Your phone buzzes. It’s a Facebook friend request from someone at the office. Maybe even your boss. Do you accept? You’re pretty friendly at work, you’ve even had the odd lunch or Friday-night drink together. There’s no harm in accepting, right?
According to a survey by The Adecco Group, at least 1.6 million working Aussies regret having invited their boss or colleague to be a friend on social media.
From awkward revelations to holidays disguised as sickies, the responses will send you scrambling for the unfriend button.
Here are just a few:
1. “They started speaking to other people about my personal life at work, regarding things I did not want them to know.”
2. “Something I posted got taken way out of context and I lost my job.”
3. “Because they were very rude and had very strong opinions about my parenting skills.”