Should you try to be friends with your boss, or keep it strictly professional?

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  1. stricktlydating profile image84
    stricktlydatingposted 9 years ago

    Should you try to be friends with your boss, or keep it strictly professional?

  2. Silver Poet profile image70
    Silver Poetposted 8 years ago

    Strictly professional.  You will be more respected if your boss doesn't think you're trying to get special treatment.  In fact the less you say, the better.  It's better to be respected and sought after than to be resented.  After saying what needs to be said, leave the area immediately following the conversation.  If your boss wants to know more, he or she will follow you and ask for info.  If not, you will be making him/her appreciate you less by hanging around and being too available.  Say little, be a bit scarce, and view this person as an opponent in a game rather than as a friend.  You both win when there is mutual respect.

  3. liuwenhua profile image55
    liuwenhuaposted 8 years ago

    I had seen many colleagues got too close to the boss and the line become blurred. When the boss requires to make certain decision that are not favourable to them, they tend to get very personnel. As a boss myself, I would strongly suggest keep it professional. I don't want tongues wiggle saying that I am favouring someone because he's my friend. Like what Donald Trump said in 'Apprentice' - "Its nothing personal, it's business"

  4. women in business profile image54
    women in businessposted 8 years ago

    In my opinion just be professional. I personally avoid making friendship with my collegues or boss. It is difficult to say 'No' to a person if he/she is your friend. Many a times we come across situation where we simply have to be strong in our opinion and deny what ever other says. It is diffiuclt to practice if you are a friend than just a career oriented collegue. Of course you will be secretly admired if you know where to draw the line.

  5. Kelty profile image60
    Keltyposted 8 years ago

    There is nothing wrong with being friends with your employer, but there is a very fine line between what is professional and what is personal and I have found from experience that it does not always work in your favour to be too tight with your boss. It is bound to complicate things one way or another, sooner or later.

  6. Lt. Daniel profile image55
    Lt. Danielposted 7 years ago

    Keep it professional only.

    If you have a friendship with your boss
    and your boss does something illigal, immoral, or
    harmfull it will put you in a very aukward


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