Do you share photos with co-workers on Facebook? How about trading gossip with colleagues on Twitter? Be careful -- this story from the National Law Journal warns that "bosses who 'friend' are begging to be sued." The problem is TMI -- too much information. Specifically, too much personal information. Michael Schmidt, in the the New York office of Philadelphia's Cozen O'Conner, told the Journal that a manager is bound to learn things about an employee that he or she will wish the boss didn't know. "Friending" goes both ways, the story notes. According to a recent survey by staffing service firm Office Team, 48 percent of executives are uncomfortable being friended by those they manage. So employees may also want to hold off on friending their bosses. Interesting points. Still, don't you think that in most offices, bosses and employees already know personal information about one another, even without sharing it online through social media applications?
Social media advice: don't 'friend' your boss
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