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 (gōld′brĭk′) Slang
A person, especially a soldier, who avoids assigned duties or work; a shirker.
v. gold·bricked, gold·brick·ing, gold·bricks
To shirk one's assigned duties or responsibilities.
To cheat; swindle.

gold′brick′er n.
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Noun1.goldbricking - the evasion of work or dutygoldbricking - the evasion of work or duty    
dodging, escape, evasion - nonperformance of something distasteful (as by deceit or trickery) that you are supposed to do; "his evasion of his clear duty was reprehensible"; "that escape from the consequences is possible but unattractive"
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When employees surf the Internet during office hours for activities which are not work-related, they are "cyberloafing" or "cyberslacking." Worldwide, cyberloafing is rampant resulting in a less productive workforce.
The week after the spring change sees an increase in "cyberloafing" (wasting time on the internet) because employees are tired.
Predictors of use of social network sites at work - a specific type of cyberloafing. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 19, 906-921.
Future researchers can also identify the factors that distract the students from such pedagogical factors This means that the students may indulge in cyberloafing activities.
Computer virus/malware protection, liability protection with cyberstalking and copyrights (Friedman & Reed, 2007; Kidwell & Sprague, 2009; Reidy & Wen, 2010), crime deterrence and safety (Payne, De Michele, & Okafo, 2009), legal requirement satisfaction (Friedman & Reed, 2007, Kidwell & Sprague, 2009; Miller & Wells, 2007; Ball, 2010, Hsu & Lin, 2016; Reidy & Wen, 2010), and cyberloafing reduction (Cox, Goette, & Young, 2005) can involve activities that might reduce the chance that events would hurt and organization.
Ozkalp, E., Aydin, U., Tekeli, S: "Sapkin orgutsel Davranislar ve Calisma Yasaminda Yeni Bir Olgu: Sanal Kaytarma (Cyberloafing) ve Is Iliskilerinde Etkileri", Cimento Isveren Dergisi, 2 (26), 18-33.
Hence, cyberloafing management is highly important.
Both of these are described as "cyberloafing" or using company resources to conduct personal business (p.