Shopping Online at Work

ABC News is looking for a few good idiots:

Are You Shopping Online at Work? Share Your Story

ABC News is looking to talk to and possibly even interview people who are back at work and taking a little time out to do some online holiday browsing and shopping. Are you shopping from work today? What sites are you looking at? Do you plan to buy or just browse?

Please fill out the form below and tell us your story, and let us know if an ABC News producer can contact you. Please include a daytime phone number where we can reach you. Also, we are looking to interview people on-camera today while they shop at work, so let us know in advance if your employer will let us come to your place of work while you shop.

Who, exactly, are these people who want to bring cameras into their workplaces to document for a national audience that they goof off on the job?

Now, as someone who takes a few minutes here and there to write things on this blog during the workday, I freely acknowledge that people don’t devote 100% of their time on the clock to making their employers money. Still, my boss knows about the blog; indeed, he found me via the site and offered me the job.

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James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm veteran. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


  1. ken says:

    James, aren’t you working for us taxpayers?

    And who gave your boss the authority to employ someone to spend time on the job shilling for the Republican party? Isn’t that against the law?

  2. McGehee says:

    Ken probably thinks it should be against the law for the White House to promote President Bush’s agenda.

  3. James Joyner says:

    Ken: I work for a private firm that provides contract support to the defense department. I’m paid to get a job done, not for hours worked.

  4. ken says:

    James, I thought you once said you worked for a government agency. Sorry, my misunderstanding.