BY PAM LOBLEY
NOW THAT'S FUNNY
The last thing you want to hear from your company is that your job has been outsourced…unless…you do it yourself!
At a U.S. infrastructure firm, a programmer hired a worker in China to do his work for him, paid him a fraction of his own salary, and then collected hundreds of thousands of dollars in pay while he himself goofed around on the internet watching cat videos.
That’s what I call good old American ingenuity!
The guy, apparently a top programmer who was considered an expert C, C++, Perl, Java, Ruby, PHP, and Python, had worked out a devilish little scheme. As reported on The Register, he found a firm in China who could do his work, FedExed them his authentication token so that they could sign in on his behalf, and then spent his time surfing the internet while the Chinese workers did his job.