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Friday, November 30, 2007

Holiday shopping at work, employers are watching

We spend so much time at work these days, who can't resist sneaking some holiday shopping in from the comforts of our desktop? (During lunch hour and break time of course)

As online shopping kicks into high gear for the holidays, a new CareerBuilder survey reveals how much time workers spend online holiday shopping and how many employers monitor online activity.
Key findings include:
--30% of workers holiday shop online at work
--Half of employers monitor workers' online activities
--71% of hiring managers say Internet use at work for non-work related
activities negatively impacts productivity,

--Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of workers who holiday shop online
expect to spend two or more hours doing so this year.

It appears bosses understand our work/life struggles this time of year. "Employers tend to be more lenient around the holidays – in fact only two
percent say they have fired an employee for holiday shopping online," said
Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources at


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