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(Washington Post)   Friending your boss on Facebook: bad idea, stupidest idea, or worst idea ever?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 15
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13585 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Nov 2012 at 8:55 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-11-07 09:01:12 PM  
6 votes:
What could go wrong?

www.lamebook.com
2012-11-07 09:16:52 PM  
3 votes:
Maybe you should have bosses as cool as me. My employees have friended me, and I love seeing what they're up to and thinking. Sometimes I comment, most times I don't.

I feel like it gives us a chance to get to really understand each other, and none of them seem to be sociopaths, at least as far as I can tell from their posting. That's a good thing.

Since I started doing this, I've begun requiring they write at least one post a day about anything they feel like. It could be about what they're eating for lunch or ways they think the company could be improved. We're always on the lookout for ways to do things better around here.

I also encourage the employees to send friend requests to each other, though this isn't a rule yet. We're all in this together, so adding another means of communication is useful. Some people are shy and can't express themselves in person, so the chance to share online via Facebook is pretty great for them.
2012-11-07 09:02:50 PM  
3 votes:
indianprairiecommunity.org

Though I am friends with a few of my workstudy student employees...
2012-11-07 09:49:04 PM  
2 votes:
two - three years ago (?) Mrs.Kritter told me of a co-worker who lives quite nearby getting fired due to her FB posts. employer is a huge hotel franchisor that is very conscious of the professional manner. silly biatch down the road posted all sorts of negative ranting about the workplace, naming names and everything -- and then was genuinely shocked when she was called out on the carpet for it. stupit twat.

Mrs.K keeps her FB circle very small. She doesn't even have me as a friend - but what the Fark, i'm only her husband. biatch.
2012-11-07 11:52:34 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Soupysales: AverageAmericanGuy: Well, the posts are to help them get into a habit of expressing themselves and to give them a chance to be creative every day. If they wrote this kind of thing every day, I would have to have a talk with he or she.

Just curious, what industry are you in?

Import/export


i419.photobucket.com
2012-11-07 11:04:08 PM  
1 votes:
Dear Abby:

My cammed Camaro is faster than my bosses Porsche but the goober won't admit it!

He's demanding a race on the street. Should we race near the old quarry or just rip it down main street?
2012-11-07 10:13:45 PM  
1 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: Soupysales: AverageAmericanGuy: Well, the posts are to help them get into a habit of expressing themselves and to give them a chance to be creative every day. If they wrote this kind of thing every day, I would have to have a talk with he or she.

Just curious, what industry are you in?

Import/export


But you're thinking about quitting imports, and just concentrating on the exports.
2012-11-07 10:06:14 PM  
1 votes:

Soupysales: AverageAmericanGuy: Well, the posts are to help them get into a habit of expressing themselves and to give them a chance to be creative every day. If they wrote this kind of thing every day, I would have to have a talk with he or she.

Just curious, what industry are you in?


AAG is in the serial trolling industry.
2012-11-07 09:53:45 PM  
1 votes:

ProfessorOhki: AverageAmericanGuy: Since I started doing this, I've begun requiring they write at least one post a day about anything they feel like. It could be about what they're eating for lunch or ways they think the company could be improved. We're always on the lookout for ways to do things better around here.

If I were faced with this, every single post would be about how the company could be improved by abandoning your idiotic posting requirement. Some might even have polished and thoughfull infographics about why this is a bad idea and why you should feel bad about implementing it.


LOL. There's one guy who does that. Or did that, I should say.

I prefer LOLcats, though.
2012-11-07 09:22:05 PM  
1 votes:
Onec you friended them youcan never unfriend. Unfriend = Unjob
2012-11-07 09:16:19 PM  
1 votes:
No boss, no coworkers, no former coworkers or bosses that might be needed as witnesses or references, and absolutely NO friending of any family member who is loved dearly but has a right leaning pudding brain. On the other hand, friending people that were idiots in high school so that I can see them complain about how crappy their lives are now and get all butt hurt over my politics is FUN.
2012-11-07 09:10:47 PM  
1 votes:
I'm friends with my boss, but then we party together so it's probably cool.
2012-11-07 09:07:24 PM  
1 votes:
Just stick him on the sanitized list you should already have and up and running for your older relatives and all that.
2012-11-07 09:05:51 PM  
1 votes:

Indubitably: I don't use any media but Fark.


Can't you pay me five dollars plus a month?
2012-11-07 09:00:15 PM  
1 votes:
me?

good idea. I work from home 3,200 miles away from our office.

If I post a picture of me doing a kegstand I simply change the settings to custom and do not include him. Besides... even if he saw it he'd be pissed I didn't invite him out
 
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