Entrepreneurial Outsourcing

The BBC reports that an unnamed software developer working for an unnamed company had been outsourcing his job to an unnamed firm in China, paying them $50,000 a year to do a job that earned him several hundred thousand dollars a year. Despite being a GENIUS and JOB CREATOR, the man has been fired. 

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NeenerNeener (#156)

I loved this.
I just hope he didn’t give the company any ideas.

P.J. Morse (#665)

@NeenerNeener He totally did. I’m sure his colleagues will appreciate it when the downsizing starts. Yikes!

EvanDeSimone (#2,101)

This is actually amazing. I wonder if I could do this with my job.

EM (#1,012)

“The software developer, in his 40s, is thought to have spent his workdays surfing the web, watching cat videos on YouTube and browsing Reddit and eBay.” So, like many people, but actually getting his work done (by someone).

emilies (#956)

@Michelle My first thought was “that sounds exactly like what I do all day.”

themegnapkin (#444)

That is exactly what Tim Ferris advocates in the 4-hour workweek – find other people to do your job for you for less.

sunflowernut (#1,638)

One of my dad’s friends worked for a small university in our area. He figured out how to automate his job so that he only worked about two days a week. And didn’t tell any of his bosses or coworkers. About seven years later they figured out what he had done and let him go – just in time for him to retire for real. He has no regrets.

sea ermine (#122)

@sunflowernut What department did he work in? I’m so curious how he did it.

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