Most Unusual Things Employees Were Caught Doing When They Should Have Been Working

Productivity can be a big problem, even at major accounting and tax firms and other types of businesses. Employers recently shared some real-life examples with the staffing company CareerBuilders of some of the more unusual things they've seen employees doing when they should have been busy working:

Dating Game Dating Game

A married employee was looking at a dating web site and then denied it while it was still up on his computer screen.

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Tiny Bubbles Tiny Bubbles

Employee was blowing bubbles in sub-zero weather to see if the bubbles would freeze and break.

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A Major Flap A Major Flap

Employee was caring for her pet bird that she smuggled into work.

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Nair Do Well Nair Do Well

Employee was shaving her legs in the women's restroom.

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This End Up This End Up

Employee was laying under boxes to scare people.

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Cage Match Cage Match

Employees were having a wrestling match.

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Sleep Pray Love Sleep Pray Love

Employee was sleeping, but claimed he was praying.

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Oversharing Oversharing

Employee was taking selfies in the bathroom.

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Ready to Wear Ready to Wear

Employee was changing clothes in a cubicle.

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Print on Demand Print on Demand

Employee was printing a book from the Internet.

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Footloose Footloose

Employee was warming her bare feet under the bathroom hand dryer.

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