Many articles, papers and books have been written concerning the electronic monitor in the work place. The majority of these writings focus on the employee’s right to privacy, the employer’s lost of revenue and resources, and the cost to the average consumer is often overlooked. Technology advances and the decrease in cost for the equipment have allowed most any employer to be able to monitor their employees. E-mail, Internet and phone monitoring at the work place will be explored focusing on the employer’s lost revenue and productivity. Like all other cost of doing business, the additional cost for electronic monitoring is passed on to the consumer.