Searching for other jobs
Getting one job nowadays may be hard enough, but a sizable number of employees use worktime to look for another one. In a 2006 survey from New York staffing firm Hudson Highland, one in four employees who use a computer at work said they've searched for other jobs while on the clock.
Driscoll said it's natural to for dissatisfied employees elsewhere while still drawing a paycheck. He said employers need to be aware on the career goals on their workers to make sure no one is stuck in a rut.
But he also said cruising hiring boards in the office can be risky business: If your boss finds out you're eying the door, he might be end up giving you a push on out.