Man Reportedly Outsources His Own Job To China -- Then Spends His Time Watching Cat Videos

outsources own job
outsources own job

U.S. corporations moved millions of jobs overseas in the last decade. But maybe it isn't just executives who can play this game. In the search for cheaper labor and greater profits, one employee at a critical infrastructure firm purportedly outsourced his own job to China.

The star software developer at a U.S. infrastructure firm decided to hire a Chinese programmer to do his job for a fifth of his salary, according to the Verizon RISK Team security blog. The post doesn't disclose the name of the company or the employee, and curiously similar stories have popped up over the last 10 years, so it's very possible that this belongs in the domain of urban legend. But it's a good one anyway.