I want to be friends with my boss. Can I ask to join her at lunch or should I wait for her to invite me to sit with her?

Bethany22

Is it appropriate to walk up to my boss sitting at a table for their lunch break to ask if I can join her, or would that be too narcissistic/bold of me? Should I focus instead on becoming friends with my colleagues, and just wait for her to ask me to join her for lunch if she thinks of it? What if there are no other tables free. Can I use that as my excuse to sit with her, or should I ask a stranger if I can join their table?

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2 mo
She's not really my boss, but she has a position higher in authority than mine. We might have the same education level, but she has many more years of experience.
I want to be friends with my boss. Can I ask to join her at lunch or should I wait for her to invite me to sit with her?
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