Awkward Situation Vent

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
Member
692 posts
Busy bee

I am naturally a bubbly person too. Most people like me, but there are definitely people that get annoyed about how upbeat I am.

Anyway, in the grand scheme of things, this doesn’t really matter. Just hide her posts and accept that she’s a jerk: )

Post # 4
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4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

LittleButtons:  Yes, I had only one person from work FB friend me and I accepted becuase I felt I should. I kept her there a few months (not someone I’m thrilled about) and then deleted her. I figured she wouldn’t notice, but she did. And she asked me about it! I just said that I didn’t want to be FB friends with work people. Hehe. Which is actually mostly true. It IS awkward, though. I feel your pain…

Post # 6
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6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LittleButtons:  i wouldn’t have accepted her. sorry. 

but since you have already done so, i would hide her from showing up in my newsfeed. 

i have made it a point to NEVER talk about work on FB. i don’t care how much I hate my job or someone pissed me off, i never, ever talk about work. 

Post # 7
Member
5287 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

LittleButtons:  I would also hide her neswfeeds like others suggested. I have co-workers on FB but all of them are cool and I don’t ever ever write things about work on FB that seems like such a foolish thing to do lol  

Post # 9
Member
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m very private about mine- I can’t risk ever getting in trouble at work for anything on social media due to my exact job so I have no online work friends. 

I did before I got my new promotion and I just told them- I can’t risk it sorry. 

I would hide her or even say something to her. “Hey! You added me on FB and I saw some negative posts about work. If that continues I may have to remove you, I can’t risk my own job if anyone ever sees that and complains”

True story- we had one girl mention work in a status, not even in a really negative way just not very positively. She got a warning when someone she was friends with forwarded a screenshot of it to their manager. It was deemed inappropriate even though it was her own account. 

Post # 10
Member
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LittleButtons:  probably. since you don’t talk about work on there (which is great) it won’t be awkward, and taking her off yours newfeed, you will forget you are even friends with her! 🙂 

Post # 11
Member
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I should add- it was inappropriate because she mentioned one of our clients directly. 

Post # 13
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5839 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

LittleButtons:  This is exactly why I tell co-workers when they ask to friend me, “I have a policy of not having co-workers as FB friends. I’m on Linkedin, so I’d be glad to connect with  you there.”

My threshold for co-workers as FB friends is–If I need to take the day off to interview for another job or just need a mental health day, would I tell you about it IRL. If you aren’t in the inner circle of my life and I work with you, sorry no FBing for you. 

Post # 14
Member
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

LittleButtons:  wow. she sounds like a real winner. lol ugh. i hate miserable people like that

Post # 15
Member
1022 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t accept friend requests from co-workers or people I don’t have a close relationship with in real life – I don’t share anything fascinating but I like to keep my private life private. I don’t deny them either. They remain in what I like to call “facebook purgatory” until I make a decision 🙂

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