cyberslacker


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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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cyberslacker: An employee who uses his or her company's internet connection during work hours to surf, shop, play games, check stock prices, send personal email, and look for a new job, etc.
CYBERSLACKERS: Employees who use their company's internet connection during work hours to shop, play games, check stock prices, send personal email, look for a new job, and so on
A study by Ugrin, Pearson and Odom (2007) found that executives and younger individuals had the highest propensity to be cyberslackers while gender, culture, years of service, and pay status were not significantly related to this behavior.
Predictions say that number will rise to 272 million by 2004 ('Cyberslackers' taking toll, 2000).