Dude outsources own Job to surf Reddit

Tolle Story: Ein Coder hat seinen eigenen Job an eine chinesische Firma ausgelagert und denen dort ein Fünftel seines Gehalts überwiesen. Das ist aufgeflogen, weil irgendwann die VPN-Verbindung nach Shanghai entdeckt wurde. Angeblich hat der Mann das auch noch bei ein paar weiteren Firmen gemacht und sich so halb reich verdient. Globalisation awkward, featuring Cat-Videos.

A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure company, referred to as “Bob,” was caught last year outsourcing his work to China, paying someone else less than one fifth of his six-figure salary to do his job. As a result, Bob had a lot of time on his hands; in fact, during the investigation, his browsing history revealed this was his typical work day:

9:00 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.
11:30 a.m. – Take lunch.
1:00 p.m. – Ebay time.
2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
5:00 p.m. – Go home. […]

Apparently Bob had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area (this part is a little unclear given that he clearly couldn’t physically go into work for all of them), earning “several hundred thousand dollars a year,” and only paying the Chinese consulting firm “about fifty grand annually.” At the unnamed company, he apparently received excellent performance reviews for the last several years in a row, even being hailed the best developer in the building: his code was clean, well-written, and submitted in a timely fashion.

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