August 17, 2012
My question is this — What if you created the page long before the company even acknowledge the need for it, managed it, grew it, designed apps and logos for it now that it’s successful the newsroom wants access to it? I’ve managed my page for years without help from them and now they want to get admin rights to it. I’ve never demonstrated any activity on the page to detract from the company’s image and have shown great responsibility in managing and updating it constantly. Why should I allow them access now? Especially since an admin can remove other admins without notice.
Shelley – that’s a great point. And in reality you probably don’t have any responsibility to turn it over to your managers in your specific case. I think it’s about compromise. Ideally, I would recommend that you and your managers have a written agreement that gives your managers temporary admin access to the page for the duration of your employment but states that you own the page and when you leave the newsroom you keep it. So legally, they couldn’t really change the admins without your permission. If you’re already following their rules as you said, then it really won’t change much for you other than giving your managers some peace of mind and avoiding a war. And remember that if you can come to a compromise, you’re more likely to get your managers’ help in continued promotion of your Page which can only help you. Thanks for reading my blog. 🙂
Thanks for your input. Their ‘all of a sudden’ interest sparked a sense of paranoia for me, just knowing how they operate and manipulate other employees. We have had one brief conversation where I expressed there is no need for them to have admin access and they have requested a future meeting but haven’t set a date. Which leads me to think they are consulting their lawyers. Your input will help me develop my case. Thanks for the quick response – Shelley.