Being a professional is it OK to add your boss as a Facebook friend?
I would advise caution and to only do so if you know how to really control your privacy settings on Facebook. I would not recommend allowing them to be on a friends list where they see all the personal details of your life, what you like, what you post etc.
If you have them as "acquaintance" and set it up where your personal posts only go to "friends" and more generic stuff to "friends and acquaintances" it could work.
As a general rule, I'd advise against it. I don't think most bosses add their employees unless they are snooping honestly and who needs that hassle?
I agree with advising against it. Work should be separate from our personal lives. Even with privacy settings, there may be that one post that goes public that can cost you your job or your bosses respect.
I think it is okay to have your boss as a Facebook friend. You should be cautious though to what level of your privacy they can access. Secondly, your boss should know Facebook is a social network and that you have to social life. If your boss is the type that does not differentiate work from social life, you need to think twice.
In my experience knowing people with Facebook causes a lot of drama I would avoid it.
I wouldn't, just for the fact that your boss can then see how much time you're spending on Facebook instead of working.
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