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Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?
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Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

(OP)
I'm going to assume that most people here are on Facebook, so I figured I will get a lot of opinions. Since I see everyone's computer, I know that a lot of my co-workers are on Facebook. A lot of them have also friended each other. Fortunately, my name is common enough that I wouldn't be that easy to find.

I also think that friending my co-workers on Facebook would be a HUGE mistake. I have noticed that they have friended each other. I have 835 friends on Facebook, so I figure it's only a matter of time before I bump into one of my co-workers.

Work is work, and personal life is personal. I am very political on Facebook. I express my opinions on Facebook. I say things on Facebook that I would never say in the workplace. My company doesn't need to know anything about my life. I figure that anything I do on Facebook can and will be used against me.

What does everyone else think? Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?
 

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Trust is a pretty big and elusive quality to find with general friendships typical of working relationships.  I would tread lightly and be very aware of your privacy settings.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Don't have co-workers and don't have a Facebook account.

That being said, with the tendency of employers to dig and dig ever more into the personal lives of their employees via means such as the Internet, I would say it is a very bad idea to have such things public, and to friend co-workers.

I'm waiting for the white paper entitled "Finding Employment in the Era of Occupational Irrelevancy"

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have a Facebook account.  I have no personal information on it and only look at it intermittently.  None of my (few) "friends" are co-workers.  I don't really know why I have an account.

I keep my opinions to myself.  Can't be accused of anything then.

It is time for pacifists to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I don't really feel that I have anything to hide from my co-workers, but that being said, I see them every day. My facebook friends are those that I find it more difficult to keep in touch with. That's what it's for, as far as I'm concerned.

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I don't have a facebook account.  Employers, not just prospective ones, are showing a tendency to make decisions based on what is on places like facebook.  Right or wrong, and I am squarely in the "it is wrong camp", that is enough reason for me to stay away.  It isn't even just businesses that appear to be using facebook for investigative purposes.  Take for example this situation:

Someone I know told me that where they work, someone threw a party and invited about 10 co-workers.  At the party the alcohol flowed freely and a number of them got stupid and the antics wound up on facebook.  Unfortunately, one of the co-workers was only 20 (in the states) and now there is both a work based and legal investigation with potential "charges" pending in both areas because some big bad adult allowed a 20 year old access to beer.  The investigation(s) were prompted because of, you guessed it, the facebook page.

  

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I agree that work and personal life are separate. That doesn't mean I don't have a drink with a co-worker on occasion. But, that's as far as it goes. I have a Facebook account but find the interface pretty odd. I doubt that I would ever "friend" a co-worker.

The strange thing about Facebook is that people were ragging on me for not having an account. Then, when I do, they rag on me for not being logged in all day every day. That is a waste of time for me. I log in a couple of times a month and accept or reject "friends". I rarely update my "wall". My life is pretty boring and there's really very little to say.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I don't and won't have a page on Facebook.   Don't see the need.  I try to keep my coworkers at arms length because they come and go, and not always in a good way.  As noted by some of the respondents here, keep your work separate from your private life.  Also remember whatever gets up there can come back and bite you, years later.  

Jim C.
 

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have a Facebook account for one reason; so I can keep tabs on what my step-children are up to (they live in another city from us).  I do not have my real name on my FB account; I use the character name that I use for role-playing games, etc.  I seldom post updates; I never post photos, and I've never used the wall.

Like Fee, I can also see using FB to connect with friends and/or family who I don't have an opportunity to see often, but I haven't gotten around to doing that.

I would never use FB to connect in any way, shape, or form with co-workers.  Work is work.  Home is home.  For me, contact with co-workers ends at 5pm.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have Facebook friends who are co-workers. The local ones are people who I consider to be friends outside of work, we socialize together. Also the company I work for has multiple geographic locations and I work closely with people in another location (they are our users) and I find it helps to have a  personal, nonwork-oriented connection with some of those I work with. It makes me more than just a person they get emails from and it makes me understand them more and have something personal to talk to them about when I have to call them for business reasons (small talk does make it easier for users to deal with programmers).

It also keeps me in touch with people as they move on to other jobs and that is part of networking. Never know when that guy you worked with 5 years ago might be the one who helps you get the next job.

