Friday, November 27, 2009

Americans Shop On The Job

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There won’t be much work going on this Monday (Nov. 30) at the office.

It’s Cyber Monday, a busy online shopping day, and according to CareerBuilder, 32 percent of workers plan to holiday shop online while at the office.

But before employees surf for stuff, they should know that their boss is watching.

Almost 50 percent of employers monitor Internet and email use of employees to make sure they’re actually working.

It’s with good reason, since 58 percent of workers admit they use the Internet at the office for non-work related activities.

Moreover, 51 percent spend time on their social networking pages during the workday like Facebook, Twitter, or MySpace.

Head honchos won’t stand for this – 20 percent have fired an employee for personal Internet use, 5 percent have fired someone for holiday shopping on the job, and 8 percent have given a worker the axe for exchanging too many personal emails at the office.

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