Saturday, January 19, 2013

US programmer outsources own job

Via a friend, this CNN story.

"Bob" outsourced his own job to China, paying a fifth of his salary.  Bob's contractors would log-in under his credentials and do his work for him.
Bob received excellent performance reviews of his "clean, well written" coding. He had even been noted as "the best developer in the building."
Bob was fired.  Bob should instead be commended.  His outsourcing overhead is lower than the usual outsourcing, and without the long chain of managers in between; and he got good code out it, which is just as rare.