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cyberslacker

An employee who uses the office computer for personal enjoyment. Since it is so easy to flip between a business application and an entertainment, social or shopping page on the Web, many employees do it routinely if their computers are not locked down. Company firewalls can be configured to prevent access to popular websites, such as YouTube, Facebook and Amazon; however, there are millions of other sites, which makes this approach only partially effective. See lock down.
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Some of these terms include: personal web usage, cyberslacking and cyberloafing (as used in this study).
We suggest new studies on individuals' behavior toward cyberslacking, employee's privacy and use of communication means offered by organizations.
Early studies of cyberslacking and cyberloafing assumed that employee behavior was entirely negative and needed to be eliminated through some means.
Cyberslacking at work continues to threaten productivity: Survey zeroes in on newest 'internet distractions.
Some companies, which spend millions on web access, have fired workers for cyberslacking, citing concerns about inappropriate activities.
Personal e-mail traffic is predicted to rise a further 28pc this Christmas and Open Orchard - a BT group business offering web and e-mail monitoring systems - says this cyberslacking will cost medium-sized companies in Wales pounds 8m and could endanger both jobs and businesses.