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Old 01-16-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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My Hero -- Employee Outsources Own Job to China!

Wow. Except for the cheating everyone part, this guy was impressive!
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US employee 'outsourced job to China'
A security check on a US company has reportedly revealed one of its staff was outsourcing his work to China.

The software developer, in his 40s, is thought to have spent his workdays surfing the web, watching cat videos on YouTube and browsing Reddit and eBay.
He reportedly paid just a fifth of his six-figure salary to a company based in Shenyang to do his job.

Operator Verizon says the scam came to light after the US firm asked it for an audit, suspecting a security breach.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21043693
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #2
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The employee no longer worked at the firm, Mr Valentine said.
Yeah, that's the only downside.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Anyone have the odds on Verizon continuing to use the low cost China firm to do the developer's job rather than looking for another six-figure US employee?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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Had the guy done a little more work around transferring the outsourced work product to a home PC or the like, he might still be at it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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I read about this today, while browsing Reddit... at w*rk. But, I don't get involved with the Chinese.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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Great article! They should have promoted the guy to management.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:57 PM   #7
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Great article! They should have promoted the guy to management.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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Cool to see a working stiff play the labor arbitrage market.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:09 PM   #9
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The NY Daily News article about the guy says:

"Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building"
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:22 PM   #10
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He was thinking outside the box.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:36 PM   #11
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If employers can offshore your job, and reap the benefit... why not take some of the benefit for yourself.

I'd never do it... but I understand the motivation and thinking behind it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:57 PM   #12
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Here is where he got the idea a few years ago:
More American Workers Outsourcing Own Jobs Overseas | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
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