Hi @Sam Cooley
Could you please tell me:
Is your coworker in the same organization as you?
If so, I'm afraid you won't be able to prevent your coworker from adding you to the status change list.
Presence sharing with everyone is always enabled for users in Teams.
To get this feature more quickly, I have found a feedback in Teams UserVoice and you could vote for it. Many features of our current products are designed and upgraded based on customers' feedback. With requirements like this increase, the problem may well be released in the future. Thanks for your understanding and support.
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