So I want to make a post on this and see what you guys think. A friend of mine who goes to a community college is in this Business English class, and her professor recently added her on Facebook. She accepted him, in fear that if she didn’t, he would give her a bad grade. First of all, she tells me they don’t do anything in this class and second of all, that’s messed up if that’s what she’s afraid of. This professor hasn’t added any of the guys in the class, and is currently friends with this other girl who has had him before. He is 40+ years old, and comes to Lifetime Fitness, where her and I work.
I was really frustrated with this idea, and I said she doesn’t need to accept him and it was wrong that she did; she should have just deleted the request or something. We went into her friend list the other day, and deleted him. I told her that it doesn’t matter if she already accepted him, she can delete him. She’s afraid to go to class and plans on skipping her class for the rest of the semester because she says he makes her feel awkward and uncomfortable.
We talked to our boss (who is male) and a few other guys about it from work, and our boss said she is set up to fail the class now. Because she accepted him and then went back and deleted him, he says that accepting him was her first mistake.
This isn’t okay – and there needs to be some professionalism put into place. What do you guys think? Do you think she should say something to someone higher up? Or is it like, not against any rules or anything because she’s in college and it’s not high school anymore?