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You Will Need
- Company computer with internet access
- Internet security policies
- Awareness of current trends
- Limited internet usage
Consider internet security policies
Plan to abide by your company's internet security policies. Your employer is legally permitted to monitor how you spend your online time at work.
Understand current trends
Be aware that some employers offer online shopping options to their employees at work. Find out if your company is one of them.
Recognize how bosses think
Recognize that most bosses probably won't mind if you do some online shopping during your lunch break, but they will draw the line if your personal use of the company computer interferes with your work.
Talk to your boss
Ask your boss whether you can use the company computer as long as you complete your work on time. Make it clear that your personal usage will be limited to Cyber Monday shopping, if that is the case.
Limit your usage
Limit your use of the company computer to the lunch hour assuming your boss gives you the go-ahead. And even better, use a software program like Logmein that lets you log into your home computer while at work. Now go out and find those bargains!