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Oggi mi sono imbattuto in questa storia (che a quanto pare è vera) che da un lato mi ha esaltato («è un genio!»), dall'altro molto depresso («ma dove diavolo siamo arrivati?»): il colosso telefonico americano Verizon ha scoperto che un suo dipendente aveva dato in outsourcing il suo lavoro in Cina e passava le sue giornate di lavoro sui social network e a guardare video di gatti su Youtube (sic). La differenza tra il suo stipendio americano e il costo dell'azienda cinese a cui aveva appaltato il suo lavoro era tale da consentirgli di farci comunque parecchi soldi senza muovere un dito. Qua i dettagli, e la storia di come l'hanno beccato.
The story goes a little something like this. A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure company, referred to as “Bob,” was caught last year outsourcing his work to China, paying someone else less than one fifth of his six-figure salary to do his job. As a result, Bob had a lot of time on his hands; in fact, during the investigation, his browsing history revealed this was his typical work day:
- 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.
- 2:00 – ish p.m Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
- 4:30 p.m. – End of day update e-mail to management.
- 5:00 p.m. – Go home.
Again, I want to emphasize that I haven’t invented this schedule for the sake of making this story more interesting or to have a snazzy headline. This comes straight from Verizon; take that as you will.
Apparently Bob had the same scam going across multiple companies in the area (this part is a little unclear given that he clearly couldn’t physically go into work for all of them), earning “several hundred thousand dollars a year,” and only paying the Chinese consulting firm “about fifty grand annually.” At the unnamed company, he apparently received excellent performance reviews for the last several years in a row, even being hailed the best developer in the building: his code was clean, well-written, and submitted in a timely fashion. [#]