"Why go to the mall, when you can shop at work?" The Christian Science Monitor
This article explores the misuse of the Internet by employees during work hours and how employers can find the proper balance between productivity and internet shopping. This misuse tends to increase greatly during the December holiday season. Littler's Phillip Gordon advises that "certain companies must prohibit all non-business use of the Internet, but for most others, it may be better for employees to spend 15 minutes online than to run out on Dec. 21 because they haven't finished shopping and disappear for two hours."