Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Are you Facebook friends with your boss?

When it comes to whether or not you should friend a boss on Facebook, opinions are as varied as status updates.

Surveys by Liberty Mutual’s Responsibility Project found mixed feelings regarding friending the boss.

But a 2011 report by Minnesota-based Russell & Herder Inc., a marketing and research firm, revealed other sentiments.

An online survey of nearly 1,000 found that younger people are more likely to connect with supervisors. Among those with a Facebook account and a direct supervisor, 26 percent ages 18-34 report they are connected to their supervisor on Facebook. That compares to only 10 percent of those 35 and over.

What do you think? Are you Facebook friends with your boss? Take our ShopTalk poll here.