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wpr Jan 16, 2013 01:22 PM

Programmer outsources his own job to China
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There's a story floating around the internet that's so good that it can't be true – but I really, really want it to be. According to a Verizon security blog, a developer employed by an American company has been caught outsourcing his own job to China – giving him much-needed extra time to watch YouTube videos about cats.

The Register reports that the wheeze was discovered when an American critical infrastructure company hired Verizon to set up an internet system that would allow staff to work from home. Verizon discovered that the traffic logs “showed a regular series of logins to the company's main server from Shenyang, China, using the credentials of the firm's top programmer, ‘Bob’”.

According to one source, “His [work] was clean, well written, and submitted in a timely fashion. Quarter after quarter, his performance review noted him as the best developer in the building.”
WGN radio also said he had at least 2 other jobs with other companies doing the same thing.

note- paragraphs in quote are not contiguous.

CaptainHindsight Jan 16, 2013 01:48 PM

lazy, but smart.

-josh- Jan 16, 2013 04:10 PM


Good for him. If big time companies can do it, so should he.

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