But I never post anyhing about the company there (except the occasional sympathy when someone is working overtime or on a deadline) or anything that it would worry me for HR to see. Nor do my co-workers.

I did have to defriend a former co-worker because he put up a Hitler photo as his profile pic. Can't have that showing and won't stay friends with anyone who would do that.  

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I don't have a FB account and hope never to.  If I ever did, I would never use my real name or post anything personally identifiable at all. I would probably never friend anyone either since friend list analysis could probably help pin down who you are. ( I don't recall ever even hitting the site.)

I do have a LinkedIn account and some connections there, but that account is essentially my online resume and nothing more.  Different purpose and currently, I rarely visit the site.

Like everyone else I believe work is work and private life is private life.  And I do mean *private*.  I'm happily married, so not looking for a date, so unless someone wants to give me a boatload of money I don't want anyone 'finding' me. winky smile

Jeff
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

No Facebook-o  -  No Problem-o!

Seriously, not too long ago I about broke down and created one, until a "friend" didn't believe that I couldn't tell him my Facebook ID because I didn't have one.  Went psycho thinking I was stiffing him, yada, yada.  No thanks, Don't want.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have a page on facebook.  I only put it up so that someone else couldn't "claim me" or my identity.  I have a handful of "friends" on facebook who are mostly relatives or distant friends.  I check it every few weeks.  I never post anything, but that doesn't mean that other people haven't posted things about me or in some way linked to me in conversation.  Unfortunately those are areas that you have no control over, and most people on facebook post before they think (i.e., underage drinking, inappropriate comments, telling their friends that they are leaving for vacation for two weeks out of state, etc).

So you have:

a.  Limited to no control over what other people connect you with.
b.  Constantly changing security and privacy settings that always tends towards publishing everything rather than restricting anything.
c.  Employers and potential employers using Facebook to dig for dirt.

Sounds like a recipe for trouble, if you ask me.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

(OP)
I haven't posted anything about my job or company on Facebook. That doesn't mean that there won't be other things. I'm a Laker fan, for example. If my CEO is a Celtic fan, would I want him to know that? I will talk about the Lakers at the office with some people, but only a select few.

"Anything you say can and will be used against you." It doesn't matter if you think it will be or not.

I have friend past co-workers though, quite a bit of them.
 

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Everything that has been said thus far has merit, and it's good advice.

I do have a facebook account, but I'm not terribly active.  I'm also not worried about anything I post on facebook, because I don't say or act any differently online than I do in person.  If I won't say it to your face, then I won't post it on line.  I am who I am, regardless of the "medium", if you will.
 

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I don't facebook.

  I use LinkedIn to stay in touch with coworkers of present and past. It seems to be a more for professional type use and everyone uses their real names and where they work.
 This is the only site that I converse on where I don't know who I am talking too.

Bo  

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I don't have a facebook account, either. I value my privacy and my time.

If and when I do open an account, it will be for staying in touch with relatives and other friends who live out of town. I went to a funeral service for my 96 year old aunt last weekend and was surprised to discover that all of my uncles (the youngest is 82) and most of my cousins have a presence there.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have an account, and I do have co-workers as friends (along with a few ex-co-workers). I do not post anything risque or business-related on FB at all. I also have Twitter and LinkedIn accounts that are tied in with FB. Most of the Twitterers I follow are news and politics related, and if I re-tweet a link, it will show up on LinkedIn and Facebook as well. Should you friend me on FB, you know where I'm coming from. I have FB friends  (including relatives) of a different political bent than myself, and I don't have a problem with that. I figure if someone is offended by my posts and un-friends me, it's worth a shrug and no more.
 

-- Francis
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have a FB account and really enjoy being able to keep in contact with relatives who live in different parts of the country (makes me feel connected to what they are doing and things in their life), people I have met on vacations and some co-workers.  Like someone said above, I don't put anything on my FB page that I wouldn't say in person.  I don't bad mouth my company and other than looking fatter than I would like to, none of my pictures are compromising in any way.

Some of my FB co-worker friends, I see outside of work, but not many.  It is nice to be able to "small talk" about outside work items with those that I work with but don't socialize with.

Leslie

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Facebook is simply a bad idea. More and more, HR and managers are trolling through FB to see what employees (or potential employees) are posting, particularly about the company. I've seen people busted from playing hookie because they posted something on FB the night before and their boss found it.

