Q: Should I accept a Facebook friend request from my boss?
A: This is of course a personal decision, but we advise that no, you should not connect with your boss on Facebook. The reason is that while you may be mindful of what you post and share on Facebook, you cannot control what others post about you. Here, you run the risk of another friend sharing a photo or comment that might be offensive or distasteful and could make you look bad. The last thing that you would want is for your boss to see a post like this and have it reflect on you as an employee. There have been several situations where Facebook posts have cost people their jobs, and unless you are very careful and sure about your privacy settings, you take this chance as well. Keeping your personal and professional life separate is important in business relationships, especially with those that can potentially make decisions about your employment.