(Closed) Do you send FB friend requests to your work friends

posted 9 years ago in Relationships
Post # 3
4801 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I do sometimes, if I talk to them outside of work or they are already friends with other coworkers on fb.

Post # 4
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I’m friends with a lot of my co-workers on FB, even my company’s CEO! I’ve gotten requests from some of them, but others were requested by me.

Post # 5
14492 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Nope, I like to keep work people at arms length and don’t want them too involved in my personal like.  Not that I put much on FB anyways because I can’t figure out the “grouping” people thing.  I do have one from my old job, but we never worked together at the same time and I am super close with her parents seperate from my friendship with her.

Post # 6
5103 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve got quite a few work friends on FB.

It’s been both parties doing the requesting. Sometimes me, sometimes them. Or I have brought it up before in conversation when something is sadi about it, like: “oh, are you on FB? You should find me!”

Post # 7
939 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m friends with a few co-workers, and a few ex-cowokers.  I work with a small group of people 2-4 others depending (high turn-over rate). So we all know each other pretty well even if we don’t hang out after work.  If a co-worker requested me on facebook, I would accept and not think anything of it.

Post # 8
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

No….Never, I actually hide the fact I have a facebook account from anyone that I might ever do business with in the near or far future. I have an extremely offensive sense of humor and me and SO use FB to troll his family on a regular basis. Since I work for a college at the moment, I am fairly certen that my colorful humor would get me fired…..In fact I have actually consider creating a business account just for networking that wouldn’t be invovled with my cheeky shenanigans. 

Post # 9
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

When I was working part time jobs and internships I would request co-workers, so at least I would accept their requests. I requested less then half my friends list though, most people asked me and I accepted. I’ve never been big on sending them out idk why. Now that I am at a full time job I wouldn’t facebook anyone here. Most people don’t have one anyway, I am the youngest by a few years at 24. I am linked to co-workers on LinkedIn though.

Post # 10
1415 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I hate having people from work on my facebook. I have one of my bosses on FB but that’s because he sent me a friend request one day and then stood at my desk waiting until I accepted his friend request. It was awkward. Tongue Out

Post # 11
1334 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Kempinski San Lawrenz, Gozo

nope, definitely not. at the end of the day, they will always be just colleagues and I limit how much I tell them about my personal life. I actually have them blocked, so they don’t even see that I have profile….some of them can be quite fiesty, so I wouldn’t want them to have access to info on my personal life.

Post # 12
6014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I only have a couple from work, that are my friends outside of work.  I have someone that has friend requested me in August and i’m ingnoring it.  She works in another building so I don’t see her much.  She lives near me and I don’t want her to figure out where I live based on the pictures on my page.

I just read the above and I sound a little paranoid lol.  I just have visions of her dropping by all the time.  She is known to do this. haha

Post # 13
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012


Post # 14
808 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I do not friend request people from work.  I have had some people at work friend request me and I feel awkward denying them- so I keep them in facebook purgatory and pretend I haven’t seen it.  If I become close friends with someone outside of work- then I feel ok having them as a facebook friend.  But if I see you once a month and we talk for 10 minutes- that doesn’t mean I want you to know about my personal life outside of work.  Sorry if that sounds harsh.

Post # 15
1287 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a completely separate FB and no personal friends are on that one, and no work ones are on my “real” one. I have to keep some visibility to my co=workers and that’s really those only way that would “work” and it has for almost 3 years now. I almost never go on the work one.

Post # 16
597 posts
Busy bee

I have a very strict no friending colleagues policy!! That way if I feel like writing about how my coworkers are all sick today but came in to work anyway just so they could infect me before the holidays – I can! Haha. I am actually very good friends with some of my coworkers, we text outside of work and stuff, but I STILL refuse to add them on Facebook.

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