I have a facebook account for personal use only. I am picky about who I friend, generally just family, and no co-workers.
Recently a co-worker and I got into a dispute, the boss intervened and sided with me. This made co-worker very angry of course. So, she goes onto her facebook, leaves a status about drama in the workplace. This of course draws comments and questions. She answers the questions using my name and says we "had it out" and "of course the boss sided with me". A former co-worker then posts that of course he sided with me because "I've always been his chick on the side" . A different co-worker brought it to my attention. I was able to read it because she doesnt have any privacy controls on her site. There were more posts back and forth about me and the whole situation. While I know she cannot control what people post, she did use my name. And she also could have deleted the comments when they got out of hand.
My question is this....... should I take this to the boss or let it go? We are a small company, one boss who is HR and boss all rolled into one. The boss is difficult to read at times. I dont know how he will take it. In the past he has avoided confrontation and I am concerned he will in this instance too, by telling me to let it go. I don't want to be seen as someone who whines to the boss about everything. I could confront her myself, but I dont trust her reaction. ( I wouldnt be surprised if she reacted violently towards me) I just dont think letting it go is a good thing to do because she will eventually elevate it.
Thank you for all the advice. I had the meeting with my boss this morning. He wanted me to sign a formal complaint so that he can move forward with discipline. I'm not sure what will happen, she is on vacation til Friday. He is going to ask her to resign but I don't know what will happen with that. I'm just thankful he took it seriously and she will be dealt with.
The boss spoke with co-worker who immediately apologized. She is young and I don't think she realized the seriousness of the situation. I'm not excusing her behavior, she did receive a reprimand in her file. Hopefully she has learned a valuable lesson. I don't think the boss will be so understanding the next time. There is now a written policy regarding facebook/internet.
Thank you to everyone for your support and advice!!