Came across an article today that was stating in a survey that 56% of Americans say it is irresponsible to be friends with a boss and 62% say it’s wrong to be friends with an employee. Well crap, it’s a lose, lose situation. Let’s say you add your boss or co-worker you do a status update, they know everything that is going on. From drinking too late one night and not showing up to work or drinking without them even. You can’t do that status update about driving up to Mammoth and snowboarding for the day because you already called in sick. But what if you don’t add them and they get mad at you for it. Maybe they think that you are so socially superior then them or in lamens term “cooler” than they are that’s why you didn’t add them.
Well today is your lucky day as I will give you a few tips to avoid this awkward situation.
1.) If you haven’t already told them that you have a Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, and/or LiveJournal. DON’T!
2.) What if they already know? Then you create two accounts with your name.
3.) One, that you use all day to chat and leave message on everyone’s wall spamming your Farmville, Mafia Wars, Bejeweled Jabber and everything else you can think of. The second one with a perfect portrait shot of you (think high school senior portrait, but aged by 10 years). Add every fan page that is associated with your business field. Also don’t forget to make a secondary email address as well. Follow the proper email etiquette by using first name, last name @gmail.com
4.) Do NOT* link your twitter page to your Facebook page, sometimes you forget which one you linked it to you and start having a few drinks. Then you twittered about how you hookup with your boss’ assistant. Not the time for him to find out or the place.
5.) If you have already added your colleague and/or boss to become a friend already, then you can accidently* delete them. Maybe they won’t noticed, but if they do run the line, “Dude, my account was hacked.” This always will work, it’s like a PC getting a virus. It’s bound to happen.
Well, I hope those tips will help you out in your social media war at work. It’s a dangerous place out there and it’s only going to be more dangerous if your boss is your friend.