Charles Benoit was snagging Cyber Monday deals from his office at Dixon Schwabl in Victor, "I've been shopping, shopping, shopping, comparing prices, jotting it all down," explained Benoit, a Senior Copywriter and Producer. Down the hall, Studio Manager Connor Dixon-Schwabl scored a deal on a grill, "savings was $100 dollars," said Dixon-Schwabl.
It's the biggest online shopping day of the year, "it's really busy at work but you don't want to miss out on Cyber Monday," explained Dixon-Schwabl.
Neither of them are hiding from the bosses watchful eye. At Dixon Schwabl employees are encouraged to spend an hour on their lunch break surfing the cyber deals, "it's such a popular time of year to shop anyway after Black Friday," explained Karen Sims, V.P. of People and Development, "and for our folks they're all very tech savvy so certainly Cyber Monday is an important day for them."
The company believes that having time set aside for shopping improves productivity, "we think that if people are able to focus on shopping when they need to do that then they're certainly going to be happier at work, probably happier at home," said Sims, "because they don't have to worry about trying to catch up on their shopping when they should be spending time with their families."
Employees agree, "you see all these deals coming for Cyber Monday I know that I have time later today where I can go and explore," explained Dixon-Schwabl, "so it helps me focus on my work day with the tasks I need to get done today but it also allows me a little bit of time to do what I really really want."