Lazy Genius: Man Outsources Job to Watch Cat Videos

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In what is being hailed (by me) as the greatest move ever, a Verizon investigation recently found that an employee of an unnamed company started outsourcing his work to China on a daily basis so he could spend his days watching cat videos on the internet.

Apparently the Chinese firm was so good at doing his job that he won numerous awards for being a good employee. He also took other jobs at other firms and outsourced those, ensuring himself hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

The company eventually noticed that someone from China was using the VPN of the employee and a quick look at his computer revealed hundreds of invoices from a third-party contractor in China. The employee spent less than one fifth of his six-figure salary for a Chinese firm to do his job for him.

But the best part is what his browser revealed his typical day consisted of:

  • 9:00 a.m.:      Arrive and surf Reddit for a few hours. Watch cat videos.
  • 11:30 a.m.:     Take lunch.
  • 1:00 p.m.:      Ebay time.
  • 2:00 p.m.:      Facebook updates – LinkedIn.
  • 4:30 p.m.:      End of day update e-mail to management.
  • 5:00 p.m.:      Go home.

So basically while workers in China were slaving away doing his job, he was sitting back, relaxing, watching cat videos, and earning several hundred thousand dollars a year. This gives me an idea….. Actually this already sounds like my typical day (minus the several hundred thousand dollars and more time allotted to watching cat videos).

Via: The Guardian

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