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Are employees shopping for goods at San Antonio jobs?

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

More employees may be shopping online for things while at San Antonio jobs, according to a recent survey from Careerbuilder.

Half of workers (50 percent) say they’ll be spending at least some work time holiday shopping, up 3 percent from last year. Of this group, 42 percent will spend an hour or more doing so.


As mobile technology continues to have a growing presence in the workplace, more workers are using their gadgets to shop. Forty-two percent of employees use their personal smart phones or tablets to shop, a strong increase from last year (27 percent).

Whether desktop or mobile, a higher percentage of workers in the sales and financial services industries online shop compared to those in other industries:

  • Sales: 63 percent
  • Financial Services: 62 percent
  • Information Technology: 57 percent
  • Health Care: 52 percent
  • Transportation: 50 percent
  • Manufacturing: 46 percent
  • Leisure & Hospitality: 42 percent
  • Retail:39 percent

Twelve percent of employers say they’ve fired someone for holiday shopping on the Internet while at work (compared to 8 percent last year), and 56 percent say their organization blocks employees from accessing certain websites from work — up 3 percent from last year.

  • 36 percent of employers say their organization monitors the sites employees visit, a 4 percent increase since last year.
  • 55 percent of employers restrict employees from posting on behalf of the company on social media, and 32 percent have adopted stricter policies in this regard over the past year (compared to 50 and 25 percent last year, respectively).
  • 28 percent say they’ve fired someone for using the Internet for non-work related activity, and 18 percent have fired an employee for something they posted on social media (compared to 24 and 12 percent last year, respectively).