Post # 1
So, he is pretty much the coolest boss ever, but it kind of makes me feel weird on one hand to accept his friend request, since he is my boss, and random internet wisdom has taught me that it’s not a good idea…but on the other hand one of my coworkers thinks it would be suspicious if we didn’t all accept his friend request.
Argh. I’m thinking about adding him but restricting what he can view, but, I don’t know…sigh. Thoughts?
Post # 3
@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
I second accepting with viewing restrictions.
Post # 5
@DomesticDiva: I would ignore it, I would not accept his friend request.
Post # 6
@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
I would have no problem adding my boss. My Facebook is rather boring anyway.
Post # 8
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
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
Don’t accept…or create restrictions to your profile.
Post # 11
I think I will probably accept with restrictions…we are a VERY small company (less than 10 people) so it would be hard just ignore and pretend I didn’t receive it.
And I would never get caught in a “I said I had a cold but went to Six Flags” situation because I’m not a total moron…LOL. I don’t get a lot of time off, so I really am sick if I don’t go into work.
Post # 12
@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
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
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@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
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
@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.