Do You Friend Coworkers?

Christina Lewellen
September 11, 2013

While not everyone has jumped on the Facebook bandwagon, it would be hard to argue that the social media giant hasn't significantly changed our lives. From the way we communicate, to the degree to which we stay in touch with long-distance friends and family, Facebook is a reality of today's society--including today's work environment.

Whether or not to "friend" co-workers, especially one's boss, on Facebook presents a sticky situation for some. Privacy issues are always a concern, and more often than ever before, would-be employers are checking out social media profiles of job candidates. A recent Today Show blog takes a more in-depth look at whether friending your boss on Facebook is fun or foolish. 

What do you think? Is your personal life best left separate from your co-workers and your boss? Or is it ok to connect with your work peers and supervisors on social media? Have you gone down the path because "everybody's doing it" or are you truly comfortable blending your worlds? Send me an email or post a comment to share.

 Survey results as of 9/17/13:


Do you "friend" your work colleagues on Facebook?






Yes, but with restricted access





Yes, with full access






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