How good it is to maintain friendly relations with your boss?

@mastinet (467)
India
August 28, 2009 4:18am CST
How good it is to maintain friendly relations with you boss in office? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Should we add them in our social networking sites in our friends list? comment
7 responses
• India
5 Sep 09
Its good to be friend of your boss, but you should not cross your limits, and you must be panctual at work, about proffesion dont think that boss is my friend he will not get angry with me. If you thinks that your boss is your friend and dont take your responsiblities seriously, and suddenly your boss (friend) gets anry with you. what will you feel now ( my friend hurts me). No, its his duty, he have to do this to you. And if you are a girl/woman, so please never maintain this type of activity in office, it will totally reflect to your work, and if boss get intrest in you, what will you do, obey him in anyway, or you could be fired. So I think maintaining friendly nature to the boss is good but not a deep friendship.
@mastinet (467)
• India
5 Sep 09
I agree with you. Maintaining professional friendship is no way harmful. Friendship is always helpful in any kind of relationship whether it is with boss. But it should be in some limits. A proper distance should be maintained while having friendship relations
@silverglint (2001)
• Philippines
28 Aug 09
I think it's okay to be friends with your boss but you have to know your limits. Personal things should be separate from the professional ones. I think social networks is one of those things that I would not share with my boss. Not that I intend to bash on him through those sites, but I just don't feel comfortable with my boss being updated with everything that is happening in my personal life. Besides it might affect our professional relationship.
@sblossom (2170)
28 Aug 09
I agree with you. I think it’s very important to build a good relationship with your boss. You can get many chances to develop your career. However you should still have a clear mind that boss is not friend, not family, also you have other colleagues. So it is also very important to keep a reasonable distance with your boss. I know it’s easy to say, not easy to do. If you are not sure weather you can deal well with your bass well or not, better to do your job well first.
@Sir_bobby88 (8244)
• Singapore
2 Sep 09
Well that is depend if you wanna be in your job for sometime and do you get along with your boss or not . if you all get along well , why not add each other and keep in contact.
@taztheone (1726)
• India
28 Aug 09
It would be great to maintain a friendly relation with your boss. If you are a girl, then the only thing is that, you must know your limits or else things can go worse. Other wise a friendly boss will help you a lot in your work.
@vandana7 (66816)
• India
28 Aug 09
I had problems in this department. I dont exactly go out seeking friendship with my boss. In fact, I try to maintain a distance, which may be interpreted as offensive. I have been mostly in jobs where there were many partners, and I had this penchant for those kind of jobs that roped in monies. The partners divided the tasks amongst themselves without interfering in each other's territories. Obviously, it looked as if I was confining myself to the works of one particular boss, when in fact, I was more concerned with the cash flows and my salary at the end of the month. This gave others a chance to play politics. I never called them over to my place. I went to their place only when invited, and that too because it would look bad if I didnt go, and not that I really wanted to. And as far as I remember most of such visits were along with my colleagues, on rare occassion, it was official work. Never anything personal. After I left the job I met them sometimes. I found myself to be utterly indifferent. So I think I was successful in keeping my professional and personal life miles apart. :-)
@Baltek (261)
• Canada
28 Aug 09
I think you have to maintain friendly relations with your boss, otherwise he can and will likely fire you if he doesn't like you.
@MistyWood (349)
28 Aug 09
I am currently finding that I have to be excessively nice to my boss... as the other worker as senior as I am is a backstabbing toad.... who has soured my relationship with my boss through lies. They have also "brown-nosed" to such an extent that the two of them are inseparable.... I am not even going to say what the rumour mill is claiming!