Half of America’s workforce plans to hit the holiday sales this season from the comfort of their cubicle.
According to a survey from CareerBuilder, 49% of workers will do some of their holiday shopping online while at the office. Of all workers surveyed, 12% plan to shop today’s Black Friday sales and 16% plan to check out Cyber Monday deals next week.
On Cyber Monday, an estimated 72 million people will go online to take advantage of free shipping and discounts.
The CareerBuilder study is based on an annual poll conducted during August and September by Harris Interactive of more than 2,400 employers and more than 3,900 employees. The numbers in the study are very similar to results from 2010 and 2011.
"Employers tend to be more lenient when it comes to workers using breaks or down time to get online and—in some cases—take care of some online shopping," said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder, in a statement.