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Outsourcing Takes New Turn For Company Employee

When you think about outsourcing, you may picture a company wanting to get its work done for a lower cost than using in-house employees. But a man in the United States who worked as a programmer decided to give outsourcing a try – on his own job. The employee, who was earning a six-figure salary at his place of employment spent about $50,000 to hire a Chinese firm to do his job for him.

But what did the employee do with all that free time? According to some reports, his mornings were spent watching cat videos on YouTube. After lunch, it was a lengthy stint at Ebay before the commute home. The employee was caught when his employer discovered that their computer systems were being accessed from China, and then began taking steps to investigate for hackers.