Retailers came up with the concept of Cyber Monday three years ago when online merchants offer big bargains. Monday is when workers are back in the office after Thanksgiving, and can shop online at their desks. According to a recent survey, three out of 10 workers plan to holiday shop while on the job. But employee beware: According to that same poll, half the employers surveyed said they'll monitor workers' Internet use.
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Do you build your career by shopping at work? Never mind. Anyway, this survey says that of those who plan to shop online from work, nearly a quarter expect to spend two hours or more; 13 percent predict they will spend three hours or more. But employees beware because according to that same poll, half the employers surveyed said they monitor the Internet use of their workers. And that's the business news on Morning Edition from NPR News. I'm Steve Inskeep.
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