Another thing about FB... you may only have a co-worker, but they may have your manager friended, or HR, etc. All you've done is made it easier for them to find you. You say you have things on there you would never say at work.... then do not add co-workers. Work places are incubators for rumors and gossip. If one person knows, they'll all find out.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Quote (ousoonerjoe):

I've seen people busted from playing hookie because they posted something on FB the night before and their boss found it.

That's an employee fail - NOT a facebook fail. No different than talking within earshot of the boss's office.

By the way, I do not "play hookie" from work - I take a vacation day (or other authorized time off), and my supervisor is always informed. To do otherwise is immature and patently stupid.  

-- Francis
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

flapeyre,

i agree completely.

you can't blame a website/technology for the ignorance of staff. It is likely those same sort of staff who would go out w/'friends' from work and engage in notorious and questionable behavior but then not understand why those actions impact work performance/relationships.

I do have a facebook account with the minimum of accurate personal information, and use it mostly to keep in touch with extended family who are spread from sea to sea in the US and in a few other countries as well.  I would never post anything on a site like facebook that is embarrassing or that i would not say to anyone in a face-to-face encounter.

Too many people seem to view facebook and the others as an anonymous board when it is very much the opposite of that.

 

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Oh, agreed. The employee was a complete moron. However, we continuously see time and time again how FB is reviewed by employers and management has up to and including terminated those individuals. For that reason, I use email to contact family, not social networking sites. My kid brother likes to talk about his escapades at college on FB. Not something I'd like to have associated with me in a professional setting.

The issue with FB is not just what you put out there, but what others you are friends with put out there. That brings a whole new level of "guilty by association" to the table that most do not want to have to deal with.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Correct me if I'm wrong (again limited knowledge because I don't have accounts on these services), isn't LinkedIn the same concept and idea as Facebook?  In other words a competitor?

I'm waiting for the white paper entitled "Finding Employment in the Era of Occupational Irrelevancy"

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Glenn,
LinkedIn is to build professional relationships. They emphasize work relationships, job experience, and so on.

Facebook tends to be more of a social type of site. More multimedia oriented. Lots of third-party games, such as the ubiquitous FarmVille.

(Facebook is blocked at my workplace, but LinkedIn is not).

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I couldn't be busted playing hookie.

 Unlike my coworkers, I do not have sick days I have well days. I state that vocally. I do not stay home if I am sick it is a waste of a paid day, I go to work sick. I take well days. If I feel well enough to fish, I take a well day and go fishing.

Bo  

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they should at least find you handy.
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I honestly don't really see an issue with having co-workers who are also friends, and as such they may or may not be linked on Facebook.

Surely the bigger issue is that Facebook is public. If there is anything you don't want all and sundry to know, then you keep in personal. That means not telling everyone, and by association not posting it on a public website.

If I have nothing to be ashamed of (and I don't) then I have no issue with co-workers; government agencies or future employers researching me. I certainly research about a company before I decide to work there, so I see it as being fair and equal for them to do the same.

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

My firm instituted a new "social media" policy.  The basic message is "I wouldn't if I were you."  Verboten items include: "friending" a superior or underling; posting a recommendation on LinkedIn; making any comment, pro or con, about the firm.

As soon as the policy came out, I junked every one of my social media accounts.  As stated above here, there's just too much exposure to guilt-by-association and prior activity (e.g. a coworker you friended is now your boss) that may or may not violate the policy. Better safe than sorry.

So, my far-flung friends and relatives get email. And I know longer get to read of their triumphs in Mafia Wars.

Maybe that's a good thing.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

(OP)
I'll give you an example of stuff I say on Facebook that I would not say in the workplace. I actually celebrated when Ted Kennedy died. There is no reason whatsoever to talk about something like that in the workplace. On Facebook, I talk about that stuff all the time.

I am a Laker fan. If my boss is a Celtic fan, do I really want to share that information with him?
 

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

But, be careful!!.

(I love the fourth reply to this)

-- Francis
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Hinesward - I think your issue here is nothing to do with Facebook - it's to do with you having political opinions that you prefer to keep away from work.

And that is absolutely your choice.

