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17th Jan 2013, 02:00
Developer outsources his own job to China, watches cat videos instead - Your Community (http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2013/01/developer-outsources-his-own-job-to-china-watches-cat-videos-instead.html)

17th Jan 2013, 02:29
Brilliant! Wish I could somehow outsource my own bloody job!

Metro man
17th Jan 2013, 02:42
I heard of a computer programmer in New York outsourcing his job to India on similar terms.;)

My outsourced Life - Esquire (http://www.esquire.com/features/ESQ0905OUTSOURCING_214)

17th Jan 2013, 03:14
I loved the cat videos. :ok:

Howard Hughes
17th Jan 2013, 03:44
That is simply brilliant, apart from the Cat videos! ;)

Ballywalter Flyer
17th Jan 2013, 12:52
Wasn't there a Russian pilot who outsourced his job to his son.
Did't go down too well
RealClearHistory- Child's Play Crashes Russian Airliner (http://www.realclearhistory.com/2012/03/23/child039s_play_crashes_russian_airliner_1866.html)

Dak Man
17th Jan 2013, 13:08
787 Dreamliner teaches Boeing costly lesson on outsourcing MADE IN USA NEWS (http://madeinusanews.com/2011/02/22/787-dreamliner-teaches-boeing-costly-lesson-on-outsourcing/)

17th Jan 2013, 19:07
Love the bit where his productivity was really really high.

Maybe a lesson in that.

james ozzie
17th Jan 2013, 19:09
Once upon a time a smart man outsourced his job in the US to another smart man in China. He drew full pay and watched cat videos. Everyone was happy.

Then one day he got caught but his canny boss said: "Hey, does your buddy in China have anyone else who can also do this?" Next thing you know, the whole office is outsourced to Chinese contract workers. The US staff gets the shove, the office is downsized to smaller premises and profits climb. Everyone is happy. The business owners are delighted.

Meanwhile, across in China, the sweatshop is getting chaotic. So the Chinese guy hires his family and mates to try and get the operation under control. He gets involved in scheduling, billing, collections, IT, staff rostering, customer liaision and quality control. Everyone is happy.

Now he too is a canny operator and has more and more direct access to the US based customers. He slowly starts doing the work directly for the customers at a fraction of the quoted US price. Everyone is happy.

Then one day, the US owners wake up and find they are no longer in the supply chain. Not everyone is happy.


18th Jan 2013, 06:33
Verizon Business Security Blog Blog Archive Case Study: Pro-active Log Review Might Be A Good Idea (http://securityblog.verizonbusiness.com/2013/01/14/case-study-pro-active-log-review-might-be-a-good-idea/)

This is the source of the story.

18th Jan 2013, 11:52
The US staff gets the shove, the office is downsized to smaller premises and profits climb. Everyone is happy.Even the staff what got the shove? :suspect: