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Old 01-05-2021, 04:35 PM
 
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Is there a factual way to get rid of co-workers as well as admin from your personal facebook? I am really disappointed in my admin and the drama she is causing. We have a few coworkers and her that are being pretty nasty to the rest of us that don't agree with them on COVID or politics. In my area the cover response is getting pretty heated. I am not one that posts much let alone politically. But, it was brought up today that I follow a page of someone that supports policies that these folks do not support.

I am very tempted to take these folks off facebook. However, I have heard in the past our admin caused grief when someone took her off before.

I am the type that gets along with just about anybody. But, I think it crazy creepy for coworkers and admin to stalk your page to see who you support politically and on hot issues. It is very obvious our admin plays favorites with people to share her point of view.

Any advice on how to deal with this? I don't post a lot on FB. But, I don't like someone just snooping through pages I like to decide if I am a good teacher or not.


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Old 01-05-2021, 05:01 PM
 
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I would block them all and pretend I knew nothing about it. If you donít feel like you can do that, start a new page with a different name tha work people donít know.

It is your personal account. Work canít require you to have one.

I have unfriendly or blocked people who friended people I donít want on my page.
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:10 PM
 
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I"m not 100 percent sure of the details but some relatives drive me absolutely bonkers. I separate them out into a specific list and block them from seeing 99% of my posts. I'll occasionally throw an innocuous post that they can see so that they don't think I"m off FB entirely. I"m not entirely sure about being able to see my likes though.
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I would just block unless you think that she will notice she is blocked. If that's the case, you can put her in a "restricted" category. People who are restricted can only see public posts. They are still your friend and they won't necessarily know they don't see everything you post, especially if you're not a prolific poster anyway.

She would still be able to see your interactions with public posts, though. That would be the case even if you unfriended her. Blocking is the only way to keep her from seeing that you exist.
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Old 01-05-2021, 05:41 PM
 
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You can put those folks that irritate you on a restricted list on Facebook. Go to their page, click on the friend icon there, click edit list, check restricted on that drop down list. When someone is on a restricted list they can only see what you post publicly. ... nothing more. They see you're still friends but can't what you post to friends. No one is offended ... no hurt feelings.


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Old 01-05-2021, 06:49 PM
 
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Put ALL of them on restricted view, and don't say anything to them about it. They won't even know you did it.

Don't go into politics (Covid or otherwise) with anyone you work with, either online or in person. If they bring it up, be vague, neutral, and then change the subject quickly.
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Old 01-05-2021, 07:13 PM
 
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Ick. Facebook and work donít mix, but I get why sometimes they do. I would hide everything on my profile from them, as well as restricting them from seeing any posts I make on other pages.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:06 PM
 
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Block and delete.

No need to have any of them on your personal page. Would you rather keep her/them happy or yourself happy?
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Or just close your account and take a break. I deleted my account the day after Christmas. It was the best decision. Honestly, Facebook, at least from my point of view, is just everyone bragging about their perfect lives. Facebook was not adding anything positive to my life.
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Old 01-06-2021, 05:24 PM
 
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I was going to suggest what kahluablast did. Set up another FB account. I have a separate FB account that has ďno friendsĒ where I follow different groups (migraines, teaching, planners, etc.).

P.S. I just learned about restricting on FB today.


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Old 01-07-2021, 05:53 AM
 
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Set up a separate one for folks you really care about, and let this one go fallow. I did this because my old principal would become LIVID if she wasn't on everyone's page. Change the top pictures 4 times a year, and post a cat meme once every two months.

I just nuked my FB page yesterday.
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Old 01-07-2021, 08:10 AM
 
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I would unfollow all of them so you don't see their nonsense on your FB page. Then open a new personal FB account with no coworkers as friends.

It is completely inappropriate that your principal is part of that group.
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Old 01-07-2021, 04:50 PM
 
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Put them in a restricted list. Unfollow them. That way they canít see what you donít want them to see and you donít see them at all. Win-Win
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Old 01-08-2021, 06:38 AM
 
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Good advice from other posters.

I'm still stuck on how unprofessional your principal is acting.
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I got rid of facebook
Old 01-08-2021, 08:29 AM
 
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Best thing I ever did. I do not miss it one bit.
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Old 01-09-2021, 07:48 AM
 
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I got rid of Facebook and I agree that it was a wonderful solution. It does force you to actually keep correspondence with people to see how they are doing, so I understand if you want to keep it if you have a very busy life.

Here is what I would do if it was really, really important to me and I really, really wanted them never to know they were blocked. You can deactivate your account , tell everyone you deactivated to take a break. Pop back in during the wee hours of the night and save any pictures and videos you want, or start doing that before deactivating.You can see deactivated friends who are still friends in messenger, so they will be able to tell they are not blocked but you are deactivated .

After a few weeks, start a new account and tell family and close friends. Block the culprits and anyone work related first. They will already be used to you being gone. Eventually you can have a FB without them ever knowing. If you leave the other account deactivated and not deleted, they will think you are just deactivated. It is also okay with FB rules to have the new account as long as the old remains deactivated.
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Old 01-13-2021, 07:43 PM
 
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You could custom block all your posts to exclude them. You could unfriend or you could just create a second FB page and only friend who you want....and just stop using the old page. Personally I donít usually friend coworkers unless Iím really close with them or have left(changed jobs)....when I was on leaves I added a few more people.
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