Don’t expect to get much done during the month of December.
With the holidays around the corner, workers spend about 1.7 hours of the day shopping online, according to a new study conducted by Finder.com.
Overall, 57 percent of employed Americans confessed to shopping while on the clock, the personal finance site said, totaling some 234 million hours a day browsing the internet. Finder polled over 2,000 adults in June.
“That’s a significant chunk of time people are not doing their job,” said Jennifer McDermott, Finder’s consumer advocate.
A separate survey by CareerBuilder similarly found that more than half of workers said they spend at least some work time holiday shopping online.