So you were having a kick ass day. Your finishing all your work responsibilities ahead of time and you may even be able to sneak out of the office a little early and all of a sudden it happens to you. You see a new “Friend” request waiting for you and you can hardly wait to see who it is. You click on the button and you see who it is….it’s my fre@kin boss! What happened to Facebook etiquette?
Would you be friends with your Boss?
This can be a very, very weird and socially awkward situation that you are now facing. Are you going to tell your boss the truth about how you feel about him or her? Are you going to accept their request like a good employee even if you can’t stand being in the same room as this person? What are you going to do???
If you ever find yourself in this sticky ass situation and aren’t sure what to do have no fear. I have put together a list of questions/reason to tell your boss why you can’t accept his or her request:
- Can I delegate some of my work responsibilities to make room for our Facebook friendship during work hours?
- Can I put some of my other assignments on the back burner while I work on developing our friendship?
- I already have too many Facebook friends and I will have little time to put into fostering a mutually beneficial relationship.
- Am I the only person that can successfully complete this assignment?
- I absolutely lack the skills necessary to be a competent Facebook friend to someone in your position.
If none of these ideas work you may be forced to break out your sudden innate knowledge of the corporate HR handbook that you had to sign when you joined the company and remind your boss that any type of boss worker relationship is highly discouraged unless it is directly related to your job responsibilities which you are being compensated for.
If you like this list or have any response you have used on your boss let me know!
You ever read a supermarket tabloid and feel pretty good about yourself when they show shots of some stars without their makeup and they suddenly don’t look so starish any longer? Ahh, their is a god.
Danielle Hitting on Dave
Well, I was just interviewed by Danielle Knox for a segment about my book that will be airing on April 13th. (See picture above) Danielle is one of the hosts of a Lifetime TV show called The Balancing Act. She is a wonderful person that looks better in person then on the TV. Not sure what her secret is, but maybe it has something to do with the Whipped Body Butter Cream she uses in the morning. I’m not sure if that’s her secret, but that is one of the more interesting natural products her company sells at www.playprettybeauty.com.
So check me fumble a bit during the interview with Danielle on April 13th on the Balancing Act and if Facebook has changed your life or brought you a memorable experience let me know about it here.
BTW…It’s March Madness season and one of its greatest figures in tournament history who is no longer with us is coach Jim Valvano. I was on a radio show with Alan Handelman who told me some great stories how coach V used to come to the radio station Alan was working on in NC with his dog to do his regular radio show. His time spent with coach V were some of Alan’s favorite times he has ever experienced in life. So in the spirit of Coach V, you can help out by becoming an member of my cause page. If you didn’t know, the V Foundation is one of the top run cancer research organizations anywhere. They truly help save lives.
Imagine the world without Facebook. Many oppressed people with no human rights for most or all of their lives would have no hope in seeing their fortunes change. Not even a glimmer. But Facebook does exist and there is now a ray of hope that many oppressive and cruel regimes in the world will change, and therefore we are close to seeing positive change in many people’s lives for the very first time.
Opressed People Unite
I can already taste the chocolate and smell the flowers I will be getting the wife for Valentine’s day. It will definitely be my favorite chocolate and her favorite flowers, but do you really care? Valentines dais literally one of the two most hate filled negative thought provoking days of the entire year.