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Employee outsources his own job to China

BY Katy Marshall
Employment law
BG Purple

Who hasn’t dreamed of offloading all their work to someone else so you can relax and put your feet up every day while still being paid?

Well one IT specialist working for a US communications firm has done just that – by outsourcing his job to China. Bosses at the firm became suspicious when it appeared their system was being accessed from Shenyang, China. On further investigation it appeared that one of their computer programmers had employed a third party IT specialist in China to carry out his work for him remotely. The employee would then spend his days relaxing and surfing the net, regularly submitting reports to his superiors and even receiving praise for his excellent performance. The investigation revealed that the employee, who earned several hundred thousand dollars a year, only paid his digital doppelganger around fifty thousand dollars a year to carry out the same work.

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