My BOSS has sent a friend request on FB. WWYD?

(41 Posts)
Spidermama Fri 12-Apr-13 15:05:49

She's my editor. I don't want to be FB friends with her because I'll lack the <relavitve> freedom I feel when posting at the moment.
Nor do I want to snub her and I do notice three of my other colleagues are her FB friends.
Isn't it a bit weird to be FB friends with your boss?

Hogwash Wed 18-Sep-13 00:10:51

Oh, Zombie.

Hogwash Wed 18-Sep-13 00:06:31

This is one of the reasons I don't really use Facebook now. I used to have a nice small group of people I really liked and then received requests from people I'd really have preferred not to have been there, but felt I had to accept.

I think it can be a bit obvious if you have them excluded from everything and it gets complicated when Facebook keep changing security all the time. You could do more damage by excluding them from things and them realising than just turning them down in the first place.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BigPawsBrown Wed 18-Sep-13 00:03:08

selks I don't think that's true. I think it's true if you send someone a request they can see your page but not the other way around. I just sent a friend request (that I wanted to send anyway!) and the page is the same, just says friend requested.

I was going to say accept and restrict then I saw I'd already said that months ago when the thread was started.

BigPawsBrown Tue 17-Sep-13 23:58:32

I have all colleagues on a list called 'work.' My default privacy settings for Facebook is "Friends except: Work". It works for me; you get to not snub them but retain your privacy.

Selks Tue 17-Sep-13 23:55:08

I think if someone sends you a friend request even if you don't accept but just leave it sitting there, they can see all your page just like a friend can. Beware.

lade Tue 17-Sep-13 23:46:55

I always restrict what some people can see.

Assign those you don't want to have full access to an acquaintances list. Then all my posts go out to "friends except acquaintances". I have to make a conscious decision to actually post messages for all friends to see. Acquaintances cannot see my photos either. Because my default setting is to post things to friends except acquaintances, It is not difficult to manage.

If anyone adds me that I'd rather not have. I usually accept and immediately put them on as an acquaintance. It works as a good compromise for me.

Hogwash Tue 17-Sep-13 15:49:36

You could always add her and then delete her later - or just make sure you exclude her from anything you post. Bit of a pain tho'.

valiumredhead Tue 10-Sep-13 10:28:38

Just ignore it! If she says anything just day 'oh did you,I'm terrible with Facebook I always miss things'wink

quoteunquote Tue 10-Sep-13 10:24:36

Have two FB accounts, one in your real name which is used for contacts,

and your friends ones,

add family to which ever one is appropriate.

CMOTDibbler Tue 10-Sep-13 10:20:21

I don't accept colleagues or customers on fb. I just message people to say that when I decline.

anon2013 Tue 10-Sep-13 10:12:51

I was friends with my boss on fb and thought we were fine until I was given a disciplinary over something trivial (forgetting to pass on a message). I was so angry I typed out a status then remembered last second and blocked said boss and didn't post. I'm only friends with work colleagues not superiors.

ivykaty44 Sun 19-May-13 17:33:05

Rather than say you don't friend work people tell her you only have family on facebook for keeping in touch and as it is family stuff it is all a bit private

GettingGoing Thu 18-Apr-13 17:52:30

I would accept, but maybe delete her after a few weeks if you are not comfortable with it.

Stillcluelessat40 Sat 13-Apr-13 10:00:38

Good to hear about the restricted info thing. Not my boss that's my issue, but my mum!

Withalittlesparkle Sat 13-Apr-13 09:39:16

My husband won't friend his staff on FB he says he knows what they think about work but he'd rather see it written down!!

how do you put in limited?

AssamAndDarjeeling Fri 12-Apr-13 16:37:08

Add her, and then immediately put her on 'limited profile'.

She'll think you just have an exceptionally boring Internet life and be none the wiser!

twentythirteen Fri 12-Apr-13 16:34:25

Just say you don't 'friend' colleagues. If you ignore it, as I did, it can keep popping up. They'll wonder, feel rejected, just say it and get it over with, maybe then invite them for a coffee duirng work time if you're worried the rejection feels too harsh.

k12345678 Fri 12-Apr-13 16:29:13

I would accept them, but put them into my 'restricted' friends group. by putting them into the restricted friend settings they can see virtually no more than non friends, they won't see your wall posts or photos. they'll then just assume you don't use fb much. I do this to clients, or people I barely know who request to fb friend me!

EuroShaggleton Fri 12-Apr-13 16:19:12

I won't add anyone from the office. There are a few requests in my inbox. I just leave them there.

MewlingQuim Fri 12-Apr-13 16:18:04

I'd rather be friends with my boss than my brother. He keeps sending me friend requests and messages, I tell him I don't have a fb account and it must be someone with the same name as me. It's not a common name so its obvious that I'm lying but I don't care, he is a twat. grin

add her as restricted

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