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Wed Jan 16, 2013, 11:55 AM

Verizon finds US developer outsourced his job to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

No, this is not the Onion, it’s not April Fools, and I’m not making this up. All of this comes straight from Verizon, or more specifically, a case study from 2012 outlined by its security team.

The story goes a little something like this. 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.
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http://thenextweb.com/shareables/2013/01/16/verizon-finds-developer-outsourced-his-work-to-china-so-he-could-surf-reddit-and-watch-cat-videos/

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Reply Verizon finds US developer outsourced his job to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos (Original post)
n2doc Jan 2013 OP
tk2kewl Jan 2013 #1
HiPointDem Jan 2013 #7
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #2
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #3
tk2kewl Jan 2013 #4
JaneyVee Jan 2013 #5
Thav Jan 2013 #6
lpbk2713 Jan 2013 #8
Brickbat Jan 2013 #9
DotGone Jan 2013 #10

Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:00 PM

1. what's good for the goose...

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Response to tk2kewl (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:30 PM

7. +1

 

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:01 PM

2. That is an enterprising fellow. Kudos to him.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 12:11 PM

3. I'll admit I'm a little jealous...

Funny how out of all the things he could have done with his spare time, he still burned the day on reddit/youtube/ebay/facebook...What a no-lifer...

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Response to Blue_Tires (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 01:56 PM

4. yeah... he could have spent all day on DU

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 02:02 PM

5. Is this unethical & completely deserves a firing? Yes. Is this a genius plan worthy of envy? Yes.

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:16 PM

6. But he was just being "competitive."

He should be promoted to management.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:34 PM

8. "Now Bob ... about those TPS Reports ... "





Creative thinking should be rewarded.

... but don't count on it in this case.


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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:34 PM

9. "Bob," you magnificent bastard.

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Response to n2doc (Original post)

Wed Jan 16, 2013, 03:39 PM

10. Bob looks like management material. n/t

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