I don't feel the need, but then I don't see that any of my opinions are particularly extreme, so I'm safe enough with people knowing them. In fact, the people I work with all know which political party I belong to, and that I have elected locally in the past.

What is really your issue here - facebook - or the right to private views?

Fee

"The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea." Isak Dinesen

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

One problem that I see is that personal views, which have nothing to do with capbility or willingness to do a job function, are being used for hiring decisions.  Of course, in and of itself, this has always been the case and one purpose of a job interview is to make these sorts of determinations.  There are rules that govern what type of questions may and may not be asked in an interview.  The applicatant or existing employee has the option of having seperate work (or public) and personal personas, which is how it should be.  The crux of the problem is that the company is able and willing to obtain information that would be strictly out of bounds in an interview situation through other means, such as facebook.

The result is that people can either not get hired, or get fired because they express a political, social, religious, or lifestyle view outside of the work place that one or more individuals inside of the work place don't agree with.  This is just plain wrong.  Since companies, and government for that matter, appear to be unwilling to act with sufficient self restraint, this leaves a need to impose such restraints on them.
 

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Noway2 nailed the core issue.  That's exactly why I would never create a personal social networking account with my real info.  There are plenty of things you might be comfortable saying to someone's face that are still no business of your employer and the opportunities for misuse are too great.  

My LinkedIn acct. is purely my professional sphere for the same reason.  Hopefully I'll never slip up and mention anything in any area that could link my personal persona to my professional one.  

Jeff
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Quote (Noway2):

The result is that people can either not get hired, or get fired because they express a political, social, religious, or lifestyle view outside of the work place that one or more individuals inside of the work place don't agree with.  This is just plain wrong.  Since companies, and government for that matter, appear to be unwilling to act with sufficient self restraint, this leaves a need to impose such restraints on them.

Having freedom of speech does not mean that you escape responsibility for what you say, on facebook or anywhere else.

Quote (US Constitution, Amendment I):

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

My emphasis. Note that the restriction is placed upon Congress. If it applied everywhere, an employer would have no right to terminate an employee for dropping the F-bomb on his boss. Even most goverment agencies won't tolerate that, and only the most idiotic of judges would call that free speech.

Why should Facebook or any other website be exempt? They are not run by the government.

-- Francis
Et cognoscetis veritatem, et veritas liberabit vos.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Quote:

Having freedom of speech does not mean that you escape responsibility for what you say, on facebook or anywhere else.

Yes and a person should not have to fear drinking a beer at a baseball game because their boss, who thinks drinking alcohol is a sin, might see them or read about it on a place like Facebook.  

With regards to your constitutional statement, I trust you do realize that there are many laws in the nation that are NOT part of the constitution and this problem should not require a constitutional amendment to be corrected.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

Quote (Noway2):

[A] person should not have to fear drinking a beer at a baseball game because their boss, who thinks drinking alcohol is a sin, might see them or read about it on a place like Facebook.
Then the employee has an obligation to not post his beer-swilling status on FB. If the employee knew that in advance, well, that's his problem, not Facebook's, and not the legal system's.

Quote:

I trust you do realize that there are many laws in the nation that are NOT part of the constitution and this problem should not require a constitutional amendment to be corrected.

I never said that we need a constitutional amendment to correct anything. Furhermore - what problem? Why should the law protect someone who has so little common sense that they would lose their job over a Facebook post? Where, pray tell, does any bit of common sense fit in to this scenario?

I firmly believe that we have too many bad (and stupid) laws on the books already. There are laws that are good (prohibitions against homicide, robbery, theft, vandalism, etc.), and bad laws. The bad ones are mostly ignored and unenforced, unless it's to some DA or politician's advantage to do so. We don't need any more of them. In fact, we ought to devote an entire Congressional session to repealing them. That'll never happen, of course, but I can dream.

Grab a ginger ale, and enjoy the ballgame.

-- Francis
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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

==> Yes and a person should not have to fear drinking a beer at a baseball game because their boss, who thinks drinking alcohol is a sin, might see them or read about it on a place like Facebook.
Regardless of how you or I feel about drinking, isn't the boss entitled to feel the way he so chooses?  Is not drinking at a baseball game a voluntary and public activity?

What exactly do you think should be done?  What restrictions are you willing to put on whom?  Whose freedoms do you want to take away from whom?

