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This guy outsourced his job to China so he could watch cat videos all day

What is this? An enterprising code developer working for a US infrastructure firm actually outsourced his entire job to a Chinese company so all he had to do every day was to turn up in office at 9am, go on Reddit, watch cat videos, take a lunch break, go on Ebay, check Facebook and LinkedIn updates, hand in a work report for the day, then knock off at 5pm sharp.

According to the team from Verizon that exposed his ingenious ploy — his company initially suspected it was being hacked with these frequent logins from China — the guy drew several hundred thousand dollars in income annually while paying the Chinese company just $50,000. Shady, but inspiring.


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