ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — Today’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from John and it’s about coworkers and social media. Here’s his email:
Hi Jaime. I just started a new job a few months ago. I like most of my coworkers very much but I make it a point to keep work and my social life separate. Lately I’ve been getting a lot of friend requests on Facebook from my new coworkers. Some have even asked why I haven’t accepted them already. Here’s the thing. In the world the way it is, I know there are some people who may not like what I have to say on social media. Whether it’s politics, or my opinions on anything, I really don’t want to get into arguments with coworkers. I don’t think it’s any of their business. I don’t want to have to share any of that with them. I feel like I should be able to keep my work life and my social life separate without any explanations. Any good advice for me? I’ll be listening. Thanks Jaime
It’s tough I know because people sometimes do get very offended if you don’t “friend” them on social media. John does have a right to his personal life. This is a tough one.
Do you have good advice for John? I might just say I’m not on social media that much so it’s no big deal. But that’s just me. What about you? Let’s help John out and let me know on the TRY Facebook page.