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

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==> Yes and a person should not have to fear drinking a beer at a baseball game because their boss, who thinks drinking alcohol is a sin, might see them or read about it on a place like Facebook.
Regardless of how you or I feel about drinking, isn't the boss entitled to feel the way he so chooses?  Is not drinking at a baseball game a voluntary and public activity?

As long as the baseball game is on personal time and not a company event, then the boss has no legal recourse. The US Supreme Court int he past held a division between the work place and home life. While that line has been blurred in some cases, the scenario stated above does not give the boss an excuse to discipline because he "doesn't like it." If the employee was supposed to be at work or was at a work event then the boss and/or HR are obligated to take action for the sake of the company if a no drinking policy was stated ahead of time.

When an employee makes statements about the company on public sites such as FB, the company has standing under slander and defamation laws.

1st Amendment allows you to say what ever you want to say. It says nothing about being absolved of any wrong doing for those statements. That is how companies are able to take action against employees for making comments about the company. "Your rights end where another's rights begin."

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==> As long as the baseball game is on personal time and not a company event, then the boss has no legal recourse
Of course not, and that was never intimated.  The boss doesn't any legal recourse for specifically disciplining you for drinking at the ballgame - of course not.  However, your actions and behavior can and still may affect how the boss feels about how well you fit into the corporate culture that he or she wishes to cultivate.  He won't take action (if he has any sense that is) because you were drinking at the ball game, but when the opportunity presents itself, he may very well take appropriate action to further the corporate culture.  And that's been the case for hundreds of years.

To the topic at hand, that has nothing to do with just facebook.  It has everything to do with the fact that technology, whether social network sites, cell phone cameras, security cameras, neighborhood watchers, or what have you has made our public lives, well, very public.  As I said, it's nothing new; but it is more prevalent with today's technology.

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RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

==> As long as the baseball game is on personal time and not a company event, then the boss has no legal recourse

Sign seen held up at the World Cup football (soccer to you yanks) North Korea v Brazil match:

Kim Jong Il thinks I'm at work

It is time for pacifists to stand up and fight for their beliefs.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I've avoided FB, but more from lack of interest in that style of socializing rather than anything particularly employment-related. My wife maintains an account pretty much to stay in some sort of contact with her family on the other side of the US, and secondhand FB is plenty. LinkedIn is really much more suited to online friending of coworkers.

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LinkedIn is to build professional relationships. They emphasize work relationships, job experience, and so on.

But can be used for anything, and really isn't any different than Facebook in that regard.  The reasons that lead to the question is that all social media, including MMPORGs, is lumped into the same pot when it comes to the stories about finding out lascivious activities on these sites for lawsuit info or work termination causes (for example http://www.connecticutbusinesslitigation.com/articles/social-networking-1/linkedin-lawsuits/ ).  At least on first appearance it seems that Linkedin is indeed marketed differently.  But the same purposes and results tend to occur on LinkedIn as in Facebook.

So I had to ask.
 

I'm waiting for the white paper entitled "Finding Employment in the Era of Occupational Irrelevancy"

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

http://www.recruitingblogs.com/profiles/blogs/game-changer-linkedin-messages is a decent commentary on the lawsuit with LinkedIn evidence as referenced in the first post.  It definitely will make professional use of social media off-limits if plantiffs win.

I'm waiting for the white paper entitled "Finding Employment in the Era of Occupational Irrelevancy"

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?

I have FB and are also friends with some of my co-workers. I however, are not friends with Managers that have FB.

RE: Do you friend your co-workers on Facebook?



It's a long thread, and, admittedly, i didn't read every post so there's some redundancy here, i'm sure (apologies).

My policy is this:

I will accept any Friend request, from anyone I work with or any vendor, on Linkedin.  I "behave" on Linked in, like I behave at work- professionally.

Hook-ups in the workplace DO happen, and by all means, partners place is by u're side.  I friend girls.  I try to demarc this b/c, if u're using Fbook as intended, there are things on there u don't want people at work to see/read, period.
 

Ixix CC, SWE, LCNCS-C, LNCS-OF ,3CSA, 3CNTS, 3CSE, NNCAS, NNCDS, ENA, ENA-PS, ENS, CCNA, CCDA, CCNP, CCDP
 

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