Register | Forgot Your Password? | Close

PHOENIX -- A majority of companies plan on letting their workers shop at their desks on Cyber Monday, if only for a short time.

A recent survey by staffing company Robert Half Technology found that just 33 percent of bosses block access to online shopping sites. That's down 60 percent from last year.

"It's actually quite a bit less time intensive than going out to a shopping mall, finding a parking spot over lunch, getting delayed, taking two hours and then getting back into the office," said Ted Hellmuth, branch manager with Robert Half Technology.

"We've actually seen it in a strange sense increase productivity."

Before workers head to shopping sites while on the clock, Hellmuth suggested knowing the company rules first. "If your employer allows shopping at work, know what sites or hours to avoid. Make sure you just know what their policy is," Hellmuth said.

Hellmuth also suggested limiting Cyber Monday surfing while at work. He said to do browsing out of the office and to get purchases done quickly.

Aaron Granillo, News Editor

share this story:
Attention Comment Users: We have recently changed our comments boards.
We would like you to be part of the conversation and The Voice of Arizona by logging in with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing KTAR (Arizona Sports) account members will need to create a Disqus account or use one of the aforementioned social media logins. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus

World Class Arizona

  • Dignity Health

    World Class People. World Class Company. Excellent care, delivered with compassion, for all in need.
  • CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company

    SCF Arizona has a new name. They are now CopperPoint Mutual Insurance Company.
  • Taylor Morrison

    World Class People. World Class Company. We are a national home builder committed to building homes inspired by you.
  • Go Daddy

    World Class People. World Class Company. Go Daddy is a Fortune 100 "Best Companies to Work For."
  • Avnet

    World Class People. World Class Company. Here's information on a Fortune 500 company from Arizona.

Voice For A Better Arizona

  • Working For Arizona

    The business and economics of Arizona at the start of 2014 and looking forward.
  • Arizonans In Need

    Putting a focus on charities and organizations who provide help and/or need your help to fulfill their missions.