If you shop online while you are at work this holiday season, you won't be alone.
Nearly half of all Americans will spend some time shopping online while on the clock before Dec. 25, according to a recent study by CareerBuilder.
Of more than 3,900 workers surveyed from coast to coast, 49 percent said they would browse the Internet to find holiday gifts while at work. The numbers are similar to the past two years, according to the study.
In addition, women were found to be more likely to shop online while at work (43 percent) compared to men (36 percent).
The survey was conducted between Aug. 13 and Sept. 6 by Harris Interactive for CareerBuilder, and also surveyed more than 2,400 employers.
And office shopping will only increase as Christmas nears. The report found that 30 percent of those surveyed said "they're most likely to shop from work" after Friday, Dec. 7.
So what do you think, Millburn? Will you secretly spend some of you time shopping online while you are at the office this holiday season? Vote now in the Patch poll below.
And don’t worry, the voting is anonymous!
The study by CareerBuilder also found:
- 25 percent of employers have fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity.
- 7 percent of hiring managers have fired an employee for holiday shopping at work.
- 53 percent of employers block employees from accessing certain websites.
- 45 percent of workers are connected with co-workers on social media.
- 11 percent of hiring managers have fired an employee for something they posted on social media.
- 30 percent of employers monitor their employees’ email use.
- 11 percent of hiring managers have fired someone for sending non-work related emails.