Paid a fifth of his wages to Chinese consultancy

Developer outsources own job to China

A software developer has been fired after it transpired he had outsourced his own job to a Chinese consultancy for a fraction of his wages.

According to The Register, his scheme came to light after his employers analysed their VPN access logs, which showed a number of log-ins to the company’s servers from Shenyang in China.

The company called in their service provider, Verizon, who found that the company’s star software developer had hired a Chinese software consultancy in China to do his work, given them his access codes, paid them a fifth of his six-figure salary and spent his working day surfing the internet.

The scheme had been working very well until the discovery. The developer was considered the company’s best asset for working with C, C++, Perl, Java, Ruby, PHP and Python.

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