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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:11 PM

Man outsources his own job to China, watches cat videos

By all accounts, Bob was a model employee, a software developer who consistently wrote clean code for his company and never missed deadlines. Then investigators found out it wasn’t Bob who was doing his job.

Turns out Bob had outsourced his work to China, paying a lowly overseas surrogate a fraction of his six-figure salary to do his 9-to-5 job. All the while, Bob sat at his desk, pretending to be busy while actually surfing the Internet, updating his Facebook page and watching cat videos.

Bob isn’t his real name, but his story is real, says Andrew Valentine of Verizon’s RISK team, which uncovered the elaborate workplace scam for a business client described only as a “U.S. critical infrastructure company."


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“As it turns out, Bob had simply outsourced his own job to a Chinese consulting firm," Valentine says. "Bob spent less than one-fifth of his six-figure salary for a Chinese firm to do his job for him. Authentication was no problem, he physically FedExed his RSA token to China so that the third-party contractor could log-in under his credentials during the workday. It would appear that he was working an average 9 to 5 work day. Investigators checked his web browsing history, and that told the whole story.”

A typical "workday" for Bob, according to investigators, looked like this:

9 a.m. – Arrive and surf Reddit for a couple of hours. Watch cat videos.

11:30 a.m. – Take lunch.

1 p.m. – EBay time.

2 p.m.-ish -- Facebook updates, LinkedIn.

4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.

5 p.m. – Go home.


READ the full story at link: http://news.msn.com/us/man-outsources-his-own-job-to-china-watches-cat-videos

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Reply Man outsources his own job to China, watches cat videos (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Jan 2013 OP
leveymg Jan 2013 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2013 #2
ohheckyeah Jan 2013 #3
onethatcares Jan 2013 #4
SirRevolutionary Jan 2013 #5
Agony Jan 2013 #6
Shade7M Jan 2013 #7
AZ Progressive Jan 2013 #8

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:16 PM

1. Happy 2000th.

Looks like he showed the boss how to cut out the middle-man. His coworkers are going to love having more time to be with their cats.

Meow.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:16 PM

2. I thought at first that this was from the Onion!

It sounds kind of like my day, except that I'm retired and not getting paid to watch cat videos.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:16 PM

3. He'd make a great CEO.

Isn't that what they do? Pay everyone else peanuts, rake in the big bucks and get bonuses for doing a good "job"?

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:17 PM

4. looks like he was

doing the same thing rmoney does. Ahhhhh, the american dream and he was living it.

He should be promoted to head of Citigroup or BOA.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:21 PM

5. My new hero!

That is both depraved and hilarious at the same time Perhaps it'll be a plot for a new movie. Office Space II: Outsourced

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:42 PM

6. Master of the Universe

he followed the US business model.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:19 PM

7. This story is a perfect example...

...of the kind of absolute lowlife shitstained cocksucking douchebags that occupy most of the "good" jobs these days.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 08:26 PM

8. "Ethics and Goodness is for Suckers"

Yep, that's what much of America has become nowadays.

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