I've done it to 3 different bosses, and I would say no. The first two were my choice and one of them I actually lived with. The third one friended me, and as much as I wanted to say no, I accepted anyway. I don't do a lot of things that a boss would frown upon, but I do like to post about not wanting to go to work - which apparently they frown upon.
I was not aware that being friends with your boss on FB was allowed. Maybe that's just high school teachers, though. I wouldn't want to, just because I usually post crude and embarrassing photos/quotes of myself and friends on mine and that would probably give off the wrong impression.
I love my job, but I dont want my boss to know all my stuff. Now, if I was friends with a boss before fb, I would.. but I normally dont. I normally will wait until I leave and then friend them if I still want to.
If you are careful and a brown-holer yes. It's a way to get ahead. I was invited out for drinks by VPs at Lehman and I went. Turning them down isn't a good idea but you have to then tow the line over beers when you'd rather be somewhere else.
Corporate politics are worse than government politics. If you don't play along you're gone.
Meh I would, I keep my facebook pretty decent and otherwise I don't have much to hide. I friended my professors. I'm not a whiner on facebook, so you probably won't see me complaining about work or going to work.
No! I had my boss come on line once on another system and he tried to trick me into doing something I wasn't supposed to according to my contract. I came out okay but what if it had gone another way? The best thing in the world to do is leave home at home and work at work. Oh you can go out to coffee, visit each others family's, but before you put something on line that he/she MIGHT could read and approve or disapprove best just not to friend them. In fact, if I thought he was even on Facebook I would use a pseudonymn. Xanga is a bit different, although he could read something I would rather he not know, it would probably be in the comment section and for him to spend hours trying to find something chances are 1 in 100,000.
I'm friends with my manager. She doesn't care what I do as long as I show up for work on time and do my job. I would assume if I posted pictures of drugs she would have me take a drug test though haha. I don't post anything on there I wouldn't want anyone to see so there's no pictures of me drinking and nothing inappropriate. It's been 3 1/2 years and no problem yet.