(Closed) Dilemma: My boss has FB friend requested me (and my coworkers)

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@DomesticDiva:  I like accepting with viewing restrictions. Otherwise he might ask you why you didn’t accept (at which point you would say “Oh I didn’t see the friend request because I don’t use my facebook anymore. I just haven’t gotten around to deleting my account”).

Post # 4
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I second accepting with viewing restrictions.

Post # 5
1750 posts
Buzzing bee

@DomesticDiva:  I would ignore it, I would not accept his friend request.

Post # 6
8042 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@DomesticDiva:  Add him and restrict what he can see.

In general, I am careful what I post online. If there were pics of me in compromising situations online, I’d be upset. So basically I have no pics of me drunk or anything like that. Heck, I never get drunk so those pics don’t even exist. I’d be ok with my boss seeing everything I put on Facebook because i’m careful in general.

I’d still feel uneasy, but I am a pretty private person and don’t do status updates much. I basically post vacation photos for my real friends to see, and then restrict the pics to those people.

Post # 7
3063 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would have no problem adding my boss. My Facebook is rather boring anyway.

Post # 8
1927 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I am friends with the president of my company (small company) but he can’t see much on my page, it’s very restricted, just like my in laws hahaha. 

Post # 9
11752 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Total dilemma. I’d never accept because I think it’s totally inappropriate but I see why you’d want to, too. I also think it’s inappropriate of him to have requested you.  You could make a “professional” facebook page and friend him on there instead? Not sure what to do in this situation,

Post # 10
2103 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Don’t accept…or create restrictions to your profile.

Post # 12
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@DomesticDiva:  Accept with restricted access. If you ignore the request it may hurt his feelings, and a boss that doesn’t like you makes for a difficult work environment.

Post # 13
1902 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m friends with my boss on facebook and it’s all been fine (touch wood). I think it depends a lot on what you do on facebook – some people tend to overshare way more than what they would if there were actually people around. Personally, I avoid posting any statuses about people, my emotional state, or work (unless it’s something like “Aww, the weekend wasn’t long enough. Now I have to go back to work”).

Post # 14
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - Vegas Wedings

@DomesticDiva: Yeah, Im with everyone else. Like you said you kinda have to accept, just MAKE SURE to restrict. And double and triple check your settings. Lets hope there arent more software changes that un/ re-do setting!

Post # 15
389 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would definitely NOT accept. I would actually talk to him in person and tell him that you just don’t feel comfortable friending your boss.

Post # 16
4659 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@asscherlover:  Pretty much this. You can set up exactly what he can and can’t see and make it a default that he doesn’t see your statuses or whatever.

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