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What CIOs Think About Online Holiday Shopping At Work
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SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:41:36 PM
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@Gary_El: I agree with you. If you are being paid by the hour, then don't waste company hours, if you want to buy something take some time off, your payment won't be cut. And if you are a permanent employee I don't care what you do as long as you fulfill that day's work. I urge my employees to go home to their families if they finish the entire work and not stay extra hours.
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:38:56 PM
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@shamika: Work life balance doesn't mean you would waste company hours to do shopping. Employees can just ask for some off time to buy stuff.
SachinEE
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11/28/2015 | 12:36:01 PM
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I absolutely hate it when my employees indulge in something out of work, especially if I am paying them by the hour. They can just ask me "Can I take an hour off, I need to buy something off the web." And I would give them that time without deducting their salary, because even I know what it feels like when a hot deal escapes from your fingertips, but atleast don't do it while working! Take an hour off, nobody will blame you.
shamika
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11/27/2015 | 2:11:02 AM
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@Gary_EL, absolutely. We need to earn, to do shopping. As adults we should know our limits and how to balance it with work. If you over use the freedom, obviously it will be an issue. The IT will be right behind saying you have been using more bandwidth from the network.
shamika
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11/27/2015 | 2:07:23 AM
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@ PedroGonzales I agree with you. But it is always better to have work life balance. I think I am fortunate to work for a company which values the employee work life balance with work.
shamika
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11/27/2015 | 2:05:19 AM
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This is an interesting article during this time period. I think it's better to provide access to these sites for the staff with a control mechanism. This will help the busy people to do online shopping.  
Gary_EL
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11/26/2015 | 9:55:41 PM
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A little bit once in a while should be OK. But the employee should remember that s(he) is there primarily to work and to earn enough money to be able to shop - Not to Shop
Whoopty
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11/26/2015 | 7:55:43 AM
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Although I do agree, I would imagine bosses that allow a few minutes of checking here and there and a bit more of a lenient approach are much more likely to have happy employees. If they feel they're being watched every minute they're more likely to act out.

Of course there will always be those that take advantage of the situation though.
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11/25/2015 | 11:49:31 PM
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@brian dean: workplace is workplace. Unless you work for an online retailer and it is your job to check out the deals offered by your competition on the internet shopping sites. If that isn't the case then its better to stay out of the grasp of this Maya.
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11/25/2015 | 11:47:21 PM
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@pedro: it does hamper your ability to make correct decisions. For example I remember an employee of mine who got an amazing deal on Amazon but he was called to a meeting before he could "add to cart" the item, and was so impatient at meeting because he feared by the time he got there it would have been stocked out, and when he saw that indeed that was the case he just flipped out.
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