Somehow, in the last year or so, it’s become a thing for the crew to become Facebook buddies with each other. Within a week of the first contact list being published, you can expect a dozen or more friend requests.
This is all fine and good, so long as we’re talking about the set PAs and assistant editors, or even the showrunner who doesn’t actually know who you are. But at some point, your boss will figure out how FB works and send you a request. I really wish they wouldn’t do that.
They’re putting you in a socially untenable situation. I mean, “boss” and “friend” are incompatible. Do they not realize that? But, of course, you can’t deny the friend request, either.
And now suddenly you can’t update your status with, “thinks his boss is a dimwit,” or “God, who watches this show?” Plus, posting photos of your weekend debauchery is probably not the best idea, either. I mean, I know this Hollywood, but still.
It’s like friending your mom– bad idea, but only one of you seems to know it.
And while we’re on the subject, try the Facebook Drinking Game!