Facebook friends with your boss? 8 things to consider before hitting confirm

What to keep in mind if you decide to friend your boss on the social network.

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Your boss may be friendly, but is he or she Facebook friend worthy?

It’s safe say that Facebook pops up in the workplace from time-to-time. Whether through client work, conversations, sharing photos or distracting us from an important deadline, it’s a common occurrence.

But when it comes to being Facebook friends with the people you work with, specifically your supervisor, manager, director or anyone who in fills a roll as your “boss,” it’s important to tread carefully.

Likewise, if you’re the boss and share a Facebook friendship with your underlings (I mean employees), it’s important to keep a few things in mind.

For the employee:

Don’t friend request everyone on the first day. Give it time. If they can find you, they will. If they don’t, don’t be upset. Friend requesting up the food chain is dependent on corporate culture.

For the boss:

What’s your goal in being Facebook friends with an employee? Do you plan to communicate strictly as colleagues, or as pals? Is this an employee who may feel uncomfortable with your friend request?

For the employee:

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