My old manager is in the process of leaving the company. He is currently still employed there, but his responsibilities have been handed over including the day-to-day management of me. In the meeting where he told us this, he also said to add him on Facebook for networking purposes.
He has been messaging me on Facebook while he is off on sick leave asking things such as:
- How I'm getting on with my new manager
- How I was as I sent an email to the team about being off as I was unwell
- Attempting to have a chat about the other apprentice on my team
It's making me slightly uncomfortable.
I'm not trying to burn bridges as in tech; you never know who you're going to bump into. I am in fact female which I suppose could be increasing my discomfort and he didn't as such tell me to be friends. It was more that in the meeting with myself and one other, there was the certain expectation to do it in the room with him.
EDIT How should this be handled to minimize fallout and not burn bridges?