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Many Employers Monitor Internet Use

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Many Employers Monitor Internet Use

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Many Employers Monitor Internet Use

Many Employers Monitor Internet Use

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A new survey from the job site CareerBuilder.com shows half of all employers monitor their workers' Internet usage. Nearly one-in-five employers have fired an employee for personal emailing, instant messaging, blogging, or online shopping.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Workers of the world, listen up. A new survey from the job site CareerBuilder.com shows half of all employers monitor their workers' Internet usage. That may be more of a problem this week and next, which is why our last word in business today is online holiday shopping.

Nearly a quarter of workers who shop online plan to spend at least two hours doing it this year. It might not be a good idea to do it at work though; nearly one in five employers has fired an employee for personal e-mailing, instant messaging, blogging, or online shopping. Just something to think about if you decide to blow your paycheck buying gifts online at work. It could be your last paycheck.

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