goldbricking


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Goldbricking

The appearance of working, when in fact one is surfing the Internet, making personal phone calls, or generally not working. A goldbricker tries to look busy but in fact is not very productive at all.

goldbricking

a hoarding of output by employees when PIECEWORK is in operation. Employees do not declare their full daily output, preferring to hide it and then declare it at a later date. Payment for it will thus be received in the future. This enables employees to regulate their earnings over time. On some days they can take it easy but by releasing previous output to management they can achieve their usual level of pay. See QUOTA RESTRICTION.
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Bosses are beginning to take a dim view of "virtual goldbricking." In addition e-mail abuse and internet misuse can cripple communications, disrupt operations, and embarrass a company; it can also lead to real legal liabilities.
restriction of output, rate-setting, goldbricking) as well as fighting the unfair features of controls (ranging from job designs, to production budgets, to quality control).
Moreover, studies have shown that employees who engage in workplace abuse (excessive absenteeism, goldbricking, pilfering, for example) are at a higher risk to commit fraud.
They were told to cheer up, to stop being lazy, or to stop goldbricking. For example, one survey respondent wrote: