Worried about getting caught buying Uncle Leo a scarf online while sitting at your office computer? You probably shouldn't be. It's a good bet that your boss is doing the same thing.

CareerBuilder surveyed several thousand managers and workers, quizzing them about their online shopping habits. Overall, the survey respondents said, they'll be doing less online shopping at work for the holidays this year. Last year, 54 percent said they'd be shopping online on the job, but this year, the number fell to 47 percent.

Of those who said they'd be shopping online at work, 58 percent said they'd spent less than an hour doing so. About a third said they planned to be online for at least one hour and perhaps as many as three; 12 percent estimated they'd be shopping on the job at least three hours this year and maybe even more than five.

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Dan Cook

Dan Cook is a journalist and communications consultant based in Portland, OR. During his journalism career he has been a reporter and editor for a variety of media companies, including American Lawyer Media, BusinessWeek, Newhouse Newspapers, Knight-Ridder, Time Inc., and Reuters. He specializes in health care and insurance related coverage for BenefitsPRO.