Do I Have to Accept my Co-worker's Facebook Friend Request?

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[Editor's Note: You start a new job, and all of a sudden all your co-workers start to friend you on Facebook. Do you accept? Ignore? Here's some straight advice from a manager on what to do. -- Paula G]

A reader writes:

Quick question about adding coworkers on Facebook.

Some background: I am new the workforce, I just finished up a year-long internship with a very large multinational company and have been with my current company for about 3 months. This company is a small, family-owned and -operated firm. Everyone who works there, besides me and another new hire (we’ll call her A), are either relatives or very close family friends. About a week after A started, she proceeded to friend everyone in the office on Facebook.

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