2700 posts
    Sugar bee

    No and I’m not interested. You can make it so she doesn’t see most of the things you post and you can hide her so you don’t see anything she post. It’s easy. I have nosey family members and I put them down as “acquaintances” and when I got to post something, I have it automatically set so that “all friends but acquaintances” can see it.

    Post # 13
    1584 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m friends with some co-workers, not my boss. There is a significant age gap between my bosses and I, I’m actually the youngest in my department by at least 4 years.

    Post # 14
    7240 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    No. my former bosses yes. 

    Post # 15
    3199 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @QueenOfSerendip:  i am facebook friends with a few select coworkers that i hang out with outside of work and trust. i have a personal rule of no facebook friending for coworkers for at least 6 months after i start a new job, and then only if i have hung out extensively outside of work, we confide in each other, etc. basically more of a friend than coworker situation. i’d never be fb friends with my boss, even though we’re on cordial terms.

    Post # 16
    454 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’m an admin on my company’s fb page. My boss however is not. Just this week he asked me to make his gf an admin so that she can help out with the page. I happily added her as a friend and set her on a limited profile so she can only see limited posts of mine. He then asked me to make him an admin… I pretty much told him to his face that  that’s never going to happen since I’d have to add him as a friend and I’d prefer not to do that. I then asked his gf to add him. We actually had a huge laugh about it and they both told me that they totallly understand.


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