This is quite possibly the worst thing that can happen.

Elite Daily – For most, keeping your professional and personal life separate is necessary in order to make sure a midlife crisis doesn’t come a decade too early. But, striking this balance isn’t always easy.

One of the biggest threats to keeping the spheres from colliding is a fellow employee who has a slightly different philosophy. This is especially difficult when that employee is the person you report to.

Getting a friend request from your boss is one of the more psychologically taxing situations a person can face (assuming that person never faced a lot of adversity in other areas of life), and figuring out the proper strategy is never easy.