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A new low in job outsourcing...

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Bob outsources his own personal job to China...

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/story-man-outsourced-china-could-135701981.html

The study documents the scam of a developer, who is referred to as Bob. He worked at a "critical infrastructure" company in the U.S. and started outsourcing his work to China underneath his company's nose, and would only pay those people less than one fifth of his six-figure salary.

Here's how it was possible.

Bob's company had started letting employees work remotely from home on certain days, so it set up a VPN concentrator to facilitate that. The company implemented two-factor authentication for the connection, with the second factor being a physical, rotating token RSA key fob. So all Bob had to do was send the key over to China via FedEx.

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What they ended up finding were hundreds of PDF invoices from a third-party contractor in Shenyang, China.

A look at his browsing history revealed what his typical work day consisted of:

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.

2:00ish p.m. – Facebook updates – LinkedIn.

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

5:00 p.m. – Go home.

So while workers in China were doing Bob's job for him, Bob was sitting back, relaxing, watching cat videos, and earning "several hundred thousand dollars" a year.

Can't decide if this guy's really, really smart or just a douchebag.

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He's a douchebag for watching cat videos.

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That's dumb. Why would you go through all that trouble just to buy yourself time to sit at your desk anyway?

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That's dumb. Why would you go through all that trouble just to buy yourself time to sit at your desk anyway?

You've obviously never been on lolcats

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