Social Media Protocol: Unfriending a Coworker Edition
June 9, 2014 8:25 PM Subscribe
What's the protocol for blocking/unfriending a coworker if you still want to be friends with almost all your other coworkers on Facebook?
I helped a friend/classmate from college get hired at my place of work last year. Very quickly after, I was promoted to a leadership position that she wants and suddenly hated me for getting. She is now actively trying to get me fired so she can take my job. (!!)
In light of this behavior on her part, my managers and I held a meeting to address her "concerns" today and I committed (authentically, too) to being a better coworker despite the fact that all but one of the things she said I've been doing are untrue. She did not agree to treat me with respect (something my managers are not doing anything about because they believe "she is just young and will learn to do better in time"), so clearly, this is a south-going situation and if I could I'd just up and quit but for right now I've gotta stay put.
Given social media norms, how far do I need to do in order to block this person from my life? Can I JUST block her, or do I need to disengage from all my other coworkers too?
(She is 22. I am 26. Yes, I recognize how juvenile this all sounds. My work situation is so unbelievably through the looking glass now that it's honestly par for the course. Help.)