Friday, January 18, 2013

Man Outsources Own Job

Here is an amazing story that caught my eye this week.  A man outsourced his own job, and did well by doing so... for a while.
While the developer was working 9-to-5, Bob surfed the Web. At 9, he'd roll in and surf Reddit, watching cat videos. At 11:30 he'd grab some lunch. After lunch it was time for EBay for about an hour, when Bob migrated to Facebook. At 4:30, he'd email management, telling them what he had "done" during the day, and at 5, he'd go home. 
"Evidence even suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area. All told, it looked like he earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, and only had to pay the Chinese consulting firm about fifty grand annually," Valentine writes.

Apparently, Bob was considered to be the company's best software developer until they discovered his scheme.

1 comment:

  1. Nicole A. CunninghamMarch 26, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    Astounding and he had gotten away with it for so many years and not detected until now. He earns a high paying jobs while his outsourced partners earns less. He paid someone to program in his stead. He enjoys benefits like developer PPLIC unlike the outsource professionals in India who get by minimum rates.

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