Survey reveals what managers really think about employees shopping during the workday

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Many people are on the hunt for a good deal this Cyber Monday, and they’re not letting work get in the way.

According to a new survey by Robert Half Technology, it seems that many managers don’t have too much of a problem with workers shopping during the workday.

The study found that only 25 percent of CIOs will block access to online shopping sites in order to keep workers focused throughout the day.

On the other hand, 25 percent will allow unrestricted access to shopping sites, while another 48 percent will allow workers to shop, but will check on them to make sure they’re not abusing the power.

“Many professionals appreciate the ability to get some quick online shopping done at work during the busy holiday season,” said John Reed, senior executive director of Robert Half Technology. “But employees should recognize that most companies keep tabs on their online activity.  Professionals should follow safe and secure browsing practices, and keep distractions at work to a minimum.”

If you do plan on shopping, you can check out the best Cyber Monday deals here.