Shopping at Work?
Oct 26, 2000, 1:46 PM
It's Monday morning at the office ... does your boss know you're shopping online? According to a recent Flash survey by BizRate.com, 70% of respondents shop online during the weekdays - with 40% admitting to conducting the majority of their shopping on the Web on the weekdays between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Nearly three-quarters of those shopping at work assume their bosses are aware of their online activities. "The combination of the longer work day and the added advantage of faster Internet connections at most corporate offices make shopping at work a growing phenomenon," said Seth Geiger, VP of professional services at BizRate.com. The truth behind Staff Shoppers: Mondays and Tuesdays are peak shopping days, according to 50% of surveyed shoppers; peak hours are Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., according to 9% of surveyed shoppers; more managers (30%) than staff (24%) approve of shopping online during work hours; more than half of surveyed shoppers work more than 40 hours a week.