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The Rick 01-16-2013 11:09 AM

Verizon software engineer 'outsourced' his entire job to China
 
Brilliant!

Quote:

Verizon software engineer 'outsourced' his entire job to China for a fifth of his salary

Outsourcing has been a reality in the American workplace for years now, but we haven't heard of an employee outsourcing his entire job until now. According to the BBC, a Verizon software engineer was apparently outsourcing his entire job to China by paying a fifth of his six-figure salary to a local firm in Shenyang who handled his job for him. The employee reportedly did this through a "fairly standard" VPN connection that was set up to allow employees to work from home. The man actually mailed his RSA security token to China so that workers there could log in to his account, and on the surface it seemed as if he was performing a normal day's work. However, further scrutiny revealed the connection to China, which at first was believed to be malware. Furthermore, a Verizon investigator told the BBC that evidence "suggested he had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area." It seems this was less a case of sheer laziness and more a case of someone using cheap foreign labor to pull of a fairly involved scam.
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/16/38...e-job-to-china

bevischief 01-16-2013 11:13 AM

Wow.

Grim 01-16-2013 11:14 AM

IMO, if they can't tell the difference between his work and a Chinese engineers work then he's not a very damn good SW engineer.

ptlyon 01-16-2013 11:14 AM

Brilliant!

suds79 01-16-2013 11:16 AM

That's just smart business. :P

Well... Until he got fired I suppose.

Chief_For_Life58 01-16-2013 11:17 AM

he should get a raise

Bacon Cheeseburger 01-16-2013 11:17 AM

Now that Verizon knows a company in China can do it that inexpensively his job will be permanently outsourced and another six figure job leaves the country.

Mr. Laz 01-16-2013 11:21 AM

Had to be a way to set a workstation in his house so that the Chinese firm was actually working THROUGH his home computer. Then he probably wouldn't of gotten caught.

ptlyon 01-16-2013 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr. Laz (Post 9324487)
Had to be a way to set a workstation in his house so that the Chinese firm was actually working THROUGH his home computer. Then he probably wouldn't of gotten caught.

Maybe it was the porn they were downloading

Deberg_1990 01-16-2013 11:25 AM

Let me give China my encryption key. What could possibly go wrong with that?

Cephalic Trauma 01-16-2013 11:28 AM

From the comments section, it sounds like the company wasn't Verizon. He was just using an internet connection through verizon for his company, and the company asked verizon to investigate.

Also, I don't give a **** how clever it is. The guy is preying on a broken system to make money, which is dishonest and sleazy. It's no different than taking a well-written book by an unknown, buying the rights below market value, and marketing and passing the book off as your own to gain fortune, which would generally be seen as wrong.

Dartgod 01-16-2013 11:29 AM

I think I'll outsource my Chiefsplanet posting to China.

dj56dt58 01-16-2013 11:33 AM

why not just become a contractor and then outsource his work to china? If you an an employee and doing this eventually you are going to get caught.

ptlyon 01-16-2013 11:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Dartgod (Post 9324533)
I think I'll outsource my Chiefsplanet posting to China.

Pick me!

Sincerely,
Richard Wang

Mr. Laz 01-16-2013 11:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ptlyon (Post 9324495)
Maybe it was the porn they were downloading

2 girls,1 rice bowl?


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