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post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by topcatny View Post

I am friends on facebook with people I work with and those who report to me if I actually consider them a friend. So far everyone I have added I do stay in touch with if they have left the company or moved to other roles.
If I wouldn't be friends with you outside the work place I do not add them.

+1 I'm friends with lots of my coworkers and even some of my higher-ups. I also work in an industry that doesn't really care to much about what you do in your private life.
post #17 of 28
At my old firm, I had a lot of coworkers, bosses, and underlings as facebook friends. I've seen a lot of them shit faced drunk and a lot of them have seen me shit faced drunk during office happy hours. It wasn't a big deal at my old job.

My new job I only have a few facebook friends that I work with mainly because I don't know as many people. Most of my facebook friends at my new job are on the same level as me but I have a few underlings. As long as they meet the shit faced drunk criteria then I'm cool with it.
post #18 of 28
Mistake #1 is having an FB account.
post #19 of 28
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post

+1 I'm friends with lots of my coworkers and even some of my higher-ups. I also work in an industry that doesn't really care to much about what you do in your private life.


Porn?
post #20 of 28
I also don't want my employees seeing pictures of me with my family, going on vacation, having fun... you know- my "human" side. it breaks the evil overlord persona I took pains to develop over the years.
post #21 of 28
I wish facebook had an option where people *think* you accepted friend requests, but the info they see from you is only public, and they just figure you never use facebook. It would be great for these situations.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by acidboy View Post

I also don't want my employees seeing pictures of me with my family, going on vacation, having fun... you know- my "human" side. it breaks the evil overlord persona I took pains to develop over the years.
This. I value the notion of maintaining professional distance.
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by MrG View Post

Facebook? No. Absolutely not. I have a strict no-colleagues rule. Like acid said, it's hard to see an upside. Plus it comes with all sorts of possible problems. It's just not worth the potential hassle.
LinkedIn is a bit different, because the whole point is that it's professional networking. I think the biggest potential issue is that it would be easy to know when the person is searching for a new job if they start doing things like updating their profile, etc. I could go either way on that one.

 

Amen. In fact, I don't even add family members on FB either.

 

Maybe I should delete my girlfriend too. nest.gif

post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by anakin View Post

Amen. In fact, I don't even add family members on FB either.

Maybe I should delete my girlfriend too. nest.gif

I have some family members I would never see or hear fro were it not for FB. Although I have a few family members I wouldn't mind blocking, either.
post #25 of 28
A woman that I worked with had a bunch of colleagues as friends on FB. She told mgt/HR that she needed to take a leave of absence to see her mom in South America as she was very sick. Ok. HR gave her the time. No harm..no foul.

The very day that she got back, she was called into HR and asked to provide proof that she traveled to South America by the VERY next day or she would be terminated. Turns out that she went to Paris with her dude and took and posted flicks on FB and someone/ a hater saw it and turned her in. When she could not provide proof, the company let her go....

True story.

Hence that is why I would not add employees AND also why I am not on FB!
post #26 of 28
^^ you know, being honest about your business kinda makes that a non-issue. Just saying.
post #27 of 28

Oddly enough, my boss just added me on Facebook today. I accepted because he's aware of how I used to behave and I'm dull as dirt now, so I've got no worries either way.

post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

^^ you know, being honest about your business kinda makes that a non-issue. Just saying.

I hear you. It happened in Jan. I think she just wanted to save vacation days!
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