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(Scroll down for video) A man was fired from his job after a review uncovered that he outsourced his own job to China, according to press reports in the United States.
The U.S. computer programmer has been caught outsourcing his work to a company in China.
The scam came to light only when the employer became suspicious of the man after repeated remote access to their computer server from the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang.
The company feared that a hacker from China hacked into their system which led them to uncover the scam. But in fact the employee, identified only as Bob, had given over access to the company in China to access his computer and do all the work instead of him.
Bob is described as about 40-years-old and someone who no one is interested to look at. His manager was pretty happy with his job performance, according to reports. "During the past few years he received rave reviews. His code was clean, well written and presented in a timely manner," his manager noted.
"Quarter after quarter, a performance evaluation selected Bob as the best developer in the building," the manager added. But a forensic examination of Bob’s work revealed his typical working day as follows:
9:00 am Arrive at work, browsing Reddit and watching videos of cats.
11:30 am Lunch.
1:00 pm ebay.
2:00 pm Facebook and LinkedIn.
4:30 pm End of day send email to management.
5:00 pm Go home.
A review of the available records showed that the scam had been going on for months and maybe even years. During that time, Bob had continued to take home a generous annual salary of around $250,000 and then sent $50,000 of it to his Chinese subcontractors.
However, his contract was terminated once the company had uncovered his scheme.