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Old 01-16-2013, 11:09 AM  
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Verizon software engineer 'outsourced' his entire job to China

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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
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:16 AM   #5
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That's just smart business. :P

Well... Until he got fired I suppose.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:17 AM   #6
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:17 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:21 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:22 AM   #9
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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
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:25 AM   #10
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Let me give China my encryption key. What could possibly go wrong with that?
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:28 AM   #11
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:29 AM   #12
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #13
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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.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #14
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:33 AM   #15
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Maybe it was the porn they were downloading
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