Re: Big brother is watching
I can understand for an hourly employee. Salaried employees need to be treated differently. There is a natural give and take for a salaried employee where the commitment is to get the job requirements completed, but not necessarily between 8 and 5. If you trust your staff and they aren't letting quality or service sink, I believe it's reasonable to allow some online shopping at work. We strive for balance in our workplace culture, which means some of "home" comes into work sometimes, and some of "work" goes home. All in all, I think "work" is getting the better end of the deal. I'll gladly trade 15-20 minutes of online shopping during the day for 15-20 (and likely a lot more) of evening catch-up time if that is what's required for my teams to meet their commitments and deliverables.